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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 15 July 2020, 12.28pm

Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.56pm to Sun 26 Jul 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.28pm.

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct - Track maintenance closures

Several fire trails in the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park, are closed for maintenance. Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please take note of the following closures:

  • Woodford Oaks fire trail will be closed at Iron Barks picnic area
  • Nepean lookout, Red Hands Cave and parts of the Oaks fire trails are closed until Sunday 26 July 2020
  • Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles, cyclists and walkers 
  • Saturday 18 July to Tuesday 21 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles only 
  • Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 24 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles, cyclists and walkers 

The following areas are closed:

  • Pisgah Rock and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Red Hands Cave fire trail
  • Oaks picnic area
  • Iron Barks picnic area

The work schedule is being revised weekly and will be updated depending on further works required and possible weather impacts. Recent wet weather has extended closure requirements.

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

Affects 4 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10.40am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 12.22pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar trail. 
  • Kedumba, Dunphys and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Dunphys/Green Gully, Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remains closed)
  • The Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground.
  • Yerranderie remains closed.

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks.


The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. 
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers.
  • Kedumba Valley road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax Heritage track.
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists only, all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Mount Banks (Mount Banks Road cycle route and Summit walk).
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes.
  • Narrow Neck routes including Golden Stairs and Tarros Ladder.  
  • Wild Dogs routes north of Mobbs Swamp (including Splendour Rock, Breakfast Creek, Knights Deck, Tin Pot/Iron Pot).   

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practise social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Affects 19 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.04pm.

Closed areas: Closed campsites

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 4 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 10.57am.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jun 2020, 10.50am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

All baiting locations will be signposted. 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 the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm.

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.47am.

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 4.38pm.

Safety alerts: Caution - Victory track tree fall and landslide

The Victory track has changed track conditions due to fallen trees, debris and trip hazards. The trail is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by flooding. Take care along this route.

For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 12.44pm.

Closed areas: Dunphys campground

Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 July 2020 Other planned events Notice of 1080 Baiting Details

Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 2.12pm to Fri 7 Aug 2020, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.19pm

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in parts of the Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 27 July 2020 to Friday 7 August 2020. Please be aware that baits may be active in the environment after these dates.

Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of the park in the vicinity of:

  • Wild Dog Ranges
  • Mitchells Creek fire trail
  • The Cox’s River

This program is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blackheath area office on 02 4787 8877.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 1.34pm to Fri 17 Jul 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 5.14pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed to vehicles

Mitchell Park is currently closed to vehicles due to heavy rainfall. Visitors can walk into the park.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.56pm to Sun 26 Jul 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct - Track maintenance closures

Several fire trails in the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park, are closed for maintenance. Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please take note of the following closures:

  • Woodford Oaks fire trail will be closed at Iron Barks picnic area
  • Nepean lookout, Red Hands Cave and parts of the Oaks fire trails are closed until Sunday 26 July 2020
  • Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles, cyclists and walkers 
  • Saturday 18 July to Tuesday 21 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles only 
  • Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 24 July 2020 - Closure periods for vehicles, cyclists and walkers 

The following areas are closed:

  • Pisgah Rock and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Red Hands Cave fire trail
  • Oaks picnic area
  • Iron Barks picnic area

The work schedule is being revised weekly and will be updated depending on further works required and possible weather impacts. Recent wet weather has extended closure requirements.

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

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10.40am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Affects 8 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jul 2020, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Pipeline track and canyons accessed via this track (Starlight, Pipeline, Nightmare, Devils Pinch). 

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Affects 1 park and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar trail. 
  • Kedumba, Dunphys and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Dunphys/Green Gully, Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remains closed)
  • The Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground.
  • Yerranderie remains closed.

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks.


The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. 
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers.
  • Kedumba Valley road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax Heritage track.
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists only, all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Mount Banks (Mount Banks Road cycle route and Summit walk).
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes.
  • Narrow Neck routes including Golden Stairs and Tarros Ladder.  
  • Wild Dogs routes north of Mobbs Swamp (including Splendour Rock, Breakfast Creek, Knights Deck, Tin Pot/Iron Pot).   

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practise social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Affects 1 park and 19 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 2.54pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 11.43am

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed - storm damage

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 10.41am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 11.42am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed - Storm damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Closed campsites

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 8 parks and 12 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 11.36am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.15pm

Safety alerts: Silent Creek fire trail - changed road conditions

Silent Creek fire trail is currently one-way only for all vehicles. The trail is accessible only from the west (Silent Creek campground side) to east. This is because of erosion on a steep slope, north of Oaky Creek. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.33pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd National Park - part park closure

Most of Kanangra-Boyd National Park is closed due to extensive fire and flood damage.

From Monday 6 July 2020 the following areas will be open:

  • Six Foot walking track corridor. Please register with Crown Lands and Think Before You Trek before you you walk this track.
  • Kanangra Walls Road
  • Kanangra Boyd lookout
  • Kanangra Waterfall walk (Kalang Falls)
  • Boyd River campground is open and due to COVID-19, bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

The rest of the park remains closed due to fire and flood impact.

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

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 10.19am

Closed areas: Hartley Historic Site - partial building closures

Outdoor areas and Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery) are open.

Some buildings in Hartley Historic Site are currently closed. These include:

  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Trahlee
  • St Bernard's Presbytery
  • St Bernards Church.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 1.39pm to Fri 4 Sep 2020, 1.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.12pm

Other planned events: Park to be closed for an aerial pest control operation in early September 2020

This park will be closed to all visitors from 4pm, Sunday 6 September to 7am, Saturday 12 September 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This program will target deer, goats, pigs and foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2020, 12.01am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 11.34am

Closed areas: Cattai National Park - closed areas

Cattai campground remains closed due to flood damage.

For more information please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 10.57am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jun 2020, 10.50am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

All baiting locations will be signposted. 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 the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7.31am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10.14am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing from Tuesday 5 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Capertee National Park
  • Dharug National Park
  • Goulburn River National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Durridgere State Conservation Area
  • Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Yango State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Appletree Aboriginal Area

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga or Mudgee offices on 02 6574 5555 or 02 6370 9000.

Affects 4 parks and 13 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 15 Jun 2020, 9.47am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10.51am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closed due to fire and storm damage

The Donkey Mountain area of Gardens of Stone National Park remains closed until further notice to allow for recovery following intense wildfire and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

Affects 3 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

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 Abercrombie River 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 Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.51pm

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 Tue 2 Jun 2020, 1.54pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.09am

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed for infrastructure upgrades

Coorongooba campground is closed from Tuesday 2 June to Friday 25 September 2020 while the campground is being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Coorongooba campground
  • Capertee River trail
  • Coin Slot Canyon
  • Freshwater Creek Canyon
  • Glen Davis Mine Ruins

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.53pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground closed

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed until further notice. All other campgrounds in the park are open. Please call 02 9542 0648 for further information.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

We wish to advise that aerial and ground fox baiting programs using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be conducted in parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and Kanangra-Boyd National Park from Monday 1 June 2020.

Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of these parks. Properties adjacent to these parks may be in the vicinity of baits.

This program will supplement the ongoing monthly ground fox baiting program currently being conducted until 30 October 2020.

These baiting programs aim to reduce the threat posed by foxes to endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and other native animals, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

Please do not touch baits or ejector devices .Penalties apply for non-compliance. 1080 poison is lethal to pets, including dogs and cats. Pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Working dogs should be muzzled if they are required to work on or near the baiting locations, during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. 

Please contact Trent Forge on 02 4784 7308 or Michaela Jones on 02 4784 7302 if you have any questions about the program.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 1.00am to Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 9.46am

Other planned events: Feral pigs pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground-based pest management program for feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area, Nattai National Park and Wollondilly Nature Reserve. This ground trapping program will run from Wednesday 27 May to Thursday 30 July. It will reduce the impacts of feral pigs on wildlife and water quality.

For more information please call NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 May 2020, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Section of Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to rockfall

Part of Mount Kembla Ring track - from Mount Kembla lookout to the junction of the fire trail - is closed from Tuesday 12 May 2020 until further notice. This area is closed due to rockfall. 

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.51am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

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 the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway 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 Tue 18 Feb 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 4.38pm

Safety alerts: Caution - Victory track tree fall and landslide

The Victory track has changed track conditions due to fallen trees, debris and trip hazards. The trail is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by flooding. Take care along this route.

For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sun 1 Mar 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Sunday 1 March and Monday 31 August 2020 along management trails in Winburndale Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Dunphys campground

Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

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 Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, 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/international-student-tour-living-country-living-culture/local-alerts

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The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: S Alton/OEH.