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Budawang National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am

Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am.

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2019, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.49pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Touga SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Touga SFAZ. 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.48pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ . 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.47pm

Fires - Advice: Tianjara Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Tianjara Fire Trail . 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.44pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Grandview West SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Grandview West SFAZ. 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 Sat 18 May 2019, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.52am

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn - Hyams Beach West

A section of Jervis Bay National Park will be closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May 2019 due to a hazard reduction burn. The closed section is the area immediately west of Hyams Beach Village (north of Booderee Avenue), to Pipeline trail. This includes Hyams walking track (Sals trail). 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 9.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Stoney Hill hazard reduction burn

Some areas of Morton National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Thursday 23 May 2019 due to a hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Tianjara fire trail
  • 12 Mile fire trail
  • The Link Road campground 
  • Endrick River fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 5.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email: FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Apr 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails

NPWS staff and contractors will start essential trail maintenance work on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails on Monday 29 April 2019.

Works are expected to take between 2 and 3 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

Dampier Mountain fire trail will be closed until works have been completed. Access to and from Bendethera campground will be available from the east only, via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera fire trail.

We do not expect to close Bendethera fire trail at this point in time. However, please use extreme caution when driving on this trail. Be aware of heavy machinery operating in the area and drive to the conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2019, 8.57am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Bamarang SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Bamarang SFAZ. 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 Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.39am to Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will be occurring from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 16 October 2019 on tracks and trails in the following areas:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 

For further information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.51am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau in Morton National Park

A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service contractor will be undertaking a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Morton National Park at 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau. The program will take place from Monday 1 April to Monday 30 September 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also and offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 4.44pm

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

A 1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 in Jervis Bay National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven (Nowra) area office during business hours on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.50pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Bull Hole lookout – no beach access

Beach access from Bull Hole lookout is closed due to a dangerous drop off from the path to the beach.

This closure will remain in place until maintenance works are completed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 3 Nov 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 9.53am

Closed areas: Wattle trail temporary closure

Wattle trail is closed due to construction works in the Calymea Creek area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Apr 2017, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to erosion

Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to erosion. Closed areas are:

  • Saltwater trail
  • Honeysuckle trail
  • Link trail (The trail that links the Christmas Bush trail and the Honeysuckle trail)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/budawang-national-park/local-alerts

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