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Capertee and Hill End 4WD camping tour

Hill End Historic Site

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 4 October 2022, 3.51pm

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.51pm.

Closed areas: Bald Hill walking track closed

The Bald Hill walking track in Hill End Historic Site is closed from Tuesday 4 October due to recent rainfall events causing part of the track to collapse. 

The track will reopen once assessment and remediation works have occurred to ensure park user safety.

For more information, please contact the Hill End Historic Site Office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.16pm.

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.30am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.21am

Closed parks: Camping areas closed

Turon River National Park camping areas are closed from 9am, Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.

The closure is due to predicted heavy rains that are expected to cause the river to rise. This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles.

Camping areas will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level, and river crossings have been assessed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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 Wed 5 Oct 2022, 2.00pm to Thu 13 Oct 2022, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 5.26pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

Capertee National Park is closed from 4pm Wednesday the 5 October until Thursday 14 October 2022 due to flooding.

This closure may be extended due to high river levels.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.18am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.53pm

Closed areas: Federal Falls walking track and campground closed Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October

Federal Falls walking track and Federal Falls campground will be closed from 7am, Tuesday 4 October to 5pm, Thursday 6 October 2022, due to NPWS staff undertaking upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.54pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Federal Falls walking track closed for upgrades

Federal Falls walking track will be closed for upgrades from Monday 10 October until Monday 5 December 2022.

There will be no walking access on the Federal Falls walking trails during this period.

Alternative walking tracks will be available at Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area during the upgrade period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst via email or phone 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.44pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Federal Falls camping ground - limited bookings over the Spring and Summer seasons.

Limited camping sites will be available for walk in camping at the Federal Falls campground, from Monday 10th October until Monday 5 December 2022.

The reason for the limited camping places is that NPWS is undertaking a upgrade of the walking track from this point and require space for material on site storage.

Bookings are required for these limited places for camping and you must call the NPWS Booking Team by calling 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or by email : parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au

Please continue to check the NSW NPWS web pages for updated alerts on this activity.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email: npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment

The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.

Snowgum walking track and the top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit are also closed.

The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • section of Summits walking track linking Spring Glade walking track to the Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout

Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.02pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Turon National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.02pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.39am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the following local area offices:

  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.57pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.53pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.45pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.38pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am

Other planned events: One-off aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Avisford Nature Reserve from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 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 and 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.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.43am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 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 Mon 18 Apr 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.13am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Avisford Nature Reserve from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.18am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.53am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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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/capertee-hill-end-4wd-camping-tour/local-alerts

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