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Sandstone Caves walking track

Pilliga National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.11am

Closed areas: No.1 Break Road

Due to rain and storm damage there is no vehicle access to No.1 Break Road. The road is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.17pm

Closed areas: Visitor centres closed

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre and Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 12.09pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9.35am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Australian Wildlife Conservancy carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Pilliga State Conservation Area and the Gilgai section of Pilliga National Park. This applies from Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Fox baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid across the entire state conservation area north of Railway Survey Road and west of Pickaxe Road.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. All neighbours and visitors to the park must be aware that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Mar 2020, 10.39am

Closed areas: Dandry Gorge/Sculptures in the Scrub visitor area closed

Due to severe storm damage, Dandry Gorge/Sculptures in the Scrub visitor area, including the walking track, campground and picnic area, is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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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/sandstone-caves-walking-track/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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

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Sandstone Caves, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary