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Last reviewed: Thu 22 April 2021, 5.35pm

Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 5.35pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Kanuka Brook HR

There is a fire in this park called Kanuka Brook HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.04pm to Mon 3 May 2021, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.35pm.

Closed areas: Jellybean overflow carpark closure

Jellybean overflow carpark in Glenbrook Precinct will be closed from Wednesday 28 April until Friday 11 June 2021.

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

Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.00pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.32pm.

Closed areas: Closure due to roadworks

The Glenbrook precinct in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for roadworks from Monday 3 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive. The closed areas include:

  • The Oaks picnic shelter and fire trail from Iron Barks picnic area​
  • Red Hands Cave and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Nepean,Tunnel View and Mount Portal lookouts
  • Pisgar Ridge
  • Jack Evans track
  • Euroka campground
  • Jelly Bean and Blue Pool
  • The Gorge track

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.49pm to Mon 3 May 2021, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.19pm.

Closed areas: Mt Portal Road closure

Mt Portal Road in Glenbrook precinct will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 27 April 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive.

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

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.33pm.

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.
  • Golden Stairs, due to rockfall (track repair works in progress).  
  • Part of 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 Tarpeian Rock track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, until Friday 28 May 2021, 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 Merriwa Street exit 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 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.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Part of 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 and Bedford Creek trails are impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to flood damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Green Gully, Dunphys campground and access closed due to road damage from flooding. Walkers 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. (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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.00am to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 2.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.12pm.

Closed areas: Multiple closures for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Wednesday 21 April to Saturday 24 April 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Nepean lookout
  • Red Hands Cave carpark and walking track
  • Woodford Oaks
  • Pisgah Ridge

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Kanuka Brook HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.47pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to helicopter operation

A number of areas will be closed from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April 2021 to allow a helicopter to deliver materials for walking track repairs. They include:

  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Three Sisters track junction and Olympian Rock
  • Dardanelles Pass between base of Giant Stairway and Leura Forest
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and below the base of the Three Sisters
  • Fern Bower to Leura Forest

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

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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.

Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 10.12am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.49pm.

Closed areas: Temporary closure of Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail

Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail are closed from Monday 19 April until Friday 23 April 2021, inclusive, due to fire trail maintenance.

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

Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Tue 18 May 2021, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.23pm.

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open, however Tabaraga Ridge fire trail the 'Burralow Rd/Kurrajong Heights' access trails are closed until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.59pm.

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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 4.01pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.45pm.

Other planned events: Maintenance to Faulconbridge fire trail postponed

Maintenance work on Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail has been postponed due to recent wet weather.

The trail is open to walkers and cyclists, however visitors are advised to please take care due to possible rough or uneven trail surfaces.

The trail will be closed at a later date to complete works.

For more information contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 5.35pm

Hazard reduction burns: Kanuka Brook HR

There is a fire in this park called Kanuka Brook HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 5.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Little Burke River HR

There is a fire in this park called Little Burke River HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.04pm to Mon 3 May 2021, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Jellybean overflow carpark closure

Jellybean overflow carpark in Glenbrook Precinct will be closed from Wednesday 28 April until Friday 11 June 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.41pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.33pm

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 Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.00pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.32pm

Closed areas: Closure due to roadworks

The Glenbrook precinct in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for roadworks from Monday 3 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive. The closed areas include:

  • The Oaks picnic shelter and fire trail from Iron Barks picnic area​
  • Red Hands Cave and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Nepean,Tunnel View and Mount Portal lookouts
  • Pisgar Ridge
  • Jack Evans track
  • Euroka campground
  • Jelly Bean and Blue Pool
  • The Gorge track

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.49pm to Mon 3 May 2021, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Mt Portal Road closure

Mt Portal Road in Glenbrook precinct will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 27 April 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 11.49am

Hazard reduction burns: Regent Mt HR

There is a fire in this park called Regent Mt HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 9.03am

Closed areas: Partial closure for hazard reduction burn

Parts of Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area (IESCA) will be closed from 7am Thursday 22 April to 4pm Monday 26 April 2021 for a hazard reduction burn at Coalcliff Dam.

The closed areas are:

  • northern section of IESCA from the Boomerang Golf course in the south
  • the Tops Conference Centre in the North and Princess Highway to the west
  • Wodi Wodi track
  • All areas in between

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Coalcliff Dam HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.33pm

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.
  • Golden Stairs, due to rockfall (track repair works in progress).  
  • Part of 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 Tarpeian Rock track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, until Friday 28 May 2021, 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 Merriwa Street exit 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 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.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Part of 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 and Bedford Creek trails are impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to flood damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Green Gully, Dunphys campground and access closed due to road damage from flooding. Walkers 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. (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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Area partial closure (Regent MT Hazard Reduction)

Parts of Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area will be closed from 7am, Tuesday 20 April to 4pm, Friday 23 April 2021 for a hazard reduction burn on Regent Mt.

