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Mount Budawang trail

Budawang National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 26 September 2019, 4.39pm

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Penance Grove boardwalk closed

The Penance Grove boardwalk in Monga National Park is closed as a fallen tree has demolished a section of the boardwalk and other trees are at risk of falling. The plumwood trees have been affected by the drought and tend to drop limbs and trunks unexpectedly. Please obey all warning signs and do not enter the boardwalk, your safety is paramount.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Sep 2019, 1.19pm to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform closed on East Rim

The first viewing platform on East Rim wildflower walking track at Fitzroy Falls is closed due to maintenance. The rest of the walking track can still be accessed. 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 Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 11.06am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.46pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting in Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks is doing a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Budawang National Park. The program runs from Monday 8 July to Saturday 30 November 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

We are taking precautions to minimise the risk to domestic pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It's also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area, with the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm to Sat 14 Dec 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 11.26am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

A 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program is underway in Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 June to Saturday 14 December 2019. Areas with 1080 baits are signposted.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because 1080 is poisonous to domestic animals, like dogs

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

NSW National Parks is conducting this program to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby.

Please refer to the attached map which shows land within 1km of any baiting stations. For further information, please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2019, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 9.36am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls barbecue closed

The barbecue located outside Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will be unavailable for use from Wednesday 12 June to Saturday 31 August 2019. This is because it will be undergoing maintenance.

For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7297.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2019, 9.33am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.20am

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

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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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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/mount-budawang-trail/local-alerts

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Mount Budawang trail hero, Budawang National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd