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Yengo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 March 2023, 9.18pm

Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.18pm.

Closed areas: Part Yengo National Park closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in these parks are closed from 9am, Froday 24 March to 4.00pm, Thursday 6th April 2023 for a ground pest control operation. The closed areas are:

Wollombi Arm Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Nowlands Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Spring Arm Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Tumbledown Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

Yengo Loop Firetrail (Yengo National Park)

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 8.48am.

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 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 Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 8.30pm.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.27pm

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.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lila Falls track, between Fern Bower/Amphitheatre junction and Lindeman Pass junction is closed from Wednesday 15 March 2023 until further notice, due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Conservation Hut is closed for renovations due to open late 2023. 
  • 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January 2023 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • The track connecting Rocket Point loop to Chester and Little Switzerland trails will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.  
  • The trail connecting Jamison Creek to Chester Road will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 27 March until Tuesday 4th April 2023 to allow for rock and tree removal.  Pedestrian access to Kedumba Valley is available via the lower end of Federal Pass walking track.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening April 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is closed from Cripps lookout to Pulpit Rock lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Horse track and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rock falls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or South of Acacia Flat.
  • The Mount Banks area including the picnic area and Summit walking track will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 20th  March 2023 until Friday 28th April 2023 to allow for road repairs.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.  

Canyons and rock climbing

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

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

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Applies from Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.19pm to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.26pm

Closed areas: Mt Banks Summit Walk

Mt Banks Summit Walk within Blue Mountains National Pass will be closed until April 28th to allow for road and track repairs.  For further information please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 47878877.  

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground, including Newnes Industrial Ruins, is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. The only access is via Glow Worm tunnel carpark on the Newnes plateau. This closure remains in place until further notice.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 10.07am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 10.42am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is currently closed to vehicles whilst essential maintenance work is undertaken.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. 

The road is expected to re-open on Thursday 6th April 2023.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2023, 12.00am to Tue 4 Apr 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2023, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Kedumba Valley Road closed

Kedumba Valley Road within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 27 March until Friday 31 March 2023 to allow for rock and tree removal. 

Alternate pedestrian access to Kedumba Valley is available through Lower Federal Pass walking track.  For further information please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 12.09pm to Wed 5 Apr 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2023, 12.22pm

Other planned events: Shaws Ridge fire trail hosting school carnival event on Wednesday 5 April 2023

Please note that Shaws Ridge fire trail will be hosting a school cross country event on Wednesday 5 April 2023. Approximately 400 students will participate in the event from 9am to 2:30pm. For more information contact the local NPWS area office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 8.41am to Mon 10 Apr 2023, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2023, 8.48am

Closed areas: Old Northern Heritage Track closed in Werakata NP

Old Northern Heritage Track in Werakata National Park is closed from Monday12 March to Monday10 April 2023 while the track is being upgraded. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Sun 2 Apr 2023, 7.00am to Wed 5 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation

Schedule 1 Lands of the Warragamba Special Area of this park is closed from 7am, Sunday 2 April to 5pm, Wednesday 5 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation.

The closed areas area:

  • South of Coxs River
  • West of Warragamba Dam and Wollondilly River

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 11.19am

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

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

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.06pm to Fri 14 Apr 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 9.59am

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut Campground and Day use Area Closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Friday 31 March 2023.

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.11pm to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.39am

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park and Heaton State Forest - Changed access

Watagan Forest Road remains the only vehicle access road into and out of Watagans National Park and the adjacent Heaton State Forest for the remainder of 2022 and up to the end of June 2023. This is due to major landslips on both Mount Faulk Road and Watagan / Heaton Road.

Access to both Watagan Forest Road and Heaton Sate Forest is either via Martinsville Hill Road, Martinsville or Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty from Friday 23 September 2022.

The following visitor areas will be accessible via Watagan Forest Road:

  • Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Gap Creek and Monkey Face lookouts
  • Georges Road lookouts
  • Heaton lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Watagan Forest Headquarters campground
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout

Please note:

  • Bangalow Road and Gap Creek campgrounds remain closed to repair a major landslip near the entry gate.  
  • If rain persists it may again be necessary to close Watagan Forest Road for driver safety and to minimise damage to the newly repaired road.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.36am

Closed areas: Temp Closure for Road works - Carrolls Road and Ingles Road Watagans NP

Carrolls Road and Ingles Road are closed temporarily to all vehicles for road reconstruction due to severe erosion and 4WD damage. This closure will commence from Monday 20th February and be completed toward the end of March 2023.

