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Sunset guided tours of the Blue Mountains

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 26 November 2021, 12.40pm

Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.20pm.

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.

Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Tue 21 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.09pm.

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed until Tuesday 21 December 2021 due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.02pm.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.32pm.

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed

The following areas are closed until Friday 10 December 2021 for road repairs:

  • Pierces Pass Road
  • Pierces Pass walking track
  • Walls lookout
  • Rigby Hill walking track

Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area. There is no public access.

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.43pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Kanangra to Katoomba - Cox's River is presently in flood and cannot be crossed. Advice from 15.11.2021.   
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • Between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • Between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday 9 November 2021, 7am to 4pm for road maintenance works.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass walking track, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill, is closed until Friday 10 December 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  

Lawson, Hazelbrook

  • Lawson Ridge fire trail will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday 10 December until Friday 17 December 2021 for road repairs.  It will be open to foot and bicycles on weekends.  

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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

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).

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 6.00am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 9.59am.

Closed areas: Short Cut track partial closure

A section of Short Cut track will be closed between Monday and Friday from Monday 8 November to Friday 17 December 2021. The track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance.

Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 3.44pm.

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed

Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.00pm.

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.01pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.15am

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to flooding until Friday 3 Dec 2021

Coorongooba campground is closed from Monday 29 November 2021 until Friday 3 December 2021 due to widespread, severe and ongoing flooding.

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 park office.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.

Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Tue 21 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed until Tuesday 21 December 2021 due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 8.43am to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Strong Water Currents

Please be aware heavy rainfall has caused water levels to rise and strong water currents to flow through Bents Basin Water Hole.

For your safety, swimming and water based activities are not advised.

For more information, contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed

The following areas are closed until Friday 10 December 2021 for road repairs:

  • Pierces Pass Road
  • Pierces Pass walking track
  • Walls lookout
  • Rigby Hill walking track

Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area. There is no public access.

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Kanangra to Katoomba - Cox's River is presently in flood and cannot be crossed. Advice from 15.11.2021.   
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • Between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • Between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday 9 November 2021, 7am to 4pm for road maintenance works.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass walking track, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill, is closed until Friday 10 December 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  

Lawson, Hazelbrook

  • Lawson Ridge fire trail will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday 10 December until Friday 17 December 2021 for road repairs.  It will be open to foot and bicycles on weekends.  

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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

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).

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 9.37am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - closed until early January 2021
  • Martindale trail - re-opening to permits early January 2021
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • King's Cross to Sheepskin Hut - open
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid December 2021
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until mid March 2021
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until mid December 2021

Visitor areas currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until early January 2021
  • Sheepskin Hut - open via Commission Road side only

Commission Road is open to traffic. Gates that are in place have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays. 

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

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Nov 2021, 4.16pm

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

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

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

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

 

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.46am

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track is closed between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves from Monday to Friday. This closure is expected to run until Saturday 25 December 2021.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.11am

Other incidents: Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) closed

Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) is closed between Goodman's Ford and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve while major flood repairs are in progress. Alternative routes are from Goulburn via the Hume Highway or from the Blue Mountains.

For more information visit the Wingecarribee Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 6.00am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Short Cut track partial closure

A section of Short Cut track will be closed between Monday and Friday from Monday 8 November to Friday 17 December 2021. The track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Nov 2021, 11.03am

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 2.27pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Kui Kiosk closed for renovations

Kui Kiosk is closed temporarily for upgrades.

Tickets to the caves and general information can be obtained from the Wombeyan Caves Office.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 2.04pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Caves closed for repairs

The following caves are closed for maintenance and repairs following the recent bushfires and floods.

  • Kooringa Cave
  • Junction Cave
  • Dennings Labyrynth

Please check for updates on re-opening schedules.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 6.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11.49am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage

All walking tracks at Wombeyan Karst Reserve are closed until further notice due to flood damage. Fig Tree Cave, Wollondilly Cave and Mulwaree Cave are open. Kooringa Cave, Junction Cave and Dennings Labyrinth Cave are closed.

Grove Creek cabins at Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve are closed until further notice due to rock fall. Archway Cave and Belfry Cave are open. Bushrangers Cave and Grove Cave are closed.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.36am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban 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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed

Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.00pm

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 10.25am

Closed areas: Cattai campground closed

Cattai campground is closed due to flood repairs and infrastructure works.

Cattai picnic area and Mitchell Park are open.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 3.57pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

From Monday 25 October to Saturday 4 December 2021 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be happening within:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werombi)
  • Nattai National Park (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Lakesland) 
  • Joadja Nature Reserve

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on properties.

Domestic animals may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during 1080 operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they're required to work near the baiting location during or after the operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.

Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.

For further information call the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 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, 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 11 Oct 2021, 2.47pm to Sun 19 Dec 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.28am

Closed areas: Park closed from sunset to sunrise

Scheyville National Park is closed from Monday 11 October until Saturday 11 December 2021 due to a pest management operation.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 11.30am to Sun 19 Dec 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park area closed between sunset and sunrise

The Mitchell Park area of Cattai National park will be closed from sunset to sunrise between Monday 11 October and Sunday 19 December 2021 for pest management operations.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 2.57pm

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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 9.27am

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 Wed 1 Sep 2021, 1.12pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 8.24am

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 Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Monday 28 February 2022 in both Winburndale and Girralang Nature Reserves.

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 Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 8.14am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

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 the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 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.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 12.49pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 28 June and Tuesday 28 December 2021 in Nattai National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the 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 Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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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 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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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/sunset-guided-tours-of-the-blue-mountains/local-alerts

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