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Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 30 March 2024, 5.20pm

Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Mar 2024, 5.20pm.

Closed areas: 4WD Trail Closures

Some 4WD trails remain closed after the annual seasonal closure period (from 1 June to 30 September) due to trail conditions. The following 4WD trails remain closed:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
  • Barrington Trail south past the Junction Pools Trail.

 

This closure does not effect public vehicle access to the Barrington Tops plateau campgrounds.

 

Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise these trails while it is closed to public vehicles.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Giant Stairs, Federal Pass, Furber Steps to Scenic World will remain closed while landslide assessments are undertaken. 
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. 
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • 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 Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Mount Solitary Loop trail is closed until further notice, two large landslides have impacted Golden Stairs, Federal Pass and Fern Bower / Lila Falls.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The Six Foot Track will be closed from Katoomba (Explorer's Tree) to Alum Creek, from 8 April to 12 April 2024 for Local Land Services to undertake aerial pest management.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed betwen Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. 
  • Valley of the 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 major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • All access to Green Gully is closed due to closure on Megalong Road.

  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death.
  • 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.  
  • For other sites not listed, adventure recreation users are advised to carefully consider activities, routes and access with respect to predicted heavy rain conditions.

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

Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.44am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 8.41am

Closed parks: Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park- Pest Control Works

Ben Halls National Park and Nature Reserve will be closed for ground pest control operation

The area will be closed from, Friday 2nd of February 2024 to 10am, until the 30th of June 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 3.47pm

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works will occur on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks between March and June 2024. Temporary closures will occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.39am to Fri 31 May 2024, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Sat 6 Apr 2024, 8.06am

Safety alerts: Scone Mountain National Park- Construction Work

On going Construction work within Scone Mountain National Park will start on the 5/2/2024. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 10.28am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 13 Mar 2024, 7.36am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 7.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 7.26pm

Closed parks: The Glen Road closed for essential landslip stabilisation

The Glen Road will be closed from Wednesday 13th  March to Tuesday 30th  April 2024 to allow contractors to undertake essential landslip and bridge repairs. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependant. 

 

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. 

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300. 

 

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Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Mar 2024, 9.02am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2024, 9.01am

Closed areas: Polblue Swamp Track partially closed for track maintenance

The southern section of Polblue Swamp Track will be closed from Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April while the walking track is being upgraded. Other sections of the track will remain open, however completing the loop circuit will not be possible during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2024, 1.18pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 11.46am

Other planned events: Yacaaba Headland walking track upgrade

NPWS is upgrading Yacaaba Headland walking track in Myall Lakes National Park between March and August 2024 to address extensive erosion and risks to public safety. The track will remain open for the majority of the upgrade. Please follow safety signs and stay out of construction and revegetation areas. Check this alert for updates before your visit.

For further information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or via email.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Fri 31 May 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2024, 9.28am

Closed areas: Rockglen/Lea Hurst precincts closed for pest control operations

Western section of park closed for ground pest control operation

The western section of Curracabundi National Park (Rockglen and Lea Hurst precincts) is closed 9am, Friday 19 January 2024 to 10am, Friday 31 May 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Mar 2024, 5.20pm

Closed areas: 4WD Trail Closures

Some 4WD trails remain closed after the annual seasonal closure period (from 1 June to 30 September) due to trail conditions. The following 4WD trails remain closed:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
  • Barrington Trail south past the Junction Pools Trail.

 

This closure does not effect public vehicle access to the Barrington Tops plateau campgrounds.

 

Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise these trails while it is closed to public vehicles.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

Walkers on the Mungo Track can take the detour at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join the Mungo track.

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2024, 7.18am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692 or follow the link below.

https://barringtoncoast.com.au/directory/bretti-reserve 

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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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