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Apple Box Flat picnic area

Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closed from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Lady Carrington lookout is closed for a major upgrade.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Rd will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails are also included in this closure.  
  • Kings Tableland Road will be closed to all traffic (apart from residential traffic)  from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Access to Andersons Fire Trail available on weekends.  
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the Sublime Point Fire Trail due to major subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed until Friday 9th December due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

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

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work. (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed to vehicles for major upgrade work with detours in place. (opening mid December)
  • Grand Canyon car park closed, limited parking at Neates Glen and along Evans Lookout Road. (opening mid December)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls. (opening mid December)
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.

Woodford, Lawson

  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

 

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.57pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Partial closure Spencers Creek rest area

Spencers Creek rest area:  Partial closure for storage of materials and equipment for construction of Snowies Alpine Walk - Stage 3 and the occasional full closure for the staging of helicopter operations.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.12pm

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access and temporary closures

Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.

Road will be temporarily closed on 7th December 2022 between 9am and 3:30pm due to road works. 

Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 16 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000. 

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 4.28pm to Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Fire trail closed due to weather damage

Mount Dromedary fire trail is closed to all vehicle access from Tuesday 12 April 2022 until further notice, due to extensive trail damage and sink holes caused by prolonged rain.

Repairs are underway and the fire trail will open when it is safe to do so. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.29am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed due to wet weather

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to wet weather trail conditions.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sun 4 Dec 2022, 9.33am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.27am

Closed areas: Moyangul - Pinch river picnic area closed

The Moyangul - Pinch picnic area along the Lower Snowy Drive is closed for minor upgrade works until Friday 9 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities, please use the toilets on the western side of the Lower Snowy Drive in Moyangul - Pinch campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.05pm to Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 4.28pm

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - partially snow covered

Many areas above about 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are still largely snow covered from recent snowfalls and post winter snow. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

Avalanche:

  • Even at this time of year there is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter or spring and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Main Range higher areas - areas above about 2100m, including: Higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk:

Expect some continuous snow cover and long stretches:

  • Skis or snowshoes may make your trip easier and safer. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.

 

Main Range lower areas - areas above 1900m, including lower parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short stretches of snow cover:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

 

For more information, call the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.45am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Thermal pool walking track closed

Thermal Pool and Glory Farm walking tracks will be closed from Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December 2022, due to maintenance works.

The thermal pool will remain open to the public for the duration of works. Access to and from the thermal pool will be via River walk track.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Dec 2022, 2.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in this park, using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 5 December 2022 until Wednesday 8 February 2023. Baiting will be conducted in:

  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Wadjan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area

These areas are located within the East Monaro/Central South coast Wild Dog Management Plan.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. For further information please call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Sat 3 Dec 2022, 3.00pm to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Other planned events: aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,
  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the local office. 

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 2.46pm

Other planned events: Road Works on The Pines Access Road.

NPWS are undertaking repairs to The Pines access road. The sealed carpark will be closed. Access to the boat ramp and camping areas will remain open.

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.22am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9.07am

Closed areas: Cedar Road Closed: Conjola National Park

Cedar Road in Conjola National Park will be closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 9 December 2022 for flood repair works.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.31am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Bega Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park and South East Forest National Park will be closed from 1am, Monday 12 December to 11pm Friday 16 December 2022 for a ground pest control operation.   

  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
  • Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer at dusk and dawn. Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.01am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Management Program

The following parks, reserves and areas will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Bungonia National Park, including Bungonia campground (Front gate will be locked at 3pm Saturday).
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 10 Nov 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.53am

Closed areas: Port Phillip trail partial closure

Port Phillip trail is closed east of Ghost Gully campground due to poor trail conditions. The management trail is closed between Ghost Gully campground and the Causeway on Tantangara Dam. 

Ghost Gully campground is open and accessible. The western foreshores of Tantangara Dam are not accessible while this closure is in place.

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.00am to Wed 21 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Trail and Campground Closures

The western area of Brindabella National Park is closed until Wednesday 21 December due to hazardous trail conditions which are likely to deteriorate further with the forecast wet weather. Park closures are regularly assessed may be extended if trail conditions are unsafe for public access.

This closure affects the following trails:

  • Drs Flat Road (between Baldy Range Tr and the northern park entrance)
  • Webbs Ridge Tr
  • Folly Tr
  • Waterfall Tr
  • McIntyres Tr
  • Lowells Flat Tr
  • Dingi Dingi Tr
  • Powerline Tr
  • Bells Camp Tr
  • Bag Range Tr
  • Coodravale Tr
  • Baldy Range Tr
  • Maginot Tr
  • Link Tr

 

There is no access to McIntyres campground or Lowells Flat campground. 

 

Please note that Brindabella National Park trails are suitable for 4WD only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Trail and crossing closures may be implemented at short notice and all updates will be included on the NPWS website as soon as possible. Always check weather forecasts and the NPWS website for closures and updates before heading out into remote areas and trails. 

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.54am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) closed

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.51am

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed until further notice from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate due to a landslip. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 10.19am to Wed 28 Dec 2022, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.24am

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade

The Little Forest Walking Track is closed while repairs are being undertaken.

Access to Rusden Head and Florence Head is still open, however 4WD is recommended. 

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tom Groggin Horse campground closed

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently closed for maintenance. The toilet at the campground is also closed.

Toilet facilities are still available at Tom Groggin main camping and picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 10.00am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas west and north of the Shoalhaven River, including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys Spur, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks and lookouts,
  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,

  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November to 1 April to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

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

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.35am

Closed areas: Grand Canyon lookout and road closed

The Grand Canyon lookout and access road is closed to vehicles from Friday 18 November until further notice due to boggy and wet conditions. Pedestrians are able to access this lookout.

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 1.54pm to Thu 22 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 10.49am

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 22 December 2022:

  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 8.31am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

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

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

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

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 9.59am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Richardson lookout closed

Richardson lookout on the West Rim walking track is closed for upgrade from Monday 14 November 2022 1:00pm to Friday 16 December 2022 5:00pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.32pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

Entry into 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 Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 11.41am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.26am

Closed areas: Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain walking track

Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain walking track is currently closed due to flood damage. This includes access to Clear Point. 

Works will be undertaken to repair  track when resources and weather conditions allow.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.11pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.27am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track closed

Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track is currently closed until Mid December while track construction work is undertaken. This work is part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

Please note this closure will prevent walkers from undertaking a loop walk via Durras Mountain from Pretty Beach. The return walk from Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain remains open.

The walk from Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain, including Clear Point is closed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Local National Parks office

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 9.03am

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.52am

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation

Capertee National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area are closed from 9am, Monday 21 November to 5pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 11.55am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.09am

Closed areas: Stokes Island picnic area beach access closed for upgrade

The Stokes Island picnic area stairs that provide access to Tabourie Beach will be closed until Friday 23 December 2022. This is because the stairs are being upgraded.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.58pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage

The following roads are closed until further notice due to rain damage:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point trail
  • Honeysuckle Road

Please do not enter the above areas. These areas are being continually assessed, and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 10.15am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in Monga National Park are currently closed due to significant flood damage causing dangerous conditions after recent heavy rains:

  • Bolaro Road
  • Buckenbowra River crossing on No Name Mountain Road

These roads will be re-opened for access once they have been fully assessed and any remedial woks completed. Please follow signage and do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 8.29am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 9.31am

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Oct 2022, 9.43am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

Entry into 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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 8.26am

Closed areas: Closed trails: Conjola National Park

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 1 August to Tuesday 20 December 2022. The closed areas are:

  • Grass Tree Road
  • Berrara Creek walking track
  • Walter Hood walking track

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

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Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.37am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 August 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.25am

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather

Please be aware roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition due to wet weather.

To prevent further road damage, please avoid non-essential travel on unsealed roads during wet weather.

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.

Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.10am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

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

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.11am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

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

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 8.48am to Tue 27 Dec 2022, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Delanys Hut picnic area closure

Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 December 2022. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Fri 16 Sep 2022, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Road closure

Webbs Ridge trail (north of Dingi Dingi trail) is closed from Friday 16 September 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trail conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 13 Nov 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire and flood recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula fire trail
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Middle Mountain Rd

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7.24am to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 7.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works

The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:

  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground

This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:

  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches

Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 7.47am

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.57am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 11.41am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads are closed due to adverse weather, flood damage and road repairs:

  • Romney Park Road
  • Lake Road
  • Burrill Lake Drive - West
  • Burrill Lake Drive - East
  • Munno Road
  • Western Road

Because these roads are closed, vehicles cannot access the following visitor areas:

  • Burrill Lake Western Arm picnic area
  • Burrill Lake East picnic area
  • Giriwa walking track
  • Gari walking track

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 9.13am

Closed areas: Meroo Head campground closed

The following areas are closed while construction works are undertaken: 

  • Meroo Head campground
  • Meroo Head lookout walking track
  • Meroo Lake walking track

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.27am

Other planned events: Flood damage and roadworks

Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Conjola National Park are in very poor condition. As a result, some roads may be impassable and a 4WD vehicle is recommended for open roads. 

The closed​​ roads include:

  • Grasstree Road
  • Goonawarra Drive
  • Berrara Road
  • Fishermans Rock road
  • Boundary road

Roadworks will commence in October 2022 and be ongoing into 2023. Expect short delays and road closures across the parks' road network due to these roadworks. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Sep 2022, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2022, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 11.00am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock 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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.26am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.11am

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.01am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.57am

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only

Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 9.22am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to repairs and upgrades

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice for repairs and upgrades:

  • South Arm fire trail
  • Moores fire trail
  • Bucks Road
  • Kioloa Village fire trail
  • Dam fire trail
  • Link fire trail
  • Higgins Creek fire trail
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Cold Chisel fire trail
  • Livingston Creek fire trail
  • Gravel Pit Road
  • Carls Mountain Road
  • Skid Ridge Road
  • Kettle Road

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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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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