Applies from Fri 10 Nov 2023, 3.00pm to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 9.23am.
Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats
Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November 2023 to 1 April 2024 to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).
The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.