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Applies from Fri 19 Jul 2024, 11.04am to Fri 23 Aug 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 11.06am

Other planned events: Changed access to Glow Worm Tunnel: State Mine Gully Road

State Mine Gully Road from the boundary of the State Conservation Area for a length of 1km will be closed on weekdays for road improvement works. State Mine Gully Road will be open from 6:00pm Friday to 6:00am Monday (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday) – Unless there is an unscheduled weekend closure.

The closure is effective from Tuesday 11th June until Friday 23rd August 2024.

Visitors are advised to use Old Bells Line of Road as the primary access for Glow Worm Tunnel during the weekday closure period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jul 2024, 12.11am to Sun 21 Jul 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jul 2024, 11.04am

Other planned events: Changed access to Glow Worm Tunnel: State Mine Gully Road

Changed access to Glow Worm Tunnel: State Mine Gully Road unscheduled weekend closure Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.

State Mine Gully Road will be closed on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2024 due to road works.

The closure on State Mine Gully Road applies from the boundary of the State Conservation Area for a length of 1km north.

Visitors are advised to use Old Bells Line of Road as the primary access for Glow Worm Tunnel Road during the weekend closure period.

The weekday closure of State Mine Gully Road will remain until 23rd August 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many roads, fire trails and walking tracks within Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to infrastructure upgrades or damage caused by wet weather including subsidence, rockfalls, landslides and fallen trees.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and Dardanelles Pass (near the Giant Staircase) is closed due to a landslide. There is no access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World. Visitors can access Scenic World bottom stations via Furber Steps only. Fares apply. 
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There will be no access to Castle Head or the Kanangra to Katoomba walk.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 between Cliff Drive and Miners Track.  Walkers and cyclists can still access Narrow Neck via Miners Track from Narrow Neck Lookout.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) will be closed between Allambie Lookout and Echo Point from 7am 25/7/2024 to 5pm 26/7/2024 for essential maintenance. Please use Cliff Drive as a detour.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Solitary Restaurant (about 100m) due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
  • Six Foot track is affected by closures at Jenolan Caves.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 26 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson fire trail or Murphys Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends. Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.48pm to Fri 16 Aug 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Bob Turners fire trail and walking track closed for maintenance

Bob Turners fire trail and walking track will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 22 July - Friday 16 August 2024.

  • Please note: there will be no access to the walking track or fire trail during this time.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.09pm to Sun 21 Jul 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed until Monday 22 July 2024, due to wet weather and vandalism that has occurred.

Staff will assess conditions and reopen as soon as possible.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.16pm to Thu 2 Jan 2025, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until August 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 6.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 9.12am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure

Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 31 July 2024. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.31am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2024, 11.31am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

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.

Please contact the Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo 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 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, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 7.55am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment has been undertaken.  Repairs to address safety issues need to be undertaken before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Mon 7 Aug 2023, 11.49am to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 9.13am

Closed areas: Craigmoor is usually closed to the public.

Craigmoor is usually closed to the public, however, tours may run during special events.  See the website or contact local office for information.

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