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West Rim walking track

Morton National Park

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11.57am

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 8.00am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.24am

Closed areas: Tianjara Falls lookout closed

Tianjara Falls lookout in Morton National Park is closed for construction works from Monday 21 September to Monday 2 November 2020.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Sep 2020, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Badgerys Spur walking track
    • Long Point walking track
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three views walking track
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema Wilderness area, the following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Tianjara Falls lookout on the Braidwood Road
    • Old Burrier fire trail
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area, the following walking routes are accessible:

Any overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

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 Sat 22 Aug 2020, 2.12pm to Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and picnic area

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and lower picnic area are closed due to construction works. This closure includes all barbecues. The precinct including all walks and some picnic tables remain open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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Applies from Sat 15 Aug 2020, 3.46pm to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 11.09am

Other planned events: Jamberoo Mountain Road - Sections closed

Public road closures are in place on Jamberoo Mountain Road from Knights Hill Road to Misty Lane due to a land slide on Jamberoo Mountain. This affects all through traffic and also access to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and parts of Budderoo National Park.

Kiama Municipal Council have indicated this closure may be in place for up to 6 months.  Please check NSW Live Traffic or Kiama Municipal Council for updates.

All parks will remain open and can only be accessed from Jamberoo Mountain Road via Illawarra Highway. You can drive around the side of the 'Residents Only' barrier at Knight Hill Road intersection to access the parks.There maybe unmarked road hazards including fallen trees.

Please drive safely and follow  road signsand directions of council or NPWS staff.  

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.11pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road, George Boyd and Granite Falls closed due to bushfire damage

12 Mile Road and all visitor sites accessed from 12 Mile road are closed due to bushfire damage.  The closed areas include:

  • 12 Mile Road
  • George Boyd lookout, picnic area and rainforest walk
  • Granite Falls lookout and walk
  • Link Road campground

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.31pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker and nearby areas closed due to bushfire damage

All national park visitor sites accessed from Pointer Gap Road are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

  • Mount Bushwalker walking track
  • Little Forest walking track
  • Rusden Head walking track
  • Florence Head walking track
  • Pointer Gap picnic area

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.42pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul closed due to bushfire damage

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track and picnic area are closed due to bushfire damage.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 10.49am

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 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