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Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 25 March 2020, 10.44am

Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.44am.

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is currently closed. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
17 August 2020 Closed parks Parks closed - aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 17 Aug 2020, 7.00am to Sat 29 Aug 2020, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 6.10pm

The following national parks and conversation reserves are closed due to an aerial pest control operation:

  • Turon National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Southern Blue Mountains National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Jenolan Karst, Abercrombie, and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserves

These parks are closed from 7am, Monday 17 August, through to, Friday 28 August 2020 at 4:30pm, for an aerial pest animal control operation.

Following an unprecedented bushfire season in 2019-20 this operation forms part of the NSW Government’s state-wide delivery of an expanded aerial shooting program as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Wildlife and Conservation Bushfire Recovery immediate response.

Vertebrate pest animals to be controlled include wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs, goats and deer, which damage sensitive riparian habitats and impact threatened plant populations, exacerbate soil erosion, compete with threatened fauna and may become a vector for the transfer of exotic stock diseases. This Biosecurity program is being undertaken to reduce the impacts of vertebrate pest animals upon water catchments, neighbouring agricultural lands and to protect conservation and biodiversity values.

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


Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

Closed areas: Closed campsites

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations 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 or 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.

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve in the Country NSW region
  • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and caves are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The reserve and caves area open daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

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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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A visitor sits beside a creek at the bottom of Grove Creek Falls, Abercombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Stephen Babka/DPIE