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Dharawal National Park

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 8.35am to Mon 17 Aug 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closures - trail maintenance

Parts of the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to a flooded causeway and weather-impacted trails. The roads are closed to vehicles from Glenbrook causeway going south into the park.

The following areas will not be accessible by car:

  • Mount Portal lookout and fire trail
  • Tunnel View lookout
  • Euroka picnic and campground
  • Pisgah Rock and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Red Hands Cave fire trail
  • The Oaks fire trail and picnic area
  • Iron Barks picnic area

Cyclists and walkers can continue to access the park. 

The closure will be revised on Monday 17 August 2020 and will be updated depending on weather conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2.19pm to Mon 17 Aug 2020, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2.29pm

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed

Burralow campground in Blue Mountains National Park has been closed due to weather-impacted trails.

The following areas will not be accessible:

  • Burralow campground
  • Paterson Range fire trail
  • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail

The closure will be revised on Monday 17 August 2020, and will be updated depending on weather conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Aug 2020, 7.00am to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 10.39am

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown, Hat Hill, Anvil Rock and Wind Eroded Cave closed for pest management program

The Hat Hill, Anvil Rock and Perrys Lookdown area of Blue Mountains National Park is closed from Thursday 13 August until Friday 21 August 2020 for a targeted wild dog pest management program involving firearms.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office at Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 10.28am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk
  • Golden Stairs, and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road. 
  • Dunphys and Ruined Castle campgrounds, due to fire damage
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks, due to fire damage
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Hat Hill Road, Perrys Lookdown, Anvil Rock, Wind Eroded Cave are all closed due to a targeted pest control program.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage
  • Dunphys/Green Gully, Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath, including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remains closed).
  • The Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground.
  • Yerranderie remains closed.

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks


The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Kedumba campground
  • Narrow Neck fire trail and Tarros Ladder

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required)
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax Heritage track
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls Road and lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley)
  • Mount Banks (Mount Banks Road cycle route and Summit walk)
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes
  • Wild Dogs routes north of Mobbs Swamp (including Splendour Rock, Breakfast Creek, Knights Deck, Tin Pot/Iron Pot)   

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

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 11.35am to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.06pm

Other planned events: Delays on Cabbage Tree Basin footbridge

Expect short delays on Cabbage Tree Basin footbridge from Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August 2020 due to bridge repairs. Follow the directions of contractors on site. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 10.30am to Fri 28 Aug 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Aug 2020, 12.46pm

Closed parks: Aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 17 August to Friday 28 August 2020. The following reserves will be closed during this period:

  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout).
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area

Burragorang lookout will be open from Saturday 22 August to Sunday 23 August 2020.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Aug 2020, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Badgerys Spur walking track
    • Long Point walking track
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track. Check current alerts for closures between Saturday 22 August and Saturday 29 August 2020.
    • Three views walking track. Check current alerts for closures between Saturday 22 August and Saturday 29 August 2020.
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema Wilderness area, the following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road. Check current alerts for closures between Saturday 22 August and Saturday 29 August 2020.
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras. Check current alerts for closures between Saturday 22 August and Saturday 29 August 2020.
    • Tianjara Falls lookout on the Braidwood Road
    • Old Burrier fire trail
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area, the following walking routes are accessible:
    • The Castle. Toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please take waste with you.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim. Toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please take waste with you.
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground

Any overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 10 Aug 2020, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Aug 2020, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Weir crossing closed

Lane Cove River weir crossing is closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Pedestrians and cyclists can detour via the footpath along Lady Game Drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 10 Aug 2020, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 1.36pm

Closed areas: Yena carpark closure

Yena carpark is closed to vehicles on Wednesday 12 August and Thursday 13 August 2020 for repairs.

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Applies from Sat 8 Aug 2020, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 10.47am

Closed areas: Murphys Glen campground

Murphys Glen campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to dangerous road conditions. The road is very slippery as a result of heavy wet weather. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 6.00am to Sat 26 Sep 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 10.45am

Closed areas: Valley of the Waters track closed Tuesday to Friday

Valley of the Waters track is closed Tuesday to Friday between Overcliff track and Nature track junctions from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance. The track is open Saturday to Monday.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 9.16pm

Safety alerts: Toilets out of order

The toilets located in the Fire Brigade Barracks building at Goat Island are currently closed for maintenance. Toilets are open in the Magazine precinct.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 12.01pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Wild dog range area

The wild dog range area will be closed from 12am, Monday 17 August to 12am, Friday 21 August 2020 due to an aerial pest control program. This closure affects all country south of Green Gully, including country south of Bellbird fire trail and country south of Tin Pot Ridge.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 9.18am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.59pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting 2 aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The programs will start on or shortly after Wednesday 27 May 2020, and will finish on Monday 31 August 2020. The baiting will take place in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bugong National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Morton National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bungonia National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Barrengarry Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.03am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Access to Figure 8 Pools – Burgh Ridge track closed Mondays to Thursdays

Burgh Ridge track between Garawarra Farm and the Royal Coast track is closed during the week for major upgrade works from Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 1 December 2020:

  • The track is closed Monday to Thursday
  • The track is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

This closure will impact people visiting Figure 8 Pools. Visitors can access Figure 8 Pools from Garie Beach and Otford lookout along the Royal coast.

For more information call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 11.07am

Closed areas: Malabar Headland Anzac Rifle Range

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice.

2. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday from 7.30am

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

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track).

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World

Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide.  Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible.  Entering this area could be life threatening.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 2.21pm

Other incidents: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell - Possible closure at short notice

The Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park may close to vehicles at short notice when visitation levels exceed safe capacity. This is particularly likely over weekends and public holidays.

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 9.36am to Tue 1 Sep 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 11.57am

Closed areas: National Falls carpark

National Falls carpark is closed due to roadworks.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.11pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road, George Boyd and Granite Falls closed due to bushfire damage

12 Mile Road and all visitor sites accessed from 12 Mile road are closed due to bushfire damage.  The closed areas include:

  • 12 Mile Road
  • George Boyd lookout, picnic area and rainforest walk
  • Granite Falls lookout and walk
  • Link Road campground

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.31pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker and nearby areas closed due to bushfire damage

All national park visitor sites accessed from Pointer Gap Road are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

  • Mount Bushwalker walking track
  • Little Forest walking track
  • Rusden Head walking track
  • Florence Head walking track
  • Pointer Gap picnic area

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.42pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul closed due to bushfire damage

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track and picnic area are closed due to bushfire damage.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.55am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park.

The affected areas are:

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

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are signposted.

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

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

For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.53am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Lane Cove National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of 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 . Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are signposted.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10.40am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.08am

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:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • 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 Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

The Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice. This is because the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time, vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

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

For more information, please contact 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 18 Mar 2020, 2.54pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 11.43am

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed - storm damage

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 10.41am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.32am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed - Storm damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 1.54pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.56pm

Closed areas: Fig Tree carpark at Audley - Closed for essential maintenance

Fig Tree Flat carpark at Audley in Royal National Park is closed until further notice for maintenance. Alternate parking is available at Willow Tree Flat, Ironbark Flat, Currawong Flat or Wattle Forest.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 10.57am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11.57am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

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

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

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Applies from Sat 13 Jun 2020, 1.31pm to Thu 19 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • Audley precinct and Lady Carrington Drive
  • Artillery Hill and Warumbul Road
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

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

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 7.00am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jun 2020, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Pest management program - North Head

A pest fox control operation is in progress across North Head from Friday 12 June 2020 until further notice. Areas where trapping is underway will be signposted. Please keep to the centre of formed tracks.

Some areas may be closed temporarily. Signs will be in place around any closed areas.

For further information call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 during weekdays or 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) on weekends.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.53pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground closed

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed until further notice. All other campgrounds in the park are open. Please call 02 9542 0648 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 3.14pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Bridge on Bonnievale to Maianbar walking track damaged

As a result of recent storms, the footbridge on the walking track between Bonnie Vale and Maianbar has been damaged. The bridge will remain open however visitors are asked not to stop or linger while crossing the bridge. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.19am to Fri 28 Aug 2020, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 9.47am

Closed areas: Bluefish track closed for track upgrades Monday to Friday

Bluefish track is closed Monday to Friday from Monday 1 June to Friday 28 August 2020 for track maintenance. The track will be open on weekends.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9960 6266 (open Tuesday to Thursday).

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 5.21pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 12.12pm

Other incidents: Track upgrade works - Blue Fish walking track, North Head

Track upgrade works are taking place on Blue Fish walking track, North Head from Friday 15 May 2020 until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 May 2020, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Section of Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to rockfall

Part of Mount Kembla Ring track - from Mount Kembla lookout to the junction of the fire trail - is closed from Tuesday 12 May 2020 until further notice. This area is closed due to rockfall. 

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 8.15am

Closed areas: Access to Macquarie Rivulet via top of Macquarie Pass not permitted

Access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is not permitted. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property and this action may result in police involvement.

The recommended access points for Macquarie Rivulet are via Clover Hill Road and from the Cascades/Rivulet carparks. 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 Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 10.49am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Thursday 5 November 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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.

For further information please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12.06pm

Other planned events: 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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 11.10am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

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

There will be 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. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7.57am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 17 Apr 2020, 9.20am to Fri 16 Oct 2020, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Friday 17 April and Friday 16 October 2020 in the Little Forest Plateau and 12 Mile Road/Jerrawangala areas of Morton National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.06pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 May 2020, 8.10pm

Closed areas: Middle Head Officers Quarters closed

Middle Head Officers Quarters will be closed for bookings from Thursday 2 March 2020 until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.21pm

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed until further notice

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Dunphys campground

Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 1 Feb 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.36am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Sydney Harbour National Park. This includes Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands. North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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:

  • Middle Head on 02 9960 6266 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Sat 1 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.26am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured and fresh baits in Lane Cove National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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:

  • Lane Cove 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10.21am

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed

The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.

Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.

For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/maddens-falls/local-alerts

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Pools of water on a rocky ledge. Photo: Lucas Boyd