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West Rim walking track

Morton National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 5.03pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.31pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.03pm.

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and precinct closed

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including all walks, picnic areas and lookouts, is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4887 7270 or by email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 9.10am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 May 2020, 8.56am

Closed areas: Campground closures

The following campgrounds are closed until further notice, to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Bungonia campground
  • Carrington Falls campground
  • Gambells Rest campground

You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 May 2020, 11.01am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Thursday 5 November 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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.

For further information please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12.06pm

Other planned events: 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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 11.10am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

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

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7.57am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 17 Apr 2020, 9.20am to Fri 16 Oct 2020, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Friday 17 April and Friday 16 October 2020 in the Little Forest Plateau and 12 Mile Road/Jerrawangala areas of Morton National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.23pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre including all walking tracks, lookouts, picnic areas and visitor facilities are closed until further notice for the health and safety of visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4236 0469 or email for information. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.31pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and precinct closed

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including all walks, picnic areas and lookouts, is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4887 7270 or by email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 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/west-rim-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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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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West Rim walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek