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Glow Worm Tunnel walking track

Wollemi National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 18 January 2023, 9.08am

Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.08am.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. The only access is via Glow Worm tunnel carpark on the Newnes plateau. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.42pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 11.13am

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed

Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until 30 June 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.

Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 10.48am to Tue 28 Mar 2023, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 9.36am

Closed areas: Closed trail due to damage

Bicentennial National Trail is closed to vehicle traffic from Cameron’s Point Junction through to Moffitt’s trail.

No through access to Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area or Gardens of Stone National Park.

There are several large bog holes on the trail that are impassable to all vehicles.

This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 17 Jan 2023, 3.40pm to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road are starting Wednesday 18 January until Friday 10 February 2023. The road won’t be closed however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 6.16pm

Safety alerts: Trail condition

A majority of the trails in this park are 4WD only. Glow worm tunnel road is suitable for 2 WD vehicles in dry weather. 

Some trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jan 2023, 4.38pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park. 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.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 1.34pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks: Old Bells Line of Road

Council will be conducting roadworks from the 23rd of January to the 3rd of February 2023 along Old Bells Line of Road. The road will remain open but the works may cause some delays. Where possible please use alternative entrance to the SCA located on State Mine Gully Rd.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sun 9 Oct 2022, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 7.39am

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until trail conditions allow repair work to be undertaken:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 

The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.

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 Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

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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/glow-worm-tunnel-walking-track/local-alerts

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