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Bombala walking track

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 20 December 2019, 2.47pm

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 Tue 24 Dec 2019, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 3.35pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to bushfire

Werakata National Park and Werakata State Conservation Area are closed due to dangerous bushfire conditions. This closure remains in place until further notice, and will be reviewed on a weekly basis. For further information call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 8.18am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to fires nearby

Due to the current bushfire situation and very high fire danger, the following parks in the Central Coast area are closed:

  • Jilliby State Conservation Area
  • Watagans National Park

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis. For more information, visit the Rural Fire Service website. 

Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 7.54am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8.18am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Watagans National Park

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.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

Affects 5 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Jilliby State Conservation Area

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.

Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 7.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 8.18am

Closed areas: Monkey Face Road lookouts and picnic area closed

Due to the very high fire danger, Monkey Face Road in Watagans National Park is closed until the fire danger decreases. As a result, there is no public access to Monkey Face lookout, Gap Creek lookout or Monkey Face picnic area. The following walking tracks are also closed:

  • Monkey walking track
  • Climbers walking track

Monkey Face Road is a long and narrow access road to the lookouts. In the event of a fire, there is only one way out which could be cut by fire and falling trees.

This lookout is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 7.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 8.15am

Closed areas: Bangalow Road campgrounds and picnic areas closed

Due to the very high fire danger, Bangalow Road in Watagans National Park is closed until the fire danger decreases. As a result, there is no public access to Bangalow picnic area and campground or Gap Creek picnic area and campground. The following walking tracks are also closed: 

  • Gap Creek Falls walking track
  • Gap Creek Forest walk
  • Climbers walking track

Bangalow Road is a long and narrow 4.8 km access road to the campgrounds. In the event of a fire, there is only one way out which could be cut by fire and falling trees.

These areas will closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and Morisset picnic area. Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site.

Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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/walking-tracks/bombala-walking-track/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Bombala walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer