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Muirs lookout

Jilliby State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 15 July 2024, 12.14pm

Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.43pm.

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.

Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 12.14pm.

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. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 24 Jul 2024, 2.17pm to Sun 28 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2024, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Changed access to Glow Worm Tunnel - State Mine Gully Road unscheduled weekend closure Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July

State Mine Gully Road will be closed on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th due to road works.

 

The closure on State Mine Gully Road applies from the boundary of the State Conservation Area for a length of 1km north.

 

Visitors are advised to use Old Bells Line of Road as the primary access for Glow Worm Tunnel Road during the weekend closure period.

 

The weekday closure of State Mine Gully Road will remain until 23rd August.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2024, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many roads, fire trails and walking tracks within Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to infrastructure upgrades or damage caused by wet weather including subsidence, rockfalls, landslides and fallen trees.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and Dardanelles Pass (near the Giant Staircase) is closed due to a landslide. There is no access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World. Visitors can access Scenic World bottom stations via Furber Steps only. Fares apply. 
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic (including walkers and cyclists) from Cliff Drive until Friday 26 July 2024. This includes no access to Castle Head walking track.  
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) will be closed between Allambie Lookout and Echo Point from 7am 25/7/2024 to 5pm 26/7/2024 for essential maintenance. Please use Cliff Drive as a detour.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Solitary Restaurant (about 100m) due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
  • Six Foot track is affected by closures at Jenolan Caves.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek and Andersons Fire trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 30th August 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson fire trail or Murphys Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends. Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

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

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

Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.54pm to Thu 25 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2024, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Inn closed

The Bobbin Inn, including the Cafe & the Visitor's Centre, will be closed on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July 2024 for essential maintenance works, reopening on Friday 26 July 2024.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 84480400.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 9.34am to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2024, 11.44am

Other planned events: Pay machine upgrade

Pay machines in this park are being upgraded to provide an even more reliable service for your convenience. Whilst this process is underway, coins may not be accepted at pay machines, however cash payments for park use fees can still be made at visitor centres. Pay machines will continue to accept credit card. ParknPay remains available in all Parks via the ParknPay app.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 5.51pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 5.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2024, 7.03am

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance and road works

Parts of Karuah National Park including Tattersalls campground are closed from Monday 29 July to Friday 9 August 2024 while roads are being maintained. The closed areas are:

  • Hobarts Forest Road
  • Witt Road
  • Tattersalls Road
  • Tattersalls Campground
  • Double Wharf Picnic Area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.40pm to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Sphinx Memorial repair works

Repair works are underway at the Sphinx Memorial from Monday 12 February to 2 August, weather permitting. There will be changed access to the memorial for the duration of these works. The carpark and the Sphinx track remain open. Please follow directions of signs and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Jul 2024, 11.04am to Fri 23 Aug 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 11.06am

Other planned events: Changed access to Glow Worm Tunnel: State Mine Gully Road

State Mine Gully Road from the boundary of the State Conservation Area for a length of 1km will be closed on weekdays for road improvement works. State Mine Gully Road will be open from 6:00pm Friday to 6:00am Monday (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday) – Unless there is an unscheduled weekend closure.

The closure is effective from Tuesday 11th June until Friday 23rd August 2024.

Visitors are advised to use Old Bells Line of Road as the primary access for Glow Worm Tunnel during the weekday closure period.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Jul 2024, 10.21am to Sat 19 Jul 2025, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 10.39am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk Closed

Gap Creek Forest Walk is closed due to the risk of landslip and rockfall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact NPWS Central Coast office on 02 4972 9000

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 9.33am to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 11.07am

Closed areas: Barrenjoey access trail closed on weekdays

Barrenjoey access road is closed on weekdays from Monday 8 July 2024 to Thursday 31 October 2024 due to construction works. Pedestrian access to Barrenjoey Lighthouse will be via Smugglers track.

The Smugglers track is a grade 3 walking track – mostly stairs. It is a steeper and more challenging walk to the top of the headland. Please consider your ability prior to ascent.

For further information please call the local area office.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jul 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Middle Camp Fire Trail Remediation Works

Middle Camp Fire Trail remediation works are scheduled to begin on Monday 22nd July 2024.

Trails in this area will be closed for the duration of the works which is expected to be several months.

NPWS apologises for the inconvenience this may cause regular uses of these trails however works are necessary to improve access to help manage fire related and other emergencies in this location.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000..

 

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Applies from Fri 12 Jul 2024, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 10.39am

Closed areas: Duckholes trail closed for upgrades

Duckholes fire trail is closed from Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday19 July 2024 for upgrades. 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 22 Jul 2024, 12.55pm to Fri 27 Sep 2024, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Mitchell Park is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations. Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.48pm to Fri 16 Aug 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Bob Turners fire trail and walking track closed for maintenance

Bob Turners fire trail and walking track will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 22 July - Friday 16 August 2024.

  • Please note: there will be no access to the walking track or fire trail during this time.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.51pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2024, 10.26am

Other incidents: Bobbin Head Visitor Centre phone issues

Unexpected issues with the Bobbin Head Visitor Centre phoneline are currently being worked on by technicians. If you are having trouble with your call not getting through to the visitor centre, please call 1300 072 757 or if trying to contact them directly send an email to npws.bobbinhead@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2024, 1.31pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail closed for road works - Parr SCA

Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail in Parr State Conservation Area will be closed for essential road works from 8:00am Monday 6 May to 4:00pm Friday 26 July 2024.

 

Please use the alternative route of Wheelbarrow Ridge Road and Greens Road.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 7.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2024, 11.05am

Closed areas: Area closed for carpark upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 15 July to Monday 30 September 2024 while Redgum carpark, adjacent to Burrawang Picnic Area, is being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Redgum carpark, adjacent to Burrawang Picnic Area, off Wilfred Barret Drive
  • The entry to Redgum trail and Burrawang/Lilly Pilly Walking Track from Redgum carpark.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.08pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 8.34am

Other planned events: Yuelarbah Walking Track Maintenance

Yuelarbah Walking Track will have essential maintenance that will be occurring to the elevated boardwalk from Wednesday 19th June 2024. A detour will be in place on the Yuelarbah Management Trail, but this section is not wheelchair accessible.  

For the safety of the community and workers, please follow any directions by contractors and NPWS staff. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Mar 2024, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 9.53am

Safety alerts: Bombala Walking Track

Upgrade works will be occurring on Bombala Walking Track from Monday 26th February. The work will address beach access, erosion and drainage issues, rehabilitation of a decommissioned track section and upgrading sections of track surface.

The walking track will remain open to the community during the work.

For the safety of the community and workers, please follow any directions by contractors and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2024, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 9.42am

Closed areas: Shaft Track

The Shaft Track will be closed while improvements and maintenance works are being carry out.

  • The track will be closed from 24th June 2024 for up to the mid September 2024, dependent on weather

For the safety of contractors please follow and respect any signage and safety measures in place.

Using the track during works will cause damage and delay the reopening of the track.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 9.40am

Closed areas: Glenrock State Conservation Area

Closed area: Reload Track, Glenrock State Conservation Area

The track will be closed while improvements and maintenance works are being carry out.

  • The track will be closed from 20th May 2024 up to end July 2024, dependent on weather

For the safety of contractors please follow and respect any signage and safety measures in place.

Using the track during works will cause damage and delay the reopening of the track.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.16pm to Thu 2 Jan 2025, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.21pm

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 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until August 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 11.13am

Closed areas: Mountain bike track temporary closure due to wet weather conditions

NPWS advises riders not to use the Mountain Bike Track network due to the wet conditions. Using wet or muddy tracks causes damage and can be unsafe.

Please help protect our tracks by riding on Management Trails only in wet conditions or after rain events.

NPWS is monitoring track conditions and will re-open when considered safe and suitable.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Sat 29 Jun 2024, 3.18pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jun 2024, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

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

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

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

 

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jun 2024, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The south Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2024, 10.08am to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 9.27am

Other planned events: Muogamarra 2024 Open Season

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. The dates for the 2024 Open Season are from Saturday 17 August to Sunday 22 September and bookings are essential for all visitors. Bookings can be made here

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 15 May 2024, 6.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 9.12am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure

Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 31 July 2024. 

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Jun 2024, 3.03pm to Thu 26 Jun 2025, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Closed area: Yango walking track

Yango walking track is closed due to storm damage. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga Area Office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7.48am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 7.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 7.49am

Other planned events: Brooklyn Dam fire trail maintenance works

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

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.31am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 4.05pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 4.13pm

Other planned events: Partial fire trail and track closure (north end Moonee Beach FT)

The northern end of Moonee Beach fire trail is closed for stage 1 construction works. Alternate access to Moonee Beach is via the walking track at the top of Hooey Street.

Work is expected to take several months. This work will finalise the loop of Moonee Beach fire trail and also enable emergency services such as ambulance and fire vehicles access to the back of the beach and improve rescue times for incidents.

NPWS apologies for the inconvenience and it is unfortunate that this work is taking place at the same time as the partial closure to Hooey Street due to the landslip. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000

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Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jul 2024, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 8.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 10 June 2024 to Tuesday 30 July 2024.

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

The program will take place in Palm Grove Nature Reserve.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.44am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 12.37pm

Other incidents: Cattai National Park- flood repair works

Occasional flood remediation work may occur Monday to Friday which may create noise disturbance. Please contact the area office on (02) 4580 2750 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 29 Dec 2023, 2.47pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Dangerous water conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming here.

The beach is remote, unpatrolled and has dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited here - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

SWIM BETWEEN THE RED AND YELLOW FLAGS AT BIRUBI POINT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB AT ANNA BAY.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2.25pm

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 Mon 3 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Sat 27 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Jun 2024, 1.11pm

Safety alerts: Tomago Wetlands in Hunter Wetlands National Park - 1080 Baiting Program - 3 June until 27 July 2024

Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Hunter Wetlands National Park at Tomago Wetlands from 3 June 2024 to 27 July 2024.

The operation will use1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of 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.

Please contact the NPWS Lower Area Office NPWS for more information on 4946 4100

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

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

The road will remain closed until investigations are completed and further recommendations are made.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

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 Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

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

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • 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 Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 8.57am

Closed areas: Timber Beach and Timber Beach walking track are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Timber Beach walking track is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. This area is extremely eroded and hazardous and this closure is in place to keep the public safe. 

The are has limited access for emergency services and carrying out rescues is extremely difficult and puts rescuers in danger.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

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Applies from Thu 9 Mar 2023, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 8.56am

Closed areas: Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge

Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge, off Cobbans Track on Ash Island is closed from Thursday 9 March 2023 until further notice due to the bridge needing maintenance

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 11.10am

Other planned events: Temporary access closures to trails at Middle Camp - Catherine Hill Bay - Munmorah State Conservation Area for external developer construction works.

Middle Camp DA/2238/2017 - has begun works in the Catherine Hill Bay area adjacent to lands managed by Munmorah State Conservation Area. These works due to the location now has temporary closures to access trails for Munmorah SCA. This is necessary for the contractor managing this development in order to maintain a safe construction site and public safety.

NPWS apologises for the inconvenience and are unable to provide alternate access.

This temporary closure affects: 

  1. Collier fire trail
  2. Powerline fire trail and 
  3. Middle Camp fire trail

Please be advised that these closures will not stop access to fire vehicles in emergencies and does not cause a safety concern.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000.

 

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.47pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2024, 10.39am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Pinny Beach footbridge closed

The Pinny Beach footbridge will be closed until further notice for essential repairs. The coastal walking track will remain open with access south and north of the bridge by detouring around Pinny Lagoon. Take care when traversing Pinny Lagoon during periods of high tidal activity. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Office on (02) 4972 9000.

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

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.37am

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm to Thu 7 Oct 2027, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 8.29am

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Mon 11 Aug 2025, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 2.54pm

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 Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 11.10am

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9.43am to Fri 21 Aug 2026, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 4.42pm

Other planned events: Construction Works Adjacent to Wyrrabalong National Park

Construction of the Magenta Shared Walkway on behalf of Central Coast Council is being undertaken adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive, Magenta. These works are not within Wyrrabalong National Park and no clearing of Park Estate is planned to occur as part of these works. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works. Further information regarding this project can be found at here at Magenta Shared Path Construction (continuation) | Central Coast Council (nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.32am

Safety alerts: Damaged Bridge on Lone Pine Rd

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed while damage to a bridge is being repaired. 

 

The Common picnic area is still accessible by 4WD only, from Limeburners Creek Road via Callaghans Trail and Lone Pine Rd.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.17am

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

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 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 8.53am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 9.43am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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