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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 30 July 2021, 5.19pm

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.19pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.)
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area), Bedford Road and Bedford Creek trail are closed for road surface upgrades. They're expected to open Friday 30 July 2021, weather depending. 
  • Andersons fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road to Bedford Creek from Monday 12 July 2021 to Monday 16 August 2021 August for trail repair works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open. 

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley,  Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 
  • Hat Hill Road (access to Perry's Lookdown and Anvil Rock) closed to vehicles from Monday 2 August until and including Thursday 5 August 2021 due to road works.  
  • Grand Canyon walking track closed from Monday 2 August until and including Friday 6 August 20201 to undertake emergency safety works. 

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.22pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.09pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.19pm.

Safety alerts: Glenbrook precinct closed to vehicles

Glenbrook precinct is closed to vehicles due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parking is available at the main park entry gate. 

Euroka campground is closed.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please review the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 6.05pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.18pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre closed

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. You can still call the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 during office hours or phone 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm.

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am.

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
2 August 2021 Closed areas Grand Canyon track closed Details

Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 11.09am to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.25pm

Grand Canyon track is closed for urgent safety works from Monday 2 August to and including Friday 6 August 2021.  

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

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.56am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.37pm

Closed areas: Picnic and toilet facilities at Victoria Road entrance closed

The picnic and toilet facilities at the Victoria Road entrance to Dharawal National Park are closed from Friday 30 July to Saturday 28 August 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

All walking tracks and mountain bike riding trails remain open.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.)
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area), Bedford Road and Bedford Creek trail are closed for road surface upgrades. They're expected to open Friday 30 July 2021, weather depending. 
  • Andersons fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road to Bedford Creek from Monday 12 July 2021 to Monday 16 August 2021 August for trail repair works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open. 

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley,  Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 
  • Hat Hill Road (access to Perry's Lookdown and Anvil Rock) closed to vehicles from Monday 2 August until and including Thursday 5 August 2021 due to road works.  
  • Grand Canyon walking track closed from Monday 2 August until and including Friday 6 August 20201 to undertake emergency safety works. 

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 21 Jul 2021, 2.15pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 3.36pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve are closed due to flood damage. Roads into and throughout the park are also closed. Repairs are currently underway.

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 12.23pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closure for works

The Glow Worm Tunnel Road will be closed on weekdays from Monday July 26 to Friday August 13  2021 due to roadworks. The road will be open on Saturday 31st July and Sunday August 1. This closure will affect access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau. However, visitors can access the area from the Wolgan Road track head during this time.  

Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or npws.kanangra@environment.nsw.gov.au.

 

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.53pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Hartley Historic Site closed

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, visitors to national parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Hartley Historic Site public buildings have been closed. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.01pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.21pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Yerranderie Regional Park is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.33pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.09pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.19pm

Safety alerts: Glenbrook precinct closed to vehicles

Glenbrook precinct is closed to vehicles due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parking is available at the main park entry gate. 

Euroka campground is closed.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please review the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 6.05pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre closed

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. You can still call the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 during office hours or phone 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 6.14pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed for ground pest control operation

Mitchell Park will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Wednesday 14 July 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021 for ground pest control operations. 

The whole of Mitchell Park will closed. Entry strictly prohibited during these times.

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

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.26pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Picnic shelters closed due to COVID-19

Scheyville National Park picnic shelters are closed from Sunday 27 June until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders. Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.15pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

All picnic areas in this park are closed from Sunday 27 June until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders. Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.16pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Edmondson Regional Park picnic area is closed from Sunday 27 June until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.11pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19

The following areas in Rouse Hill Regional Park are closed from Sunday 27 June until Saturday 17 July 2021, to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Fibrosa and Crebra Pavilions 
  • Rouse Hill picnic area and playground

NPWS is notifying all impacted visitors directly. Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.05pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Leacock picnic area and shelters closed

Leacock picnic area, including the shelters, is closed from Sunday 27 June to Saturday 17 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health Orders. Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jul 2021, 11.38am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.24am

Closed areas: Cattai National Park partial closure

Cattai campground and picnic area are closed for flood damage repairs and infrastructure projects. Mitchell Park is open.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.25am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 9.17am to Sun 15 Aug 2021, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Pest control program

A ground-based pest management program is happening in this park from Friday 2 July to Sunday 15 August 2021. The program is targeting feral pigs and aims to reduce their impact on water quality and biodiversity. There may be temporary changes to access.

For more information please call the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area Glenbrook office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 3.41pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 July 2021.

Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.44pm to Fri 27 Aug 2021, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.57am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closure

Donkey Mountain is closed due to landscape instability until Wednesday 30 June 2021. Donkey Mountain has been impacted by the 2019/2020 fire season, with further complications as a result of recent severe storm impacts, making slopes unstable and hazardous.

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

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 the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 9.34am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds remain closed due to fire and/or flood damage:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 12.49pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 28 June and Tuesday 28 December 2021 in Nattai National Park.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.43pm

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 Monday 1 March 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang 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 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed 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 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

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 Abercrombie River 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 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.51pm

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 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

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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Local alerts

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