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Federal Falls walking track

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 20 February 2024, 12.20pm

Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2024, 11.48am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12.20pm.

Closed areas: Mt Canobolas SCA Helicopter Long Line Lift Operations

NPWS staff will be closing the Federal Falls Campground and some walking tracks and roads in Mount Canobolas SCA to undertake Helicopter long line lift operations to support the development and improvements to the Federal Falls Walking Track network.

The Helicopter operations will be lifting large bags of building material and gravel to aid in the construction of the walking track and stairs.

For the period of the lifting operations there will be no access to the following locations;

Towac Way

Federal Falls Campground

Federal Falls Walking Track,

Snowgum Track, and 

Mt Towac Track. 

For the most up to date information, please contact the Central West Area office in Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 8.00am to Thu 2 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 11.01am.

Closed areas: Southern loop section of Federal Falls Walking Track closed for maintenance

The southern loop section of Federal Falls walking track is closed for maintenance from 8am 15 November 2023 until 4pm 2 May 2024. 

During this time the Northern loop section is open providing access to Federal Falls. Signs will be in place to direct visitors to the correct section of track to use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst via email or phone 02 6332 7640.

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find 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 20 Feb 2024, 11.48am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Mt Canobolas SCA Helicopter Long Line Lift Operations

NPWS staff will be closing the Federal Falls Campground and some walking tracks and roads in Mount Canobolas SCA to undertake Helicopter long line lift operations to support the development and improvements to the Federal Falls Walking Track network.

The Helicopter operations will be lifting large bags of building material and gravel to aid in the construction of the walking track and stairs.

For the period of the lifting operations there will be no access to the following locations;

Towac Way

Federal Falls Campground

Federal Falls Walking Track,

Snowgum Track, and 

Mt Towac Track. 

For the most up to date information, please contact the Central West Area office in Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

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/federal-falls-walking-track/local-alerts

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