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Warris Chair lookout track

Budderoo National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 14 June 2024, 11.46am

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.46am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate and Crown road reserves with permissions.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

1080 baiting signs are at all entries to the baiting location. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.04pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the current Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products).

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate and Crown road reserves with permissions.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

1080 baiting signs are at all entries to the baiting location. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.29am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.34am

Closed areas: Gambells Rest Campground - Closed for Maintenance

Gambells Rest Campground is closed due to ongoing maintenance - For more information contact the local office on (02) 4887 8824

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in the following parks:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Morton National Park

The Morton National park operation will take place north and south of Braidwood Road and affect the following areas:

  • Touga/Tolwong
  • Sasafrass area
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)
  • Little Forest/Tianjara area
  • 12 Mile Road area
  • Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on stock and wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.48am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in the following areas:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area and;
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area Stage 2 lands managed by NPWS.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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 NPW Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 May 2024, 3.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Mount Tarn Navigational warning

Mt Tarn Walking Track is overgrown with vegetation between Mt Tarn and Mt Haughton which may cause navigation challenges.

 

Before you enter the bush, Think Before You TREK

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.00am to Tue 2 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 10.00am

Closed areas: Tallowa Dam Road Closed

Tallowa Dam Road will be closed from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 for approximately three months. WaterNSW is undertaking extensive excavations that are required to rebuild the road. Access to Tallowa Dam, the Lake Yarrunga boat ramp, and picnic area will not be possible during this time. 

There is no vehicle access to Tallowa Dam. Paddlers on the lake will need to return to Bendeela or Beehive Point.

For further information view the WaterNSW media release, contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077 or via email customer.helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Kangaroo River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Illawarra-Highlands Area office on 02 4887 8244 or via npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Shoalhaven River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Shoalhaven Area office on 02 4454 9500 or via npws.shoalhaven@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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Applies from Sat 2 Dec 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is prohibited

Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is prohibited.

The area around and down to the base of the Gerringong Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface making it dangerous to access. The walk will remain permanently closed to the public to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local Area at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au 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: Wed 22 May 2024, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. 

The area around and down to the base of the Belmore Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface making it dangerous to access. The walk will remain permanently closed to the public to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.58am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Lyrebird Loop

Minnamurra Rainforest Lyrebird Loop Walk has a partial closure due to flood damage. This closure affects the start of the Lyrebird Loop Walk, which restricts wheelchair access.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 42 360 469

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.54pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.28am

Closed areas: Sections of park closed for ground pest control program

A ground pest control program will be undertaken in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area between 6pm and 6am every day, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024. The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). In order to protect the area, the Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed to public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 7.09am

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 7.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between January 25 2024 to June 30 2024 within Caoura Ridge section of Morton National Park. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzle in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the events of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 7.32am

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to rockfall risk, the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed due to recent storm damage. Culverts have been washed out and the road is untrafficable.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

A review of access arrangements, the UXO area and permit system is being undertaken

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 9.10am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments and hot beverages are available for purchase from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

For further information contact Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 9.23am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jan 2024, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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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/warris-chair-lookout-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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