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The Drip walking track

Goulburn River National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.00pm

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.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. 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
  • Mt Hay Road and walking trails, including Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butter Box Point and Mt Hay Summit, due to road works.
  • 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 and picnic area closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • 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.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • 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, 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.

Glenbrook

  • Camping not permitted

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

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

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. 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.

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

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 18 May 2020, 8.00am to Tue 26 May 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 May 2020, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operations

This park is closed from 8am, Monday 18 May until 5pm, Tuesday 26 May 2020 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.01pm

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

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.48pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 May 2020, 10.13am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting - wild dogs and fox program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will occur between Monday 4 May and Tuesday 30 June 2020 in Wollemi and Yengo National Parks, and Manobalai Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 Bulga office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7.31am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Apr 2020, 8.25am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting programs using meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing from Tuesday 5 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020 in Capertee, Dharug, Goulburn River, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi and Yengo National Parks; Durridgere, Mugii Murum-ban, Parr, Yango and Wollemi State Conservation Areas; Avisford, Manobalai and Munghorn Gap Nature Reserves; and Appletree Aboriginal Area.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga or Mudgee offices on 02 6574 5555 or 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Brackens Hut closed

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in Coolah Tops National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Brackens Hut will also be closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 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 Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed. 

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).

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.51am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, 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/the-drip-walking-track/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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Spring Gully campground, Goulburn River National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government