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Gardens of Stone National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 23 February 2018, 4.06pm

Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.46am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2018, 4.06pm.

Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area

Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires as there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 21 Jun 2018, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Lila Falls Bridge at Leura - closed

Lila Falls bridge at Leura is closed because of the risk of bridge collapse. There is no access from Leura Forest to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.54am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary walking track safety following prescribed burn

Mount Solitary walking track has recently been impacted by a prescribed burn.

Trees and branches that have burnt could continue to fall and the route may be indistinct in sections.

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 30 May 2018, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 May 2018, 10.28am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS are conducting a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog baiting program between Monday 4 June 2018 and Monday 2 July 2018 in the following parks:

  • Turon National Park 
  • Marrangaroo National Park

Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 10.07am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Wed 2 May 2018, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to a hazard reduction burn adjacent to Newnes. The closed areas are:

  • Coke Ovens cliffs climbing area
  • The burnt area on the plateau east of Newnes to the cliffs above Rocky Creek, and south to Deanes Creek
  • Firefly and  Looking Glass canyons
  • Zobels Gully area south of Newnes (the upper section was burnt)

Visitors are advised to respect these closures because tree and rock fall will be a hazard for some time.  

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Blackheath area office on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 25 Apr 2018, 3.59pm to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 May 2018, 12.30pm

Other incidents: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 1080 wild dog ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park as part of the Hunter Valley Combined Wild Dog Management Plan Program.

Ground baiting is expected to occur from Monday 7 May to Saturday 30 June 2018 in the following places:

  • Widden and Baerami valleys
  • Glen Gallic and Yarrawa
  • Martindale Valley
  • Appletree Flat and Bulga.

In all these baiting locations NPWS will using ejectors with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to mitigate the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to become involved in the cooperative program please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted within Wollemi National Park. We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during 1080 baiting operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Apr 2018, 10.50am

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 3 Feb 2018, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.34am

Closed areas: Firefly Canyon

Firefly Canyon is closed due to fire damage and risk of falling trees. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. 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 Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.16am

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. 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 Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 10.20am

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.46am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2018, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area

Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires as there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2016, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2016, 3.50pm

Safety alerts: Capertee River causeway

Access to Capertee Homestead, cottage, campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River. 

This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway 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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/gardens-of-stone-national-park/local-alerts

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Wolgan Valley, Gardens of Stone National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund