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Grose Valley wild wander tour

Blue Mountains National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 18 July 2024, 12.14pm

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 12.14pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many roads, fire trails and walking tracks within Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to infrastructure upgrades or damage caused by wet weather including subsidence, rockfalls, landslides and fallen trees.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and Dardanelles Pass (near the Giant Staircase) is closed due to a landslide. There is no access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World. Visitors can access Scenic World bottom stations via Furber Steps only. Fares apply. 
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There will be no access to Castle Head or the Kanangra to Katoomba walk.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 between Cliff Drive and Miners Track.  Walkers and cyclists can still access Narrow Neck via Miners Track from Narrow Neck Lookout.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) will be closed between Allambie Lookout and Echo Point from 7am 25/7/2024 to 1700 26/7/2024 for essential maintenance. Please use Cliff Drive as a detour.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top 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 (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Leura Cascades and top of Fern Bower, due to landslide and tree fall.  Please use Cliff Drive as a short detour.  
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
  • Mount Hay Road is closed from Lockley Pylon walking track due to road conditions.  No vehicle access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point.  Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted.
  • Six Foot track is affected by closures at Jenolan Caves.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of 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 (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 26 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson fire trail or Murphys Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends. Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • 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).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 10.44am.

Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closed

Mount Hay Road is closed from the Lockleys Pylon walking track intersection due to road conditions.  No access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point. Pedestrian access and cyclists are permitted.

For more information please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.14pm.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff Walk - Leura

Prince Henry Cliff Walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) within Blue Mountains National Park is closed between Leura Cascades and Fern Bower walking track due to major tree fall. The alternative route is along Cliff Drive from Leura Cascades.   For for further information please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.38pm to Thu 10 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 10.44am.

Closed areas: Woodford-Oaks trail closure

Woodford-Oaks trail is closed on weekdays to all cyclists and pedestrians due to heavy machinery in operation.

The Oaks and Single tracks will be open to cyclists on weekends, and will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 1.11pm to Mon 13 Jan 2025, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 1.11pm.

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

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

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

Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.48pm to Tue 15 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am.

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closure

The Glenbrook precinct will be closed on weekdays for major roadworks, from Monday 29 April to Tuesday 15 October 2024.

Heavy machinery and vehicles will be in operation from Mondays to Fridays during this period. Access beyond the entry gate will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 

The closed areas (Mondays to Fridays) include:

  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track 
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Pisgah Rock
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

The precinct will open on weekends, with most areas accessible. 

The following areas will be open on weekends:

  • Euroka picnic area
  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track
  • Mt Portal and Tunnel View lookouts
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool 
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

Other sections, including Red Hands Cave and Euroka campground, will remain closed over the weekend. The precinct will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm.

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 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 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 (Wolga
  • 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.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 9.51am.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in  Mid August 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
5 August 2024 Closed areas Perrys Lookdown Road closure Details

Applies from Mon 5 Aug 2024, 6.00am to Fri 16 Aug 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 10.42am

Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends.

Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 9.51am

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track is closed past Binda Bush cabins while Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed for repairs to flood-damaged roads and landslips.

There is no access to Jenolan Caves.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Tanderra dormitories closed

Tanderra dormitory accommodation will be closed until further notice due to an electrical fault. This precinct will remain closed while the fault is diagnosed and repaired.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 9.15am to Fri 19 Jul 2024, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 9.54am

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed to vehicles

Mitchell Park is closed to vehicles due to flood impacts. Pedestrian access is permitted. This will be reviewed Thursday 18 July 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 5.01am

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

Access to Six Foot track is not possible via Jenolan Caves

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

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

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Applies from Sun 14 Jul 2024, 2.00pm to Fri 19 Jul 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Closed due to Predicted Weather Event

Kanangra Boyd National Park, including the Boyd River Campground, will be closed from 2pm Sunday 15 July, reopening 12pm Friday 19 July 2024 due to the predicted weather event. 

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

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Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 12.34pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 4.07pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for visitor facility upgrade

The Beach and Silent Creek Camping areas are closed from Monday 10 June to Friday 26 July 2024 while visitor facilities are being upgraded. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.33pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Nepean River fire trail closed for repairs

Nepean River fire trail in Yellomundee Regional Park will be closed weekdays for repairs until Saturday 10 August 2024. 

  • Please note that the fire trail will be closed Mondays - Fridays whilst repairs are underway; however it will open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during this time.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2024, 1.31pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail closed for road works - Parr SCA

Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail in Parr State Conservation Area will be closed for essential road works from 8:00am Monday 6 May to 4:00pm Friday 26 July 2024.

 

Please use the alternative route of Wheelbarrow Ridge Road and Greens Road.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.09pm to Sun 21 Jul 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed until Monday 22 July 2024, due to wet weather and vandalism that has occurred.

Staff will assess conditions and reopen as soon as possible.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2024, 3.25pm to Tue 1 Oct 2024, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.19am

Other incidents: Access from Mittagong closed

There is no access to Wombeyan Caves from Mittagong/Bowral, as this section of Wombeyan Caves Road remains closed until further notice. Visitors are advised to access the caves via the Goulburn-Oberon Road only.

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Applies from Wed 26 Jun 2024, 3.03pm to Thu 26 Jun 2025, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Closed area: Yango walking track

Yango walking track is closed due to storm damage. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga Area Office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 6.00pm to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Areas Closed for ground pest control operations

Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area are closed between 09:00am Monday 1st July and 09:00am Friday 2nd August, 2024 for a pest animal ground shooting operation. These areas may include:

  • Rhododendron Gardens
  • Maddens Plains
  • Kembla Ridge Track
  • Kembla Ring Track
  • Staffords Management Trail
  • O'Briens Management Trail
  • Mt Keira Girl Guides
  • Mt Keira Scouts

 

This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats will be targeted if observed during the operation.

 

This operation will involve night ground shooting of deer between 6pm and 9am Monday - Friday. The program does not run during school holidays, weekends or on public holidays.

 

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Illawarra-Highlands park office.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.31am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Fireroad 10C in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslip

Fireroad 10C (Darkes Forest - O'Hares Creek) is closed to the public due to a landslip (June 2024) following heavy rain.  This will remain closed until the trail is repaired and is safe and accessible.  

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Applies from Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Wed 30 Oct 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.40am

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am, December 18 2023 to 12am, October 30 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Warrells Trail off Obrien's Road
  • The area between Warrells Trail and Basket Creek

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.15am to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 1.05pm

Closed parks: Park Closure

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed from 4th April 2024 until 1st August 2024 due to flood damage from the rain event of the 5th and 6th of April 2024

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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 3 Jun 2024, 9.44am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 9.56am

Other incidents: Cattai National Park- flood repair works

Occasional flood remediation work may occur Monday to Friday which may create noise disturbance. Please contact the area office on (02) 4580 2750 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Wodi Wodi Track closed due track damage

Wodi Wodi 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.

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 11.11am

Closed areas: Lookout Track closed for track works

Lookout Track from Panorama House to Sublime Point is closed for ongoing track works. For further information please contact the local office on (02) 4224 4188.  

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.26am

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for restoration works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for restoration works until September 2024.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

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 Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 8.26am

Safety alerts: Pipeline fire trail flood damage

Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in deep rutting to the trail surface in some locations.

Pedestrians and Cyclists should use caution when tracking over these surfaces.

Care should be taken after heavy rain at all creek crossing and causeway points along this trail as water flows very fast and deep.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: Lower Pipeline fire trail

Lower Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in a minor landslide, taking out part of the fire trail itself.

Authorised Vehicles should avoid the area.

Pedestrians and Cyclists are not permitted to pass the landslip, they should avoid using the trail until a geotechnical assessment is undertaken.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm

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 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 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 (Wolga
  • 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 Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.54pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.40am

Closed areas: Sections of park closed for ground pest control program

A ground pest control program will be undertaken in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area between 6pm and 6am every day, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024. The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). In order to protect the area, the Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed to public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 1.43pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.40am

Closed areas: Northern section of park closed for ground pest control operation

Northern section of park closed for a ground pest control operation.

 

The northern section of Burragorang State Conservation Area is closed between 6pm and 6am every day, except weekends, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closure will extend from Ridge Road & Fire Trail 10a through to the northern extent of the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 7.55am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.00am

Closed areas: Woodward track

Woodward track (accessed via Sublime Point) is closed due to damage from heavy rainfall events.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is now closed. The site has become a day-use ONLY picnic spot. No overnight stays permitted.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 7.58am

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track partial closure, Scheyville National Park

Longneck Lagoon walking track open.  Boardwalk currently closed due to flood damage

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.19am

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 Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

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 Fri 6 Oct 2023, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.08pm

Closed parks: Yiraaldiya National Park closed during the establishment of feral predator-free area

Yiraaldiya National Park is a feral predator-free area. This means that feral predators, such as red foxes and feral cats, are being eradicated from the park. Locally extinct native wildlife are being reintroduced, including eastern bettongs, koalas and long-nosed bandicoots. For this reason, there is no access to the park while the feral predator-free area is being established. Once complete, the park will open for sustainable visitor access and enjoyment, and educational and research opportunities.

During the closure period visitors may not visit the park, and only NPWS staff and authorised contractors and volunteers are allowed entry to the park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local park office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 7.58am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 12.20pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 8.08am

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.52am

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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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/grose-valley-wild-wander-tour/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy annual pass

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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