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Sustainable toolkit tour: Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 6 July 2022, 10.59am

Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.58pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.59am.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to severe weather

Mount Werong campground is closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 July to 8am, Friday 15 July 2022 due to severe weather.

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.46am.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are re-opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Golden Stairs
  • Furber Steps
  • Fern Bower
  • Federal Pass
  • Kedumba Pass and Sublime Point fire trails
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed from Monday 2 May 2022 due to track work
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Lady Darley lookout and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Bridal Veil lookout (west of Leura Cascades) is closed from 15 June 2022 to approximately the end of August 2022 for upgrade works
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork
  • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track
  • Giant Stairway
  • No access from Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairs and Dardanelles Pass
  • Glenraphael Rd & Narrow Neck trail 
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Valley of the Waters track below Empress lookout
  • Wentworth Falls track below the top crossing
  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillian's Bridge due to landslide
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Rd is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Rds. 

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

  • Pierces Pass Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Victoria Falls Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Grand Canyon walking track and carpark
  • Point Pilcher Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • All access tracks into the Grose Valley are closed, including Perrys Lookdown track, Shortridge Pass (Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum), Victoria Falls walking track, Govetts Descent, Horse track, Rodriguez Pass and Pierces Pass.
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Rd is open to cyclists and walkers.)
  • Walls Cave walking track due to trackwork
  • Evans lookout  
  • Blue Gum Forest
  • Acacia Flat campground
  • Green Gully & Dunphy's Campground are closed due to public road restrictions and flooding.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Glen Road closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists).  
  • Murphys Glen campground closed until Friday 15 July 2022 to allow for roadworks and campground improvements
  • Empire Pass

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress Canyon is closed  
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks and undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck trail is currently closed. Also note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Shortridge Pass from Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum
  • Roberts Pass
  • Lindeman Pass
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

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Applies from Sun 3 Jul 2022, 7.28am to Wed 13 Jul 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.27am.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Sunday 3 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022 due to flooding. The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single Track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.00pm.

Closed areas: Ingar Road Closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 6.34am to Wed 13 Jul 2022, 6.35am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 12.16pm.

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed

Burralow Creek Campground will be closed from Friday 1 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022 inclusive due to a forecast significant rain event.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.55pm.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades - areas closed

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut (Valley of the Waters), Wentworth Falls are closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May to early September 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and car parks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

Track closures are updated regularly, check our alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this web page or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.41pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 7.12am.

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open from Friday 3 June 2022. However, Tabaraga Ridge fire trail is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm.

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 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 2.07pm.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.33am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.48pm

Closed parks: Yengo National Park closed due to severe weather and flooding

Yengo National Park is closed from Tuesday 5 July 2022 to 9am, Friday 15 July 2022 due to widespread heavy rain, damaging winds and widespread flooding or nearby areas.

Trails may be impassable and trees may fall due to the saturated ground. This park will re-open as soon as it is safe.

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 Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.09am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.59am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

This park, including campgrounds, is closed from 10am Sunday 3 July 2022 until 8am Friday 15 July 2022 due to widespread flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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 Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.58pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.59am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to severe weather

Mount Werong campground is closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 July to 8am, Friday 15 July 2022 due to severe weather.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - reopening to people with permits late September 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid August 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late September 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until early September 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late September 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late September 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed.

Gates 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 Tue 5 Jul 2022, 11.30am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.57pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather and flooding

This park is closed from Tuesday 5 July 2022 to 9am Friday 15 July 2022 due to widespread heavy rain, damaging winds and widespread flooding or nearby areas. Trails may be impassable and trees may fall due to the saturated ground. This park will re-open as soon as it is safe. 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 Tue 5 Jul 2022, 11.20am to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.56pm

Closed parks: Leacock Regional Park closed due to rain and flooding

Leacock Regional Park is closed including all walking trails, access trails, the cycleway and picnic areas until further notice. This is due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the Alerts and Closures page on the National park website for up to date information on park closures https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office on 02 4580 2750

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 10.25am to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.54pm

Closed parks: William Howe Regional Park closed due to rain and flooding

William Howe Regional Park is closed including all walking trails, access trails and picnic areas until further notice. This is due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the NPWS Alerts and Closures page on the National park website for up to date information on park closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office on 02 4580 2750

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.56am to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.48pm

Closed parks: Mulgoa Nature Reserve is closed due rain and flooding

Mulgoa Nature Reserve including all access trails is closed until further notice due to the current severe weather conditions, localised flooding and dangerous trees. No access permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the NPWS Alerts and Closures page for up to date information on park closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.28am to Tue 12 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 4.47pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

The Cricket Pitch campground is closed from 9am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Wednesday 12 July 2022 due to widespread flooding.

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).

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.13pm

Closed parks: Agnes Banks Nature Reserve closed due to severe weather conditions

Agnes Banks Nature Reserve is currently closed to all walking trails and access trails until further notice due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian access permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the Alerts and Closures page on the National park website for up to date information on park closures https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For enquiries, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office, telephone 4580 2750.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.13pm

Closed parks: Rouse Hill Regional Park closed due to severe weather conditions

Rouse Hill Regional Park is currently closed to all walking trails, access trails and picnic areas until further notice due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the Alerts and Closures page on the National park website for up to date information on park closures https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For enquiries, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office, telephone 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 9.48am to Tue 12 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 10.50am

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to rising causeway levels

Coorongooba campground is closed from 9am Monday 4 July 2022 due to rising causeway levels. The levels will be reviewed again on Tuesday 12 July 2022, before reopening.

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 Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.46am

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are re-opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Golden Stairs
  • Furber Steps
  • Fern Bower
  • Federal Pass
  • Kedumba Pass and Sublime Point fire trails
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed from Monday 2 May 2022 due to track work
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Lady Darley lookout and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Bridal Veil lookout (west of Leura Cascades) is closed from 15 June 2022 to approximately the end of August 2022 for upgrade works
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork
  • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track
  • Giant Stairway
  • No access from Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairs and Dardanelles Pass
  • Glenraphael Rd & Narrow Neck trail 
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Valley of the Waters track below Empress lookout
  • Wentworth Falls track below the top crossing
  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillian's Bridge due to landslide
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Rd is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Rds. 

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

  • Pierces Pass Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Victoria Falls Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Grand Canyon walking track and carpark
  • Point Pilcher Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • All access tracks into the Grose Valley are closed, including Perrys Lookdown track, Shortridge Pass (Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum), Victoria Falls walking track, Govetts Descent, Horse track, Rodriguez Pass and Pierces Pass.
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Rd is open to cyclists and walkers.)
  • Walls Cave walking track due to trackwork
  • Evans lookout  
  • Blue Gum Forest
  • Acacia Flat campground
  • Green Gully & Dunphy's Campground are closed due to public road restrictions and flooding.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Glen Road closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists).  
  • Murphys Glen campground closed until Friday 15 July 2022 to allow for roadworks and campground improvements
  • Empire Pass

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress Canyon is closed  
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks and undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck trail is currently closed. Also note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Shortridge Pass from Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum
  • Roberts Pass
  • Lindeman Pass
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.34am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.37am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to severe weather

The Boyd River Campground will be closed from 9am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Friday 15 July 2022 due to severe weather.

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

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Applies from Sun 3 Jul 2022, 7.28am to Wed 13 Jul 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.27am

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Sunday 3 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022 due to flooding. The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single Track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.07pm to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 5.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.26pm

Closed parks: Maroota Ridge State Conservation Area closed due to rain and flooding

Maroota Ridge State Conservation Area, including all walking trails, access trails and picnic areas, is closed until further notice. This is due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures and the NPWS alerts web page for current information on park closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.05pm to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.21pm

Closed parks: Windsor Downs Nature Reserve closed due to rain and flooding

Windsor Downs Nature Reserve, including all walking trails, access trails and picnic areas, is closed until further notice. This is due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters, so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures and the NPWS alerts web page for current information on park closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.59pm to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 5.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.17pm

Closed parks: Castlereagh Nature Reserve closed due to rain and flooding

Castlereagh Nature Reserve is closed, including all walking trails, access trails and picnic areas until further notice. This is due to the current severe weather conditions, which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters, so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures, and the NPWS alerts page for current information on park closures. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.00pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road Closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.49pm to Fri 8 Jul 2022, 4.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.50pm

Closed parks: Edmondson Regional Park closed due to flooding

This park is closed from Monday 4 July 2022 due to heavy rainfall and storms and damaging winds. 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 4 Jul 2022, 4.40pm to Fri 8 Jul 2022, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.45pm

Closed parks: Wianamatta Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

This park is closed from Monday 4 July 2022 due to heavy rainfall and storms and damaging winds. 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 4 Jul 2022, 4.34pm to Fri 8 Jul 2022, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.40pm

Closed parks: Pitt Town Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

This park is closed from Monday 4 July 2022 due to widespread flooding. 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 Fri 1 Jul 2022, 9.33am to Sat 9 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.32pm

Closed parks: Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area closed

Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area will be closed from Saturday 2 July to 8am Saturday 9 July 2022 due to weather conditions. 

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

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Applies from Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.44am to Fri 8 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Luxfords trail closed due to flooding

Luxfords trail is closed until further notice due to severe flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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 4 Jul 2022, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.23pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

This park is closed from 9am Monday 4 July to 8am Saturday 9 July due to widespread flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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 4 Jul 2022, 9.48am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 11.56am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

Yerranderie Regional Park, including campgrounds, is closed from Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July 2022 due to widespread flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The Colong Stock Route remains closed. Please refer to the Wollondilly Shire Council website for further information. 

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 Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.30am to Mon 18 Jul 2022, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 11.42am

Closed parks: Jenolan Caves closed due to adverse road conditions

Jenolan Caves precinct will be closed to the public from 10.30pm Sunday 3 July up to and including Monday 18 July 2022 at 12pm.

This is due to adverse road conditions.

Jenolan Caves offers complete booking flexibility. Our staff are happy to assist you by arranging alternative dates or providing a refund for any cancellations for experiences that have been prepaid. If you require assistance, call us on 1300 76 33 11.

Any update on the closure and a possible extension will happen on Monday 18 July 2022.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Jul 2022, 7.46pm

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park horse riding area closed

The horse riding area within Schevyille National Park is closed until further notice due to severe weather.

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 26 May 2022, 5.11pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.42am

Closed areas: Cattai campground closure and Mitchell Park closure

Cattai campground and picnic area are closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks are closed until further notice due to flood damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 4.42pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 5.04pm

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) access

K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access is only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck trail is currently closed.

Please note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 6.36am to Wed 13 Jul 2022, 6.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed from Friday 1 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022 inclusive due to a forecast significant rain event.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 6.34am to Wed 13 Jul 2022, 6.35am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed

Burralow Creek Campground will be closed from Friday 1 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022 inclusive due to a forecast significant rain event.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

The following sections of Six Foot track are closed until mid-October 2022:

  • From Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous condition.
  • Between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves 

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 month which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.15am

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures

The following fire trails In Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June to Friday 30 September 2022 due to wet weather and track conditions:

  • Morong Falls
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Waterfall Creek
  • Mini Mini

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 12.36pm

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 Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed

Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. 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, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.54am

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The 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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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.53am

Closed areas: Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to landslide

Mount Kembla Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage from landslips and rockfalls. 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 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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11.58am

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 Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.01am to Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.00pm

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and closure of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. There is no access to this park.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11.52am

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 Fri 17 Dec 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11.52am

Closed areas: Rouse Hill Regional Park - planned playground closure

The Rouse Hill Regional Park playground, carpark and picnic area will be closed from Thursday 10 February 2022, due to demolition of the existing playground, construction of a new playground and carpark refurbishments. This is expected to be completed by Saturday 30 July 2022. The oval and other picnic shelters will remain open.

For further information email or call the Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 8.21am

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 Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 28 December 2022  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 Mon 9 May 2022, 9.25am to Sat 27 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 7.59am

Closed areas: Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground closed - will reopen 27 August 2022

Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground is closed from Monday 9 May for upgrades and will reopen Saturday 27 August 2022. 

The access road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.  All campsites and picnic areas will also be closed.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Hard roof accommodation closed for maintenance

The following areas in Yerranderie National Park are closed for maintenance:

  • Slippery Norris Cottage and The Bank Room will be closed until the end of July 2022
  • Post Office Lodge will be closed until October 2022.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage

The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track

These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.

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 Mon 28 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment

The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:

  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail

This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.

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 Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Fri 5 Aug 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11.48am

Closed parks: Bents Basin closed due to flood damage and safety concerns

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised 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 to 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, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.42pm

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding. Roadworks are currently underway take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades - areas closed

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut (Valley of the Waters), Wentworth Falls are closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May to early September 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and car parks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

Track closures are updated regularly, check our alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this web page or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.41pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 7.12am

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open from Friday 3 June 2022. However, Tabaraga Ridge fire trail is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Big Yango Precinct Area Closure

The Big Yango precinct except Big Yengo House in Yengo National Park is closed from the 2 June through to the 1 August for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel road closed due to damage

Glow Worm Tunnel road is closed from the intersection of Waratah Ridge and Glow Worm Tunnel Road due to damage.

This road will re-open when safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 1.22pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Walking Track closed

The Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is closed from the Tunnel north to the 'four ways' intersection with the Old Coach Rd due to landslips and flood damage.  This section will remain closed until further notice due to continuing landslip risk and need for repair works.  Visitors can still access the Tunnel from the Wolgan Valley Rd track head by walking up the Old Coach Rd and Pagoda track to the south side of the Tunnel. 

Note also that access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau may be affected by closure of the Glow Worm Tunnel Rd due to road conditions (see separate Alert).

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.27pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program in the Capertee Valley

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 the 1st of April 2022 and the 30th September 2022 in Wollemi National Park.  The program is to protect the endangered Brush Tail Rock Wallaby.

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

  • Capertee River Trail, downstream (East) 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 please call NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 3.34pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 4.45pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 3.36pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 4.14pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.11am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.02am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.35am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

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

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

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

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 3.13pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Dharug National Park, Manobalai Nature Reserve, Parr State Conservation Area, Wollemi State Conservation Area, and Yengo National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Wednesday 9th November 2022.

 

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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS Office for more information on (020 6574 5555,

 

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm

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 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.13pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.23pm

Closed parks: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 for major upgrade works. There will be no public access to any of the reserve, including camping, cabins and caves during this period.

For further information contact Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 7.17am

Closed areas: Bob Turners Track closed due to potential landslip

Bob Turners track is closed until further notice, due to an imminent landslip and major safety concerns.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Mar 2022, 1.02pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December to Thursday 31 Aug 2022. 

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 9.28am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Mar 2022, 10.31am

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 Tuesday 1 March 2022 to Wednesday 31 August 2022 within Winburndale Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 12.39pm

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 Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

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 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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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/sustainable-toolkit-tour-blue-mountains/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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