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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 1 March 2024, 3.34pm

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 3.34pm.

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

  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from April to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • 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.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle Head, Mt Solitary walking tracks, Ruined Castle campground and Narrowneck Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • 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. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until late April 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. 
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted past locked gates on weekends.

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.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • 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).
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.

Canyons and rock climbing 

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 4.42pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks

Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed on Monday 26 February 2024 and from Monday 4 March to Friday 22 March 2024 for road repairs. The following areas will also be closed during this period:

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Roads
  • Bedford Creek trail
  • Andersons mountain bike exit to Woodford 

Walkers and cyclists are permitted past locked gates on weekends. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jan 2024, 12.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 12.57pm.

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown Road closed

Perrys Lookdown Road in Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic and pedestrians until Friday 15th  March 2024 to allow for roadworks. 

Access to the following areas will be impacted:

  • Anvil Rock
  • Wind Eroded Cave
  • Perrys Lookdown picnic area
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track

For further information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.00pm to Sat 9 Mar 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3.02pm.

Closed areas: Helicopter operations at Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls area of Blue Mountains National Park will be Intermittently closed for helicopter operations enabling campground maintenance and safety works. The area will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians on Wednesday 28th Februrary, 4th March and Friday 8th March 2024.

Access to the following areas will be impacted:

  • Victoria Falls Road
  • Victoria Falls lookout to Burra Korain walking track
  • Victoria Falls and Silver Cascades
  • Burra Korain Flat campground
  • Asgard Swamp and Asgard Head
  • Ikara Head.

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 8.36am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.03pm.

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass

Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.

This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 3.20pm.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening

Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.

Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 

The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.

Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am.

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 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 6.43pm.

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 in May 2024. 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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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 2.17pm.

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 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm.

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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 10.52am.

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 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 4.20pm

Fires - Advice: South Link

There is a fire in this park called South Link. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 22 Nov 2023, 8.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 9.05am

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 29 Feb 2024, 10.31am to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.41am

Closed areas: Yellow Rock Lookout closure for Clean Up Australia Day activity

Yellow Rock Lookout will be closed to the public from 8am - 12:30pm, Sunday 3 March 2024, for planned rubbish removal. This is a joint activity between Blue Mountains SES volunteers and NPWS staff as part of Clean Up Australia Day. The Yellow Rock precinct will reopen to the public from 12:30pm.

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment SCA closed for Ground Shooting Operations

Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area are closed between 6:00pm Monday 26th February and 09:00am Friday 22nd March, 2024 for a pest animal ground shooting operation. These areas may include:

  • Rhododendron Gardens
  • Maddens Plains
  • Kembla Ridge Track
  • Kembla Ring Track
  • Staffords Management Trail
  • O'Briens Management Trail
  • Mt Keira Girl Guides
  • Mt Keira Scouts

 

This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats will be targeted if observed during the operation.

 

This operation will involve night ground shooting of deer between dusk and dawn. The park closure is between 6pm - 9am.

 

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Illawarra-Highlands park office.

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Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.25pm to Thu 7 Mar 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Camp Coutts Road Closed for surface repairs

Camp Coutts road (Heathcote NP) will be closed to all access for road surface repairs on the following dates:

 

Road surface preparation works on 28-29 Feb & 1 March

 

Hot mix asphalt pour on 5-6 March ( & maybe 7 March)

 

For enquiries please call: 9542 0648

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Applies from Thu 22 Feb 2024, 2.43pm to Mon 22 Apr 2024, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Sections of parks closed for ground pest control program

Sections of the parks are closed from 22 Feb 2024 to 22nd April 2024 for ground pest control operation.

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

Closed areas:

Nattai National Park

- Russel's Needle Trail 

- Wanganderry Lookout trail

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area

- Fire Road 2b & 3

 

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 3.30pm to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.25am

Closed parks: Park Closure

Due to excessive rainfall from a storm on Monday 19/2/24 and continued rainfall forecast for the rest of this week Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed from Wednesday 21/2/24 through to and including Thursday 29/2/24. The Bents Basin Picnic Area will continue to remain closed for flood repairs.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Woodward track

Woodward track (accessed via Sublime Point) is closed due to damage from heavy rainfall events.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.44am

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 at Waterfall Gully.

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 NPWS on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.39am

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is now closed. The site has become a day-use ONLY picnic spot. No overnight stays permitted.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Long Neck Lagoon 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 Thu 25 Jan 2024, 1.21pm to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Gulguer NR 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 Thu 25 Jan 2024, 2.07pm to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.09pm

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operations

Bents Basin SCA 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 29 Jan 2024, 11.54am to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.00pm

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am

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 Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.55am

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

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • 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 Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.54pm

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 Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 9.01am

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 Tue 7 Nov 2023, 5.26pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 5.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 4.44pm

Other planned events: Cattai campground flood repair works

Camping at Cattai is open but there are limited riverside camp sites until flood repair works are completed. There is no access to the river from the campground.

Access to the river is via the wharf or the temporary canoe access located approximately 500m from the campground.

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 Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Mon 18 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.35am

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am, December 18 2023 to 12am, March 18 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Warrells Trail off Obrien's Road
  • The area between Warrells Trail and Basket Creek

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 11.10am

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 Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 3.20pm

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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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 12.03pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 2.41pm

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 Fri 6 Oct 2023, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 8.52am

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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 9.41am

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 Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Feb 2024, 9.19am

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 Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm

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 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 Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.44am

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 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 Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 8.42am

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 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am

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: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 2.11pm

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 Thu 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Feb 2024, 8.29am

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 Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 11.13am

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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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-escape-daily-sydney-tours/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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