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Morton National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 8 June 2023, 2.42pm

Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.42pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 19th June and Friday 30 June 2023. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga 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 more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Mon 17 Apr 2023, 5.37pm to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 5.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 9.02am.

Closed areas: Twelve Mile Road Closed

The Twelve Mile Road in Morton National Park will be closed from Monday 17th April 2023 till Friday 27th October 2023 for urgent fire trail repairs and upgrade works. The closed visitor areas include:

  • George Boyd Lookout
  • George Boyd Picnic Area
  • George Boyd Rainforest Walking Track
  • Granite Falls Walking Track

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.35pm.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.34pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 10.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 7.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 7.08am.

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available to purchase from the visitor centre.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 9.32pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.14pm.

Other planned events: Roadworks on Endrick River Fire Trail, Red Ground Track, Sheepstation Creek Fire Trail and Alum Creek Fire Trail

Roadworks will be underway on Endrick River Fire Trail, Red Ground Track, Sheepstation Creek Fire Trail and Alum Creek Fire Trail

Applies from Sat 27 May 2023, 9.06am to Fri 14 Jul 2023, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 9.12am.

Other planned events: Roadworks Little Forest Plateau

Expect short delays on Little Forest Plateau. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs, contractors and NPWS staff.

The road may be uneven and slippery during this time.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 20 Apr 2023, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.22pm.

Closed areas: Pest animal control (goat)

The following areas in Morton National Park will be closed from Monday 22nd May until Friday 2nd June 2023 (6am to 6pm) due to a ground pest control operation:

  • Walking track to Mt Carrialoo from Jacks Corner Road
  • McPhail's fire trial
  • Area surrounding Mt Carrialoo in Morton National Park

 

Signage will be displayed on days when the operations is active. 

No pedestrian access is permitted to this area during the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local park office on npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 11.45am.

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

Applies from Sun 23 Apr 2023, 4.00pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.35am.

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Sunday afternoon 23 April to Friday 30 June 2023 for track maintenance and heli-operations.

The closed areas are:

  • Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track
  • Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.47am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 9.37am.

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm.

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for campground redevelopment, drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. Lower Beehive is still accessible for toilet access and day use only. For further information please send an email to the local office.

Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 9.00am to Fri 15 Sep 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.27pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program, using meat baits, manufactured baits and Ejectors-CPE's containing 1080 in Morton National Park- 12 Mile Road section, Kingiman/Croobyar section and Little Forest Plateau section from 20/3/23 to 15/9/23 . 

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.

Do not touch or interfere with baits or CPE's

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please contact the local NPWS Ulladulla office for more information on 44549500.

 

Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.02am.

Closed areas: Dimocks Ck Carpark to Glow Worm Glen

Walking track from Dimocks Creek Carpark on Mark Morton Road through to Glow Worm Glen in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park is closed until further notice as track repairs and infrastructure replacement works following the 2019/20 wildfires are in the final stages. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Glow Worm Glen can be alternatively accessed from Council Land at the end of William Street, Bundanoon.

Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.43am.

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 8.51am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in the Sassafras and Nerriga areas of Morton National Park.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am.

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am.

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

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.

Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.54am.

Other planned events: Roadworks, Morton NP (12 Mile Rd/Jerrawangala section)

Delays on roads in the area including Luncheon Creek Road, 12 Mile, Deodar, Burnt Ridge, Whalebone, Messmate Rd, Vandean, Spotted Gum Rd

Expect short delays. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Apr 2023, 11.02am.

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 9.06am.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 4.42pm

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

  • Furber Steps, Round walk and Underfalls track are closed until Friday 1 September 2023 for maintenance works. The tracks will be open during this period for school holidays, Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower Circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.  
  • 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.  
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. 
  • Wollumai lookout between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point, Katoomba is closed for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
  • Mt Hay Road closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June, and from 13 June to 16 June 2023 to allow for roadworks. This prevents access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay. Access available on weekends.  

Wentworth Falls

  • Conservation Hut is closed for renovations and is 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.
  • 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.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • No vehicle access to Pt Pilcher Lookout & Road or Juggler canyon from 7th June through 16 June 2023 to allow for road works. Walk-in and cycle access remains open from the gate. 
  • 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.
  • Medlow Airstrip trail is closed to walkers and cyclists from Thursday 11 May to Friday 16 June 2023 due to fire trail maintenance works.

