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Guula Ngurra National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 15 November 2023, 4.07pm

Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 3.33pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 4.07pm.

Other planned events: Feral pig control program in operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a feral pig control program from Thursday 16 November 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023, in the Tugalong section of Guula Ngurra National Park.

This program is one of many vertebrate pest control programs implemented in Guula Ngurra National Park. We seek to control feral pig numbers as they cause significant environmental damage to biodiversity values.

The control method used will be ground trapping and shooting to dispose of the animals. Firearms will be used by qualified and experienced contractors. The control program will occur during daylight hours only. Safety is paramount; to ensure safety, we encourage you to abide by any safety instructions or signage about this program.

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

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm.

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

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:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

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 Sat 9 Dec 2023, 8.53am to Sat 9 Dec 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Dec 2023, 9.04am

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closures - Total Fire Ban

Due to a Total Fire Ban, parts of the Glenbrook precinct in the Blue Mountains National Park will be closed today, Saturday 9 December 2023.

The area will reopen fully once the ban is lifted.

Closed areas include:

  • Nepean Lookout
  • Jack Evans Track
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Woodford Oaks Trail

 

Please note that some areas remain open, including Jellybean Pool, Blue Pool, Glenbrook Gorge, Euroka campground, Mt Portal Lookout and Tunnel View Lookout.

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

 

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Applies from Sat 9 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Sat 9 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 4.04pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 11.43am

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

  • Leura Forest, Dardanelles Pass (between base of Giant Stairs and Leura Forest), Lila Falls and Lindeman Pass near Amphitheatre track are closed Wednesday 13 December for a helicopter operation.
  • Federal Pass between Dandanelles Pass (below Three Sisters) and Amphitheatre track is closed Wednesday 13 December for a helicopter operation.
  • Federal Pass between Golden Stairs and Dardanelles Pass (not including Scenic World) is closed Thursday 14 to Friday 15 December for a helicopter operation.
  • Furber Steps, Round Walk and Prince Henry Cliff walk between Katoomba Falls Reserve and Lady Darley lookout closed Thursday 14 to Friday 15 December for a helicopter operation.
  • Tarpeian Rock lookout is closed at the Prince Henry cliff walk junction from Monday 13 November 2023 for repair.
  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff 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 is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. No vehicle or pedestrian access to Golden Stairs.  Pedestrian and cycle access available from Narrowneck LO (via Miners walking track) except for Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December.  
  • Narrowneck Fire Trail is closed to all walkers and cyclists from Monday 20th November until Saturday 9th December to allow for road repairs. Closure periods each week are from Monday 0600hrs to Friday 1800hrs .  
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground will be closed from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 with no weekend access due to Kedumba Valley road repairs.
  • No access to the Mt Solitary walking track/ loop via Kedumba Valley Road during weekdays from Monday 4th December 2023 until Saturday 2nd March 2024.  Mt Solitary can be accessed from Katoomba (via Ruined Castle or Sublime Point Fire trail only).  
  • Kedumba Valley Road and Kedumba Pass are closed to the public from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 1st March 2024 to allow for road repairs. Pedestrian access is open during weekends. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed for upgrade works until mid-December 2023 (weather permitting).
  • 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 is temporarily closed due to flood damage. 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. Grand Stairs are open but there is limited access to the mid falls area while flood repairs are undertaken.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • The western side of Rocket Point loop is closed due to track repairs. (Access to Rocket Pt is available via the eastern side).
  • National Pass, Rocket Point, Little Switzerland and Chester Tracks & Trails will be closed south of Wentworth Falls top crossing for a helicopter operation on 6 Decemeber 2023.     
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • Partial closure of the end of Clearview and Windbourne Roads within the Woodford Special Area to allow for road clearing on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023.  

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Anvil Rock access road and picnic area is closed for upgrades until Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October until Wednesday 20 December 2023, and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. There is no access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) from Perrys Lookdown during this period. Access into the Grose Valley is via Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass or Lockleys Pylon. There is no access to Perrys Lookdown from these locations during this period.
  • 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).

