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Gulguer Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 22 April 2021, 2.31pm

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.52am to Mon 31 May 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.31pm.

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve and Bent Basin State Conservation Area, including Bents Basin campground, are currently closed due to flood damage. A safety and damage assessment is underway.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and Tarpeian Rock track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, until Friday 28 May 2021, due to track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant).
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Paradise Pool walking track and part of Woodford Catchment are closed due to Bulls Camp hazard reduction burn.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area) is closed to vehicles due to wet weather. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Andersons trail is impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.
  • Glenraphael Road and Narrowneck Trail will be closed to all vehicles for road repairs from Mon10th May to Wed 13th May. Walkers & Runners are also requested to avoid the area.
  • Sublime Point Fire Trail (W7F) closed to vehicles and walkers for flood recovery road works Mon 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock Tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.

Canyons and Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 11.30am to Fri 21 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point fire tail (W7F) flood recovery roadworks

Sublime Point fire trail (W7F) is closed to vehicles and walkers due to flood recovery roadworks from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Visitor Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 15 May 2021, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 11.45am to Fri 28 May 2021, 6.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 1.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial fix-wing wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a continuous 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial baiting program from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021 in the following reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

This program is for the control of wild dogs and foxes and has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted. Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 9.26am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of aerial 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program between Monday 17 May and Friday 28 May 2021.

The program will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of the park. All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Baits may remain active in the landscape for a period of at least a month. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS at Blackheath on 02 4787 8877 or the NPWS web page alerts.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.39pm to Mon 24 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Other planned events: 1080 aerial fix wing wild dog and fox control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

The following precincts in Blue Mountains NP (southern area) will be closed from 5pm Sunday 16 May and will reopen 2pm Monday 24 June:

  • Mt Werong Campground
  • Ruby Creek Mine Walking Track

The Range Fire trail will remain Open.

The aerial baiting program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.

The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Kanangra Area NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:

  • Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.26pm to Wed 7 Jul 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on 02 4720 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.00pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 May 2021, 10.46am

Closed areas: Closure due to roadworks

The Glenbrook precinct in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for roadworks from Monday 3 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive. The closed areas include:

  • The Oaks picnic shelter and fire trail from Iron Barks picnic area​
  • Red Hands Cave and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Nepean,Tunnel View and Mount Portal lookouts
  • Pisgar Ridge
  • Jack Evans track
  • Euroka campground
  • Jelly Bean and Blue Pool
  • The Gorge track

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.52am to Mon 31 May 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.31pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve and Bent Basin State Conservation Area, including Bents Basin campground, are currently closed due to flood damage. A safety and damage assessment is underway.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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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/gulguer-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

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