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Two Dams picnic area

Beni State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 25 November 2022, 7.01am

Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.01am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather

The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are washed out completely or are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.32pm to Wed 7 Dec 2022, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown carpark closed

  • No vehicle access to Perrys Lookdown day use area from Wednesday 30th November until Wednesday 7th December due to heavy vehicle movements. Pedestrian & cycle access only.
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track and day use area will be closed on Tuesday 6th December for helicopter operations. There will be no access to or from Acacia Flat campground.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed. 

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.45pm

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 Fire trail will be closed to all traffic on weekdays, from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 14th December to allow for road improvements.  Red Ridge, W5, Centre and Kedumba Walls Centre Fire trails are also included in this closure.  The area will re-open for weekends only.  
  • 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.
  • Conservation Hut, carpark and Valley of Waters picnic area are closed due to major upgrades. (opening late November)
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the Sublime Point Fire Trail due to major subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed 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 early 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.
  • No vehicle access to Perrys Lookdown day use area from Wednesday 30th November until Wednesday 7th December due to heavy vehicle movements. Pedestrian & cycle access only.
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track and day use area will be closed on Tuesday 6th December for helicopter operations. There will be no access to or from Acacia Flat campground.

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.
  • Echo Bluff and Frederica Falls closed for a helicopter operation from Wednesday 30 November to Friday 1 December 2022.

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.

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 2.00pm to Mon 16 Jan 2023, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Copperwing Road closed due to flood damage

The Copperwing Road in Marrangaroo National Park is closed until further notice due to flood damage. The road is a link between the Sugarman's trail and the Coxs River and is affected by severe erosion.

Access to the main camping area is not affected if entering the Park via the Sugarman's trail. 

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.10pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to 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, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.25am to Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.28am

Other planned events: Asphalting occurring at the Summit

Asphalting trucks will be moving to the Summit to complete the summit redevelopment works.

Please take notice of all safety messages and instructions.

High numbers of heavy vehicle movements will be occurring from 7:30am Tuesday 29th November, and may take a few days to complete this work task.

Pilot vehicles will be in place between Cargo Road – Old Canobolas Road and Mt Canobolas Road.

Traffic Control will also be in place throughout the day due to high levels of heavy vehicle movements.

There are likely delays in access to Towac Way and all vehicles should use caution and follow directions of traffic management staff.

For more information, please contact the Central West Area Office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.01am

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Koorawatha Nature Reserve is closed from 7am, Tuesday 13th December to 7am, Friday 16th December 2022 for a ground shoot pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9.30am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel road closed at Galah Mountain Rd intersection

The Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau is closed from the Galah Mountain Rd intersection until December 10 to allow for upgrade works at the Glow Worm Tunnel car park. 

  • This closure includes access to the Glow Worm Tunnel car park and the Old Coach Rd car park. 
  • There is no walker access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.
  • Glow Worm Tunnel car park is expected to open from December 10 at this stage.
  • Galah Mountain Rd and access to Rocky Creek canyon is open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 11.06am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel walking track closed - No access from Wolgan Valley

Glow Worm tunnel walking track is closed until further notice. There is no access from the Wolgan Valley to Glow Worm tunnel due to the Wolgan Road closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2022, 12.00pm to Mon 19 Dec 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 10.53am

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays

Woodford Oaks trail will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 8 September to Monday 19 December 2022, due to roadworks.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Woodford Oaks trail and the following areas will be open to cyclists and walkers on weekends. There will be no vehicle access in these areas:

  • Woodford Oaks fire trail for cyclists
  • Red Hands Cave 
  • Nepean lookout
  • Erskine Creek
  • Jack Evans walking track
  • Pisgah Rock
  • Machins Crater

Red Hands Cave walking track is still accessible during this period from Glenbrook Causeway to Red Hands Cave only via Campfire Creek walking track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 4.48pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.45am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to storm damage - access and visitor facilities

This Reserve is closed due to storm impacts and fallen trees.

Condition assessments on built bridges and walking tracks are being undertaken by trained contractors. This process may take some time before visitor are able to use this park for recreation.

Please call Central West Area office at Bathurst for the most up to date information 02 6332 7640

Please do not drive around road closed signs or closed gates.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.26am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late December 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 31 December 2022.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.10am

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 December 2022. 

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

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Applies from Sun 20 Nov 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 8.11am

Closed areas: Area closed for campground upgrade

Finchley campground is closed for an upgrade from 12pm, Sunday 13 November until 2pm, Friday 9 December 2022.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 10.48am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 6.42pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until Friday 30 December 2022, following damage caused by sustained wet weather:

  • South end of Baal bone trail through to Ben Bullen (Moffits trail) heading towards Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollangambie trail from Old Bells Line of Road.

The above trails have large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles.

This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.40am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.11am to Sat 3 Dec 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.21am

Closed areas: McMahons fire trail closed for flood repairs

McMahons fire trail in Wollemi National Park will be closed for flood repairs from Monday 28 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. Please note, heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 1.36pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 1 February 2023 due to damage to the causeway on Mogo Rd:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

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 NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 1.06pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Fourth Crossing Picnic Area

Due to recent flooding events the following areas are closed from 23 November 2022 until further notice so that damaged assets can be repaired. 

  • Fourth Crossing Picnic Area
  • Water Race 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 Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11.44am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 7.21am

Closed parks: Closed due to severe storm damage to access and internal trails.

Nangar National Park is closed due to severe storm impacts to access trails and internal trails. The campgrounds and walking tracks are also closed and require safety assessments and repairs to occur before they can be opened.

Dripping Rock Road will be closed by Cabonne Council staff due to the poor condition of this road as a result of the severe storm damage. Please check the Cabonne Council website for current information; Road Closures - Cabonne Council (nsw.gov.au)

The access trail is closed to all traffic and wash aways need to be repaired prior to any traffic using this access.

For more information, please contact Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 for the most up to date information.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 10.18am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 10.22am

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail closed

Kowmung River fire trail is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and rising rivers.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 12.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Access to Sawn Rocks is closed

Access to Sawn Rocks is closed due to flood damage along Killarney Gap Road (SR133) until further notice. Narrabri Shire Council advises Killarney Gap Road is only open to residents. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office 02 6792 7300.

 

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 10.02am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.44am

Other planned events: Notice of ground pest control operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a ground trapping and shooting program targeting pigs in southern Blue Mountains National Park, Yerranderie State Conservation Area and Yerranderie Regional Park (Warragamba Special Areas) until Saturday 24 December 2022.

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 2.31pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.12am

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve remain closed due to flood damage.

On ground pest control operations are being conducted throughout the parks. Closures continue from sunset to sunrise.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 9.00am to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 6.11pm

Closed areas: Access closed

Access to Deep Pass will be closed from 10 October – 5 December due to road works to restore access to the area.

Visitors are reminded to exercise caution on the roads, particularly following sustained periods of rainfall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 11.38am

Other planned events: Vertebrate Pest Control Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground-based pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from 22 November to 30 December 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.

 

For more information please call NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area, Glenbrook Office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 28 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Mon 19 Dec 2022, 7.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts closed

Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts are closed for road works and safety upgrades from Monday 28 November to Monday 19 December 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 6.09am

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.19pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.49am

Closed parks: Turon National Park closed due to high river levels

Turon National Park is closed until 12pm, Friday 16th December 2022 due to high river levels and flood damage to river crossings. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions. Any extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles. Campgrounds will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level and river crossings have been repaired.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.00am to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 10.16am

Closed areas: Bark Hut campground closed

Bark Hut campground will be closed due to redevelopment works until Sunday 1 January 2023. 

The following areas will be impacted by this closure:

  • Bark Hut camp sites, picnic areas, barbecues and amenities
  • Euglah Rock lookout and walking track

As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Dawsons Spring campground.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Tue 15 Nov 2022, 3.20pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Park closed due to flooding and flood damage

The following parks are closed from Tuesday 15 November 2022 until Tuesday 31 January 2023 due to recent flooding and flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.

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

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 9.53am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 2.08pm

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve will remain closed to the public due to ongoing flood repairs. 

The closure affects the entire reserve, including walking tracks, campgrounds, caves and trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.08pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed for maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022 until further notice, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

In conjunction with roadworks on Woodford Oaks fire trail, Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 8.02am

Closed areas: Barraba Track closed due to wet weather

The Barraba Track is closed at present due to the ongoing wet weather. The reason for the closure is to avoid further damage to the track surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service Office in Narrabri on Tel. 6792 7300.

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Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 1.26pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 12 Nov 2022, 8.18am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 December 2022.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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.

Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 10 Nov 2022, 1.55pm to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions on Glow Worm Tunnel Road

There is an increase in heavy vehicle use and bull dust along Glow Worm Tunnel Road. Please drive to the conditions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.09am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11.49am

Safety alerts: Rough surfaces and deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails.

Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing.

The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground.

As of 10 November there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

In addition a recent thunderstorms activity has further impacted the natural surface road condition causing some severe washouts on the eastern side of Terarra Creek campground preventing vehicle access to Dripping Rock day use area.  The road has now been closed to all vehicles on the eastern side of the campground.  Access to the track head for Chinamens Garden Walking Track and Mount Nangar walking track will have to be on foot from the campground.