Canyons and rock climbing

Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 10.15am to Sun 10 Dec 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 10.54am

Closed areas: Burralow Creek Campground closed due forecast extreme weather

Burralow Creek Campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to extreme weather forecast for the weekend. The closure will continue until 10am Sunday 10 December 2023. 


For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 9.36am to Mon 11 Dec 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 9.44am

Closed parks: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve Closure

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve will be closed from Thursday 7/12/2023 to Monday 11/12/2023 due to the extreme weather prediction of high temperatures and winds, resulting in increased fire risk. 

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Dec 2023, 8.38am

Other planned events: Roadworks, Morton NP (12 Mile Rd/Jerrawangala section)

Delays on roads in the area including Luncheon Creek Road

Expect short delays. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.36pm to Mon 25 Dec 2023, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.46pm

Closed areas: Glenraphael Drive closed to vehicles

Glenraphael Drive will be closed to all vehicle access from 17/11/2023 until further notice.  Walkers and cyclists can access Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs by using the Miners walking track, except for 7th and 8th December.  For further information please call NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 12.03pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 8.48am

Closed areas: Forest Path closed due to construction work

The Forest Walk is closed for track upgrade and repair work. The construction work will be occurring until April 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands NPWS Wollongong Office ph 4224 4188 and npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Sat 2 Dec 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Dec 2023, 7.30am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is not permitted

Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is not permitted.

The area around and down to the base of the Gerringong Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface. Recent rainfall has made the surrounding cliff lines unstable and unsuitable for public access. The walk will remain closed until further notice.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local Area at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 6.00am to Wed 20 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Dec 2023, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock closed for upgrades

The following areas in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for upgrades during the times mentioned below:

  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. There is no access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) from Perrys Lookdown during this period. 
  • Anvil Rock access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Tuesday 3 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Access into the Grose Valley (Acacia Flat and Blue Gum Forest) is via Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass or Lockleys Pylon. There is no access to Perrys Lookdown from these locations during this period.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Campfire Creek (Red Hands Cave) walking track - partial closure

Campfire Creek walking track (also known as Red Hands Cave walking track) and the adjoining Link track are undergoing partial closures until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.

  • The section of track from Glenbrook causeway to Link Track junction is expected to re-open in January 2024;
  • The section from Link Track junction to Red Hands Cave will close in January, with an expected finish date of May 2024.
  • Please note that Red Hands Cave will remain open to the public during this time, with access available via the road and Red Hands Cave carpark.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 2.05pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.56pm

Closed areas: Partial Closure Bents Basin SCA

Bents Basin waterhole closed due to flooding. No water activities or swimming due to strong currents and flood debris. Durrawi Picnic Area remains open for day use and picnics only. Campers can still camp in campground but will have no access to waterhole or water activities. Email will be sent to campers. Any enquires contact Cumberland Office on 02 4580 2750.

Use Wolstenholme Avenue (Greendale) gate for access to Bents Basin SCA campground.

Bents Basin Road Picnic Area and Bents Basin Road (Silverdale) gate remains CLOSED; access closed to pedestrian & vehicular traffic; NO ENTRY. Caley's Lookout CLOSED. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Thu 14 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 8.53am

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Bents Basin SCA and Gulguer Nature Reserve are closed Monday- Thursday due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 6.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 8.26am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather

Due to current river conditions the Shoalhaven City Council ferry to Comerong Island is not operating.

This park will re-open once it is safe.

For ferry updates please check the council webpage.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 3.44pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10.33am

Closed areas: Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) Closure

Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) will be closed to the public from 06:00hrs Monday 4th December until18:00hrs on Friday1st March 2024.  This is to allow for major road maintenance.   The Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass) will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during this period.  For more information please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787877.  

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 7.00am to Wed 20 Dec 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 8.44am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nattai National Park. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 28 September and 20 December 2023 in Nattai 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.

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 further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 22 Nov 2023, 9.50am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 10.00am

Closed parks: Wombeyan Caves Closed

Wombeyan Caves Visitor Precinct will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Councils repair flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga. For information refer to the Transport for NSW live traffic web page.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.10am

Safety alerts: Mount Tarn Navigational warning

Budawangs Wilderness Area walking tracks are heavily overgrown along Mount Tarn Walking Track between Mount Tarn and Hidden Valley track junction, including access to Styles Creek.

