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Perrys lookdown

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: Kiara Creek HR

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

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.28pm

Hazard reduction burns: Lawson Ridge HR

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

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Lawson Ridge fire trail closed

Lawson Ridge fire trail, and all walking tracks and trails in this area of the park, are closed until further notice. This is due to hazard reduction burning and dangerous trees. This closure may last several weeks and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2019, 3.44pm to Sun 26 May 2019, 7.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 10.33am

Other planned events: Running event in Blue Mountains National Park

Expect runners on trails in the Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls areas from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The Ultra Trail Australia 2019 running event will be underway, with 6 races of varying distances.

Please visit the Ultra Trail Australia website for further details and track routes. 

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.26pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, Kanangra-Boyd National Park and southern Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting.

All remote bushwalking routes will be closed, including Kanangra to Katoomba, and Katoomba to Mittagong.

In Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve:

  • Most of the reserve will be closed
  • Jenolan Caves main visitor area and Six Foot Track corridor will be open

In Kanangara-Boyd National Park:

  • Most of the park will be closed
  • Six Foot Track corridor will be open
  • Kanangra Walls Road, Boyd River campground, Dingo Dell campground and Kanangra Walls lookout will be open
  • Kanangra Tops will be open. This includes Kalang Falls, Kanangra main and Danae Brook canyons and Kowmung River fire trail

In Blue Mountains National Park:

  • The southern part of the park, next to Kanangra-Boyd National Park, will be closed. This is the section bounded by Murruin Creek catchment and Bullningang-Millnigang ridges in the south
  • The section of the park south of Wild Dog Mountains will be closed
  • All sections of Kedumba River south of Kedumba Crossing will be closed
  • Oberon-Colong stock route, Mount Werong campground and Yerranderie Regional Park will be open

This operation is targeting pigs, goats and deer to protect catchment and World Heritage Area values. This closure is dependent on weather and may be extended if necessary.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 11.44am to Mon 3 Jun 2019, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 12.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

Wild dog ground baiting using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned from Monday 6 May to Monday 3 June 2019 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon River National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

This program is part of a cooperative Oberon Wild Dog Management Program control program coordinated by Oberon Pest Animal Management Committee. It aims to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to be involved in the program, please call Central Tablelands Local Land Services on 02 6350 3110 or South East Local Land Services on 02 4824 1900.

Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. While domestic animals aren't permitted in national parks, be extra vigilant in ensuring that pets and working dogs are controlled. Ensure they are not allowed access to baiting locations during and after the program. If working dogs are being used, we suggest muzzling them during and after baiting. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call Oberon NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 6.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for Mailes Ridge hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park will be closed from Friday 26 April to Friday 10 May 2019 due to a planned hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Mailes Ridge walking track (including the track from Mailes Ridge to Colo Meroo)
  • Wards track
  • Gospers Ridge fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2019, 6.07pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.21am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 1080 wild dog ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park. Ground baiting is expected to occur from Wednesday 8 May to Sunday 30 June 2019 in the following places:

  • Widden and Baerami valleys
  • Glen Gallic and Yarrawa
  • Martindale Valley
  • Appletree Flat and Bulga

In all these baiting locations NPWS will using ejectors with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

This baiting program is part of the Western and Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan. It is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted in Wollemi National Park.

We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure they don't enter the baiting location during 1080 baiting operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10.16am to Fri 2 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10.21am

Other planned events: Wild dog poison 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial, ground baiting and canid pest ejector (CPE) program. This is for wild dog control and will be in Mudgee area reserves. The program will start on Monday 29 April and finish by Friday 2 August 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working and assistance dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Dogs should be muzzled if they need to work the baiting location.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring properties stock and wildlife.

For further information, please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 3670 9000.

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Applies from Sun 28 Apr 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 12.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mailes Ridge HR

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 2.44pm

Safety alerts: 4WD recommended on Mount Hay Road and Murphys campground roads

Due to deteriorating road conditions, 4WD is recommended for vehicles accessing Mount Hay Road, north of Fortress Ridge, and Murphys campground.

For more information, please call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.28pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:

  • Middle Werong fire trail
  • Lower Werong fire trail
  • Mount Werong fire trail  

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.

For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 7.39am

Closed areas: Furber Steps walking track closed

Furber Steps walking track is closed due to walking track repairs, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.21pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

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 Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/perrys-lookdown/local-alerts

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Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH