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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: Mon 13 November 2023, 9.45am

Applies from Mon 7 Aug 2023, 11.49am to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.45am.

Closed areas: Craigmoor is usually closed to the public.

Craigmoor is usually closed to the public, however, tours may run during special events.  See the website or contact local office for information.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jun 2023, 8.11am.

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 Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 12.38pm

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

  • Tarpeian Rock lookout is closed at the Prince Henry cliff walk junction from Monday 13 November 2023 for repair.
  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) closed for maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk is closed from Carrington Park to Honeymoon Lookout due to hazardous tree and minor landslide.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. No vehicle access to Golden Stairs.  Pedestrian access permitted except for Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December.  
  • Narrowneck Fire Trail is closed to all walkers and cyclists from Monday 20th November until Friday 11th December to allow for road repairs. Closure periods each week are from Monday 0600hrs to Friday 1800hrs .  Access is available to walkers and cyclists during weekends.  
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground will be closed from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 with no weekend access due to Kedumba Valley road repairs.
  • No access to the Mt Solitary walking track/ loop via Kedumba Valley Road during weekdays from Monday 4th December 2023 until Saturday 2nd March 2024.  Mt Solitary can be accessed from Katoomba (via Ruined Castle or Sublime Point Fire trail only).  
  • Kedumba Valley Road and Kedumba Pass are closed to the public from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 to allow for road repairs. Pedestrian access is open during weekends. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed for upgrade works until mid-December 2023 (weather permitting).
  • 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 temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. Grand Stairs are open but there is limited access to the mid falls area while flood repairs are undertaken.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • The western side of Rocket Point loop is closed due to track repairs. (Access to Rocket Pt is available via the eastern side).
  • 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

  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls 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.
  • Anvil Rock access road and picnic area is closed for upgrades until Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October until Wednesday 20 December 2023, and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. There is no access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) from Perrys Lookdown during this period. Access into the Grose Valley is via Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass or Lockleys Pylon. There is no access to Perrys Lookdown from these locations during this period.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Walls Cave track is closed from 18 October to mid-December 2023 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 Wed 22 Nov 2023, 11.23am to Tue 19 Dec 2023, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 11.51am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide application at the summit and other location in Mount Canobolas SCA. (Ending 19/12/23)

NPWS staff and contractors will be active within Mount Canobolas SCA, applying herbicide to specific weeds at the summit and other priority locations in this Reserve.

Only registered herbicides will be used, to treat high profile weeds, that impact the Biosecurity values of the site. Herbicide spray programs will be occurring and are planned to be completed by 19th December 2023.

Signs will be placed on site to indicate the herbicides used and any special conditions.

For more information, please contact the Central West Area Office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 8.00am to Wed 7 Feb 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Southern loop section of Federal Falls Walking Track closed for maintenance

The southern loop section of Federal Falls walking track is closed for maintenance from 8am 15 November 2023 until 4pm 7 February 2024. 

During this time the Northern loop section is open providing access to Federal Falls. Signs will be in place to direct visitors to the correct section of track to use.

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.16pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.42pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.15pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Mudgee Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee campground
  • Honeyeater Homestead
  • Capertee Homestead
  • Caretakers Cottage

Goulburn River National Park

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground


During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.58pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 4.00pm

Fire bans: Wollemi-Yengo Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.57pm

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 6.03pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited.

Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 7.00am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 8.12am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting to control foxes using Poison 1080.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Wednesday Friday 1 September 2023 to Thursday Feb 29 2024.

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 Fri 1 Sep 2023, 12.00am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 8.16am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 1st September 2023 to Thursday 29 February 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 7.50am

Closed areas: Carinya fire trail closed due to rockfall risk

Carinya fire trail is closed due to rockfall risk caused by recent wet weather.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10.23am

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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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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Emergency services

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