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Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 17 September 2021, 4.12pm

Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.41pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.12pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.09pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10.31am

Safety alerts: Glenbrook precinct partially closed to vehicles

Glenbrook precinct is closed to vehicles beyond the Euroka Road turnoff due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Euroka campground is closed to camping.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please review the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.23am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. 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 or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.

Wentworth Falls

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicle traffic from Tuesday 31 August 2021 for road repairs. Pedestrians are permitted along walking tracks.   
  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Red Ridge fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road from Monday 20 September to Friday 23 October 2021 for road works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 

Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 

  • From Monday 20 September to Saturday 22 October 2021, Monday to Friday, there's no public access to Woodford State Conservation Area via Windbourne Road (L6) and Clearview Parade.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

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).

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 10.43am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds and accommodation are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.02pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Jellybean track part closure for track maintenance

Jellybean walking track is partially closed for track maintenance and a detour is in place from Wednesday 15 September to Friday 29 October 2021.

The detour takes you onto Jellybean Road before you can re-join the track for the final section down to Jellybean carpark.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Thu 26 Aug 2021, 9.59am to Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.23am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 30 August 2021 to Sunday 12 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

All baiting locations will be identified 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on (02) 4720 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation in Greater Sydney closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 24 Aug 2021, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.12pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat products containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The ground baiting program will be ongoing from Monday 16 August for four weeks, then continuing to Tuesday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.33pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.14pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.01pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.14pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Yerranderie Regional Park is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.41pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.12pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 6.05pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre closed

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. You can still call the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 during office hours or phone 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 9.38am

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed - Tuesday to Friday

The walking track between Gordon Falls picnic area and Pool of Siloam is closed Tuesdays to Fridays from Wednesday 18 August 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Abercrombie River National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/abercrombie-karst-conservation-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and caves are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The reserve and caves area open daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

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Emergency services

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