Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 3.13pm to Mon 24 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 4.55pm.
Closed areas: Closed areas for 1080 pest control program
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).
The following precincts in Kanangra Boyd NP will be closed from 10am Monday 17 May and reopen 2pm Monday 24 May:
- Boyd River campground
- Boyd River loop
- Kowmung River firetrail loop
- Morong Fire trail loop
- Mount Emperor loop
- Uni Rover remote walk
Kanangra Waterfall Walk (Kalang Falls) remains CLOSED until further notice (will not reopen on Monday 24 May)
Kanangra Walls Road, K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) walk and Kanangra-Boyd lookout (including car park precinct and walking track to lookout) will remain OPEN during program.
This program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.
The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Blue Mountains NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:
- Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
- Gardens of Stone National Park
- Wollemi National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Turon National Park
- Mares Forest National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.