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West Rim walking track

Morton National Park

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 7.00am to Fri 20 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.36pm

Closed areas: Falls View lookout platform closed for maintenance

Falls View lookout is closed for maintenance work from 7am Tuesday 26 April to Friday 20 May 2022.

Access to Valley View and Scenic View lookouts will be available via the other half of the Carrington Falls loop track.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice

Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.

Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Fri 11 Mar 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to poor weather

Unsealed tracks and trails in the following parks are closed due to poor weather and dangerous conditions:

  • Morton National Park south and east of the Shoalhaven River
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve
  • Corramy Regional Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang Aboriginal Area
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bimbermala National Park
  • Clyde River National Park
  • Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.33am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 11.49am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.

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 Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.42pm

Safety alerts: Kimberly Park campground closed - weed works

Kimberley Park campground on Lake Yarrunga (Kangaroo River) will be closed to visitors to allow for weed removal works by contractors. For your safety, please do not access the site until further notice. 

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

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 campgrounds 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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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 11.23am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 9.39am

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 National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022. 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, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 9.39am

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 Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes 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 are 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. 

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 4 Mar 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Mar 2022, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed

Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The Falls walk will re-open as soon as it is safe. The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop Walk remain open.

For further information phone Visitor Centre staff on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

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 Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

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 Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 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. 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, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 9.22am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.07pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

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 the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS 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/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 pay and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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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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