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Wollemi guided Glow Worm Tunnel walk

Wollemi National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 18 April 2024, 9.44am

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 2.55pm.

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road or the Pipeline Track.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

 

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 10.26am to Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 2.18pm.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed due to flooding

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed from Wednesday 3 April 2024 until Monday 29 April 2024, due to excessive flooding and storm damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 1.15pm.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Camp Road roadside vegetation management

NPWS will be implementing roadside vegetation management during April and May 2024 in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area and Wollemi National Park.

Roads affected are:

• Camp Road between Eastern Boundary Road and Forest Camp:
o Closed to the public for approximately 1 week.
o Access to Forest Camp via Eastern Boundary Road

• Glowworm Tunnel Road from Bungleboori Day Use Area to Galah Mountain Road:
o Traffic control will be in place for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. One-way traffic only. Expect short delays.

Please use caution when driving and obey all signs and directions.

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

Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 2.40pm.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks currently closed for upgrade works, and will re-open Saturday 1 June.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon access track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 3 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 9.31am.

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 3 May 2024. This includes small sections of State Mine Gully Road and Old Bells Line of Road. The road won't be closed, however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Please exercise caution when driving in the area. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 9.44am.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

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

  • California trail - closed until late June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024

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 Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.54am.

Closed areas: Glow Worm to Newnes walking track

The section from Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track from the Glow Worm tunnel exit to the ‘four-ways’ intersection, Wolgan Valley, will remain closed until further notice. This closure is due to significant rainfall, geohazards and to allow track work.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

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

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

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

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

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

Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
29 April 2024 Other planned events Ganguddy Dunns Swamp - construction works occurring Details

Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 6.00am to Mon 20 May 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.15am

Construction works occurring in the day use area from 29 April 2024 until the 20 May 2024 between the hours of 0700hrs to 1600hrs.  Earthmoving equipment operating in the area. Please adhere to safety signage.

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10 May 2024 Other planned events Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program Details

Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.37am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11.17am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20th March 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Wollemi National Park

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

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

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Bulga 02 6574 5555

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Fern Bower, Part of Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Access to Mount Solitary from Kedumba Valley will remain temporarily closed until saftey works are complete. 
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) and Round Walk are closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. Access to Furber Steps is from Prince Henry picnic area (Katoomba Falls Kiosk). Detours in place.
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The six foot track is affected by multiple road closures.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. (Scheduled for repair by 1700, 20-4-2024)  
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Dunphy's Camping Area is closed due to traffic restrictions on Megalong Road. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for road updates.

  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure Recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

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

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10.44am to Thu 25 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Trails closed due to vegetation maintenance works in Berowra Valley National Park

There will be scheduled vegetation works on the trail network Berowra Valley National Park, starting Friday 19 April 2024 through to Thursday 25 April 2024, weather permitting:

The following will be closed during these works:

  • Simon Trail
  • Ulolo Trail
  • Sydney Fire Trail
  • Top of Gorge Trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 19 Apr 2024, 12.43pm to Mon 29 Apr 2024, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Pebbly Hill Rd and Old Pitt Town Rd Horse paddock gates closed

Pebbly Hill Rd and Old Pitt Town Rd Horse paddock gates closed due to an increase in illegal activity.

The horse paddocks can still be accessed via Scheyville Rd or Pitt Town Dural Rd.

Please contact the Cumberland Area Office for any questions or concerns on 02 4580 2750

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 8.45am

Closed areas: Road works on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 11 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 9.09am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure (except Big Yango House and Haddens Hall)

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park including Mountain Arm campground, Blue Gums campground, the Yango Loop trail and Yango walking track are closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Saturday 11 May 2024 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 Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.32pm to Mon 6 May 2024, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 1.28pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park partial closed due flood damage - Mitchell Park open

Cattai National Park is closed from 8 April 2024 to 6 May 2024 due to flood damage. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Open :- Mitchell Park picnic area and most walking trails are open as per normal operating hours. Creek Flat Track remains closed due to flood damage.

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).

For further information please call the Area office on (02) 4580 2750.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2024, 1.47pm to Mon 6 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 8.42am

Closed parks: Pitt Town Nature Reserve is closed due to flooding

Pitt Town Nature Reserve is closed from 6 April 2024 to 6 May 2024 due to flooding.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.02pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Mitchell Park is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 11.50am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Long Neck Lagoon are closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7.48am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 7.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 8.18am

Other planned events: Brooklyn Dam fire trail maintenance works

There will be surface maintenance works on the Brooklyn Dam fire trail between William St, Brooklyn and the end of the Jerusalem Bay trail, including Brooklyn Dam campsite, from the 2 April 2024. Expect delays and be follow instructions of NPWS staff and contractors. Jerusalem Bay trail will remain open during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 9.49am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles due to a recent increase in illegal activities.

The road will remain closed until Friday 19th April 2024 while investigations are undertaken, and further recommendations are made.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 2.37pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 11.02am

Other planned events: Roadworks affecting users of the Great North Walk north of Karool Road

Ausgrid is undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Creek Access Track off Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek.

Users of the Great North Walk north of Karool Road along Mooney Creek Access Track may experience temporary delays between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, while machinery is operating.

Take care when entering this area and follow the directions of roadwork signs and onsite contractors.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 9.57am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 9.40am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Apple Tree Bay to the Mt-Ku-ring-gai access track. There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.

The Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Mt Ku-ring-gai is open for use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.34pm to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Major Roadworks in Jilliby State Conservation Area - Commencing 27 December 2023

Major roadworks are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 27th December 2023 in Jilliby State Conservation Area (Southern Precinct) and part of Ourimbah State Forest.

Partial and intermittent road closures should be expected. The roads that will be affected are:

  • Red Hill Road
  • Prestons Ridge Road
  • Bradleys Point Road
  • Campbells Point Road and 
  • Tooheys Road.

 

Visitors are asked to avoid the area (if possible). Otherwise, please be aware of trucks and machinery using and working on the above roads and to drive to the conditions. Warning signs and traffic control will be in place. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The work is funded as part of the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) program aimed at providing safe and strategic fire trails for fire response and access.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.25am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.18am

Closed areas: Watagans NP Campground BBQs - Out of Order

Bangalow Campground, Gap Creek Campground and Gap Creek Picnic Area BBQs are currently out of order. Repairs to these facilities will take place June 2024.  Campers and day visitors are encouraged to bring their own gas stoves during this time. 

Note gas stove BBQs are not permitted during a declared TOBAN. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contacts the NPWS Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 1.07pm

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please be aware of the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 8.05am to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park part closure for pest control shoot operation

Parts of Watagans National Park will be closed between 1700 (5pm) Monday 11th March 2024 to 0500 (5am) 26th April 2024 for wild dog and fox control ground shoot operations. These operations aim to prevent localised economic impacts and protect Brush-tailed rock-wallabies within the park. 

When active, the shoot operation area will be delineated by signage advising visitors "do not enter" during the night-time operation. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000 or email conservation.hccb@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 3.44pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2024, 11.19am

Other planned events: Sphinx Memorial repair works

Repair works are underway at the Sphinx Memorial from Monday 12 February to June 2024. There will be changed access to the memorial for the duration of these works. The carpark and the Sphinx track remain open. Please follow directions of signs and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.14pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 February 2024 and Wednesday 31 July 2024 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 9451 3479 or Lane Cove area office on 8448 0400 during business hours. For after-hours enquiries, contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.07pm to Tue 4 Feb 2025, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7.41pm

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.39am

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m of Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only.

This section is not suitable for conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road.

Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will need to walk the last 850 metres to access the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.57am

Closed areas: Click Creek FT and Congewai Link FT closed due to falling trees and trail damage after the recent wildfire.

Click Creek fire trail and Congewai Link Trail are closed due to tree fall risk and trail damage after the recent wildfire. The trails will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.55am

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

The section of Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable for 4WD vehicles only.

To prevent further damage to the road and to protect visitor safety, please avoid this area and other trails in the reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 3.04pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Georges Road - Watagans NP - Part Closure

Georges Road in the Watagans NP is temporarily closed from The Narrow Pass Lookout west to the National Park boundary due to extensive road damage. Visitors are reminded to drive to the conditions along Georges Road to the Lookout and not drive past this point. NPWS plans to upgrade this trail ASAP in the new year. For further information please contact the NPWS local office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 8.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Climbers Walking Track Closed after Wildfire - Watagans NP

The Climbers Walking Track between Gap Creek Camping Area and Bangalow Camping Area is closed due to the recent wildfire. Timber steps and walking track edges have been lost and the track surface is now unstable. It will take some time to repair and make safe. Visitors are asked not to use the track for their own safety. The nearby Gap Creek Waterfall track is open and available to visitors. For further information please contact the NPWS area office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 10.10am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.07am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk Closed - Watagans NP

Gap Creek Forest Walk from the intersection of the Gap Creek Falls Walking Track is closed due to a landslip and unstable rocks above the track. Due to the risk visitors are asked to stay out of the area beyond the current barrier until the area can be made safe. For further information please contact the NPWS Area Office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips

Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a major landslip on the Cessnock City Council section.

There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the Georges Road intersection in the Watagans NP.

This access road to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.

Work is currently underway way but will be complex, involve geotechnical planning, major earthworks and road realignment. 

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Sat 28 Oct 2023, 3.54pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.06am

Closed areas: Daniels Pt Road and Maculata Fire Trail Closed -Jilliby SCA

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9.59am

Closed areas: Muirs Lookout Picnic Area - Closed

Muirs Lookout Picnic Area on Prickly Ridge Road has been closed due to ageing infrastructure, obstructed lookout views to the coast and very low public visitation. Alternative picnic facilities are located nearby in Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park. Further information on other places to visit can be obtained via the NPWS or Forestry Corporation websites. 

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 9.17am

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

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.02am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment has been undertaken.  Repairs to address safety issues need to be undertaken before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.02am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

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

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

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track closed

Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track, including access to the waterfalls will be closed until 30 June 2024 while the picnic area is being upgraded.

The proposed upgrade will improve visitor safety, accessibility and protect sensitive cultural heritage.

Consider visiting the nearby Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well established picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 6.06pm

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 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 9.13am

Closed areas: Jacks Track closed in Yengo National Park

Jacks Track in Yengo National Park is closed due to a dangerous landslip on private property. No access is permitted under any circumstances.

Walkers and mountain bike riders should use alternative trails.

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2024, 12.06pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time.

Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.

For more information about the reserve, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.33am

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until further notice due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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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/wollemi-guided-glow-worm-tunnel-walk/local-alerts

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