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Lovers walking track

Morton National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Newnes campground, picnic area and Industrial Ruins
  • Glow Worm Tunnel area and walking tracks
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at the junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to road works. There is no vehicle access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress ridge, Butter Box point and Mount Hay summit.
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
  • Ingar campground closed.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
  • Murphys campground. Book online from 1 June.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Evans Lookout Car park is closed due to a search and rescue operation. The loop car park remains open and walkers can still visit the lookout and Grand Canyon tracks. 
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire damage.
  • Mount Banks Summit walk, due to fire damage.

Eastern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow precinct, Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails closed to camping and vehicles. Book online from 1 June.

Glenbrook

  • Camping at Euroka not permitted until June. Book online.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas are OPEN: 

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers (no camping permitted).
  • Kings Tableland Road to McMahons Gate.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap.
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists (only) all the way to Perrys Lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Mt Banks (Banks Walls cycle and lookout).
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk.

 

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. NPWS officers and NSW Police will be ensuring park visitors are complying with these measures.

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed. 

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Erith Coal Mine walking track partly closed

The bottom stair section of Erith Coal Mine walking track located in Bundanoon is closed due to flood damage. However, the remainder of this walking track is now open for use.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 3.37pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Gambells Rest campground available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Gambells Rest campground is closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Tue 26 May 2020, 3.11pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.15pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed for pest management

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 9am, Wednesday 27 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 9.18am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting 2 aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The programs will start on or shortly after Wednesday 27 May 2020, and will conclude on Friday 31 July 2020. It will happen in the following parks:

  • Bugong National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Morton National Park and state conservation area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bungonia National Park and state conservation area
  • Barrengarry Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park and state conservation area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location.  In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 9.10am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 May 2020, 11.01am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Thursday 5 November 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 24 Apr 2020, 2.36pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.31am

Closed parks: Parr State Conservation Area closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.00pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12.06pm

Other planned events: 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to disposal pit site.

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.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7.57am

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 Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 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 Fri 17 Apr 2020, 9.20am to Fri 16 Oct 2020, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox 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 Friday 17 April and Friday 16 October 2020 in the Little Forest Plateau and 12 Mile Road/Jerrawangala areas of Morton National Park.

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 Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.31pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and precinct closed

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including all walks, picnic areas and lookouts, is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4887 7270 or by email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 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/lovers-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Lovers walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk