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Dharawal National Park

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Last reviewed: Tue 11 June 2024, 11.07am

Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.07am.

Closed areas: Fireroad 10C in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslip

Fireroad 10C (Darkes Forest - O'Hares Creek) is closed to the public due to a landslip (June 2024) following heavy rain.  This will remain closed until the trail is repaired and is safe and accessible.  

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Recent heavy rains have caused localised flooding south of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. Rivers and Creeks maybe impassable. Rockfall, landslides and tree fall could have impacted routes and also be impassable. Visitors may have to return via the route they entered and should plan accordingly.   

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.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed from Monday 20 May for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower Track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide. No access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World.  
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) and Round walk are closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World until the end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. Access to Furber Steps is from Prince Henry picnic area (Katoomba Falls Kiosk). Detours in place.
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • Six-Foot track is affected by multiple road closures.
  • All access to Mt Hay Rd, including access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay walking track will be closed from Monday 24th June until Friday 28th June 2024 to all for road works.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Wentworth Falls Picnic Area will be closed to vehicles from 6am Monday 17 June to 6am Tuesday 18 June for maintenance. Visitors should park on the street and walk in (roughly 100m).   
  • Valley of 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 (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek Trail will be closed Monday to Friday from 27 May to 5 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson Fire Trail or Murphies Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.    

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 12th of June 2024, due to a maintenance upgrade. Please contact the National Parks Contact centre on 1300 072 757 for enquiries regarding the Blue Mountains National Park. For an emergency, please call 000.

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond Grand Canyon car park from 7am Thursday 13th June to Friday 14th June,  then from 7am Monday14th June to Friday 20th 2024 June,  to allow for road repairs. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout during this time. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon car park toilets.

  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

Applies from Sun 2 Jun 2024, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Multiple carparks and picnic areas closed in Audley

Wattle Forest, Figtree and Willow Tree picnic areas and carparks in Audley are closed due to flooding impacts. These areas will re-open as soon as it is considered safe.

Other areas within Audley are open, however surfaces are waterlogged. Please exercise caution, particularly in carparks, due to the wet and muddy conditions.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 7 Jun 2024, 3.44pm to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Kingfisher Campground Closed

Kingfisher Campground is closed due to the impacts of the recent heavy rainfall. Access into the campground is very wet and boggy as well. Causeways along Pipeline fire trail are impacted by river flows and can rise fast, making it unsafe to cross.

Enquiries: 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 9.31am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 4.47pm

Closed areas: Lady Carrington Drive closed

Lady Carrington Drive is closed to vehicles until further notice. One section of the trail has slumped due to recent flooding, causing the trail surface to become uneven and unstable.

This area has been highlighted by traffic cones and danger tape. Please navigate this area on Lady Carrington Drive with caution.

For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 1.27pm to Sat 6 Jul 2024, 8.30pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jun 2024, 10.16am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will occur from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 June 2024 in Royal National Park.

All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits.

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.

Fox baiting in this reserve is aimed at improving the eco-health of the reserve by reducing predation of ground dwelling mammals and small birds, and specifically targeting fox control along the Hacking River to assist the successful re-introduction of platypus into Royal National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Audley office on 02 9542 0632 (business hours)or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 10.14pm to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 10.31am

Closed areas: Bungoona path closed for track upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 14 June 2024 while Bungoona path walking track is being upgraded. There will be no access to Bungoona Path for the duration of the work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 2.37pm

Other planned events: Ironbark Flat partially closed for turf refurbishment

Post-flood turf repairs will be taking place at Ironbark Flat picnic area from 12 June 2024. Some sections of the picnic area, particularly near the river foreshore, will be closed to allow for the repair and for new turf to establish. Please take note of signage and barriers in place protecting the work area. It is expected that the picnic area will be fully open for use by the end of August.

For further information, please contact Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.48am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in the following areas:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area and;
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area Stage 2 lands managed by NPWS.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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.

For more information, contact the NPW Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 4.58pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 4.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 29 December 2024 to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Ground shooting will not take place during school holidays or on weekends or public holidays.

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 Fri 10 May 2024, 2.48pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Abercrombie River State Conservation Area (SCA), Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve (KCR), Kanangra-Boyd NP Mares Forest NP and Turon NP.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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 Oberon NPWS area office for more information on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Pipeline fire trail flood damage

Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in deep rutting to the trail surface in some locations.

Pedestrians and Cyclists should use caution when tracking over these surfaces.

Care should be taken after heavy rain at all creek crossing and causeway points along this trail as water flows very fast and deep.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Lower Pipeline fire trail

Lower Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in a minor landslide, taking out part of the fire trail itself.

Authorised Vehicles should avoid the area.

Pedestrians and Cyclists are not permitted to pass the landslip, they should avoid using the trail until a geotechnical assessment is undertaken.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.54pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 7.25am

Closed areas: Sections of park closed for ground pest control program

A ground pest control program will be undertaken in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area between 6pm and 6am every day, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024. The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). In order to protect the area, the Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed to public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.56am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 1.02pm

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure

Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible. This is due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to erosion and rockfall risk, and to allow ongoing track upgrade works.

Please note the following closures:

  • Palm Jungle Loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout is closed from Tuesday 16 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for track upgrades.
  • The Garie to Little Garie section of The Coast track is closed due to hazardous rockfalls and erosion.
  • North Era campground is closed until further notice
  • Garie Road, Garie Beach and the Garie precinct is closed until further notice. This is due to damage and subsidence to the road surface. Walkers approaching from the north (e.g. from Wattamolla or Bundeena) should exit the track via Curra Moors track.

Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:

  • South bound access - Bundeena to Curra Moors track via Wattamolla and return only. No access to Garie Beach.
  • North bound access - Available via North Era and return only. Access is via Garawarra Farm Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track during track upgrades.
  • Figure 8 Pools access - Available via Garawarra Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track via Garawarra Farm only.  

For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 8.52am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track

Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park is closed until further notice due to landslides. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 9.13am

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles, north of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole at Waterfall Gully.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma Dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact NPWS on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is now closed. The site has become a day-use ONLY picnic spot. No overnight stays permitted.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.14am

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 1.44pm

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 Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 2.52pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2024, 8.18am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point 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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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 2.52pm

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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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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