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Blackheath area

Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 11 June 2021, 5.11pm

Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 5.09pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 5.11pm.

Other incidents: Restricted Parking in Euroka Day Use Area

They Day Use area of the Euroka Precinct in Blue Mountains National Park has limited parking due to road works. 

 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.30pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.40pm.

Closed areas: Mt Portal Closed due to Road works

Mount Portal Lookout of Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to essential road works until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720 6200 or via npws.hawkesburynattai@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.45pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View lookout track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, due to track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant).
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area) is closed to vehicles due to wet weather. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Andersons trail is impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed to all traffic (walkers and runners included) on Monday 7 June 2021 due to rock clearing. Otherwise Kedumba Valley Road and Sublime Point fire trail are closed to all vehicles Monday to Friday until Friday 11 June 2021, for road repairs. Walkers and runners should avoid the routes where possible. They are permitted, but should keep well clear of machinery.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

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

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 11.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Burralow Road and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Road and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are closed until further notice due to landslip. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 11.12am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 1.58pm.

Closed areas: Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek closed

Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek is closed due to flood damage, until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 2.05pm to Wed 16 Jun 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11.38am.

Other planned events: Truck movements for essential repairs

Please be aware trucks will be entering Blue Mountains National Park, Kedumba Valley via Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls on weekdays from Monday 24 May to Wednesday 16 June 2021. The trucks will deliver material between 7am and 5pm for essential repairs to damaged fire trails.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 11.31am to Sat 19 Jun 2021, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 1.28pm.

Closed areas: Dunphys (Green Gully) campground and picnic area closure

Dunphys (Green Gully) campground and picnic area is closed to vehicles from Monday Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 for roadworks.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.26pm to Wed 7 Jul 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 12.51pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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.

Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on 02 4720 6200 for more information.

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes 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.

Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am.

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm.

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
14 June 2021 Closed areas Southern Blue Mountains area closed for aerial pest control operation Details

Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.09pm

The Southern Blue Mountains area is closed for an aerial pest control operation during the following periods:

  • From 8am Monday 14 June to 9am Saturday 19 June 2021
  • From 8am Monday 21 June to 9am Saturday 26 June 2021

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

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16 June 2021 Closed areas Perrys Lookdown track and carpark closed Details

Applies from Wed 16 Jun 2021, 6.00am to Wed 16 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 3.11pm

Perrys Lookdown track and carpark will be closed for a helicopter operation to remove waste on Wednesday 16 June

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16 June 2021 Closed areas Fairfax walking track Details

Applies from Wed 16 Jun 2021, 6.00am to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 3.00pm

Fairfax walking track will be closed between the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and George Phillips lookout for a helicopter operation to insert materials for walking track maintenance from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 June 2021.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 5.09pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 5.11pm

Other incidents: Restricted Parking in Euroka Day Use Area

They Day Use area of the Euroka Precinct in Blue Mountains National Park has limited parking due to road works. 

 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.30pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Mt Portal Closed due to Road works

Mount Portal Lookout of Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to essential road works until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720 6200 or via npws.hawkesburynattai@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.26pm to Tue 15 Jun 2021, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.33pm

Closed areas: Old Bulga Trail Closed

Title: Old Bulga Trail closed due to track works

Description:

The Old Bulga Trail of Yengo National Park is closed due to ongoing track work from Friday 11 June to Tuesday 15 June 2021. New trail work surface and recent rain has resulted in a very slippery trail surface which is unsafe and vulnerable to damage by motor vehicles and trail bikes.

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

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Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9.41am to Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

Kanangra-Boyd National Park is currently closed due to severe weather. For updates on the Kanangra Walls Road closure, please refer to Oberon Council's Facebook page or the Live Traffic NSW website. 

