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Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

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Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 3.12pm

Fires - Advice: Obriens Rd, Bullio

There is a fire in this park called Obriens Rd, Bullio. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12.07pm to Thu 25 Oct 2018, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Burralow Precinct closures

Tabaraga Ridge fire trail and Paterson Range fire trail are closed due to dangerous road conditions from recent and predicted heavy rain. The area will be reassessed on Thursday 25 October 2018.

There is also no vehicle access to Burralow campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.12pm to Fri 26 Oct 2018, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook Precinct closure

There is no vehicle access across Glenbrook Creek due to dangerous road conditions and flooding of the causeway. This closure applies to the public, including walkers, vehicles and cyclists. Access will be reassessed on Friday 26 October 18. The affected areas are:

  • Nepean,Tunnel View and Portal lookouts
  • Euroka campground
  • The Oaks picnic shelter
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Pisgar Ridge
  • Jack Evans track

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hakwesbury Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200 or Blue Mountains Heritage Center 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Oct 2018, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Fire trail closures Kanangra-Boyd National Park - northern section

Some areas of this park are closed due to recent wet weather resulting in slippery road surface conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mini Mini fire trail
  • Waterfall Creek fire trail
  • Gibraltar Rocks fire trail
  • Beefsteak Creek fire trail
  • K-Range fire trail

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 7.30am to Tue 6 Nov 2018, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Partial park closure – Glenbrook Precinct

Some areas of this park are closed due to fire trail maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Oaks fire trail from Iron Barks picnic area​
  • Red Hands Cave fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail

The area is closed to vehicles only. Pedestrians and bikes can access the fire trails with care. The area will be assessed after a month to see if the trails can be re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond area office on 02 4588 2400 or Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 10.00am to Tue 2 Apr 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) fox poison baiting program in the following parks and reserves:

  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park (northern section)
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

The baiting program will happen from Tuesday 2 October 2018 to Tuesday 2 April 2019. 1080 poison will be delivered by CPE and ground baiting. Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. Domestic animals may be affected - 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs.

If you are a neighbour or plan to visit the park, please remember that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or karst conservation reserves at any time. Please do not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Tue 11 Sep 2018, 12.02pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Sep 2018, 12.02pm

Fire bans: Kanangra-Boyd National Park - part-park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Boyd River and Dingo Dell campgrounds. 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 local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

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 local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.54am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary walking track safety following prescribed burn

Mount Solitary walking track has recently been impacted by a prescribed burn.

Trees and branches that have burnt could continue to fall and the route may be indistinct in sections.

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.16am

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 10.20am

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/federal-pass/local-alerts

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Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan