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Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 29 November 2023, 12.38pm

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 12.38pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Tarpeian Rock lookout is closed at the Prince Henry cliff walk junction from Monday 13 November 2023 for repair.
  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk is closed from Carrington Park to Honeymoon Lookout due to hazardous tree and minor landslide.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. No vehicle access to Golden Stairs.  Pedestrian access permitted except for Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December.  
  • Narrowneck Fire Trail is closed to all walkers and cyclists from Monday 20th November until Friday 11th December to allow for road repairs. Closure periods each week are from Monday 0600hrs to Friday 1800hrs .  Access is available to walkers and cyclists during weekends.  
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground will be closed from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 with no weekend access due to Kedumba Valley road repairs.
  • No access to the Mt Solitary walking track/ loop via Kedumba Valley Road during weekdays from Monday 4th December 2023 until Saturday 2nd March 2024.  Mt Solitary can be accessed from Katoomba (via Ruined Castle or Sublime Point Fire trail only).  
  • Kedumba Valley Road and Kedumba Pass are closed to the public from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 to allow for road repairs. Pedestrian access is open during weekends. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed for upgrade works until mid-December 2023 (weather permitting).
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. Grand Stairs are open but there is limited access to the mid falls area while flood repairs are undertaken.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • The western side of Rocket Point loop is closed due to track repairs. (Access to Rocket Pt is available via the eastern side).
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Anvil Rock access road and picnic area is closed for upgrades until Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October until Wednesday 20 December 2023, and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. There is no access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) from Perrys Lookdown during this period. Access into the Grose Valley is via Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass or Lockleys Pylon. There is no access to Perrys Lookdown from these locations during this period.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Walls Cave track is closed from 18 October to mid-December 2023 for track maintenance.

Canyons and rock climbing

Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.46am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.52am.

Closed areas: Glenbrook causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook causeway is closed due to flooding from recent rain. There is no pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle access.

The causeway will be assessed daily and will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe.

The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Jellybean Pool, Blue Pool, and Glenbrook Gorge tracks remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.23am.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave and Campfire Creek walking track closed

Red Hands Cave, Campfire Creek walking track (also known as Red Hands Cave walking track) and the adjoining Link track are closed in full on Thursday 30 November 2023 for a helicopter operation. Access is closed from the causeway end and at the junction of Red Hands fire trail and The Oaks trail.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 10.15am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 10.21am.

Closed areas: Burralow Creek Campground closed due to road conditions

Burralow Creek Campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to wet weather and will be assessed on Thursday 30 November 2023.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 3.44pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10.33am.

Closed areas: Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) Closure

Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) will be closed to the public from 06:00hrs Monday 4th December until18:00hrs on Friday1st March 2024.  This is to allow for major road maintenance.   The Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during this period.  For more information please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787877.  

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Sat 2 Dec 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10.19am.

Closed areas: Narrow Neck fire trail closure

Narrow Neck fire trail (from locked gate to Clear Hill lookout) will be closed for road maintenance on weekdays only from Monday 20th November until Friday 11th December (18:00hrs).  These closures will affect access to Castle Head lookout, Clear hill lookout and K2K trail.  For further information please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Applies from Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.36pm to Mon 25 Dec 2023, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 1.31pm.

Closed areas: Glenraphael Drive closed to vehicles

Glenraphael Drive will be closed to all vehicle access from 17/11/2023 until further notice.  Walkers and cyclists can access Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs by using the Miners walking track.  For further information please call NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 10.36am to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 9.51am.

Closed areas: Kedumba River Crossing Camping Area closure

Kedumba River campground will be closed from Friday 4th December 2023 to Friday 1st March 2024.  This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass).  For further information please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4878877.  

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.16pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 22 Aug 2023, 12.30am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 8.53am.

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark closed

Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed to vehicles from Tuesday 22 August 2023 to mid-December 2023 for a carpark upgrade.

Access to tracks, toilets and lookouts will remain open to walkers. For more information, visit the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or by call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 12.48pm.

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 6.00am to Wed 20 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2023, 4.38pm.

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock closed for upgrades

The following areas in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for upgrades during the times mentioned below:

  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. There is no access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) from Perrys Lookdown during this period. 
  • Anvil Rock access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Tuesday 3 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) is via Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass or Lockleys Pylon. There is no access to Perrys Lookdown from these locations during this period.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Oct 2023, 8.20am.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 3.44pm.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm.

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Oct 2023, 9.05am.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
4 December 2023 Closed areas Mt Solitary Loop Walking Track - changes to acces. Details

Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 6.00am to Sat 2 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.34pm

No access to the Mt Solitary walking track/ loop via Kedumba Valley Road from Monday 4th December 2023 until Saturday 2nd March 2024.  Mt Solitary can be accessed from Katoomba via Ruined Castle or Sublime Pt fire trail.  For further information please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Details
5 December 2023 Closed areas Rocket Point Helicopter Operations Details

Applies from Tue 5 Dec 2023, 8.00am to Wed 6 Dec 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 3.45pm

Chester Trail, Little Switzerland Trail, Rocket Point Loop, National Pass and Wentworth Falls top crossing will be closed on 6 Dec 2023 for a helicoper operation.

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7 December 2023 Closed areas Access changes to - Narrowneck, Golden Stairs Ruined Castle walking tracks Details

Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Fri 8 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 1.03pm

Narrowneck Fire Trail within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians on Thursday 7th December and Friday 8th December 2024 to allow for road works.  This will affect access from Narrowneck to Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Federal Pass and Miners walking tracks.  For further information please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Luxfords Trail Closed

Luxfords Trail is closed from Friday 24 March until Monday 4 December 2023 while track maintenance and repairs are undertaken.

The eastern and western extents of the park can be accessed by Mainwaring Street, Ropes Crossing and Callistemon Circuit, Jordan Springs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 7.00am to Wed 20 Dec 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 8.44am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nattai National Park. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 28 September and 20 December 2023 in Nattai National Park.

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 27 Nov 2023, 12.01am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Nov 2023, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Rouse Hill Regional Park closed for road works

Rouse Hill Regional Park will be closed for road works from Monday 27/11/23 to Friday 1/12/23. 

For further information please call the Area office on 4580 2750 or email npws.cumberland@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 22 Nov 2023, 9.50am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 10.00am

Closed parks: Wombeyan Caves Closed

Wombeyan Caves Visitor Precinct will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Councils repair flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga. For information refer to the Transport for NSW live traffic web page.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jul 2023, 4.43pm to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Road works on Baal Bone Trail (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 3.33pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 4.07pm

Other planned events: Feral pig control program in operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a feral pig control program from Thursday 16 November 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023, in the Tugalong section of Guula Ngurra National Park.

This program is one of many vertebrate pest control programs implemented in Guula Ngurra National Park. We seek to control feral pig numbers as they cause significant environmental damage to biodiversity values.

The control method used will be ground trapping and shooting to dispose of the animals. Firearms will be used by qualified and experienced contractors. The control program will occur during daylight hours only. Safety is paramount; to ensure safety, we encourage you to abide by any safety instructions or signage about this program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720-6200.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.16pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.42pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.15pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Mudgee Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee campground
  • Honeyeater Homestead
  • Capertee Homestead
  • Caretakers Cottage

Goulburn River National Park

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground


During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Thu 14 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 8.10am

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Bents Basin SCA and Gulguer Nature Reserve are closed Monday- Thursday due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.00am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track repairs

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 13 November to Friday 1 December 2023 while the Old Bulga Road firetrail and the Little Darkey Camp firetrail are being repaired. The closed areas are:

  • Old Bulga Road firetrail
  • Little Darkey Camp firetrail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2023, 9.11am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure (except Big Yango House, Haddens Hall and Mountain Arm campground)

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park including Blue Gums campground, the Yango Loop trail and Yango walking track are closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Friday 29th March 2024 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 7 Nov 2023, 5.26pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 5.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Nov 2023, 11.41am

Other planned events: Cattai campground flood repair works

Riverside access for camping remains closed until flood repair works are completed. Occasional remediation works may occur Monday to Friday with minor noise disturbance resulting. Please call the Area office on (02) 4580 2750 for further information.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for restoration works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for restoration works until June 2024.

For further information please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 12.48pm

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 12.03pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Forest Path closed due to construction work

The Forest Walk is closed for track upgrade and repair work. The construction work will be occurring until April 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands NPWS Wollongong Office ph 4224 4188 and npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 10 Aug 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Wodi Wodi Track Closure for Construction Works

The Wodi Wodi Walking Track is closed for walking track construction works as part of the Great Southern Walk. 

Closure signs will be in place in affected areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Wollongong Office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 4.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.54am

Fire bans: Ngula Bulgarabang Regional Park - Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.58pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 4.00pm

Fire bans: Wollemi-Yengo Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.57pm

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Tue 19 Dec 2023, 11.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Mitchell Park is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Tue 19 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Some parts of Scheyville National Park are closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Oct 2023, 8.11am

Closed parks: Yiraaldiya National Park closed during the establishment of feral predator-free area

Yiraaldiya National Park is a feral predator-free area. This means that feral predators, such as red foxes and feral cats, are being eradicated from the park. Locally extinct native wildlife are being reintroduced, including eastern bettongs, koalas and long-nosed bandicoots. For this reason, there is no access to the park while the feral predator-free area is being established. Once complete, the park will open for sustainable visitor access and enjoyment, and educational and research opportunities.

During the closure period visitors may not visit the park, and only NPWS staff and authorised contractors and volunteers are allowed entry to the park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local park office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 2.05pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2023, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Partial Closure Bents Basin SCA

From Sunday the 8th of October Bents Basin SCA will only be open over the weekend while flood repairs continue throughout the week.
The park will be open from 2pm to 8pm Fridays and 8am to 8pm Saturdays & Sundays for day use & camping. Camping Booking is essential. Park is closed from Sundays at 8pm until Fridays at 2pm. 

Use Wolstenholme Avenue (Greendale) gate for access to Bents Basin SCA campground, picnic area and for Gulguer Nature Reserve.

Bents Basin Road Picnic Area and Bents Basin Road (Silverdale) gate remains CLOSED; access closed to pedestrian & vehicular traffic; NO ENTRY. Caley Lookout CLOSED. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.28am

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track partial closure, Scheyville National Park

Longneck Lagoon walking track open.  Boardwalk currently closed due to flood damage

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 2.41pm

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 2.51pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 6.03pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited.

Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Aug 2023, 10.38am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 12.00am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 8.16am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 1st September 2023 to Thursday 29 February 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640. 

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Applies from Thu 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 8.33am

Closed areas: Jacks Track closed in Yengo National Park

Jacks Track in Yengo National Park is closed due to a dangerous landslip on private property. No access is permitted under any circumstances.

Walkers and mountain bike riders should use alternative trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is closed for the foreseeable future due to facilities maintenance and upgrades. Please check the website for updates on re-opening.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 11.42am

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles North of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 7.27am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Lower Escarpment Fire Trail partial closure

The Lower Escarpment Fire Trail is open to walkers, bicycles and light 4WD vehicles only. No access with heavy vehicles larger than cat 9 due to hazardous track conditions. As soon as the remainder of the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/blue-mountains-deluxe-guided-day-tours/local-alerts

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