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Blue Mountains wilderness navigation training

Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 March 2023, 11.19am

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 11.19am.

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

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Tallawalla lookout and Solitary Restaurant is closed from Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 March for a helicopter operation.
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre track, Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass are closed from Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 March for a helicopter operation.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed from Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 March for a helicopter operation.
  • Lila Falls track, between Fern Bower/Amphitheatre junction and Lindeman Pass junction is closed from Wednesday 15 March 2023 due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Conservation Hut is closed for renovations due to open late 2023. 
  • 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January 2023 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • 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.
  • The track connecting Rocket Point loop to Chester and Little Switzerland trails will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.  
  • The trail connecting Jamison Creek to Chester Road will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 27 March until Friday 31 March 2023 to allow for rock and tree removal.  Pedestrian access to Kedumba Valley is available via the lower end of Federal Pass walking track.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening April 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is closed from Cripps lookout to Pulpit Rock lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Horse track and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rock falls 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.
  • The Mount Banks area including the picnic area and Summit walking track will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 20 March 2023 until Friday 21 April 2023 to allow for road repairs.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

Empire Pass is closed 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 Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 12.02pm.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot Track is closed to public access due to safety concerns. An upgrade is being planned with an approximate reopening date of the end of 2023. Signage is up and barriers are in place.to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, who manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs river. Any attempts to cross the river are at visitors’ own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding. For further information see sixfoottrack.com

 

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2023, 2.29pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 9.31am.

Closed areas: Upper Werong hazard reduction burn

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service along with NSW Forestry Corporation are planning a hazard reduction burn in Blue Mountains National Park from March to April 2023, subject to appropriate weather conditions. 

Upper Werong fire trail will be closed during this time.

This burn is called Upper Werong Hazard Reduction.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 11.12am.

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 Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 11.10am.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades until April 2023. 

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, and include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 11.37am.

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 appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

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

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

Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 5.05pm.

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 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.51am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 10.27am.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 March 2023 Closed areas Kedumba Valley Road closed Details

Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2023, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.57pm

Kedumba Valley Road within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 27 March until Friday 31 March 2023 to allow for rock and tree removal. 

Alternate pedestrian access to Kedumba Valley is available through Lower Federal Pass walking track.  For further information please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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2 April 2023 Closed areas Close Areas (part-park) - Aerial pest control operations Details

Applies from Sun 2 Apr 2023, 7.00am to Wed 5 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 2.46pm

Schedule 1 Lands of the Warragamba Special Area (south of Cox’s River, West of Warragamba Dam & Wollondilly River) of park closed for aerial pest control operation

This section of Blue Mountains National Park is closed 7am, Sunday 2 April to 5pm, Wednesday 5 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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3 April 2023 Closed areas The Oaks Singles Bike Track closed for maintenance Details

Applies from Mon 3 Apr 2023, 7.00am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.13am

The Woodford Oaks Singles track from The Oaks Shelter to Glenbrook Helipad will be closed from Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April 2023 for track maintenance works.

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

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24 April 2023 Closed areas The Oaks Singles bike track closed for maintenance Details

Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 7.00am to Fri 5 May 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.58pm

Woodford Oaks Singles track from The Oaks Shelter to Glenbrook helipad will be closed on weekdays from Monday 24 April to Friday 5 May 2023 for track maintenance works.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. The only access is via Glow Worm tunnel carpark on the Newnes plateau. This closure remains in place until further notice.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2023, 2.25pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 9.32am

Closed areas: Marrangaroo planned hazard reduction burn

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service along with NSW Rural Fire Service are planning a hazard reduction burn in Marrangaroo National Park from March to April 2023, subject to appropriate weather conditions. This burn is called Marrangaroo Hazard Reduction.

For more information, please contact Kanangra NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 7.39pm

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for renovation works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for maintenance until June 2023.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.28pm to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.40pm

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 27 March and 27 September 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 Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 10.26am

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 Mon 20 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Fri 19 May 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.32am

Closed areas: Wanganderry Pass closed for trail maintenance

Wanganderry Pass of Nattai National Park is closed for trail maintenance on week days from Monday 20 March to Friday 19 May 2023.

Essential access only during this period.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Jan 2023, 12.53pm to Mon 24 Apr 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Deep Pass northern and Mt Cameron access road closed for repairs

Mt Cameron and the northern access road to Deep Pass camping area is closed to allow for repair work following storm damage.  The southern access road is open and in good condition following maintenance work. Walkers can access the camping area from the walking track that leads from the Deep Pass south car park.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 10.58am to Fri 5 May 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Starlights Trail carpark upgrades

Starlights Trail carpark within Nattai National Park is closed from Monday 6 February to Friday 5 May 2023 for upgrade works. Please note that the Starlights trail remains open for visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 22 Feb 2023, 2.57pm to Tue 4 Apr 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.20am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Burragorang State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 27 March, to 6am Monday 3 April 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

Burragorang Lookout will remain open as normal during this period.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 1.48pm to Tue 4 Apr 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.20am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 27 March, to 6am Monday 3 April 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.13pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 12.00pm

Closed parks: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Tuesday 30 June 2023 for major upgrade works. There will be no public access to any of the reserve, including camping, cabins and caves during this period.

For further information contact the Oberon National Parks and Wildlife Office on 02 6336 6200. 

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 5.04pm to Sun 26 Mar 2023, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Victoria Road and 10T fire trails closed for maintenance

Victoria Road fire trail will be closed Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm, commencing on Tuesday 7 March 2023 to Saturday 25 March 2023. The trails are being upgraded as part of the NSW Fire Access and Fire Trail Plan (FAFT) and flood recovery programs.

This includes access to Minerva Pool from Victoria Road and Lysaght Road entrances to Dharawal National Park and to Stokes Creek Weir. The trails will be open on weekends during this time or outside of construction hours mentioned above on weekdays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Illawarra NPWS Office on (02) 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.18pm

Closed areas: Part Yengo National Park closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in these parks are closed from 9am, Froday 24 March to 4.00pm, Thursday 6th April 2023 for a ground pest control operation. The closed areas are:

Wollombi Arm Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Nowlands Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Spring Arm Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Tumbledown Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Yengo Loop Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed for maintenance

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 5.55pm to Sun 26 Mar 2023, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Access to Minerva Pool closed during weekdays

Minerva Pool is closed to public access from Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm, commencing from Tuesday 7 March until Saturday 25 March 2023. The trails that lead to Minerva Pool are being upgraded as part of the NSW Fire Access and Fire Trail Plan (FAFT) and flood recovery programs. Access to Minerva Pool is permitted on weekends only during this time or outside of construction hours mentioned above on week days.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Illawarra NPWS Office on (02) 4224 4188.

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Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.40am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2023, 9.52am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until Thursday 6 April 2023 due to construction work on damaged river crossing and campgrounds.

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park will reopen as soon as works are complete.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2023, 12.10pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - whole site closed for maintenance until Friday 31 March 2023

Please note that the entire Wheeny Creek campground will be closed from Monday 20 February to Friday 31 March 2023. There will be ongoing campground and fire trail maintenance works in progress during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.48pm to Fri 7 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.17am

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

All of Scheyville National Park except for Longneck Lagoon 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 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 5.05pm

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 Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Mon 5 Jun 2023, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 9.43am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to flood damage, repairs on going. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 9.41am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Feb 2023, 9.47am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Thursday 31 August 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, 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 baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.39pm to Fri 7 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 9.38am

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operations

Bents Basin SCA and Gulguer NR 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 remain 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 Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.54pm to Fri 7 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 9.38am

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 6 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is closed for the forseeable future facilities maintenance and upgrades. Please check the website for updates on re-opening or call 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.08pm

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 Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has 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 Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 10.27am

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: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 10.27am

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 Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 2.33pm

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 Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 8.48am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 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 Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.17pm

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 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 2.33pm

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 Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.50am

Closed areas: 10C management trail closed

The 10C management trail in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslides until further notice, the trail will be re-opened when cleared and assessed as safe.

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

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Applies from Sun 9 Oct 2022, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 8.53am

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until trail conditions allow repair work to be undertaken:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 

The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 8.30pm

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

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

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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-wilderness-navigation-training/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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