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Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 27 February 2024, 1.50pm

Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.23am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 1.50pm.

Other planned events: Track works on Porcupine walk and Charlottes Pass village to Perisher Valley - Snowies Alpine walk

There will be track works on Porcupine track and Charlotte Pass village to Perisher walk between Monday 19 February and Friday 8 March 2024. Short delays may be experienced during the works. Please follow all directions from workers.

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Applies from Sat 24 Feb 2024, 10.45am to Sun 24 Mar 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Feb 2024, 10.51am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko Road closed for Snowy Classic cycling event

Kosciuszko Road will be closed in both directions between Barry Way and Perisher Valley between 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday 23 March 2024 due to the Snowy Classic cycling event. Anyone entering Kosciuszko National Park before 10am on event day will not be able to descend to Jindabyne until the roads open at 5:30pm.

For more information on this road closure, please visit https://cyclingclassics.com.au/snowy/

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Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.33pm.

Safety alerts: Port Phillip trail causeway closed

Port Phillip trail causeway is closed until further notice due to Tantangara Dam water levels.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.54am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 11.25am.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for event

Some parts of this park are closed on Friday 15 March 2024 during the AAA Triathlon and Trail Run. The closed areas are:

  • Main Range walk between Blue Lake lookout walk junction and Main Range walking track junction on the Summit trail from 10am to 7pm
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass walking track, including Illawong walk, from 9am to 4.30pm
  • Charlotte Pass to Perisher walking track, including Porcupine track, from 7.30am to 12pm

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2024, 4.39pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 10.19am.

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment

Geehi Hut is closed until Friday 29 March 2024 for termite control. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.04pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.56am.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct closed

The Yarrangobilly Caves precinct will be closed from Monday 26 February to Thursday 29 February 2024 for road and maintenance works. This closure will affect entry and exit roads, all walking trails and accommodation, the thermal pool and the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre. The precinct will reopen on Friday 1 March 2024.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.13am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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). 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2024, 4.57pm.

Closed areas: No parking at Porcupine track/Snowies Alpine walk track head

Sections of Porcupine Road are closed for construction works until June 2024 with access for locals and pedestrians only. There is no parking at the track head of Porcupine track and the Snowies Alpine walk for the duration of this closure. Walkers will need to park in Perisher Valley carpark and walk to the track head from there.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.56am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 29 January 2024 to Sunday 3 March 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko 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 Tumut NPWS area office for more information on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.37am.

Other planned events: Four Mile Hut construction

Construction works are underway at Four Mile Hut until further notice. Do not enter the construction area.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Feb 2024, 6.56pm.

Safety alerts: Vegetation maintenance on Rennix walking track

Snowy Hydro is conducting vegetation maintenance on Rennix walking track until further notice. The track is open, but you may experience short delays. Please follow signage along the track.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Feb 2024, 6.56pm.

Other planned events: Flood recovery work on Schlink Pass Road

Flood recovery works are underway on Schlink Pass Road from Guthega Power Station to Schlink Pass until further notice. Please expect short delays and follow the instructions of workers.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jan 2024, 1.51pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 2.20pm.

Safety alerts: Works on Kosciuszko Road and Charlottes Way and changed access to Charlotte Pass to Porcupine Rocks walking track

Essential Energy are completing a network upgrade to the power supply at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort from December 2023 to April 2024. The works will affect:

  • Traffic conditions on Kosciuszko Road and Charlottes Way between Spencers Creek and Charlotte Pass Village. Please expect short delays on these roads.
  • Access to the Charlotte Pass to Porcupine Rocks walking track. Please expect diversions and follow signage on the track.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jan 2024, 1.49pm.

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area

Happy Jacks Plain and sections of the Jagungal Wilderness Area are affected by powerline damage. The 11kva powerline that runs through these areas was damaged during the 2019/2020 fires with burnt poles and downed powerlines. It is out of service and will be removed from the park. Please keep a safe distance from any broken wires on the ground and broken stay wires from power poles. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

Applies from Fri 5 Jan 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Feb 2024, 12.02pm.

Safety alerts: Ongoing helicopter operations at Skitube Carpark D

Helicopter operations for the Snowies Alpine Walk Stage 4 construction will be occurring from Ski Tube Carpark D on various dates throughout summer. Operations will affect access to:

  • Bundilla accessible track
  • Thredbo Valley track
  • Muzzlewood track
  • Bullocks track at Bullocks Flat.

During helicopter operations, Ski Tube Carpark D will be temporarily closed, and access to the above tracks will be as signed through Carpark C. You may experience short delays on the Bundilla accessible track during operations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 5.08pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently until further notice for Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Areas of Tantangara Reservoir adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

Applies from Fri 10 Nov 2023, 12.42pm to Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 4.28pm.

Other planned events: Track upgrades on Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Sections of Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk are affected by upgrades from Friday 10 November 2023 to mid-April 2024. Expect delays and diversions, and follow signage on tracks.

