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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.04pm

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.
  • Giant Stairs, Federal Pass, Furber Steps to Scenic World will remain closed while landslide assessments are undertaken. 
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs 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) is closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. 
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April 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 and Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Mount Solitary Loop trail is closed until further notice, two large landslides have impacted Golden Stairs, Federal Pass and Fern Bower / Lila Falls.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The Six Foot Track will be closed from Katoomba (Explorer's Tree) to Alum Creek, from 8 April to 12 April 2024 for Local Land Services to undertake aerial pest management.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed betwen Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. 
  • 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 (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 major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • All access to Green Gully is closed due to closure on Megalong Road.

  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death.
  • 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.  
  • For other sites not listed, adventure recreation users are advised to carefully consider activities, routes and access with respect to predicted heavy rain conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 8.23am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway is closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Friday 5 April to Friday 19 April 2024 inclusive, due to damage from flooding.

Please note the following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Staff will reassess water levels and accessibility by Friday 19 April.

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Mar 2024, 10.08am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks and Singles Track closed due to storm impacts

Woodford Oaks Track and Singles Track are both closed due to recent storm impacts.

  • Staff will assess the track conditions Friday 19 April, and reopen as soon as possible.

 

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

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Applies from Sat 4 Mar 2023, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 2.41pm

Hazard reduction burns: Red Hand Cave HR

There is a fire in this park called Red Hand Cave HR. 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 12 Apr 2024, 6.00pm to Mon 22 Apr 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Mountain Arm campground closed due to flooding

Mountain Arm Campground in Yengo National Park is closed from Friday 12 April to Monday 22 April 2024, due to flooding impacts and subsequent repairs. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 10.29am to Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Colo Meroo campground closed due to flooding

Colo Meroo campground will be closed from Wednesday 3 April 2024 until Monday 29 April 2024, due to flooding impacts and subsequent repairs.

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 10.26am to Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed due to flooding

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed from Wednesday 3 April 2024 until Monday 29 April 2024, due to excessive flooding and storm damage.

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Camp Road roadside vegetation management

NPWS will be implementing roadside vegetation management during April and May 2024 in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area and Wollemi National Park.

Roads affected are:

• Camp Road between Eastern Boundary Road and Forest Camp:
o Closed to the public for approximately 1 week.
o Access to Forest Camp via Eastern Boundary Road

• Glowworm Tunnel Road from Bungleboori Day Use Area to Galah Mountain Road:
o Traffic control will be in place for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. One-way traffic only. Expect short delays.

Please use caution when driving and obey all signs and directions.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.26pm to Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Pipeline Track Closure

The Pipeline Walking Track will be closed from 2pm Thursday 4 April 2024 to 10am Monday 15 April 2024 due to heavy rainfall.

This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

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 NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 9.49am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles due to a recent increase in illegal activities.

The road will remain closed until Friday 19th April 2024 while investigations are undertaken, and further recommendations are made.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks currently closed for upgrade works, and will re-open Saturday 1 June.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon access track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 11 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure (except Big Yango House, Haddens Hall and Mountain Arm campground)

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park including Blue Gums campground, the Yango Loop trail and Yango walking track are closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Saturday 11 May 2024 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 9.39am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 9.58am

Safety alerts: Sugarloaf State Conservation Area - Quarry Trail - Road Maintenance

Planned road maintenance is scheduled for Quarry Trail from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 until Tuesday 30th April 2024.

 

Heavy plant and machinery will be operating from the intersection of Cessnock Road along Quarry Trail to the intersection of Wakefield Road in the north.

 

Pedestrians and vehicles should take caution when accessing this area.

 

For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter Area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 9.50am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 9.57am

Safety alerts: Sugarloaf State Conservation Area - Ryhope Trail - Road Maintenance

Planned road maintenance is scheduled for Ryhope Trail from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 until Tuesday 30th April 2024. 

 

Heavy plant and machinery will be operating from the intersection of Wakefield Road along Ryhope Trail to the intersection of Quarry Trail in the east.

 

Pedestrians and vehicles should take caution when accessing this area.

 

For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter Area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 3 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 9.31am

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 3 May 2024. This includes small sections of State Mine Gully Road and Old Bells Line of Road. The road won't be closed, however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Please exercise caution when driving in the area. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 2.37pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 11.02am

Other planned events: Roadworks affecting users of the Great North Walk north of Karool Road

Ausgrid is undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Creek Access Track off Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek.

Users of the Great North Walk north of Karool Road along Mooney Creek Access Track may experience temporary delays between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, while machinery is operating.

Take care when entering this area and follow the directions of roadwork signs and onsite contractors.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2024, 7.16am

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 June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024

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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720-6200

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 10.22am

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). 

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.34pm to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Major Roadworks in Jilliby State Conservation Area - Commencing 27 December 2023

Major roadworks are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 27th December 2023 in Jilliby State Conservation Area (Southern Precinct) and part of Ourimbah State Forest.

Partial and intermittent road closures should be expected. The roads that will be affected are:

  • Red Hill Road
  • Prestons Ridge Road
  • Bradleys Point Road
  • Campbells Point Road and 
  • Tooheys Road.

 

Visitors are asked to avoid the area (if possible). Otherwise, please be aware of trucks and machinery using and working on the above roads and to drive to the conditions. Warning signs and traffic control will be in place. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The work is funded as part of the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) program aimed at providing safe and strategic fire trails for fire response and access.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.25am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.18am

Closed areas: Watagans NP Campground BBQs - Out of Order

Bangalow Campground, Gap Creek Campground and Gap Creek Picnic Area BBQs are currently out of order. Repairs to these facilities will take place June 2024.  Campers and day visitors are encouraged to bring their own gas stoves during this time. 

Note gas stove BBQs are not permitted during a declared TOBAN. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contacts the NPWS Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 8.00am to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Mar 2024, 8.20am

Safety alerts: Wyrrabalong National Park part closure for pest control shoot operation

Parts of Wyrrabalong National Park will be closed between 1700 (5pm) Friday 1 March 2024 to 0500 (5am) 30 June 2024 for fox control ground shoot operations. These operations aim to protect threatened species, such as the Little Tern or New Holland Mouse. 

When active, the shoot operation area will be delineated by signage advising visitors "do not enter" during the night-time operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000 or email conservation.hccb@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 8.05am to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park part closure for pest control shoot operation

Parts of Watagans National Park will be closed between 1700 (5pm) Monday 11th March 2024 to 0500 (5am) 26th April 2024 for wild dog and fox control ground shoot operations. These operations aim to prevent localised economic impacts and protect Brush-tailed rock-wallabies within the park. 

When active, the shoot operation area will be delineated by signage advising visitors "do not enter" during the night-time operation. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000 or email conservation.hccb@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.54am

Closed areas: Glow Worm to Newnes walking track

The section from Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track from the Glow Worm tunnel exit to the ‘four-ways’ intersection, Wolgan Valley, will remain closed until further notice. This closure is due to significant rainfall, geohazards and to allow track work.

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 8.36am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass

Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.

This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.39am

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m of Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only.

This section is not suitable for conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road.

Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will need to walk the last 850 metres to access the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Mar 2024, 9.41am

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening

Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.

Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 

The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.

Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.57am

Closed areas: Click Creek FT and Congewai Link FT closed due to falling trees and trail damage after the recent wildfire.

Click Creek fire trail and Congewai Link Trail are closed due to tree fall risk and trail damage after the recent wildfire. The trails will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.55am

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

The section of Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable for 4WD vehicles only.

To prevent further damage to the road and to protect visitor safety, please avoid this area and other trails in the reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 3.04pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Georges Road - Watagans NP - Part Closure

Georges Road in the Watagans NP is temporarily closed from The Narrow Pass Lookout west to the National Park boundary due to extensive road damage. Visitors are reminded to drive to the conditions along Georges Road to the Lookout and not drive past this point. NPWS plans to upgrade this trail ASAP in the new year. For further information please contact the NPWS local office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 8.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Climbers Walking Track Closed after Wildfire - Watagans NP

The Climbers Walking Track between Gap Creek Camping Area and Bangalow Camping Area is closed due to the recent wildfire. Timber steps and walking track edges have been lost and the track surface is now unstable. It will take some time to repair and make safe. Visitors are asked not to use the track for their own safety. The nearby Gap Creek Waterfall track is open and available to visitors. For further information please contact the NPWS area office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 10.10am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.07am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk Closed - Watagans NP

Gap Creek Forest Walk from the intersection of the Gap Creek Falls Walking Track is closed due to a landslip and unstable rocks above the track. Due to the risk visitors are asked to stay out of the area beyond the current barrier until the area can be made safe. For further information please contact the NPWS Area Office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips

Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a major landslip on the Cessnock City Council section.

There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the Georges Road intersection in the Watagans NP.

This access road to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.

Work is currently underway way but will be complex, involve geotechnical planning, major earthworks and road realignment. 

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Sat 28 Oct 2023, 3.54pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.06am

Closed areas: Daniels Pt Road and Maculata Fire Trail Closed -Jilliby SCA

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9.59am

Closed areas: Muirs Lookout Picnic Area - Closed

Muirs Lookout Picnic Area on Prickly Ridge Road has been closed due to ageing infrastructure, obstructed lookout views to the coast and very low public visitation. Alternative picnic facilities are located nearby in Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park. Further information on other places to visit can be obtained via the NPWS or Forestry Corporation websites. 

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 6.43pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm to Thu 7 Oct 2027, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 9.08am

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track closed

Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track, including access to the waterfalls will be closed until 30 June 2024 while the picnic area is being upgraded.

The proposed upgrade will improve visitor safety, accessibility and protect sensitive cultural heritage.

Consider visiting the nearby Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well established picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently 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 Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9.43am to Fri 21 Aug 2026, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Construction Works Adjacent to Wyrrabalong National Park

Construction of the Magenta Shared Walkway on behalf of Central Coast Council is being undertaken adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive, Magenta. These works are not within Wyrrabalong National Park and no clearing of Park Estate is planned to occur as part of these works. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works. Further information regarding this project can be found at here at Magenta Shared Path Construction (continuation) | Central Coast Council (nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.33am

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until further notice due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2024, 8.46am

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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