The closed areas are:

  • Upper Escarpment fire trail between Bulli Pass and Bellambi Creek
  • All areas around Regent Mt

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Regent Mt HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 5.07pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 1.08pm

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Road access into Jenolan Caves (from both directions) is closed from 5pm Friday 19 March 2021 for the foreseeable future due to flood damage. As a result, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until at least Monday 10 May 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • The Jenolan Caves business precinct
  • The cafe and accommodation business
  • Access via the 2 and 5 Mile Roads are closed due to landform instability and land sumps
  • All walking tracks in the location are also damaged as a result of flood damage. 

Jenolan Caves offers complete booking flexibility, and our staff can organise a voucher valid for up to three years or provide a refund for any cancellations for experiences that have been pre-paid.

NPWS staff are in the process of contacting affected guests but if you require assistance, please call 02 6359 3900 or email the bookings team for accommodation and dining related enquires.

For cave tour related enquires, you can call 02 6359 3923 or email reception.

This closure extension is required to give Transport for NSW time to finalise risk assessment works of 2 Mile Road (Oberon side access road into Jenolan). It's also required to determine a long-term recovery and access plan for the Hampton Bend and 5 Mile Road (Sydney side access road into Jenolan), which will take considerably longer to repair. 

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.37am to Tue 22 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.46am

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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.00am to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 2.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Multiple closures for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Wednesday 21 April to Saturday 24 April 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Nepean lookout
  • Red Hands Cave carpark and walking track
  • Woodford Oaks
  • Pisgah Ridge

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Kanuka Brook HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to helicopter operation

A number of areas will be closed from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April 2021 to allow a helicopter to deliver materials for walking track repairs. They include:

  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Three Sisters track junction and Olympian Rock
  • Dardanelles Pass between base of Giant Stairway and Leura Forest
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and below the base of the Three Sisters
  • Fern Bower to Leura Forest

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 1.40pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 5.33pm

Closed areas: Six Foot walking track partial closure

Due to severe flood damage, the section of Six Foot walking track between Alum Creek and Jenolan Caves will remain closed.

Jenolan Caves is also closed while flood repair work is occuring.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands 0436 650 493. 

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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 Fri 16 Apr 2021, 10.12am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure of Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail

Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail are closed from Monday 19 April until Friday 23 April 2021, inclusive, due to fire trail maintenance.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Tue 18 May 2021, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.23pm

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open, however Tabaraga Ridge fire trail the 'Burralow Rd/Kurrajong Heights' access trails are closed until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 3.28pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.22pm

Closed areas: Boobook camp site closed

Wheeny Creek campground is open, however Boobook camp site is closed until further notice, due to flood damage.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.36pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 9.56am

Closed areas: Mogo Campground closed

Mogo campground is closed until 30 April 2021. The main access roads to the campground are also closed due to damage from the recent storm event and flooding. For more information contact the NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.42am

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed

Mitchell Park is closed until further notice due to extreme weather causing unsafe conditions. The situation will be assessed daily.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.44pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.36am

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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.52am to Mon 31 May 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.31pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve and Bent Basin State Conservation Area, including Bents Basin campground, are currently closed due to flood damage. A safety and damage assessment is underway.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.48pm to Sun 2 May 2021, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5.23pm

Other incidents: Ganguddy Dunns Swamps - roadworks on access road

Road maintenance with grader/plant is being completed on the NPWS access road only into Ganguddy Dunns Swamp. 

Stop/slow traffic control will be happening during these roadworks. The campground is open and not affected.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 4.01pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.45pm

Other planned events: Maintenance to Faulconbridge fire trail postponed

Maintenance work on Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail has been postponed due to recent wet weather.

The trail is open to walkers and cyclists, however visitors are advised to please take care due to possible rough or uneven trail surfaces.

The trail will be closed at a later date to complete works.

For more information contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 9.04am

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: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.25am

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 Thu 3 Dec 2020, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is open to visitors who would like to pre-book and stay in our campground or accommodation. Guided cave tours will recommence on Friday 2 April 2021.

We're completing critical maintenance of  some cave facilities and walking tracks to ensure they are safe for visitation. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 30 Mar 2021, 3.21pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track

Longneck Lagoon walking track is closed due to flood damage, safety works and repairs to the boardwalk.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.29pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Mar 2021, 9.00am

Closed areas: Cattai campground closed

Cattai campground will be closed until June 30 2021 due to flood damage remediation works and ongoing infrastructure projects. For further information please email the NPWS Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.52pm to Fri 7 May 2021, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed

Coorongooba campground is closed for earthwork upgrades to roads and the campground from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May 2021.

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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.54pm to Tue 1 Jun 2021, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Cave Creek picnic area and walking track closed

Cave Creek picnic area and walking track are closed until June 2021, while maintenance works are completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 02 4588 2400.

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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: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.11pm

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 Thu 11 Jun 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 5.28pm

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 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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