Repairs will take place on the Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass section of the walk from November 2023 until further notice. Other sections of the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk may close for up to a week in February 2024. There will be alternate access to the summit via Kosciuszko walk (from Thredbo) or the Main Range walk (from Charlotte Pass). This alert will be updated with closure dates as they become available.

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Alpine Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)

Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:

  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
  • Indi and Tiger trails
  • The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Tooma River trail
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Flat Creek trail
  • Maragle

Entry into 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 6.17am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open, but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sat 28 Oct 2023, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.52am.

Safety alerts: Track works on Dead Horse Gap walk and Thredbo River walk

There will be ongoing track works on Thredbo River track and Dead Horse Gap track throughout the 2023/2024 hiking season. Please follow any detours in place and stay out of work sites.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.54am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4WD trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 30 Mar 2025, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.55am.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9.10am.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
1 March 2024 Other planned events Roadworks delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entry and exit roads Details

Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 8.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.28pm

Roadworks scheduled from Friday 01 March to Tuesday 30 April 2024 may cause delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entry and exit roads. Both roads will be open under traffic control conditions. Please allow additional travel time if you are planning to join a scheduled tour.

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4 March 2024 Closed areas Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control Details

Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 7.00am to Thu 28 Mar 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.35am

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of areas of KNP south of the Alpine Way to the KNP boundary, including Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas, between Monday 4 March and Thursday 28 March 2024.

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure areas will be closed during this period.

The Australian Alps Walking Track South of the Alpine Way to Cowombat Flat and Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride will be closed.

All campgrounds and day use areas along the Barry Way remain open.

A map of the closure area is available at:

Map of southern Kosciuszko National Park closure area March 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team at npws.wildhorses@environment.nsw.gov.au

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please contact NPWS at npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6450 5600.

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4 April 2024 Closed areas Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control Details

Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jan 2024, 10.03am

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team at npws.wildhorses@environment.nsw.gov.au

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please contact NPWS at npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6947 7025

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 2.41pm to Wed 6 Mar 2024, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 2.45pm

Other incidents: Area Closed - North Head, Twofold Bay Fishing Track and Walking Track

Area Closed - North Head, Twofold Bay Fishing Track and Walking Track.

For any further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 64955000

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 12.09pm

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

  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from March to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • 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.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle head and Mt Solitary and access to Narrowneck fire trial will be closed on Thursday 29th February 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  This includes access to Federal Pass and Ruined Castle Campground.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Valley of Waters track and Empress Canyon will be closed below Nature track for stairway repairs on the Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024. Valley of the Waters track will also remain 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. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until Friday 8 March 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • Kedumba Valley campground is closed to allow for access upgrades. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. 
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted past locked gates on weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond the Grand Canyon carpark from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon carpark toilets.
  • 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.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • 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).
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Wednesday 28th Feb, Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.

Canyons and rock climbing 

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
  • Empress Canyon will be closed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024 for exit track repairs. 

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

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.32am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Feb 2024, 4.11pm

Safety alerts: Blackfellows Point road works

Following a landslip, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently working to repair Blackfellows Point Road in Eurobodalla National Park. The road remains open, but temporary barriers are in place to restrict access to the affected areas.

Please drive safely, proceed cautiously, and follow the directions of road signs.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12.22pm to Thu 7 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12.27pm

Other planned events: Gate Closure - Wallagoot Lake Boat Club

The road behind Wallagoot Lake Boat Club to Turingal Head Picnic Area will be closed between 5th - 7th March 2024 for tree removal works.

For any further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 64955000.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.38am

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 Mon 26 Feb 2024, 1.34pm to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 1.38pm

Closed areas: East Rim Track closed due to bridge works

The East Rim walking track will be closed for bridge repairs.  The West Rim walking track will remain open.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Morton National Park (south of Braidwood Road)

- Sasafrass area 

- Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)

- Little Forest/Tianjara area

-12 Mile Road area

- Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

 

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park

 

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.12am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.19am

Closed areas: Davidson Whaling Station - Southern Trail temporary closure

The Southern access trail at Davidson Whaling Station is temporarily closed to public access due to the presence of asbestos and the risk to public safety. The southern access trail is closed until remediation works are completed.  Penalties apply for entering closed areas. For further information contact Merimbula NPWS Office on 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.10am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. Inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS has prohibited the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 8 Dec 2023, 2.21pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 7.24am

Closed areas: Light to Light walk

Light to Light walk is currently closed between Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay until late May 2024 to allow for track upgrades. These closures will impact plans to complete the return-walk. This closure will not affect Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee campgrounds.

If you're booking your walk through a licensed tour operator, you can expect that these operators are being regularly informed by NPWS, so that track closure impacts can be planned for and managed.

