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Abercrombie River National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 August 2019, 10.05am

Applies from Sat 3 Aug 2019, 2.49pm to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 10.05am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks will be undertaking a wild dog control program in this park from Monday 12 August to Monday 9 September 2019. 1080 meat baits and ejectors will be laid during this period in the following parks:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Southern Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves at any time. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.29pm.

Other planned events: Bridge and road works at Bummaroo Ford - noise disturbance

It may be noisy at Bummaroo Ford campground during daylight hours from Monday 4 March to Wednesday 4 September 2019. This is due to bridge and roadworks occurring near the campground.

For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 1972.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 24 Aug 2019, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 4.56pm

Fires - Advice: Lawson Ridge

There is a fire in this park called Lawson Ridge. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2019, 12.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closed after roadworks

Mount Hay Road remains closed to vehicle traffic at the entrance gate. Walkers and cyclists can still access the area. The following areas are also closed:

  • Mount Hay carpark, which accesses the viewing area and walking tracks
  • Lockleys Pylon carpark 
  • Butterbox and Mount Hay canyons carpark
  • Fortress Canyon carpark 

The road surface is very loose after maintenance and could be easily damaged by vehicles. The closures will be in place until the site receives significant rain.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 6 Sep 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Undercliff track closed Wednesdays to Fridays

Undercliff track is closed Wednesdays to Fridays for walking track maintenance from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 6 September 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 13 Dec 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed Wednesday to Fridays

Overcliff track will be closed Wednesdays to Fridays for walking track maintenance from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 13 December 2019. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Grand Canyon closed to canyoners

Grand Canyon in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to canyoners from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 30 August 2019. This is due to work repairing safety barriers. There will be no access for canyoners during the closure.

Grand Canyon Loop walking track will remain open to walkers only.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath on 02 4787 8877 from 9am to 4.30pm.

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Applies from Sat 3 Aug 2019, 2.49pm to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 10.05am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks will be undertaking a wild dog control program in this park from Monday 12 August to Monday 9 September 2019. 1080 meat baits and ejectors will be laid during this period in the following parks:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Southern Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves at any time. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sun 14 Jul 2019, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10.17am

Closed areas: Amphitheatre track closed

Amphitheatre track is closed between Fern Bower and Leura Cascades Round walk due to a rockfall and the risk of further instability at the site. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 May 2019, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 5.29pm

Closed areas: Murphys campground closed

Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to vehicles at the entrance gate due to deteriorating road conditions and non-operational toilets. Cyclists and walkers are permitted but advised not to camp.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Blue Mountains Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.28pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:

  • Middle Werong fire trail
  • Lower Werong fire trail
  • Mount Werong fire trail  

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.

For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Bridge and road works at Bummaroo Ford - noise disturbance

It may be noisy at Bummaroo Ford campground during daylight hours from Monday 4 March to Wednesday 4 September 2019. This is due to bridge and roadworks occurring near the campground.

For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2019, 12.26pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the 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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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-river-national-park/local-alerts

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Retreat River, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government