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Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Fri 1 March 2024, 12.32pm

Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.32pm.

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 5 April 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.

Applies from Thu 20 Jul 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 8.58am.

Safety alerts: Haulage trucks using Old Bells Line of Rd

Haulage trucks are in operation along Old Bells Line of Rd between the park entrance near Chifley Road (Zig Zag Railway) and Clarence Sands during the following times:

• Monday to Friday: 04.00 to 18.00

• Saturday: 04.00 to 13.00

 

During these times road users are reminded to:

• drive with caution

• adhere to the speed limit of 40 km/hr

• listen for truck movements via UHF-11

 

If a UHF radio is unavailable, NPWS recommends to access the reserve via State Mine Gully Rd. For more information contact the Kanangra Area office on (02) 6336 6200.

Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.15pm.

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.

Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.14am.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks will be closed until April 2024 for upgrades.

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.

Applies from Tue 7 Nov 2023, 7.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.55am.

Closed areas: Lost City South closed

Lost City south is closed until June 2024 for visitor infrastructure works.

There is no access to Lost City south during this time. 

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

Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.55am.

Closed areas: Road works on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 9.00am.

Closed areas: Sunnyside Ridge Road closed

Sunnyside Ridge Road is closed due to unsafe conditions. Damaged mining infrastructure poses a risk to park visitors. The road will remain closed until remedial works make the road safe again.

The closure is inclusive of side tracks, The Spanish Steps and Campbells Road. This closure may be extended depending on progress of the works.

Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 11.54am.

Closed areas: Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfelllows Hands) Trail closed

Maiyingu Marragu Trail (formerly known as Blackfellows Hands Trail) is closed from Monday 30 October 2023 until 31 March 2024 for road repairs.

This closure affects access to Beecroft Fire Trail.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Springvale Colliery springvalecolliery.compliance@centennialcoal.com.au

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 9.14am to Wed 1 May 2024, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 9.18am.

Fire bans: Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area park fire ban

A park fire ban is in effect from Sunday 1 October 2023 to Tuesday 30 April 2024 unless otherwise extended or removed at Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area. The park fire ban applies to all areas of the park. During the ban, all campfires and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200 before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 5 April 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 Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.15pm

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 Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.14am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks will be closed until April 2024 for upgrades.

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.55am

Closed areas: Road works on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

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

Affects 2 parks and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.02am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment has been undertaken.  Repairs to address safety issues need to be undertaken before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 8.53am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only starting from Saturday 23 September. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road only.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

There is no walking access via the Pipeline Track from Glen Davis.

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

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 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.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.42pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.15pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Mudgee Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee campground
  • Honeyeater Homestead
  • Capertee Homestead
  • Caretakers Cottage

Goulburn River National Park

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground


During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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