Please monitor NPWS alerts for track closures, be prepared to modify your itinerary while track upgrades are being completed and consider transport options to divert around closed sections of the walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Feb 2024, 9.35am

Other planned events: Road works on Tallowa Dam Road

Access to Tallowa Dam/Lake Yarrunga by Tallowa Dam Road will be affected from Monday 26 February for approximately six months. Roadworks managed by WaterNSW will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and onsite workers. It is anticipated that the road will remain open during this time, but closures may be required at short notice to ensure public safety.

 

For further information view the media release, contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077 or via email customer.helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds CLOSED

Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are still closed due to recent flood impacts which require road repair works to be carried out on the Barmah River Road. Online bookings are currently restricted or not available for a period of time while the repair works are carried out.

 

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

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Applies from Sat 24 Feb 2024, 3.27pm to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - CLOSED for Aerial control of Feral Animals

Access to the Murray Valley National and Regional Park, Millewa, Moira and Gulpa Island precincts will be closed due to a feral animal aerial control program from 24 February until 3 March, 2024

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 12.28pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.00am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.14am

Other planned events: Green Cape carpark closed

The Green Cape precinct is closed for upgrades between Monday 12 February and Friday 8 March 2024. Green Cape carpark won't be available as a vehicle drop off/pick up point during this time.

Pulpit rock carpark can be used as an alternate pick up/drop off point for walking track users. For further information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 12.58pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 5.04pm

Safety alerts: Increase of ticks at Saltwater Creek campground

There has been a reported increase of tick bites at Saltwater Creek campground. Please take appropriate precautions to prevent tick bites such as insect repellent and regular tick checks, and bring tick freeze spray to treat any ticks.

Further guidance about tick bite treatment can be found on the Health Direct website. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9.18am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.28pm

Other planned events: Barrier Gate Installation

Expect short access delays in the Murrumbidgee Valley National & Regional Parks. 

Barrier gates will be installed over the month of February 2024.
These gates will only be closed during the installation period, once cement has settled and construction is complete gates will open on park. 

Gates will only be closed when NPWS staff deem the roads unsafe, if the parks have experienced a lot of wet weather and or if maintenance works are being conducted on park. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of the roadwork signs and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, Thankyou!

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.00am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.14am

Closed areas: Green Cape picnic area and carpark closed for upgrades

Green Cape carpark and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 12 February to Friday 8 March 2024. There will be no access to Green Cape lighthouse, Green Cape lookout or the amenities at this time.

For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.29pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • Jurambula - Jurambula beach
  • Yarradda - All campgrounds
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.13am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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). 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 7.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 1.46pm

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 January 25 2024 to June 30 2024 within Caoura Ridge section of Morton National Park. 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 muzzle in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the events of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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 Thu 18 Jan 2024, 8.59am to Fri 31 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.48am

Closed areas: Jewfish Walk - Nadgee Nature Reserve

The Jewfish walk is currently closed until May 2024 to allow for bushfire recovery works and track upgrades. Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non- compliance. For further information contact Merimbula NPWS Office on 6495 5000

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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.

Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.28am

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 Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.27am

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 Fri 10 Nov 2023, 3.00pm to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.27am

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 Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.28am

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 Mon 8 Jan 2024, 9.19am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.29am

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 Monday 8 January 2024 to Friday 14 June 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 20 Dec 2023, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.27pm

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul

 

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to ongoing flooding and water lying over roads and low lying areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN, however low lying areas are or will be impacted by flooding. Further floodwater is expected in the area.

 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2.18pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Moama - 5 Mile - Mountain Bike track is closed due to flooding

Due to ongoing flooding the 5-Mile mountain bike track is closed. It will remain closed until it can be safely opened.

 

For more information, contact the Griffith NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jan 2024, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Dec 2023, 3.37pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed due to recent storm damage. Culverts have been washed out and the road is untrafficable.

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: Fri 22 Dec 2023, 3.28pm

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

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

A review of access arrangements, the UXO area and permit system is being undertaken

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

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Beowa National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section and North of Snowy Mountain Hwy)
  • Wadbilliga 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 locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 20 Dec 2023, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.27pm

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Long Gully

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

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Applies from Wed 20 Dec 2023, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.26pm

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Blue Gum Flat

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 1.40pm

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 22 Feb 2024, 1.41pm

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 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 9.46am

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.17pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 9.15am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Friday 1st December 2023 Sunday 30 June 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bournda 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 Merimbula NPWS area office for more information on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 23 Aug 2023, 1.45pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Nov 2023, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Potential for Unexploded Ordinances in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.36am

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 Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.44pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 8.49am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

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 Tumut park office (02) 6947 7000 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 Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.55am

Other incidents: No access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Fire Trail

Please note - There is no access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Firetrail. Access via Mackeys lane is private property and not permitted.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office - 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)

Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:

  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
  • Indi and Tiger trails
  • The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Tooma River trail
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Flat Creek trail
  • Maragle

Entry into 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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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.

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.

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jan 2024, 12.34pm

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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jan 2024, 10.25am

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 Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.26am

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

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 Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.17am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.36am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and damaged sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS 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/high-plains-area/local-alerts

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