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Morton National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 16 August 2022, 7.34am

Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.51pm.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.

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

Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.49am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.16am.

Closed areas: West Rim walking track partial closure

Some parts of West Rim walking track are closed from Wednesday 6 July 2022 due to damage caused by severe wet weather. The closed sections will be re-opened when safe. The Main, Jersey and Richardson lookouts are open.

The closed areas include:

  • Paines lookout
  • The Grotto
  • Starkeys lookout

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 7.43am.

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.

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

Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 7.34am.

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.17am.

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

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.

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 11.10am.

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed

The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 

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

Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.28pm.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.35pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jul 2022, 1.12pm.

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed to vehicles

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles until 2pm, Friday 22 July 2022. This closure may be extended if there is further wet weather.

You can can still access Echo Point and Bonnie View. 

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

Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.43pm.

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice.  Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 7.54am.

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campgrounds if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.59am.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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

For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 1.14pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.03pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm.

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm.

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Dec 2021, 2.26pm.

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am.

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
5 September 2022 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial pest management Details

Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 1.00am to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 7.55am

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 7am Monday 5 September to 5pm Friday 9 September 2022 for an aerial pest management:

  • Areas west and north of the Shoalhaven River, including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks and lookouts.
  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat

This program will target deer, goats, feral pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.32pm

Other planned events: Flood damage and roadworks

Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Conjola National Park are in very poor condition.

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.

Roadworks will commence 16 August 2022 until 31 October 2022. Expect short delays and road closures across the Parks' road network due to these roadworks. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.19pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 1 August to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve

There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.52pm

Closed areas: Meroo Head campground closed

The following areas are closed while construction works are undertaken: 

  • Meroo Head campground
  • Meroo Head lookout walking track
  • Meroo Lake walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 3.28pm

Closed areas: Closed trails: Conjola National Park

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 1 August to Tuesday 20 December 2022. The closed areas are:

  • Grass Tree Road
  • Berrara Creek walking track
  • Walter Hood walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 12.36pm to Sat 24 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Closed Area: Beach Campground

Beach campground in Clyde River National Park is closed from Friday 20 June to Saturday 24 September 2022 for site protections and campground upgrades.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10.28am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 11.03am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Friday 29 July to Friday 26 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will re-open once assessment and remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety. 

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

Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.49am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.16am

Closed areas: West Rim walking track partial closure

Some parts of West Rim walking track are closed from Wednesday 6 July 2022 due to damage caused by severe wet weather. The closed sections will be re-opened when safe. The Main, Jersey and Richardson lookouts are open.

The closed areas include:

  • Paines lookout
  • The Grotto
  • Starkeys lookout

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 7.43am

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.57am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 9.30am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads are closed due to adverse weather, flood damage and road repairs:

  • Romney Park Road
  • Lake Road
  • Burrill Lake Drive - West
  • Burrill Lake Drive - East
  • Munno Road
  • Western Road

Vehicle access to the following visitor areas is prevented due to these road closures:

  • Burrill Lake Western Arm picnic area
  • Burrill Lake East picnic area
  • Giriwa walking track
  • Gari 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 Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 7.34am

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.17am

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

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.

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.16am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed

The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed for repairs

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east) only.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.35pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jul 2022, 1.12pm

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed to vehicles

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles until 2pm, Friday 22 July 2022. This closure may be extended if there is further wet weather.

You can can still access Echo Point and Bonnie View. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Illawarra lookout closed

Illawarra lookout within Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed until  further notice due to damage. NPWS is in the process of repairing the lookout and the lookout is expected to re-open later in 2022.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice.  Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed

Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded.. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated. 

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.53am

Closed areas: Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to landslide

Mount Kembla Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage from landslips and rockfalls. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.37pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 2.56pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Bating

Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)  poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and on-going between Monday 18th July and 16th December 2022.

All baiting locations will be  identifiable by signs.

Domestic pests are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) . Pets nd 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 further information please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area office on 02 44286300.

 

Alert affects three parks nearby:

Comerong Island Nature Reserve

Jervis Bay National Park

Seven Mile Beach National Park

 

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.46am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 28 December 2022  in Nattai National Park.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Macquarie Pass National Park closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees

Macquarie Pass National Park is currently closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees causing dangerous conditions.

The park will be re-open as soon as it is safe.

For Illawarra Highway updates, please check Live Traffic NSW for updates.

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 Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties and Crown road reserves with permissions. 

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 11.17am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage

The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track

These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.

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 Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 9.43am

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as “Jump Rock”) is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.51am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment

The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:

  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail

This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.

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 Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.01am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled 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 call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 7.54am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campgrounds if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed

Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The Falls walk will re-open as soon as it is safe. The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop Walk remain open.

For further information phone Visitor Centre staff on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1.42pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice

Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.

Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene campground closed due to wet weather

Wyanbene campground is closed until further notice due to high river levels. 

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jun 2022, 2.32pm

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve

Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition. 

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.

Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

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Applies from Wed 25 May 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Jun 2022, 10.56am

Closed areas: Cascades walking track, carparks closed

Cascades walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Cascades and Rivulet carparks are also closed due to works being undertaken in these areas.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 9.22am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to repairs and upgrades

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice for repairs and upgrades:

  • South Arm fire trail
  • Moores fire trail
  • Bucks Road
  • Kioloa Village fire trail
  • Dam fire trail
  • Link fire trail
  • Higgins Creek fire trail
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Cold Chisel fire trail
  • Livingston Creek fire trail
  • Gravel Pit Road
  • Carls Mountain Road
  • Skid Ridge Road
  • Kettle Road

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

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track closed

Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track is currently closed while track construction work is undertaken. This work is part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

Please note this closure will prevent walkers from undertaking a loop walk via Durras Mountain from Pretty Beach. The return walk from Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Local National Parks office

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.59am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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

For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 9.00am

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed

Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed due to widespread flooding, forecast rain events, impacts on access tracks and closure of the council ferry service. The reserve will re-open after tracks dry out and and are made safe for general access.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 1.14pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 5.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Tuesday 20 September 2022 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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/volunteer-activities/friends-of-the-rock-wallaby/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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