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

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Applies from Sun 5 Feb 2023, 10.05am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.34am

Safety alerts: Pest Animal Control Work Underway in Watagans NP.

Feral animal control work is currently underway in Watagans NP and on some adjoining private properties in the Congewai Valley with the consent of landowners. The control work will target wild-dogs, foxes, feral cats and goats up until  the 30th of June 2023. Control methods will include trapping and euthanasia and also limited shooting programs within defined precincts and  subject to an endorsed shoot plan . Control areas targeted  will have signs displayed indicating temporary access restrictions. The work is aimed at reducing the predation of protected native fauna including the endangered Brush-tailed rock wallaby. 

1080 poison baiting may also be deployed during this time and will be subject to specific notification protocols before commencing. ( 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Visitors are reminded not to touch, handle or disturb any baits). Visitors are also reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. For more information contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 10.30am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.32am

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road closed due to major landslip

Mount Fault Road is closed until further notice due to a major landslip below Bangalow Road.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access into Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park due to the landslip, which has removed a larger section of the access road . Please avoid the area due to the high safety risk. Repair work is schedule to begin mid February 20223

Road barriers are in place on Mount Faulk Road below Bangalow Road  and the corner of Mount Fault Road and Monkey Face Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Forestry Corporation of NSW website.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.31am

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 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 Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.25am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide.

There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.

NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored prior to Easter. A new major landslide on nearby Mount Faulk Road on Thursday 7 July 2022 has also affected access for planned heavy plant repair machinery to reach and repair the Bangalow Road landslip.. However work is scheduled to start on the Mt Faulk Road landslip on the 20th Feb and on the Bangalow Road landslip on 6 March 2023

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.22am

Closed areas: Click Creek Fire Trail - Watagans NP

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail 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 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.15am

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 Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.57am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Roads and Trails Closed due to 4WD Damage

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 Sat 8 Oct 2022, 9.33am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.12am

Closed areas: Great North Walk - partial closure

The section of Great North Walk between the Cherry Lane track-head and Tooheys Road, Kulnura, is closed until further notice due to track and bridge damage from recent severe weather events.

For your safety, please avoid this area until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe for visitors.

Alternative bushwalking access is via Tooheys Road to Forest Road, then west to the intersection of Cherry Lane and Greta Road, Kulnura.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.45pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.10am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Road - Partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah 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 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 8.49am

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 Fri 3 Mar 2023, 2.29pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 9.31am

Closed areas: Upper Werong hazard reduction burn

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service along with NSW Forestry Corporation are planning a hazard reduction burn in Blue Mountains National Park from March to April 2023, subject to appropriate weather conditions. 

Upper Werong fire trail will be closed during this time.

This burn is called Upper Werong Hazard Reduction.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.24am

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure

The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.

This area will reopen as soon as it is safe.

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 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 10.42am

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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Applies from Thu 29 Dec 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 8.56am

Closed areas: Kariong Brook Waterhole and Waterfall Closed

The waterhole and waterfall at Kariong Brook is closed until further notice due to risk of rockfall.

The adjacent Great North Walk will remain open.

Signs are in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Jan 2023, 12.53pm to Mon 24 Apr 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Deep Pass northern and Mt Cameron access road closed for repairs

Mt Cameron and the northern access road to Deep Pass camping area is closed to allow for repair work following storm damage.  The southern access road is open and in good condition following maintenance work. Walkers can access the camping area from the walking track that leads from the Deep Pass south car park.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 11.12am

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 11.10am

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades until April 2023. 

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, and include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 11.37am

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

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

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

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

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 5.05pm

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Sun 26 Feb 2023, 8.44am to Fri 12 May 2023, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2023, 8.40am

Closed areas: Mill Creek Precinct closed for road works

Mill Creek Precinct will be closed from 7:00am Monday 1 May 2023 to 3:00pm Friday 12 May for road works. The closed areas are:

  • Mill Creek Campground
  • Mill Creek Picnic Area
  • Grass Tree Circuit
  • 11km Walking Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 9.58am

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 December 2023
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until April 2023
  • Mellong Range trail - OPEN

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late March 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until Friday 31 March 2023.

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 Mon 19 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 9 months (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails as well as maintaining vegetation clearances.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has 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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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • 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.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 10.27am

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.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 2.10pm

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

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to 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 have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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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/wollombi-aboriginal-culture-tours-and-camps/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Yengo National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Yengo National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Big Yango precinct of the park is within locked gates and requires a permit to enter.

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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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