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View lookout track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, due to track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant).
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area) is closed to vehicles due to wet weather. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Andersons trail is impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed to all traffic (walkers and runners included) on Monday 7 June 2021 due to rock clearing. Otherwise Kedumba Valley Road and Sublime Point fire trail are closed to all vehicles Monday to Friday until Friday 11 June 2021, for road repairs. Walkers and runners should avoid the routes where possible. They are permitted, but should keep well clear of machinery.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

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

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 11.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Burralow Road and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Road and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are closed until further notice due to landslip. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 10.33am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation

A number of areas will be closed on weekdays from Monday 7 June to Friday 25 June 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 11.12am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 1.58pm

Closed areas: Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek closed

Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek is closed due to flood damage, until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 2.05pm to Wed 16 Jun 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11.38am

Other planned events: Truck movements for essential repairs

Please be aware trucks will be entering Blue Mountains National Park, Kedumba Valley via Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls on weekdays from Monday 24 May to Wednesday 16 June 2021. The trucks will deliver material between 7am and 5pm for essential repairs to damaged fire trails.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 10.26am

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Some sections of the Bicentennial National trail remain closed due to bushfire and flood damage. Please contact the local area office to check if the section you wish to travel is open.

Please check the Bicentennial National trail website for further information regarding COVID19 and the trail, before planning your trip.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 11.31am to Sat 19 Jun 2021, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Dunphys (Green Gully) campground and picnic area closure

Dunphys (Green Gully) campground and picnic area is closed to vehicles from Monday Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 for roadworks.

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Applies from Thu 3 Dec 2020, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 1.26pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and accommodation open

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is open to visitors who would like to pre-book and access campgrounds or accommodation. 

Guided cave tours have recommenced.

Self-guided tours are currently not available and some walking tracks are closed for critical maintenance of cave facilities and walking tracks to ensure they are safe for visitors. Walking tracks remain closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 10.40am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for maintenance

A number of areas will be closed until 31 July 2021 for maintenance and upgrades. The areas include:

  • Cattai Farm picnic area
  • Cattai campground
  • Cattai Homestead and historic farm buildings

Mitchell Park picnic area and Mitchell Park walking track are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email the Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jun 2021, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closure

Sublime Point walking track is closed for essential maintenance from 7am, Monday 31 May and will re-open at 4pm, Friday 16 July 2021. 

Part of Forest loop walk track between Sublime Point to Foothill Road will also be closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 27 May 2021, 11.30am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance

Sections of road within Thirlmere Lakes National Park will be closed from Monday 31 May 2021. The W E Middleton Memorial Drive will also be closed, although residents will still be able to access their property.

The works are expected to take approximately 4 weeks, however this period may be extended. Efforts will be made to ensure that at least one of the two picnic areas in this area - Werri Berri picnic area and Couridjah - are open and accessible.

Please follow all signage and be aware of trucks and machinery operating on the road during this time.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.29pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 6.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Cattai campground closed

Cattai campground will be closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 for repairs and ongoing infrastructure projects.

For further information, please email the NPWS Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Mon 24 May 2021, 11.59pm to Mon 28 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 May 2021, 1.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program run from Monday 24 May 2021 to Monday 28 June 2021 in the following areas:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area - in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werrombi
  • Nattai National Park - in the vicninity of Oakdale and Lakesland
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area - in the vicinity of Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly National Park.

Warning signs will be displayed. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits. 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 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. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS in conjunction with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on production properties.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4632 4500 or visit the NPWS web page alerts.

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Applies from Sat 22 May 2021, 7.53am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jun 2021, 9.18am

Closed areas: Hard roof accommodation closed

Yerranderie Regional Park hard roofed accommodation is closed due to COVID-19 management conditions in-line with the NSW Public Health order.

The closed accommodation includes:

  • Post office Lodge
  • Slippery Norris Cottage
  • The Bank Room.

Private Town and Government Town campgrounds will remain open, and available for bookings.

Please continue to check the NPWS website for the latest information, or call the accommodation booking team on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 10.25am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 6.29pm

Closed areas: Notice of 1080 aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

The following precincts / trails in Abercrombie River NP / SCA will be closed from 10am Sunday 16 May due to the baiting operation taking place in May, and will reopen 26 June, due to fire trail improvement works taking place in June:

  • All trails in Abercrombie NP
  • The Sink campground
  • The Beach campground
  • Licking Hole campground
  • Silent Creek campground

Bummaroo Ford Campground will remain Open throughout May and June as it is not impacted by the aerial bait or fire trail works.

