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Dharawal National Park

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 1.37pm to Mon 7 Feb 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.01pm

Closed areas: West Rim track partial closure

The section of West Rim track from Twin Falls lookout to Renown lookout is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Lyrebird Loop walk partial closure

Lyrebird Loop is partially closed due to tree damage. Minnamurra Falls walk and Minnamurra Rainforest Centre remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 1.46pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park is closed

Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park is closed until Saturday 29 January 2022 for police operations and due to the flooding of the causeway.

Areas closed include:

The NPWS car park and all tracks and trails

Jelly Bean Pool

Glenbrook Gorge

Blue Pool

Mt Portal/Tunnel View Lookout

Red Hands Cave

Nepean Lookout

Euroka Picnic Area

Erskine Creek

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 1.42pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Kanangra to Katoomba - due to the ongoing wet season, Cox's River can flood at short notice and be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Prince Henry Cliff between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of the Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial due to a major washout.  
  • Expect minor delays to allow for track maintenance when using Castle Head walking track.  

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.

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

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass to Evans lookout walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • No access to Mount Banks walking trails and picnic area due to road works.  Works are scheduled to be completed by Friday 28 January 2022.  
  • Expect minor delays to allow for maintenance work when using Victoria Falls walking track.
  • Braeside Fire Trail is 4WD accessible only due to wet weather.  Braeside walking track remains open. 
  • Grand Canyon Road (access to Point Pilcher) closed to all traffic from Monday 24 January until COB Friday 28 January 2022 to allow for road maintenance.  
  • Pierces Pass and Rigby Hill Walking tracks as well as Pierces Pass Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 31st January until Friday 4th February to allow for road upgrades.  No access for walkers or vehicles.  

 

Lawson, Hazelbrook

  • Plan for minor delays accessing Lawson Ridge fire trail from Queens Road due to planned road repairs. Works are scheduled to be completed by Friday 4th February 2022. 

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • All canyons are open. Visitors should be cautious, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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

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 Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 5.30pm

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 / 5th Sunday of the month - 8am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 25 January to Sunday 30 January 2022 for the Country v City and Queens Competitions - 7am - 5pm.

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

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

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 Fri 21 Jan 2022, 6.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 8.37am

Safety alerts: Active siphon hazard in Wollangambe Canyon 1

Following reports from the public, NPWS has investigated reports of a siphon hazard in the mid-section of the Wollangambe Canyon 1.

This hazard has now been marked with pink tape. Please take care to aviod this hazard at current high water levels.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 2.43pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.33pm

Closed areas: Victoria Falls walking track - delays

Please expect some delays when using Victoria Falls walking track from Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January 2022, to allow for minor track repairs.  

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 2.23pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Juggler Canyon access closed

Grand Canyon Road and access to Juggler Canyon are closed from Monday 24 January until COB Friday 28 January 2022 to allow for road maintenance.   

Call the NPWS Blackheath office on 02 4787 8877 for further inquiries.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to fire damage

The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to fire damage:

  • Pauls Point campground – day use only
  • Sundeck campground – day use only
  • Sawyers campground – day use only
  • Beehive upper and lower campground – closed for redevelopment post fire
  • Burrawang campground – day use only

Following heavy rain, some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris 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 Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am to Fri 1 Apr 2022, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 10.58am

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures

The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head scenic drive is closed to vehicles from NPWS carpark 1 from Monday 25 October 2021 to March 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track is closed from Monday 18 October to late January 2022
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until March 2022
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Parking at North Fort is open. North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 8.07am

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

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

The following areas are closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head Scenic Drive is closed to vehicles from NPWS carpark 1 from Monday 25 October 2021 to March 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track is closed from Monday 18 October to late January 2022
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until March 2022.
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

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

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.43am

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 contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 7.15am to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 7.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Burralow Creek campground accessible with 4WD only

Fire trail upgrade works have been completed and access to this area is by 4WD only.

The trails still have soft edges, so please take care and drive safely.

For further information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jan 2022, 11.34am to Thu 27 Jan 2022, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Delays on Mount Solitary walking track

You may experience delays on the eastern pass of Mount Solitary walking track on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 January 2021, due to planned upgrade works.

