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Hartley Historic Site

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 10.46am

Hazard reduction burns: Lawson Ridge HR

There is a fire in this park called Lawson Ridge HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2019, 3.44pm to Sun 26 May 2019, 7.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 10.33am

Other planned events: Running event in Blue Mountains National Park

Expect runners on trails in the Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls areas from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The Ultra Trail Australia 2019 running event will be underway, with 6 races of varying distances.

Please visit the Ultra Trail Australia website for further details and track routes. 

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.26pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, Kanangra-Boyd National Park and southern Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting.

All remote bushwalking routes will be closed, including Kanangra to Katoomba, and Katoomba to Mittagong.

In Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve:

  • Most of the reserve will be closed
  • Jenolan Caves main visitor area and Six Foot Track corridor will be open

In Kanangara-Boyd National Park:

  • Most of the park will be closed
  • Six Foot Track corridor will be open
  • Kanangra Walls Road, Boyd River campground, Dingo Dell campground and Kanangra Walls lookout will be open
  • Kanangra Tops will be open. This includes Kalang Falls, Kanangra main and Danae Brook canyons and Kowmung River fire trail

In Blue Mountains National Park:

  • The southern part of the park, next to Kanangra-Boyd National Park, will be closed. This is the section bounded by Murruin Creek catchment and Bullningang-Millnigang ridges in the south
  • The section of the park south of Wild Dog Mountains will be closed
  • All sections of Kedumba River south of Kedumba Crossing will be closed
  • Oberon-Colong stock route, Mount Werong campground and Yerranderie Regional Park will be open

This operation is targeting pigs, goats and deer to protect catchment and World Heritage Area values. This closure is dependent on weather and may be extended if necessary.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 11.44am to Mon 3 Jun 2019, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 12.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

Wild dog ground baiting using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned from Monday 6 May to Monday 3 June 2019 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon River National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

This program is part of a cooperative Oberon Wild Dog Management Program control program coordinated by Oberon Pest Animal Management Committee. It aims to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to be involved in the program, please call Central Tablelands Local Land Services on 02 6350 3110 or South East Local Land Services on 02 4824 1900.

Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. While domestic animals aren't permitted in national parks, be extra vigilant in ensuring that pets and working dogs are controlled. Ensure they are not allowed access to baiting locations during and after the program. If working dogs are being used, we suggest muzzling them during and after baiting. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call Oberon NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 2.44pm

Safety alerts: 4WD recommended on Mount Hay Road and Murphys campground roads

Due to deteriorating road conditions, 4WD is recommended for vehicles accessing Mount Hay Road, north of Fortress Ridge, and Murphys campground.

For more information, please call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.44am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 9.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2019, 8.55am

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed Tuesday to Friday

Overcliff track is closed for walking track maintenance Tuesday to Friday from Tuesday 16 April to Friday 28 June 2019. The track will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:

  • Middle Werong fire trail
  • Lower Werong fire trail
  • Mount Werong fire trail  

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.

For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 7.39am

Closed areas: Furber Steps walking track closed

Furber Steps walking track is closed due to walking track repairs, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

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

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.21pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

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

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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/hartley-historic-site/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Hartley Historic Site is open every day except Monday (group bookings accepted on Mondays by prior arrangement), but may have to close at times due to fire danger or school bookings.

    Hartley Historic Site Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.20pm.

    • Hartley Visitor Centre
      02 6355 2117
      Contact hours: 10am to 4.20pm daily. Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    • Farmers Inn, Old Bathurst Road, Hartley NSW 2790
    • Email: hartley@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Building, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer