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Bungonia National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 6 December 2022, 8.31am

Applies from Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.01am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 4.54pm.

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Management Program

The following parks, reserves and areas will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Bungonia National Park, including Bungonia campground (Front gate will be locked at 3pm Saturday).
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 4.11pm.

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November to 1 April to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au 

Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 8.31am.

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
1 May 2023 Closed areas Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats Details

Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 12.01am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 4.15pm

Chalk Cave (B26) within Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 May to 30 September to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

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

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closed from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Lady Carrington lookout is closed for a major upgrade.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Rd will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails are also included in this closure.  
  • Kings Tableland Road will be closed to all traffic (apart from residential traffic)  from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Access to Andersons Fire Trail available on weekends.  
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the Sublime Point Fire Trail due to major subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed until Friday 9th December due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work. (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed to vehicles for major upgrade work with detours in place. (opening mid December)
  • Grand Canyon car park closed, limited parking at Neates Glen and along Evans Lookout Road. (opening mid December)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls. (opening mid December)
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.

Woodford, Lawson

  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

 

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

Applies from Sat 3 Dec 2022, 3.00pm to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 8.27am

Other planned events: Other planned events: aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,
  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the local office. 

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.01am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Management Program

The following parks, reserves and areas will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Bungonia National Park, including Bungonia campground (Front gate will be locked at 3pm Saturday).
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

Affects 6 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 10.00am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas west and north of the Shoalhaven River, including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys Spur, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks and lookouts,
  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,

  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.52am

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation

Capertee National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area are closed from 9am, Monday 21 November to 5pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.11am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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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/bungonia-national-park/local-alerts

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