The track will remain open, however please use caution when ascending or descending the eastern pass during the works. 

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jan 2022, 6.00am to Sat 2 Apr 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Pool of Siloam to Golf Links lookout track closed

Pool of Siloam to Golf Links lookout track is closed from Tuesday 11 January until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works. The closure is in place Tuesday to Friday only.

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Gordon Falls picnic area and Lyrebird Dell.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jan 2022, 11.12am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Martins lookout fire trail closed

Martins lookout fire trail is closed from Thursday 6 January to Tuesday 1 February 2022 for repairs and maintenance.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 9.54am

Safety alerts: Flood damage and creek levels high

Heavy rainfall has resulted in minor flooding. Please be aware that creek and river levels are elevated. Crossings may not be passable.

Do not cross creeks where water levels are high. Walkers should be prepared to retrace steps.

As an indicator, walkers should not attempt crossings where water is flowing over stepping stones.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Jan 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 10.25am

Closed areas: Mount Banks Road closed for works

Mount Banks Road is closed for road works from Monday 10 January to Friday 28 January 2022.

No vehicle, pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.07am

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:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
    • Riverview lookout
    • Riverview walking track
    • Mark Morton lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • Upper and lower Fairy Bower falls
    • Walking track from Fairy Bower Falls to Tooths lookout

 

  • 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, Sassafras and Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area, the following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Mount Bushwalker walking track
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim 
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

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

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 Jan 2022, 6.00am to Fri 8 Apr 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 10.24am

Closed areas: Shortcut track partial closure

Shortcut track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphys Lane from Monday 3 January to Friday 8 April 2022, between Monday and Friday. The track will be closed for track maintenance.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.02am

Closed areas: Precinct closures due to high visitation during summer

Royal National Park can be extremely busy over the summer period. Popular visitor areas may close to vehicles once they become full or in the event of an emergency.

Areas that may be closed to vehicles when carparks are full include:

  • Wattamolla Beach and picnic area
  • Garie Beach and picnic area
  • Garawarra Farm carpark (including the carpark for Figure 8 Pools)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For up-to-date information on which areas are closed on any given day follow @RoyalNPAlerts on Twitter or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.21pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.01am

Closed areas: Closures due to increased visitation during summer

Georges River National Park can be extremely busy over the summer period. Popular visitor areas may close to vehicles once they become full or in the event of an emergency.

Areas that may be closed when carparks are full include:

  • Morgans Creek boat ramp carpark and picnic area
  • Burrawang Reach picnic area
  • Cattle Duffers picnic area
  • Fitzpatrick Park carpark and picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For up-to-date information on which areas are closed on any given day call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 12.23pm to Sat 29 Jan 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 7.13pm

Closed areas: Delays on Castle Head walking track

Expect delays on Castle Head walking track on the Narrow Neck Plateau on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2022, due to repair works. 

The walking track will remain open during this period. Please use caution and follow the direction of workers whilst passing work sites. 

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 10.31am

Closed areas: Royal Coast track partial closure

Royal Coast track will be partially closed Monday to Friday, from Monday 31 January to June 2022. The closure is to allow upgrade works to take place near Otford lookout. The track will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

During the closure you'll need to exit the track at Garawarra Farm, and you can't access Figure 8 Pools or Palm Jungle Loop track from Otford lookout. 

You can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Sun 10 Jul 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 11.45am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 June 2022 in Nattai National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

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 Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 2.25pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove 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, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 8.47am

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 Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes 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 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 office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison will be closed until late 2022.

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 complete.

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

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

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 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 3 Nov 2021, 9.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 8.47am

Other planned events: Privet control in Robertson Nature Reserve

NPWS staff and contractors are conducting privet and secondary weed control across Robertson Nature Reserve until Thursday 30 June 2022. This work includes the hand application of glyphosate biactive and metsulfuron herbicides.

For further information please call the local NPWS area office.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

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 20 September 2022 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. 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 further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is closed. 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 Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.00pm

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

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 Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 9.54am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while 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 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

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 National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022. 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, in accordance with 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 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.24am

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.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

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 Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 9.27am

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 Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 9.22am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & 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 Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.07pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

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 the 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 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

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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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11.36am

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 contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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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 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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Local alerts

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