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Burragorang lookout and picnic area

Burragorang State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 June 2023, 11.51am

Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.48am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 3.08pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023

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 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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am.

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 5 June to Friday 16 June 2023. The following reserves will be closed during this period:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout, which will reopen on public holidays and weekends)
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (including Stage 2 lands north of Tourist Road)
  • Barralier WaterNSW freehold lands

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am.

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Burragorang State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 19 June, to Friday 23 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

Burragorang Lookout will remain open as normal during this period.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 2.24am

Hazard reduction burns: Yawal Rd HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 02/06/2023. The fire is called Yawal Rd HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 5.58pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.42pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 19th June and Friday 30 June 2023. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga 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 more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Point Picher lookout and Juggler Canyon

Point Pilcher lookout and Jugglers Canyon within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to vehicles from Thursday 8 to Mon 12 June for roadworks.

The affected areas will remain open to pedestrians. 

For further information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.  

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Applies from Fri 28 Apr 2023, 11.53am to Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Somersby Falls Walking Track - partial closure

Part of the walking track leading to the bottom waterfall off Somersby Falls Picnic Area is closed while essential maintenance work is undertaken. The closed areas are:

- Bottom Falls Walking Track (closed beyond the middle waterfall walking track)

- Bottom Waterfall 

Access from the picnic area to the middle waterfall will remain open.

Signage and barricades are in place around closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Dharawal 10H fire trail closed for maintenance

The10H fire trails will be closed on weekdays between 7:30am ad 4:30pm commencing Monday 22nd May, 2023. The trails are being upgraded as part of the NSW Fire Access and Fire Trial Plan (FAFT) program.

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Fire Trail 10 closed for maintenance

Fire Trail 10 will be closed on weekdays between 7:30am ad 4:30pm commencing Thursday 8th June. The trails are being upgraded as part of the NSW Fire Access and Fire Trial Plan (FAFT) program.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 May 2023, 8.10am to Thu 15 Jun 2023, 11.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 10.36am

Closed areas: Warrimoo fire trail closed for maintenance

Warrimoo fire trail is closed from Tuesday 13 June to Thursday 15 June 2023 for vegetation maintenance works. There will be no pedestrian access to the trail during this time. The Sphinx and Warrimoo walking tracks will be open from Bobbin Head to North Turramurra, but access to St Ives via the Warrimoo fire trail is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 84480400.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 9.32am

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

  • Please expect delays along the Federal Pass between Malatia Point and Ruined Castle on Thursday 8th June 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • Furber Steps, Round walk and Underfalls track are closed until Friday 1 September 2023 for maintenance works. The tracks will be open during this period for school holidays, Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • 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. 
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower Circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.  
  • 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.  
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. 
  • Wollumai lookout between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point, Katoomba is closed for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
  • Mt Hay Road closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow for roadworks. This prevents access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay. Access available on weekends.  

Wentworth Falls

  • Conservation Hut is closed for renovations and is 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.
  • 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.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • No vehicle access to Pt Pilcher Lookout & Road or Juggler canyon from 7th June to 12 June 2023 to allow for road works. Walk-in and cycle access remains open from the gate.
  • Please expect delays along the Braeside Fire Trail on Thursday 8th June 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • Braeside Fire Trail will be closed on Thursday 8th June 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.   
  • 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.
  • Medlow Airstrip trail is closed to walkers and cyclists from Thursday 11 May to Friday 16 June 2023 due to fire trail maintenance works.

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 Mon 17 Apr 2023, 5.37pm to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 5.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 9.02am

Closed areas: Twelve Mile Road Closed

The Twelve Mile Road in Morton National Park will be closed from Monday 17th April 2023 till Friday 27th October 2023 for urgent fire trail repairs and upgrade works. The closed visitor areas include:

  • George Boyd Lookout
  • George Boyd Picnic Area
  • George Boyd Rainforest Walking Track
  • Granite Falls Walking Track

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.42am

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade: Section of Two Creeks Track

A section of Two Creeks Track is closed for track maintenance. The closed section of the track is from the Eastern Arterial Road entrance to the Gordon Creek Track intersection.

