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Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Tue 6 December 2022, 6.08pm

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 6.08pm.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the 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.

Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 10.48am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to trail damage

The following areas are closed until Friday 30 December 2022, following damage caused by sustained wet weather:

  • South end of Baal bone trail through to Ben Bullen (Moffits trail) heading towards Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollangambie trail from Old Bells Line of Road.

The above trails have large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles.

This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.42pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 8.28pm.

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed

Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until May 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.

Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 6.09am.

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Applies from Thu 10 Nov 2022, 1.55pm to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 9.36am.

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions on Glow Worm Tunnel Road

There is an increase in heavy vehicle use and bull dust along Glow Worm Tunnel Road. Please drive to the conditions. 

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

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
12 December 2022 Closed parks Maiyingu Marragu Trail Closure Details

Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 20 Jan 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 3.43pm

Maiyingu Marragu Trail will be closed from 12th December until 22nd December for road works.

Access to the Aboriginal Place will not affected by these works.

Roadworks to recommence on Maiyingu Marragu Trail from 9th January – 20th January pending weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.19pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.49am

Closed parks: Turon National Park closed due to high river levels

Turon National Park is closed until 12pm, Friday 16th December 2022 due to high river levels and flood damage to river crossings. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions. Any extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles. Campgrounds will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level and river crossings have been repaired.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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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.

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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.25am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Trail closed due to wet conditions

The Point Hatteras Trail north of the Diamond Mine dam is closed to vehicles due to wet and muddy trail conditions.

The trail will re-open to vehicles when the area dries out significantly and trail has been assessed for any damage or repair work.

Access to this area is available by walking along the trail.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.59am

Closed areas: Genowlan Point (Mt Airly) Trails closed due to wet weather

There is no vehicle access to the Genowlan Mountain/ Airly Turret(Mt Airly) section of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area due to trail conditions from the extended periods of wet weather.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas

  • Diamond Mine
  • Airly Turret Radio Tower
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig Trail
  • Genowlan Point
  • The Ultimate Slot Canyon

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000 or npws.mudgee@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

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

A geotechnical risk assessment is currently being undertaken to address safety issues before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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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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Emergency services

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