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Last reviewed: Wed 13 October 2021, 10.58am

Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 10.58am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.46am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 12.47pm

Safety alerts: Deua National Park river crossings inaccessible

Following a recent rain event, all river crossings in Deua National Park have been assessed. They are at flood level and dangerous to cross. Entry and exit points to the crossings are indeterminable, and the water levels are currently too deep for assessment of crossing conditions and submerged hazards.

Do not attempt to cross.

NPWS staff will continue to assess conditions and restore access as water levels recede to a safe level.

Please check this NPWS webpage again or call the local office before travelling to Deua National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 12.31pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

The following areas are also closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works: 

  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.23am

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:

  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.18am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 7.32am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Rusden Head walk closed

The Rusden Head walk in Morton National Park is closed for track maintenance from Tuesday 5 October to Friday 22nd October 2021.

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 10.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 8.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 7.51am

Closed parks: Park closed

Clyde River National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 11.52am

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:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • 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
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout - toilet is non-operational
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle - toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim - toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

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

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.

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 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 12.05pm

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 Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 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 Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.19pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 5.43pm

Closed areas: George Boyd Rainforest walk closed

George Boyd Rainforest walk is closed for bushfire rehabilitation works from Friday 17 September to Friday 29 October 2021.

George Boyd lookout and picnic area remain open.

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

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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 Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.03am

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 Grazon 3A for the control of the weed Ludwigia longifolia.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.29pm

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track closed

Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track in Morton National Park are closed from Friday 19 February to Friday 29 October 2021. The closure is due to upgrade works on the road, carpark and track.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

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 Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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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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Applies from Fri 4 Dec 2020, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/araluen-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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