 

Before you enter the bush, Think Before You TREK

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm

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 Mon 4 Dec 2023, 6.00am to Sat 2 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Mt Solitary Loop Walking Track - changes to acces.

No access to the Mt Solitary walking track/ loop via Kedumba Valley Road from Monday 4th December 2023 until Saturday 2nd March 2024.  Mt Solitary can be accessed from Katoomba via Ruined Castle or Sublime Pt fire trail.  For further information please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 10.36am to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 9.51am

Closed areas: Kedumba River Crossing Camping Area closure

Kedumba River campground will be closed from Friday 4th December 2023 to Friday 1st March 2024.  This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass).  For further information please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4878877.  

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Nov 2023, 9.10am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.16pm

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 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.

Applies from Tue 22 Aug 2023, 12.30am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 8.53am

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark closed

Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed to vehicles from Tuesday 22 August 2023 to mid-December 2023 for a carpark upgrade.

Access to tracks, toilets and lookouts will remain open to walkers. For more information, visit the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or by call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 10 Nov 2023, 3.00pm to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 9.23am

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November 2023 to 1 April 2024 to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Dec 2023, 9.12am

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for restoration works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for restoration works until June 2024.

For further information please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Dec 2023, 9.16am

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Thu 10 Aug 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Wodi Wodi Track Closure for Construction Works

The Wodi Wodi Walking Track is closed for walking track construction works as part of the Great Southern Walk. 

Closure signs will be in place in affected areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Wollongong Office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.02am

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 4588 2400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.58pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 4.00pm

Fire bans: Wollemi-Yengo 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.

Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 7.38am

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.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

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:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

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 Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Thu 28 Dec 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 7.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Friday 28 July to Friday 12 January 2024 . All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Thu 28 Dec 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 7.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Friday 28 July to Friday 12 January 2024 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 10.12am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 10.12am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd management trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra-Boyd National Park are closed due to flood events and current track conditions:

  • Mini Mini/Waterfall Creek
  • Beefsteak Creek
  • Gilbraltar
  • Budthingaroo
  • Mumbedah

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Tue 5 Sep 2023, 12.05pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 7.06am

Other planned events: Fox control operations on beaches

Fox control operations involving shooting may take place on the following beaches between September 2023 and May 2024:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Comerong Island (Comerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signs stating the beach is closed if you're visiting these beaches. 

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters to protect endangered nesting shorebirds and in accordance with shoot plans.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Sun 1 Oct 2023, 11.00am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 7.00am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 7.47am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 21 August 2023 until 15 December2023. The operation will use meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Seven Mile Beach National Park, Comerong Island Nature Reserve and Jervis Bay National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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 Shoalhaven NPWS area office for more information.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2023, 9.58am

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Dimocks Ck Carpark to Glow Worm Glen

Walking track from Dimocks Creek Carpark on Mark Morton Road through to Glow Worm Glen in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park is closed until further notice as track repairs and infrastructure replacement works following the 2019/20 wildfires are in the final stages. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Glow Worm Glen can be alternatively accessed from Council Land at the end of William Street, Bundanoon.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.56am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.56am

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2023, 11.56am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm

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.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

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 Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 3.18pm

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 at the end of 2023. 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 Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 9.27am

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to a recent rockfall the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed until geotechnical assessment has been conducted..

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 7.27am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Lower Escarpment Fire Trail partial closure

The Lower Escarpment Fire Trail is open to walkers, bicycles and light 4WD vehicles only. No access with heavy vehicles larger than cat 9 due to hazardous track conditions. As soon as the remainder of the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated.

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

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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/guula-ngurra-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • The Mount Penang and Little Forest West areas of Guula Ngurra National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Tugalong area of Guula Ngurra National Park is open to the public from 8.30am to 5pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month between 1 March and 31 October. Visitors must arrive onsite before 2pm. The area is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

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