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Lagoon Pinch picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 20 January 2023, 8.59am

Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 8.59am.

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 4.41pm

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.
  • Honeymoon lookout is closed from Thursday 19 January 2023 due to upgrade works.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • 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.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to ongoing subsidence.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January for upgrades.
  • 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.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Andersons 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)
  • No access to Perry's Lookdown Day Use Area from COB Wednesday 25th January 2023 until Tuesday 31st January COB to allow for helicopter operations.  Parking available along Hat Hill Rd. 
  • No access to walkers Perry's Lookdown waking track or day use area on Tuesday 31st January 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • No vehicle access to Pierces Pass picnic area from Monday 16 until Friday 27 January 2023 to allow for roadworks. Parking is available at top carpark.  Pierces Pass walking track remains open.  
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Govetts Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides. 
  • Burra Korain Camping area remains closed due to landslides and rock falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track is open to Cripps lookout.  Track remains closed to Pulpit Rock lookout (Govetts Leap to Cripps lookout is open). Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Lawson Ridge Fire Trail is closed to all vehicles including pedestrians from Monday 30th January until Friday10th February 2023 to allow for road repairs.  

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.

Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for upgrades - the length of this closure is very weather dependent.

This closure also means there is no vehicle access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Update Dec 2022: NPWS is planning for works to commence on the three bridge replacements in Feb 2023, with the whole program anticipated to be completed (weather dependant) by the end of March 2023.

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 9.00am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

Update Dec 2022: Contractors have commenced work on the landslips in Berrico NR, with the bridge/culvert works to follow. The Glen Rd remains closed due to a number of failed bridges/culverts.

A number of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves are closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 13 Jan 2023, 2.29pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.15am

Closed areas: Barrington Trail (south) closed for essential road works

Barrington Trail (south) will be closed from 23 January to 24 February 2023 to allow for essential road works to be undertaken. Little Murray and Junction Pools Campgrounds will also be closed during this period.

Junction Pools, Black Swamp and Careys Peak can still be accessed via the Link Trail or the Corker walking tracks during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.

 

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.35am

Safety alerts: Use caution on roads in Karuah National Park

Hobarts Forest Road and Tattersalls Campground Road are in rough condition due to erosion caused by recent heavy rain events.

In wet conditions these roads may be boggy and difficult to navigate in a 2WD vehicle.

Repairs are scheduled to begin in February 2023. Please use caution and drive to the conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 9.32am

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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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 7.54am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to ongoing flooding

The following areas are closed from 28/10/2022 to  27/12/2022 due to ongoing flooding:

  • Karamea Homestead, Curracabundi National Park

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 Sun 8 Jan 2023, 5.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.43am

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road works

The following areas are closed to the public from Sunday 8 January to Tuesday 28 February due to repair works to storm-damaged roads:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville Camping Area
  • Carrow Brook Walking Track
  • Pieries Peak Walking Track
  • Youngs Trail Picnic Area

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.40am

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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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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