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Wed 28 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.17am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying program deferred until 2024 when conditions more suitable to successful spray program

A number of areas will be closed in Bouddi National Park for an aerial weed spraying program for 1 day between Thursday 1 June and Wednesday 28 June 2023. The closed areas will be all walking tracks and management trails from Mourawaring (Second) Point in the north to Lobster Beach in the south, along the headlands and sea cliffs of eastern and southern areas of the park. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operations, please follow safety signs and directions given by staff. The herbicide used is Metsulfuron-methyl 600WG. For more information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office on 02 43024200 or 02 4979000.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 2.18pm to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.03am

Other planned events: Toilet blocks closed for upgrade works

Three toilet blocks in Georges River National Park will be closed for upgrades from late June to October 2023. Temporary toilets will be available during the construction period.

Picnic areas will remain open during the works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am to Mon 12 Jun 2023, 12.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10.12am

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures

The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed until Sunday 11 June 2023:

  • Fairfax walking track
  • Fairfax lookout
  • Fairfax carpark and bus stop

These areas are closed while new lookouts are being built. Find out more about this project on this web page. These closures may be extended without notice.

The following areas remain open:

  • North Head Scenic Drive and loop road are open to vehicles.
  • The bus stop opposite the Bella Vista Café is open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2023, 9.40am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 9.58am

Closed areas: Area Closed - Willow Tree Flat Carpark

The Carpark at Willow Tree Flat,  in Audley, is closed while emergency repairs are undertaken. Closure applies from Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June 2023.

  • All other visitor areas remain open
  • Signs will be in place around closed areas
  • You can still access Willow Tree Flat Picnic Area from adjacent carparks 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 9542 0632

 

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 9.48am

Safety alerts: New safety barricade installed on the Oaks Single track

There is a new safety barricade installed at the road crossing to Red Hands Cave on Single track. It's designed to slow bikes and have them ride parallel to the road before crossing so vehicles can see them.

For further information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2023, 9.03am to Wed 21 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Mount Portal Abseiling point closed

The Abseiling point at Mount Portal Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park is closed for upgrades to the access track until Wednesday 21 June 2023.

For further information, please contact the local NPWS Office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 4.42pm to Fri 14 Jul 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Caves Creek Walking Track closed for repairs

Caves Creek Walking Track and carpark will be closed for track repairs from Thursday 1 June - Friday 14 July 2023.

Please note there will be no pedestrian access during this time.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 12.30am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Budderoo Fire Trial section of Budderoo National Park Closed for ground pest control operation

The Budderoo Fire Trail section of Budderoo National Park (also known as Budderoo Plateau Road) is closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations between Wednesday 26 April and Friday 30 June 2023.

Specifically, these areas will be closed overnight (from 6pm to 9am) on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings during these dates.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of the above nights, the park is closed to allow operations to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.

 

Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas. Residents along this trail will be notified prior to each night of shooting.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2023, 6.00pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Parts of Budderoo National Park Closed for ground pest control operation

The below areas of Budderoo National Park are closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations between Monday 20 March and Friday 30 June 2023.

Specifically, these areas will be closed overnight (from 6pm to 9am) on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (outside of school and public holidays) during these dates.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

The areas of Budderoo NP being closed are:

-The powerlines service trail between Jamberoo Mountain Road and Cloonty Rd in Carrington Falls

-The Douglas Creek trail between Cloonty road and Jamberoo Mountain Road

-The section of park along the eastern side of Knights Hill Road

 

This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of these nights, the park is closed to allow works to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.

 

Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas. 

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

 

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 1.36pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve closed in evenings for ground pest control operation

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations, from 6pm to 6am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between Monday 30 May to Friday 30 June 2023.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of the above nights, the park is closed to allow operations to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.45am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 10.34am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 22 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023.

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 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:

Blackheath 02 4787 8877

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Happy Valley pedestrian bridge closed

Happy Valley pedestrian bridge will be closed to the public from Thursday 8 June to the end of August 2023 due to construction works. Access to the national park and the Congwong walking track during this time will be via Henry Head Lane. For further information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 9.04am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 3.57pm

Safety alerts: Notice of pest control operations

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a fox trapping program at North Head from Thursday 25 May to Friday 16 June 2023.

Please keep to marked trails and follow safety signage.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 7.18pm to Mon 17 Jul 2023, 7.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closed for essential wharf maintenance

Clark Island is closed for essential wharf maintenance from Thursday 1 June to Monday 17 July 2023.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2023, 1.36pm to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 2.03pm

Closed areas: Roads and walking track closures

The following areas are closed for walking track upgrade works from May to the end of September 2023:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel Road from the gate near Galah Mountain intersection 
  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking tracks
  • Old Coach Road carpark
  • Old Coach Road
  • Dry Canyon
  • Tiger Snake Canyon access track 

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking tracks 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 Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 9.53am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 8.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 10.52am

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve will remain closed to the public until June 30, 2023 inclusive, due to ongoing flood repairs. 

The closure affects the entire reserve, including walking tracks, campgrounds, caves and trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 10.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 7.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 7.08am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available to purchase from the visitor centre.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Saturday 30 September 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 Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.37am to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.55am

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closed

Bobbin Inn Cafe in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed until further notice. The last day of trade was Monday 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday).

For further information please call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 11.49am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.16am

Closed areas: Areas closed for West Head lookout upgrades

The following areas are closed from Monday 22 May to Thursday 30 November 2023 while West Head lookout upgrades are underway:

  • West Head lookout
  • The loop section of West Head Road
  • West Head Army track.

Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will have access to the Resolute picnic area and public toilets. Access is restricted past this point.

The following walking tracks remain open:

  • Red Hands track
  • Aboriginal Heritage track
  • Resolute track, including access to Resolute Beach and West Head Beach
  • Mackeral Beach track
  • Koolewong track.

The West Head lookout cannot be accessed from any of these tracks.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

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Applies from Tue 30 May 2023, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.06am

Closed areas: Illawong picnic area and Centre trail closed for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Thursday 1 June 2023 until further notice. The closed areas are:

  • Centre trail
  • Illawong Bay picnic area
  • Illawong Point
  • All areas north-west of Centre trail between General San Martin Drive.

General San Martin Drive will be reduced to one lane with traffic flowing in a clockwise direction and may be closed completely at short notice.

Akuna Bay will remain open. To access Akuna Bay, turn off McCarrs Creek Road onto General San Martin Drive. It will not be possible to approach Akuna Bay from West Head Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS HR Ellis Trig. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 9.32pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.14pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Endrick River Fire Trail, Red Ground Track, Sheepstation Creek Fire Trail and Alum Creek Fire Trail

Roadworks will be underway on Endrick River Fire Trail, Red Ground Track, Sheepstation Creek Fire Trail and Alum Creek Fire Trail

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Applies from Sat 3 Jun 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 12.02pm

Hazard reduction burns: Ashdale Creek East HR

There is a fire in this park called Ashdale Creek East HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 9.39am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.55am

Closed areas: The Pavilion picnic shelter closed for maintenance

The Pavilion picnic shelter in Bobbin head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is closed for planned maintenance works from Monday 1 May to Friday 30 June 2023. 

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

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Applies from Tue 30 May 2023, 12.00am to Sat 17 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.26am

Closed areas: Lady Carrington Drive closed for track repairs

Lady Carrington Drive will be closed on weekdays from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 17 June 2023 for track repairs. Pedestrian access from both the north and south of the track is not permitted.

There is no exit onto Lady Carrington Drive from Forest Path or Walumura track. You'll need to return along the same path to exit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 9.54am to Thu 15 Jun 2023, 6.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.03am

Closed areas: Areas closed for helicopter operation

Some areas in this park will be closed  from 7am to 3pm on Thursday 15 June 2023 for a helicopter operation. The closed areas are:

  • Pool Flat picnic area
  • Reids Flat picnic area
  • Bus Stop Flat picnic area
  • Honeymoon track
  • Winifred Falls track between Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and Warumbul Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 9.40am to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 9.47am

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd management trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June 2022 to Friday 29 September 2023 due to flooding events and current track conditions:

  • Beefsteak Creek
  • Budthingaroo
  • Mumbedah
  • Ben Lomond
  • Gilbraltar

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 30 May 2023, 3.55pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Tunks Hill toilet closure

The toilets at Tunks Hill picnic area in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 5 June to Friday 23 June 2023 for essential work on accessibility paths. The closest toilets to Tunks Hill are approximately 2 km away at Scribbly Gums picnic area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 8.54am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 8.29am

Closed areas: Closed trail due to damage

Bicentennial National Trail is closed to vehicle traffic from Cameron’s Point Junction through to Moffitt’s trail.

No through access to Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area or Gardens of Stone National Park.

There are several large bog holes on the trail that are impassable to all vehicles.

This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 10.00am

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 an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closure

Mount Hay Road within Blue Mountains National Park  is closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow for roadworks.  Access is open over weekends. 

For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sun 28 May 2023, 4.01pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Terilbah Island temporarily closed for pest control operations

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting various scheduled pest control operations between the hours of 7pm to 5:30am from Monday 12th June 2023 through until Monday 31st July 2023.

This program will target foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species and recreational areas.

Warning closure signs will be placed at entry points to areas of the island that will be closed during these operations. Please do not enter closed areas during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone the National Parks local area office on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 27 May 2023, 4.45pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Tuesday 13 June to 6pm, Friday 16 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Manobalai NR
    • Whole reserve
  • Wollemi NP
    • Commission Road between Winters Run and Appletree Flat and remote areas to the east
    • Box Tree Clearing area including Wollemi Creek
    • Mellong Swamps area including Kings Waterhole Trail and Putty Creek
  • Parr SCA
    • Womerah Range Trail
    • Mellong Swamps area
  • Yengo NP
    • Remote area east of Bulga Trail
    • Remote area north of Old Settlers Trail
    • Big Yengo visitor areas
    • Remote areas around MacDonald River
    • Mellong Swamps area including all trails off Putty Trail

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

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Applies from Sat 27 May 2023, 9.06am to Fri 14 Jul 2023, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 9.12am

Other planned events: Roadworks Little Forest Plateau

Expect short delays on Little Forest Plateau. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs, contractors and NPWS staff.

The road may be uneven and slippery during this time.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 6.07pm to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.44am

Closed areas: Thomas Place toilet in Budderoo NP closed for repairs

The toilet in the Thomas Place Day Use Area (within Carrington Falls Precinct) is closed from Monday 29 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow an upgrade of these facilities. 

The nearest public toilet is in the nearby Nellies Glen Day Use Area of the Carrington Falls Precinct.

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Applies from Sun 9 Oct 2022, 2.03pm to Fri 7 Jul 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed for road repairs

The following areas are closed due to trail repair work:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 

The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.

The repairs are expected to take up to 4 weeks for stage 1 from Ben Bullen to Baal Bone Gap.  

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

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 7.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 2.18pm

Other planned events: Cape Solander – partial carpark closure

While contractors work on the upgrade of Cape Baily track, they will occupy part of the Cape Solander carpark. Approximately 8 car bays on the west side of Cape Solander Drive will be fenced and occupied, and work crews will be on site.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 1.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park and Manobalai Nature Reserve from Monday 29th May 2023 to Friday 30th June 2023.

 

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 area office for more information 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: Fri 26 May 2023, 1.40pm

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 November 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until August 2023
  • Mellong Range trail - OPEN

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late August 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - OPEN

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 15 May 2023, 9.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Deer and Pig Thermal Control Program

Nullo Mountain area of Wollemi National Park and Capertee National Park will have remote areas closed from 8pm to 4am each night for thermal pest control.  

 

Each closed area will have closure signs placed at each public entry point.  There is no entry into the closed areas.

 

This program does not affect campground or hard roofed accommodation bookings in Capertee NP.

 

For more information please call the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.00am

Closed areas: Marramarra Ridge and Marramarra Creek trail closures

Trail work on both the Marramarra Ridge and Marramarra Creek trails will commence form Monday 29 May 2023 until Friday 30 June 2023. There will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to these trails on weekdays. The trails will be open for weekend access only during these dates. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles North of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 12.41pm

Safety alerts: Landslip on Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the 2022 and February 2023 flash floods. Most of the trail surface is severely eroded and slippery. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip. Please travel through this section without stopping.

Staff are currently conducting repairs to the trail and brief closures may be required. Please give way to machinery and follow instructions from staff on-site.

Please use this trail with caution. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for restoration works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for restoration works until June 2024.

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Apr 2023, 2.16pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.08pm

Closed parks: Park Closed

Abercrombie River National Park is closed for trail repairs until Friday 23 June 2023. Bummaroo Ford Campground remains open. 

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 3.59pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to flood damage, repairs on going. 

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 Fri 12 May 2023, 11.48am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 3.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023

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 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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 1.06pm

Closed areas: Wollemi NP Pest Management Closures

Dunns Swamp Ganguddy and remote areas of Wollemi National Park are closed from 7am, Monday 5 June to 6pm, Friday 9 June 2022 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • This program will be conducted in the Nullo Mountain and Bylong Valley areas of Wollemi National Park and does not affect Coorongooba Campground.
  • The following fire trails are within the area of operations and are closed Nullo East, Nullo West, Myrtle, Deweys 40 and Bylong Trails.
  • This program will target pigs. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species
  • Other pest animals, including deer, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation

 

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

 

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 10.51am

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation

Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area Gardens of Stone and Capertee National Parks are closed from 8am, Monday 5 June to 6pm, Friday 9 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2023, 7.53am to Wed 16 Aug 2023, 7.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Jennifer Street boardwalk closed for upgrade

Jennifer Street boardwalk is closed from the Monday 22 May 2023 to early August 2023 while it is being upgraded. Please use alternative entrances to the park during this time.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 7.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 11.37am

Other planned events: Cape Baily walking track upgrade

Cape Baily walking track will be upgraded between May and September 2023. A new boardwalk will be installed. Temporary diversions around the work area are required, but the track will remain open for visitors.

Please do not enter any fenced areas.

For more information, email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 1.41pm to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.23am

Closed areas: Bullio precinct closed for vertebrate pest control operation

The Bullio precinct of Nattai National Park will be closed from 00:00 Monday 29 May - 23:59 Friday 9 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation. 

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

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 12.26pm to Fri 25 Aug 2023, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Mt Cameron Trail Closure Bypass

Mount Cameron Trail access is available via Deep Pass North bypass.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 11.03am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.23am

Closed areas: Nattai W11 fire trails closed for maintenance

Nattai W11 fire trails A, C, D, E and F will be closed for fire trail repairs and routine vegetation slashing, from Monday 22 May - Friday 30 June, including weekends. 

Please note heavy machinery will be in operation - no pedestrian access will be permitted during this time.  

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

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 7.26am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 7.31am

Closed areas: Part Koolewong Flora Reserve closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this Flora Reserve are closed from 8am Friday, Thursday 1 June to 8am, Friday 16 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • part of the Old Great North Road
  • Blue Door Point Fire Trail

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.04am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 7.42am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Waratah Bay to Apple Tree Bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track. Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Waratah Bay is open for use. 

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.

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 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 May 2023, 12.38pm

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 Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 May 2023, 8.31am

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 20 Apr 2023, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Pest animal control (goat)

The following areas in Morton National Park will be closed from Monday 22nd May until Friday 2nd June 2023 (6am to 6pm) due to a ground pest control operation:

  • Walking track to Mt Carrialoo from Jacks Corner Road
  • McPhail's fire trial
  • Area surrounding Mt Carrialoo in Morton National Park

 

Signage will be displayed on days when the operations is active. 

