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Lagoon Pinch picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 5 July 2024, 9.27am

Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.27am.

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works are being undertaken on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors. Track surfaces may be muddy and uneven so take care.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 1.27pm

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 the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide. No access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World.  
  • 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 Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There will be no access to Castle Head or the Kanangra to Katoomba walk.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 between Cliff Drive and Miners Track.  Walkers and cyclists can still access Narrow Neck via Miners Track from Narrow Neck Lookout.
  • 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) 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, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Leura Cascades and top of Fern Bower, due to landslide and tree fall.  Please use Cliff Drive as a 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.
  • Mount Hay Road is closed from Lockley Pylon walking track due to road conditions.  No vehicle access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point.  Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted.
  • 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 trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 26 July 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 Thu 11 Jul 2024, 2.09pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Williams River Picnic Area Barbeques Out of Order

The barbeques at Williams River Picnic Area (Blue Gum Loop) are currently unavailable for use. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience and will rectify the situation as soon as possible. For more information, please call the Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.27am

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works are being undertaken on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors. Track surfaces may be muddy and uneven so take care.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.25am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.24am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk remains closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The project is progressing well however extended wet conditions have affected the track surface and ability to complete the works. The track will be reassessed regularly and reopened as soon as possible. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 8.13pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 8.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.19am

Closed parks: The Glen Road closed for Fire Access and Fire Trail Upgrades (FAFT)

The Glen Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 29th May through to the 29th of July to allow contractors to deliver gravel to undertake Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Upgrades works. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependent.

 

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300. 

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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 Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.56am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Mon 30 Dec 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.25am

Closed areas: Rockglen/Lea Hurst precincts closed for pest control operations

Western section of park closed for ground pest control operation

The western section of Curracabundi National Park (Rockglen and Lea Hurst precincts) is closed 9am, Friday 19 January 2024 to 10am, Monday 30 December 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 7.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.35am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Friday 31 May 2024 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 8.55am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692 or follow the link below.

https://barringtoncoast.com.au/directory/bretti-reserve 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/lagoon-pinch-picnic-area/local-alerts

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