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.

Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 6.07pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Thomas Place toilet in Budderoo NP closed for repairs

The toilet in the Thomas Place Day Use Area (within Carrington Falls Precinct) is closed from Monday 29 May to Friday 16 June 2023 to allow an upgrade of these facilities. 

The nearest public toilet is in the nearby Nellies Glen Day Use Area of the Carrington Falls Precinct.

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Applies from Fri 9 Jun 2023, 1.15pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Meroo Lake walking track closed for upgrade

Meroo Lake walking track is closed from Monday 19 June to Friday 30 June 2023 while the track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 2.24am

Hazard reduction burns: Yawal Rd HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 02/06/2023. The fire is called Yawal Rd HR. 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 Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.42pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 19th June and Friday 30 June 2023. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga 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 more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 4.42pm to Fri 14 Jul 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Caves Creek Walking Track closed for repairs

Caves Creek Walking Track and carpark will be closed for track repairs from Thursday 1 June - Friday 14 July 2023.

Please note there will be no pedestrian access during this time.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 1.36pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve closed in evenings for ground pest control operation

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations, from 6pm to 6am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between Monday 30 May to Friday 30 June 2023.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of the above nights, the park is closed to allow operations to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Tue 23 May 2023, 2.03pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Shelly Beach walking track closed for track upgrade

Shelly Beach walking track is closed from Monday 5 June to Friday 23 June 2023 while the track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 3.30pm to Sat 29 Jul 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Sunburnt Beach campground closed

Sunburnt Beach campground is closed from 4pm Sunday 23 July to 9am Saturday 29 July 2023 while track repair works are undertaken.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 May 2023, 9.58am to Tue 24 Oct 2023, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 12.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Tuesday 23 May and Tuesday 24 October 2023 in the Conjola National Park and Murramarang National Park.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations and every 5km along trails.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 11 Apr 2023, 2.16pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.08pm

Closed parks: Park Closed

Abercrombie River National Park is closed for trail repairs until Friday 23 June 2023. Bummaroo Ford Campground remains open. 

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

Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.48am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 3.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023

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 the 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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.41am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Remediation roadworks have completed on sections of Araluen Road previously closed to traffic in the Eurobodalla Shire. However, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council have identified sections of Araluen Road that require urgent slope stabilisation works and will be implementing temporary daytime closures on the western section of Araluen Road over the next few months. This may impact access to these campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park from the western approach (via Braidwood/Majors Creek/Araluen):

  • Bakers Flat Campground
  • Deua River Campground
  • Dry Creek Campground

 

For more information and updates regarding closures on Araluen Road, please visit the QPRC website Araluen Road flood damage repairs - Queanbeyan-Palerang (nsw.gov.au) or call on 1300 735 025.

 

To assist with planning your trip, please visit Livetraffic.com for updates on any road closures and safety alerts.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 8.56am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 11.03am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.23am

Closed areas: Nattai W11 fire trails closed for maintenance

Nattai W11 fire trails A, C, D, E and F will be closed for fire trail repairs and routine vegetation slashing, from Monday 22 May - Friday 30 June, including weekends. 

Please note heavy machinery will be in operation - no pedestrian access will be permitted during this time.  

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

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Applies from Tue 16 May 2023, 9.51am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 3.33pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operations

Some areas of this park are closed from 30/05/2023 to 30/06/2023 between the hours of 14:00 to 23:59 for ground pest control operations.

The closed areas are:

  • Mount Budawang Fire Trail
  • Summit of Mount Budawang

This operation will involve ground shooting of rabbits, foxes and feral cats to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting period Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Ulladulla NPWS office on (02) 4454 9500. 

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.48pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Blue Mountains NP, Gardens of Stone NP, Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (KCA), Kanangra-Boyd NP, Mares Forest NP, Turon NP and Wollemi NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 NPWS Oberon office for more information on 02 6336 6200

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 5 June to Friday 16 June 2023. The following reserves will be closed during this period:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout, which will reopen on public holidays and weekends)
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (including Stage 2 lands north of Tourist Road)
  • Barralier WaterNSW freehold lands

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 10.30am to Sun 1 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Durras Mountain loop trail and Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain walking track closed

The Durras Mountain loop trail and Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain walking track are closed from Monday 20 March to Sunday 1 October 2023 for track maintenance. 

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

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Applies from Sun 30 Apr 2023, 9.11am to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Apr 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program, using meat baits, manufactured baits and Ejectors-CPE's containing 1080 in Bimberamala National Park from 4/5/23 to 31/10/23 .

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.

Do not touch or interfere with baits or CPE's

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please contact the local NPWS Ulladulla office for more information on 44549500.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Hyams Walking Track (Sal's Steps) closed

Hyams walking track (Sal's Steps) of Jervis Bay National Park is closed for track maintenance from Monday 1 May to Friday 16 June 2023.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.28pm to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.59pm

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 26 April 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 Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.47am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 10.23am

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed

Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed until further notice to allow for road work to be conducted along Coal Wharf Road and within the main visitor carpark. The reserve will reopen once these works are complete.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 19 June, to Friday 23 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Sat 25 Mar 2023, 12.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.20pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia roadworks

Some roads of Bungonia NP and Bungonia SCA will have machinery and trucks operating but will remain open from Monday 27 March to 7 April 2023. These areas include:

  • Jerrara Creek Trail
  • Green/Red Track (from David Reid towards Mass Cave)
  • Green Track (from De Kerrileau to Mt Ayre intersection

Take care and obey signage in these areas.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Jun 2023, 9.10am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Wednesday 20 September 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock 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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 9.17am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 10.04am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July 2022 to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.43am

Closed areas: Pest animal control (deer)

Some areas of Bugong National Park will be closed for overnight pest operations (ground shooting) between Monday 20 March and Friday 30 June 2023. Specifically, the below areas of Bugong NP will be closed from 6pm to 9am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings/mornings during these dates.

 

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

The program is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will be targeted if observed during the operation.

The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

The areas of Bugong NP affected by this closure are:

- Lower Bugong Road - park areas to the north and south

-Illaroo Fire Trail - park areas to the east and west.

 

Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2023, 9.40am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 8.51am

Closed areas: Gerroa Picnic area toilets closed

The toilets at Gerroa picnic area in Seven Mile Beach National Park are closed due to tree damage from Friday 3 March 2023 until further notice.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Jun 2023, 9.11am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.52am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in Bees Nest Nature Reserve.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 5.00pm to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.52am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 28th of February and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in Jerrawangala National Park, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Colymea State Conservation Area.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to a recent rockfall the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed until geotechnical assessment has been conducted..

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 10.33am

Other planned events: Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve: Wild Dog Trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.36am

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather

Please be aware that the following publicly open roads and tracks in Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Jerrawangala National Park are in poor condition:

Parma Creek Nature Reserve

  • Parma Creek Fire Trail (a short section between Sandy Creek Fire Trail and Hell Hole Fire Trail)
  • Hell Hole Fire Trail
  • Hell Hole Trail
  • Blackbutt Range Road (between Turpentine Road and Parma Fire Trail)

Jerrawangala National Park

  • Yarran Road (between Cottonwood Road and Bollerang Creek crossing)
  • Deans Gap Road (a short rough/muddy section 700m west of Braidwood Rd)

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable. Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.31am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in Monga National Park are currently closed due to significant flood damage causing dangerous conditions after recent heavy rains:

  • Bolaro Road
  • Buckenbowra River crossing on No Name Mountain Road

These roads will be re-opened for access once they have been fully assessed and any remedial woks completed. Please follow signage and do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

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

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8.32am

Other planned events: Other planned event: wild dog trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Parma Creek Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.44pm

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 Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.41am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Areas of Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments are available for purchase from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

For further information contact Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.59pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 8.19am

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 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 12.01am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Chalk Cave (B26) within Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 May to 30 September 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 9.05am

Other planned events: Flood damage and roadworks

Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Conjola National Park are in very poor condition. As a result, some roads may be impassable and a 4WD vehicle is recommended for open roads. 

The closed​​ roads include:

  • Grasstree Road
  • Berrara Road
  • Fishermans Rock road
  • Boundary road

Roadworks will commence in October 2022 and be ongoing into 2023. Expect short delays and road closures across the parks' road network due to these roadworks. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.51am

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area

The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 

The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.36am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Apr 2023, 11.02am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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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/canoes-cool-climate-wines-canapes/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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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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