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Dharawal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 December 2022, 10.48am

Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 10.47am.

Closed areas: 10C management trail closed

The 10C management trail in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslides until further notice, the trail will be re-opened when cleared and assessed as safe.

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

Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 10.48am.

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 13 Aug 2022, 12.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11.13am

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.

The area will re-open once it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11.13am

Closed areas: Mount Bass trail closure

Mount Bass trail is closed Monday to Friday, between 7am and 5pm from Monday 5 December to Friday 23 December 2022 for upgrade works.

The trail will be accessible on Saturdays and Sundays during this period.

Signs will be in place around closed areas. Works may be extended due to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11.13am

Other planned events: Honeymoon track closure

Honeymoon track will be closed on weekdays from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 for upgrade works.

The track will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the closure period.

Works may be extended due to wet weather. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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 Wed 16 Nov 2022, 11.30am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Little Marley trail closure

Little Marley trail is closed Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 17 November to Friday 23 December 2022 for upgrade works.

The trail will be accessible on Saturdays and Sundays during this period. 

Signs will be in place around closed areas.  

Access to Deer Pool from Bundeena Drive is not affected but you can't continue all the way to The Coast track.

Access along The Coast track between Wattamolla and Bundeena is not affected. 

Works may be extended due to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a landslip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 2.49pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 2.30pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Amenities at Pool Flat picnic area closed

The amenities at Pool Flat picnic area will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by vandalism.

For further information please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 10.47am

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces.

A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip. Please travel through this section without stopping.

For more information contact the local area office.

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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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.39am

Closed areas: The Coast track closed at Otford

The Coast track is closed at Otford due to landslips. There is no alternative route from this point.

The area at Otford will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 12.39pm

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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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/dharawal-national-park/local-alerts

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