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Cooks Nose walking track

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 October 2020, 12.36pm

Applies from Sat 15 Aug 2020, 3.46pm to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 12.36pm.

Other planned events: Jamberoo Mountain Road - Sections closed

Public road closures are in place on Jamberoo Mountain Road from Knights Hill Road to Misty Lane due to a land slide on Jamberoo Mountain. This affects all through traffic and also access to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and parts of Budderoo National Park.

Kiama Municipal Council have indicated this closure may be in place for up to 6 months.  Please check NSW Live Traffic or Kiama Municipal Council for updates.

All parks will remain open and can only be accessed from Jamberoo Mountain Road via Illawarra Highway. You can drive around the side of the 'Residents Only' barrier at Knight Hill Road intersection to access the parks.There maybe unmarked road hazards including fallen trees.

Please drive safely and follow  road signsand directions of council or NPWS staff.  

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.58am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 ground baiting operation from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes and wild dogs 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 will be 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. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 6.22pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest

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 Sat 22 Aug 2020, 2.12pm to Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and picnic area

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and lower picnic area are closed due to construction works. This closure includes all barbecues. The precinct including all walks and some picnic tables remain open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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Applies from Sat 15 Aug 2020, 3.46pm to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 12.36pm

Other planned events: Jamberoo Mountain Road - Sections closed

Public road closures are in place on Jamberoo Mountain Road from Knights Hill Road to Misty Lane due to a land slide on Jamberoo Mountain. This affects all through traffic and also access to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and parts of Budderoo National Park.

Kiama Municipal Council have indicated this closure may be in place for up to 6 months.  Please check NSW Live Traffic or Kiama Municipal Council for updates.

All parks will remain open and can only be accessed from Jamberoo Mountain Road via Illawarra Highway. You can drive around the side of the 'Residents Only' barrier at Knight Hill Road intersection to access the parks.There maybe unmarked road hazards including fallen trees.

Please drive safely and follow  road signsand directions of council or NPWS staff.  

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 2.20pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 11.51am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation targeting foxes from Monday 4 May to Monday 30 November 2020. This is to reduce the impacts on threatened shorebird species, especially during the breeding season. Baits are buried and tethered.

The operation will happen in Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve. Baits are placed only on NPWS estate and more than 150m from habitation.

1080 baiting signs are located at the entrance to the national park and reserve and near baiting areas. Do not touch the baits or tethers.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Nowra on 02 4428 6300.

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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/walking-tracks/cooks-nose-walking-track/local-alerts

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