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Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 31 March 2020, 12.44pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.44pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.42pm.

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm.

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm.

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm.

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 6.09pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are also closed due to bushfire, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area and all access to the top of Wentworth Falls/National Pass via Princes Rock, Undercliff and Wentworth Falls Tracks.
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil Falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage. Ingar camping area and day use area closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur).

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Grand Canyon walking track and canyons
  • Evans lookout
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area
  • Hat Hill Road in BMNP closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon) and Rodriguez Pass.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys) and Acacia Flat campgrounds. Perrys campground closed to vehicles.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including: Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock.

Eastern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow Precinct; Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails - closed to camping and vehicles.

Glenbrook

  • Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley including Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are open:

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers (no camping permitted). Vehicle access to Jenolan Caves is via Oberon.
  • Kings Tableland Road to Mc Mahons Gate.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.
  • Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.

Blackheath and Medlow Bath

  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys lookdown, Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

Canyons

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson including Wollangambe, Serendipity, DuFaurs, Whungee Wheengee, and Joe's. Bell Creek, Birrabang and Dalpura are also open. Conditions in canyons may have changed due to the effects of fire and flood. Check all abseil anchor points/hand lines and allow extra time.
  • Empress, Fortress, Arethusa, and Hat Hill.

Rock climbing areas

  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrow Neck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrow Neck unburnt areas.
  • Rock climbing areas in the Grose Valley (Ikara, Bowens Creek and Bell Super-crag).

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.33pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure Cutlers Cottage

Cutlers Cottage holiday accommodation is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Newnes campground and picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area
  • Glow Worm walking track from Newnes campground
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at the junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Newnes Industrial Ruins
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are open:

  • Bob Turner track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 8.11am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Wallabadah Nature Reserve and Crawney Pass National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 8.10am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve from Saturday 11 May to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.39pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Campground closed

Maxwells Flat is closed to camping until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.24am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.24pm

Closed parks: Closed areas due to bushfire

Cottan-Bimbang National Park and State Conservation Area have been damaged by bushfires. Maxwell Flat picnic area is open. However, Myrtle Scrub scenic drive is closed until Saturday 30 May 2020. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.25pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.14am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. 

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.33am

Closed areas: Youngville campground toilet is closed

The Youngville campground toilet in Mount Royal National Park is closed for repair.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 13 Apr 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Safety alerts: Aerial pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is happening between Tuesday 31 March and Monday 13 April 2020 in Mount Royal National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. Pets and working dogs may be affected by 1080 (it is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 11.14am to Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Youngville campground and walking trails closed

Some areas in this park are closed from 8am, Tuesday 31 March to 8am, Tuesday 14 April 2020 for an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. This is for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The closed areas are:

  • Youngville campground
  • Carrow Brook and Pieries Peak walking tracks
  • Youngs Road

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

The Cliff Face walking track is closed due to post fire tree danger. Woko campground is open. Brush Turkey walking track is open. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. Alternatively call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7.09pm

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mount Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 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/barrington-tops-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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