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Illawarra lookout walking track

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 8 March 2021, 12.56pm

Applies from Sun 7 Mar 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 12.56pm.

Closed parks: Park closed for hazard reduction burning

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for hazard reduction burning from 5pm Sunday 7 March 2021 until 5pm Friday 12 March 2021.

The burn is called the Budderoo fire trail East HR and is located to the south-east of Robertson Village. The burn area is part of the Budderoo plateau and is bounded by Budderoo track to the west, Jamberoo Mt Road and Brogers Creek to the east.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Highlands are office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 7.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 11.18am

Hazard reduction burns: Budderoo fire trail East HR

There is a fire in this park called Budderoo fire trail East HR. 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 Sun 7 Mar 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 12.56pm

Closed parks: Park closed for hazard reduction burning

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for hazard reduction burning from 5pm Sunday 7 March 2021 until 5pm Friday 12 March 2021.

The burn is called the Budderoo fire trail East HR and is located to the south-east of Robertson Village. The burn area is part of the Budderoo plateau and is bounded by Budderoo track to the west, Jamberoo Mt Road and Brogers Creek to the east.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Highlands are office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 9.25am to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Road and Park Closures on 20th Due to Major Event

The L’Etape cycling event is taking place in Kiama, Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands on Saturday 20th March. To ensure safety of cyclists Jamberoo Mountain Road will be closed for the day and impact Visitor access to Minnamurra Rainforest Centre. The Rainforest Centre will be closed on Saturday 20th March and reopen at 9am on Sunday 21st March. For more information and to plan ahead please visit www.livetraffic.com for detailed road closure details

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Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 9.20am to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 9.24am

Closed areas: Road closures due to Major Event March 20th

The L’Etape Australia by Tour de France (cycling event) is taking place in Kiama, Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands on Saturday 20th March. To keep the cyclists safe there will be a number of road closures which will impact visitor access to our national parks.
This includes:

 

  • Budderoo National Park including Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
  • Robertson Nature Reserve
  • Morton National Park including Fitzroy Falls and Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
  • Carrington Falls
  • Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
  • Cambewarra Nature Reserve
  • Rodway Nature Reserve

 

For more information and to plan ahead please visit www.livetraffic.com for detailed road closure details

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Applies from Sun 7 Mar 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Mar 2021, 11.15am

Closed areas: Park closed for hazard reduction burning (excluding Minnamurra Rainforest Centre)

Budderoo National Park (with the exception of Minnamurra Rainforest Centre) is closed for hazard reduction burning from 5pm Sunday 7 March 2021 until 5pm Friday 12 March 2021.

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre remains open.

The burn is called Budderoo Fire Trail East HR and is located to the south east of Robertson village. The burn area is part of the Budderoo plateau and is bounded by Budderoo track to the west, Jamberoo Mt Road and Brogers Creek to the east.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Highlands office (02) 48878244 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Feb 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed. Light refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre. The precinct, including all walks are open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 4.27pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox 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 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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12.43pm

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 Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Nov 2020, 10.39am

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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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/illawarra-lookout-walking-track/local-alerts

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