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Mulwaree Cave

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 February 2024, 8.42am

Applies from Wed 22 Nov 2023, 9.50am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.46am.

Closed parks: Wombeyan Caves Closed

Wombeyan Caves Visitor Precinct will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Councils repair flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga. For information refer to the Transport for NSW live traffic web page.

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

Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 8.42am.

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks

Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed on Monday 26 February 2024 and from Monday 4 March to Friday 22 March 2024 for road repairs. The following areas will also be closed during this period:

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Roads
  • Bedford Creek trail
  • Andersons mountain bike exit to Woodford 

Walkers and cyclists are permitted past locked gates on weekends. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jan 2024, 12.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown Road closed

Perrys Lookdown Road in Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic and pedestrians until Friday 15th  March 2024 to allow for roadworks. 

Access to the following areas will be impacted:

  • Anvil Rock
  • Wind Eroded Cave
  • Perrys Lookdown picnic area
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track

For further information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 12.09pm

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

  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from March to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff 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 is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle head and Mt Solitary and access to Narrowneck fire trial will be closed on Thursday 29th February 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  This includes access to Federal Pass and Ruined Castle Campground.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Valley of Waters track and Empress Canyon will be closed below Nature track for stairway repairs on the Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024. Valley of the Waters track will also remain 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 temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until Friday 8 March 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • Kedumba Valley campground is closed to allow for access upgrades. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. 
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted past locked gates on weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond the Grand Canyon carpark from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon carpark toilets.
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • 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).
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Wednesday 28th Feb, Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.

Canyons and rock climbing 

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
  • Empress Canyon will be closed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024 for exit track repairs. 

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Feb 2024, 2.43pm to Mon 22 Apr 2024, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Sections of parks closed for ground pest control program

Sections of the parks are closed from 22 Feb 2024 to 22nd April 2024 for ground pest control operation.

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

Closed areas:

Nattai National Park

- Russel's Needle Trail 

- Wanganderry Lookout trail

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area

- Fire Road 2b & 3

 

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 5.30am to Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Evans Lookout Road closure

Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond Grand Canyon carpark from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024 for road repairs. 

There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout during this time. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon carpark toilets.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2023, 3.37pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Euroka campground closure

Euroka campground will be closed to campers from Thursday 1 February to Thursday 29 February 2024 due to upgrade works. This closure may be extended, and updates will be provided as works progress.

Please note:

  • The rest of the Glenbrook precinct will remain open during this period
  • Picnic areas at Euroka will remain open.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 12.28pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 8.36am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass

Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.

This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.01pm

Closed areas: No access to parts of Federal Pass

There is no access to Federal Pass between Scenic World and the base of the Golden Stairs, as the area is unstable and dangerous. This is due to a significant landslip as a result of wet weather in late December 2023.

NPWS staff have assessed the area, and repair works have commenced. The track is expected to reopen in late March.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening

Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.

Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 

The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.

Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National 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 Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 6.43pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no 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. You can access Ingar campground by hiking 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 Wed 22 Nov 2023, 9.50am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.46am

Closed parks: Wombeyan Caves Closed

Wombeyan Caves Visitor Precinct will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Councils repair flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga. For information refer to the Transport for NSW live traffic web page.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Mon 18 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.35am

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am, December 18 2023 to 12am, March 18 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Warrells Trail off Obrien's Road
  • The area between Warrells Trail and Basket Creek

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.42pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.15pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Mudgee Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee campground
  • Honeyeater Homestead
  • Capertee Homestead
  • Caretakers Cottage

Goulburn River National Park

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground


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.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 10.52am

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 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

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 Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd management trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra-Boyd National Park are closed due to flood events and current track conditions:

  • Mini Mini/Waterfall Creek
  • Beefsteak Creek
  • Gilbraltar
  • Budthingaroo
  • Mumbedah

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 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

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

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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/show-caves/mulwaree-cave/local-alerts

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