Please do not drive around road closed signs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.00am to Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11.24am

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout or Dripping Rock Day Use Area.

The following areas are closed to vehicles until further notice due to recent wet weather:

  • Mount Nangar lookout
  • Nangar fire trail
  • Goanna fire trail
  • Terarra Creek fire trail is closed east of Terarra Creek campground and picnic area. 

Trail conditions will be monitored and trails will be reopened as soon as trafficable.

Terarra Creek campground remains accessible to 4WD vehicles.   All walking tracks can be accessed from Terarra Creek Campground by walking along the fire trails to their staring points.

There is deep water in the creek crossings along Dripping Rock Fire Trail and Terarra Creek Fire Trail.   As of 10 November there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes or gutters in this ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

Please do not drive around road closed signs.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.37am

Safety alerts: 4WD Only to Capertee Campground

High Clearance 4WD access to Capertee Campground.  Due to the recent wet weather the Capertee River causeway used to access the Capertee Campground is only suitable to high clearance 4wd's only.  No 2WD or All Wheel Drive vehicles will be able to access the campground.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 6 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park. 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 Mon 21 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.27pm

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.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.00am to Fri 2 Dec 2022, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to flooding

Coorongooba campground is closed until the 2nd of December 2022 due to flood damage.

This closure may be extended depending on river levels. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.04pm

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections and some deep pot holes. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Bob Turners walking track closed

Bob Turners walking track is closed from Tuesday 1 November 2022 until further notice due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 9.34am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.42pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.10am

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed

Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until May 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.

Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

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Applies from Sat 12 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Oct 2022, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Roads in Timmallallie National Park are rough in some sections because of erosion caused by heavy rainfall. High ground clearance vehicles are recommended on Rocky Road and County Line Road which access Salt Caves visitor area. Road conditions may change quickly following rainfall. Never drive through floodwater. 

For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 4.49pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 7.09am

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment

The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.

The top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit is also closed.

The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Mount Towac walking track (limited car parking)
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Snow Gum walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking Track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout

Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 8.49am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 7.49am

Safety alerts: Access to Holy Camp. 4WD recommended

Ongoing wet weather has impacted the road to access Holy Camp within this park.

4WD is now recommended for Holy Camp Road.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 63327640.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.00pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Oct 2022, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Goulds Circuit walking track closed

Goulds Circuit walking track is closed from Tuesday 25 October 2022 for maintenance and renewal work. The track is expected to partially reopen as a shortened return walk in late 2022, and fully reopen by late March 2023. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Sun 9 Oct 2022, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.54am

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until trail conditions allow repair work to be undertaken:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 

The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.

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 Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Sat 5 Nov 2022, 9.20am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 1 March 2023 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track, trom Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road, is closed until mid-October 2022 This closure is due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous conditions.

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 months, which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8.52am

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 Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 Nov 2022, 10.42am

Closed areas: Tootie Creek fire trail closed due to landslide

Tootie Creek fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all persons from Friday 23 September 2022 until further notice due to landslide.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 8.59am

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 due to wet weather and track conditions:

  • Morong Falls
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Waterfall Creek
  • Mini Mini

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 2.14pm

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.31pm

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8.02am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 6.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 should 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 Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 6.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 13 September 2022 and 30 March 2023 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

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 should 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 please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sun 4 Sep 2022, 12.02pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 6.20pm

Safety alerts: Portions of Lynchs Loop walking track trail may be slippery

Please be aware that following the recent rains sections of this trail may be slippery, in particular the eastern arm of this loop trail which follows and crosses the drainage line of Small Basin Gully. Caution is advised. 

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 4.34pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Oct 2022, 8.06am

Closed areas: Hurleys camp closed

Hurleys camp and walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is closed from Monday 8 August 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.47am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  

An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

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

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.43am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 10.12am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Trail closed due to wet conditions

The Point Hatteras Trail north of the Diamond Mine dam is closed to vehicles due to wet and muddy trail conditions.

The trail will re-open to vehicles when the area dries out significantly and trail has been assessed for any damage or repair work.

Access to this area is available by walking along the trail.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.59am

Closed areas: Genowlan Point (Mt Airly) Trails closed due to wet weather

There is no vehicle access to the Genowlan Mountain/ Airly Turret(Mt Airly) section of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area due to trail conditions from the extended periods of wet weather.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas

  • Diamond Mine
  • Airly Turret Radio Tower
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig Trail
  • Genowlan Point
  • The Ultimate Slot Canyon

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000 or npws.mudgee@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment is currently being undertaken to address safety issues before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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Local alerts

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