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Capertee National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 29 November 2022, 10.32am

Applies from Sat 10 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 10.32am.

Safety alerts: High Clearance 4WD Only to the Valley Lookout

Due to wet weather, river crossings and trail surface damage there is only HIGH CLEARANCE 4WD ACCESS to the Valley Lookout.

2WD and AWD vehicles are only able to access Capertee National Park to the Woolshed Flat Area of the reserve.  

Please check the condition and depth of the river crossings before crossing.  Recovery of bogged vehicles may take several hours and incur a cost from a private towing/recovery company.

Mobile phone service is patchy throughout the reserve.  If in doubt please don't cross the river

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Sat 10 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 10.32am.

Closed areas: Southern section of Capertee National Park is closed due to flood damage

The southern section of Capertee National Park is closed to vehicles due to flood damaged causeways.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas/attractions:

  • Policeman's Point Campground
  • Airly Lookout
  • Carinya Fire Trail
  • Airly Gap Fire Trail
  • Port Macquarie Fire Trail

 

Visitors can still walk or cycle on these trails.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please the Mudgee Area on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 10.31am.

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways 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 9 Nov 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.37am.

Safety alerts: 4WD Only to Capertee Campground

High Clearance 4WD access to Capertee Campground.  Due to the recent wet weather the Capertee River causeway used to access the Capertee Campground is only suitable to high clearance 4wd's only.  No 2WD or All Wheel Drive vehicles will be able to access the campground.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am.

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am.

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel - no access from the Pagoda Track, Wolgan Valley and Old Coach Road

There is no access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda Track or Old Coach Road car park. The only access to this walking track is via the Glow Worm tunnel car park on the Newnes plateau which is re-opening at 9am on 10 December 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9.30am to Sun 11 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closed at Galah Mountain Road intersection

Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau is closed from the Galah Mountain Road intersection until 9am on the 10th December 2022. Please note:

  • This closure includes access to Glow Worm Tunnel carpark and the Old Coach Road carpark
  • There is no walker access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.
  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark is expected to open at 9am Saturday 10 December 2022. 
  • Galah Mountain Road and access to Rocky Creek canyon is open.

This closure is to allow for upgrade works at the Glow Worm Tunnel carpark.

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.18pm

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. 
  • 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 Rd and Campground is open to pedestrians.  Please be aware of ongoing plant movements. 
  • 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, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Martin's lookout track and fire trail, Victory track and Magdala Gully track are closed for a helicopter operation on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

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 Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Fri 20 Jan 2023, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to  Friday 20 January 2023.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2023
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late February 2023
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late February 2023
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until early January 2023
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late January 2023 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until early January 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 20 January 2023.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Deep Pass access roads closed

Access to Deep Pass will be closed until 22 December due to road works to repair road damage from storm events.

Visitors are reminded to exercise caution on the roads, particularly following sustained periods of rainfall.

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.40am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.19pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.49am

Closed parks: Turon National Park closed due to high river levels

Turon National Park is closed until 12pm, Friday 16th December 2022 due to high river levels and flood damage to river crossings. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions. Any extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles. Campgrounds will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level and river crossings have been repaired.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.37am

Closed areas: Bob Turners walking track closed

Bob Turners walking track is closed from Tuesday 1 November 2022 until further notice due to flood damage.

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

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Applies from Sun 9 Oct 2022, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.54am

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until trail conditions allow repair work to be undertaken:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 

The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.25am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 Nov 2022, 10.42am

Closed areas: Tootie Creek fire trail closed due to landslide

Tootie Creek fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all persons from Friday 23 September 2022 until further notice due to landslide.

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

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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/capertee-national-park/local-alerts

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