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Kengal (The Rock) Picnic Area

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 2.54pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted due to flooding

Camping is not permitted in Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks or Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve due to flooding of the Murrumbidgee River. There is no access to many campsites. The Wooloondool precinct near Hay is available for camping.

Visit the Murumbidgee Valley campgrounds page to check availability. For your safety, please do not enter floodwaters.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.16am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 4.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Oct 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.17pm

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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