No pedestrian access is permitted to this area during the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local park office on npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.37am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 11.44am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 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 Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 9.31am

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 Thu 11 May 2023, 9.07am to Fri 28 Jul 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2023, 9.49am

Safety alerts: Temporary closure of Eusdale Creek Trail

As a result of storm event, all of the creek crossings and drainage lines (culverts) along Eusdale Creek Trail, have been impacted, with some locations being extensively damaged. Given the significant damage to these assets and the accumulation of rubble and debris along the trail and within the crossings, Eusdale Creek Trail is not suitable for use by the public as a pedestrian access and should not be used until further notice. No public vehicular access is permissible within the nature reserve. The repair and restoration works are scheduled to start in late June 2023.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 6.42pm

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2023, 12.56pm

Closed areas: No access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

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

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2023, 11.19am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.00am

Closed areas: Barnett's Playground upgrade

Works will commence on the Barnett's playground in Berowra Valley National Park on Friday 4 May 2023. The existing playground will be removed and it is expected that the new playground will be completed by the end of July 2023. For more information, call the local Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.13pm to Fri 1 Sep 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2023, 10.36am

Closed parks: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Friday 1 September 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 the Oberon National Parks and Wildlife Office on 02 6336 6200. 

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 7.30am to Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 10.27am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

From Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Thursday 2 November 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program 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 Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 10.13am

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 Fri 5 May 2023, 2.48pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Blue Mountains NP, Gardens of Stone NP, Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (KCA), Kanangra-Boyd NP, Mares Forest NP, Turon NP and Wollemi NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 NPWS Oberon office for more information on 02 6336 6200

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.22pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Avisford Nature Reserve (NR), Blue Mountains NP, Capertee NP, Dapper NR, Durridgere State Conservation Area (SCA), Gardens of Stone NP, Goodiman SCA, Goulburn River NP, Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (KCA), Kanangra-Boyd NP, Mares Forest NP, Mugii Murum-ban SCA, Munghorn Gap NR, Turon NP, Wollemi NP and Yarrobil NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 NPWS area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dharug National Park (NP), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA and Yengo NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 NPWS Bulga office for more information on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.39am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.22pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Avisford Nature Reserve (NR), Capertee National Park (NP), Dapper NR, Durridgere State Conservation Area (SCA), Gardens of Stone NP, Goodiman SCA, Goulburn River NP, Mugii Murum-ban SCA, Munghorn Gap NR, Wollemi NP and Yarrobil NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 NPWS Mudgee office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Please note: There will be no shooting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in June. Instead for the month of June 2023 only, shooting activities will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Saturdays will remain as usual.
  • Service Rifle Championships, Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June 2023
  • DRA Weekend, Saturday 24 June to Sunday 25 June 2023
  • Schools Practice and Competition Week, Tuesday 11 July to Friday 14 July 2023

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Mon 17 Apr 2023, 3.22pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 3.59pm

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

 Bents Basin SCA and Gulguer NR are closed from sunset to sunrise due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. During the operations 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 Mon 17 Apr 2023, 3.18pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 3.59pm

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Some parts of Scheyville National Park are closed from sunset to sunrise due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. During the operations 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 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 4.00pm

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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 4.00pm

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 18 Apr 2023, 9.30am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 8.13am

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operation

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

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. During the operations 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 Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 5 June to Friday 16 June 2023. The following reserves will be closed during this period:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout, which will reopen on public holidays and weekends)
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (including Stage 2 lands north of Tourist Road)
  • Barralier WaterNSW freehold lands

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.15am

Other planned events: Honeymoon track closure

Honeymoon track will be closed on weekdays from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023 for upgrade works.

The track will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the closure period.

Works may be extended due to wet weather. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 5.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Trail Closure

Old Coach Road will be closed for fire trail maintenance from Monday 15 May 2023 to Friday 9 June 2023 inclusive. 

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 Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 7.13pm

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. 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 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.51am

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 Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 6.13pm

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, which 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.

Affects 2 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 23 Apr 2023, 4.00pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Sunday afternoon 23 April to Friday 30 June 2023 for track maintenance and heli-operations.

The closed areas are:

  • Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track
  • Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area

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

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Applies from Wed 19 Apr 2023, 6.00am to Fri 6 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2023, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Trail Closures

Centennial Coal are performing scheduled works in areas of the park surrounding Lost City from Wednesday 19 April 2023 until Friday 8 December 2023. Trails may be closed from time to time with signage and barricades in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Springvale Colliery springvalecolliery.compliance@centennialcoal.com.au

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Hyams Walking Track (Sal's Steps) closed

Hyams walking track (Sal's Steps) of Jervis Bay National Park is closed for track maintenance from Monday 1 May to Friday 16 June 2023.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.28pm to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nattai National Park. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 26 April and 27 September 2023 in Nattai 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.

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

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Applies from Sun 23 Apr 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 8.10am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Palm Grove Nature Reserve from Sunday 23 April 2023 to Friday 9 June 2023.

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

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 Girrakool NPWS area office for more information on (02) 43204200.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 12.50pm

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

Do not enter the closed areas.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • Parking areas at North Fort
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.47am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.36am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Parts of Wollemi National Park between Comleroy Road and Mountain Lagoon Road will be closed from 6am Monday 19 June, to 10pm Friday 23 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 10.23am

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed

Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed until further notice to allow for road work to be conducted along Coal Wharf Road and within the main visitor carpark. The reserve will reopen once these works are complete.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 19 June, to Friday 23 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Feb 2023, 3.22pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 9.28am

Other planned events: Birrawanna track maintenance works

Track maintenance works will take place on the Birrawanna track from the beginning of February to the end of July 2023, weather dependent. Please be mindful of machinery on the trail and follow the directions of workers. Visitors may experience some delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for campground redevelopment, drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. Lower Beehive is still accessible for toilet access and day use only. For further information please send an email to the local office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 5.01pm

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 remember 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 Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.22pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 3.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2023, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

Between 1 February 2023 and 31 July 2023, 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 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479, or the NPWS Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours), or the NPWS call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sat 25 Mar 2023, 12.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.20pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia roadworks

Some roads of Bungonia NP and Bungonia SCA will have machinery and trucks operating but will remain open from Monday 27 March to 7 April 2023. These areas include:

  • Jerrara Creek Trail
  • Green/Red Track (from David Reid towards Mass Cave)
  • Green Track (from De Kerrileau to Mt Ayre intersection

Take care and obey signage in these areas.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 12.27pm

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track intersection.

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

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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 22 May 2023, 10.14am

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: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.07am

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: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.07am

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 22 May 2023, 10.14am

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 Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.02pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 2.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 4.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal management

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 Wednesday 1 February and Monday 31 July 2023 in the following areas:

  • Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands
  • North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management and Quarantine Station.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 or North Head Sanctuary Manly (Harbour Trust Lands) on 02 8969 2128 during business hours, or 1300 056 294 outside business hours.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.55pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 3.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 4.02pm

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal management - Lane Cove National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 February and Monday 31 July 2023 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits. 

All baiting locations are 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours, or 1300 056 294 after hours.

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 9.00am to Fri 15 Sep 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.27pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program, using meat baits, manufactured baits and Ejectors-CPE's containing 1080 in Morton National Park- 12 Mile Road section, Kingiman/Croobyar section and Little Forest Plateau section from 20/3/23 to 15/9/23 . 

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.

Do not touch or interfere with baits or CPE's

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please contact the local NPWS Ulladulla office for more information on 44549500.

 

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Applies from Thu 29 Dec 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 10.47am

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 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 8.56am

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or email the local area office.

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 7.11am

Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure

Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until the replacement of the concrete seawall at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park has been completed. For more information on the seawall replacement please visit the project website or call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 7.06am

Closed areas: Shark Beach and northern section of Nielsen Park closed

Shark Beach and the northern section of Nielsen Park are closed while the concrete seawall at Nielsen Park is being replaced. For more information on this project, please visit the project webpage or phone the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.43am

Closed areas: Pest animal control (deer)

Some areas of Bugong National Park will be closed for overnight pest operations (ground shooting) between Monday 20 March and Friday 30 June 2023. Specifically, the below areas of Bugong NP will be closed from 6pm to 9am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings/mornings during these dates.

 

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

The program is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will be targeted if observed during the operation.

The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

The areas of Bugong NP affected by this closure are:

- Lower Bugong Road - park areas to the north and south

-Illaroo Fire Trail - park areas to the east and west.

 

Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 8.18am

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed for maintenance

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2023, 9.40am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 8.51am

Closed areas: Gerroa Picnic area toilets closed

The toilets at Gerroa picnic area in Seven Mile Beach National Park are closed due to tree damage from Friday 3 March 2023 until further notice.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.42pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.45am

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed

Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until 30 June 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.

Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.02am

Closed areas: Dimocks Ck Carpark to Glow Worm Glen

Walking track from Dimocks Creek Carpark on Mark Morton Road through to Glow Worm Glen in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park is closed until further notice as track repairs and infrastructure replacement works following the 2019/20 wildfires are in the final stages. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Glow Worm Glen can be alternatively accessed from Council Land at the end of William Street, Bundanoon.

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Applies from Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Areas of North Head closed

Some areas of Sydney Harbour National Park are closed for public safety due to steep and unstable ground. The closed areas are:

  • Old Man's Hat
  • Cannae Point
  • Quarantine Head

The bushland surrounding these areas is also closed.

The following main visitor areas will remain open:

  • Q Station
  • North Head car parks
  • Collins Flat Beach

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.43am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 8.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in the Sassafras and Nerriga areas of Morton National Park.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 5.00pm to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.52am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 28th of February and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in Jerrawangala National Park, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Colymea State Conservation Area.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.47am

Safety alerts: Trail condition

A majority of the trails in this park are 4WD only. Glow worm tunnel road is suitable for 2 WD vehicles in dry weather. 

Some trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.05am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please 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 1 Mar 2023, 9.41am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 May 2023, 3.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Thursday 31 August 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to a recent rockfall the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed until geotechnical assessment has been conducted..

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 10.33am

Other planned events: Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve: Wild Dog Trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Crackneck Lookout precinct upgrade

Crackneck Lookout precinct in Wyrrabalong National Park will be closed during access upgrade works to 30 May 2023.

Hilltop Street from Yaruga Street to the lookout will be closed to the public (only open for residents). The Coast walking track will remain open with alternate routes in place throughout the works. This alternate route will change in location as works progress but will remain open with potentially very short temporary closures as the track route is altered.

For more information you can look at the Crackneck Lookout access upgrade website or call the local area office on 4972 9000.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

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 6 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is closed for the forseeable future facilities maintenance and upgrades. Please check the website for updates on re-opening or call 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

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 19 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Jun 2023, 3.18pm

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 Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.52pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 3.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.55am

Other planned events: ‘1080 pest management’

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 1 February 2023 and 31 July 2023 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

All baiting locations are 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.

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

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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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 Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8.54am

Other planned events: Roadworks, Morton NP (12 Mile Rd/Jerrawangala section)

Delays on roads in the area including Luncheon Creek Road, 12 Mile, Deodar, Burnt Ridge, Whalebone, Messmate Rd, Vandean, Spotted Gum Rd

Expect short delays. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point 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 Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Sun 9 Apr 2023, 9.09am

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 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments are available for purchase from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

For further information contact Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.59pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is currently closed.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 8.19am

Closed areas: Lower Escarpment Fire Trail partial closure

The Lower Escarpment Fire Trail is open to walkers, bicycles and light 4WD vehicles only. No access with heavy vehicles larger than cat 9 due to hazardous track conditions. As soon as the remainder of 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 Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a landslip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 1.12pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.36am

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 Mon 1 May 2023, 12.01am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Chalk Cave (B26) within Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 May to 30 September to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.36am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.29am

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 Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 3.06pm

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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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 9.28am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.51am

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area

The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 

The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.05am

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 Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Apr 2023, 11.02am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/burragorang-lookout-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

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