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Pagoda Lookout walking track

Wollemi National Park

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 8.53am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

 

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Giant Stairs, Federal Pass, Furber Steps to Scenic World will remain closed while landslide assessments are undertaken. 
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. 
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Mount Solitary Loop trail is closed until further notice, two large landslides have impacted Golden Stairs, Federal Pass and Fern Bower / Lila Falls.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The Six Foot Track will be closed from Katoomba (Explorer's Tree) to Alum Creek, from 8 April to 12 April 2024 for Local Land Services to undertake aerial pest management.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed betwen Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. 
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • All access to Green Gully is closed due to closure on Megalong Road.

  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure Recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

  • Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  
  • For other sites not listed, adventure recreation users are advised to carefully consider activities, routes and access with respect to predicted heavy rain conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.21am

Closed areas: Sunnyside Ridge Road closed

Sunnyside Ridge Road is closed due to unsafe conditions. Damaged mining infrastructure poses a risk to park visitors. The road will remain closed until remedial works make the road safe again.

The closure is inclusive of side tracks, The Spanish Steps and Campbells Road. This closure may be extended depending on progress of the works.

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 6.00pm to Mon 22 Apr 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Mountain Arm campground closed due to flooding

Mountain Arm Campground in Yengo National Park is closed from Friday 12 April to Monday 22 April 2024, due to flooding impacts and subsequent repairs. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Camp Road roadside vegetation management

NPWS will be implementing roadside vegetation management during April and May 2024 in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area and Wollemi National Park.

Roads affected are:

• Camp Road between Eastern Boundary Road and Forest Camp:
o Closed to the public for approximately 1 week.
o Access to Forest Camp via Eastern Boundary Road

• Glowworm Tunnel Road from Bungleboori Day Use Area to Galah Mountain Road:
o Traffic control will be in place for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. One-way traffic only. Expect short delays.

Please use caution when driving and obey all signs and directions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra office on 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks currently closed for upgrade works, and will re-open Saturday 1 June.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon access track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 11 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure (except Big Yango House, Haddens Hall and Mountain Arm campground)

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park including Blue Gums campground, the Yango Loop trail and Yango walking track are closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Saturday 11 May 2024 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9.11am

Closed areas: Road works on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Thu 18 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Lost City Closure

All access to Lost City will be closed from April 8-18 for essential operations associated with the Lost City Walking Track.

Works include rock scaling and helicopter operations, with no access via Lost City south or north during this time, including weekends.

Lost City south will remain closed until December 2024, with 4WD access to Lost City north to re-open from April 19.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Lost City South Closure

Lost City South is closed until December 2024 for construction associated with the Lost City Walking Track.

Major works include road repairs and access improvements, lookouts and facilities and construction of the Lost City Walking Track.

Lost City South will re-open in December 2024, with 4WD access currently open via Lost City north.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Fri 10 May 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 11.48am

Closed areas: Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands) Trail closed

Maiyingu Marragu Trail (formerly known as Blackfellows Hand Trail) is closed between Glowworm Tunnel Road and Beecroft Fire Trail on weekdays for road repairs. The trail will be open from 7:00pm Friday to 6:00am Monday (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday). Closure is effective from Monday 8th April until Friday 10th of May.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Springvale Colliery springvalecolliery.compliance@centennialcoal.com.au

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 3 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 9.31am

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 3 May 2024. This includes small sections of State Mine Gully Road and Old Bells Line of Road. The road won't be closed, however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Please exercise caution when driving in the area. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2024, 7.16am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jul 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Haulage trucks using Old Bells Line of Rd

Haulage trucks are in operation along Old Bells Line of Rd between the park entrance near Chifley Road (Zig Zag Railway) and Clarence Sands during the following times:

• Monday to Friday: 04.00 to 18.00

• Saturday: 04.00 to 13.00

 

During these times road users are reminded to:

• drive with caution

• adhere to the speed limit of 40 km/hr

• listen for truck movements via UHF-11

 

If a UHF radio is unavailable, NPWS recommends to access the reserve via State Mine Gully Rd. For more information contact the Kanangra Area office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.54am

Closed areas: Glow Worm to Newnes walking track

The section from Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track from the Glow Worm tunnel exit to the ‘four-ways’ intersection, Wolgan Valley, will remain closed until further notice. This closure is due to significant rainfall, geohazards and to allow track work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.02am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment has been undertaken.  Repairs to address safety issues need to be undertaken before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.02am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 9.13am

Closed areas: Jacks Track closed in Yengo National Park

Jacks Track in Yengo National Park is closed due to a dangerous landslip on private property. No access is permitted under any circumstances.

Walkers and mountain bike riders should use alternative trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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