The aerial baiting program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.

The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Kanangra Area NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:

  • Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 15 May 2021, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 11.04am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.26pm to Wed 7 Jul 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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.

Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on 02 4720 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 5.28pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve open - Restricted vehicle access

The Jenolan Caves Visitor precinct will be opening from Monday 10 May 2021 under restricted conditions. 

Road Access

  • Transport For NSW have confirmed 2 Mile Road will reopen on Monday 10 May 2021 for public access up to Carpark 2.
  • There will be a gate just below Carpark 2 stopping any non-essential vehicles from accessing the site beyond this point.

Capacity

  • Transport For NSW has advised that 150 cars per day will be allowed to travel on 2 Mile Road. This capacity has been set based on the amount of traffic deemed safe to manage without traffic control. 
  • The 150 car capacity includes guest cars, staff cars, suppliers as well as contractors.
  • Based on average number of persons per car, 150 cars allowance, this will allow approximately 300-350 guests on site per day.

Guest Access

  • Pre-booking is mandatory, and there will be no entry to the site without a valid booking.
  • This will be communicated via Variable Message Sign (VMS) boards in Lithgow, Oberon, and at the Kanangra Walls Road turn off at the top of 2 Mile Road, as well as via social media and the Jenolan Caves website.
  • The VMS boards at the Lithgow turn-off and Oberon (where there is still reception) will outline that you need to have a valid ticket, and give you an opportunity to purchase a ticket before you arrive at the top of 2 Mile Road.
  • Jenolan Caves Management are aiming to have wifi at the top of the 2 Mile Road, so people who do not have a valid ticket can purchase before they drive down to Carpark 2. This service will not be available for the first opening period.

Cave tours

  • Baal, Orient, and Chifley Caves will be open for tours during three time slots.
  • Ticket booking is essential.

For more information, please visit the Jenolan Caves website.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 4.58pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Six Foot track open - restricted vehicle movements at Jenolan Caves

The NPWS section of Six Foot track is open for walkers, however changed conditions exist at Jenolan Caves business precinct.

  • The 5 Mile is closed to all traffic, and the 2 Mile has restricted conditions.
  • Jenolan Caves are expected to reopen from Monday 10 May 2021

For the new access conditions to Jenolan Caves, including the collection of walkers from the NPWS section of Six Foot track, please review the information on the Jenolan Caves website.

Bookings will be mandatory with the Jenolan website. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands on 0436 650 493.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 9.53am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 4.06pm

Safety alerts: Notice of weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Wednesday 30 June 2021. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 3.10pm to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 5.15pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park closed

Cattai National Park will be closed until Wednesday 30 June 2021 for repair works and ongoing infrastructure projects.

For further information please email the NPWS Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.41pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 8.12am

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation skills required for remote walks

As a result of recent fire and flood impacts, many of the Kanangra-Boyd National Park traditional walking tracks will require advanced navigation skills to complete the walks.

Many of the remote walking tracks are impacted by vegetation regrowth and many tree hazards exist along the paths.

Traditional walking pads are now very hard to see and maps and GPS devices may be required to complete the walking tracks.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.37am to Tue 22 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 12.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between 26 April 2021 to 21 June 2021 in Nattai National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information please call NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area – Mount Annan Office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.44pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closure

Donkey Mountain remains closed due to landscape instability and is likely to be closed until Wednesday 30 June 2021. Donkey Mountain has been impacted by the 2019/2020 fire season, with further complications as a result of recent severe storm impacts, making slopes unstable and hazardous.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes 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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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 May 2021.

Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 4.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.51am

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Mellong Range trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only. 

If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 March 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/ or Canid Pest Ejectors  containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February  and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Wollemi National Park.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground.
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Partial building closures

Outdoor areas within Hartley Historic Site and Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery) are open. The Talisman Gallery is open.

Some buildings ain Hartley Historic Site are currently closed. These include:

  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Post Office Cafe
  • St Bernards Church

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Abercrombie River National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.51pm

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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