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Fitzroy Falls picnic area

Morton National Park

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2023, 6.00pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Parts of Budderoo National Park Closed for ground pest control operation

The below areas of Budderoo National Park are closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations between Monday 20 March and Friday 30 June 2023.

Specifically, these areas will be closed overnight (from 6pm to 9am) on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (outside of school and public holidays) during these dates.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.


The areas of Budderoo NP being closed are:

-The powerlines service trail between Jamberoo Mountain Road and Cloonty Rd in Carrington Falls

-The Douglas Creek trail between Cloonty road and Jamberoo Mountain Road

-The section of park along the eastern side of Knights Hill Road


This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of these nights, the park is closed to allow works to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.


Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas. 

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at




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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 2.15pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

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

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

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

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 9.19am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed

Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The walk will re-open as soon as it is safe.

The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop walk remain open, however may close at short notice.

For further information call the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 2.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 9.30am

Other planned events: Vegetation works on Griffins FireTrail

Road verge vegetation trimming works are currently underway along the entire length of Griffins Fire Trail. The trail remains open to the public and Gales Flat and Griffins Farm camp sites are unaffected and open for bookings. The public are advised to proceed with caution, and observe and follow safety signage.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 10.05am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Hindmarsh East lookout closed for upgrade works

Hindmarsh East Lookout is closed for upgrade works until 28 April 2023. No public access to this lookout and reduced car parking availability.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Hindmarsh West Lookout remains open. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.59pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 9.42am

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 Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9.06pm

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: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.53pm

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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  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

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