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Hill End Historic Site

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 3 April 2020, 12.38pm

Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 8.50am.

Closed areas: Some areas in Hill End Historic Site closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 25 March 2020. The closed areas are:

  • Village campground
  • Glendora campground
  • Bald Hill Tourist Mine
  • Hill End Heritage Centre
  • Lyle Park picnic area
  • Hospital picnic area

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 12.45pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area and all access to the top of Wentworth Falls/National Pass via Princes Rock, Undercliff and Wentworth Falls tracks.
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil Falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage. Ingar camping area and day use area closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes including: Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Grand Canyon walking track and canyons
  • Evans lookout
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area
  • Hat Hill Road in Blue Mountains National Park closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon) due to fire damage.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys, and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including: Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire damage.

Eastern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow Precinct; Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails - closed to camping and vehicles.

Glenbrook

  • Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley (Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay).

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas are open to local visitors only. Non-essential travel is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers (no camping permitted).
  • Kings Tableland Road to Mc Mahons Gate.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.
  • Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.

Blackheath and Medlow Bath

  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys lookdown, Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

 

If you wish to exercise in a national park, you should choose a park close to your home as non-essential travel is currently not permitted. If your planned visit is for a purpose other than exercise, you should reconsider your plans. In line with the advice of government and health authorities, people are advised to cancel all holiday travel plans to NSW national parks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. NPWS officers and NSW Police will be ensuring park visitors are complying with these measures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

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

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

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 11.52am

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Newnes campground, picnic area and Industrial Ruins
  • Glow Worm Tunnel area and walking tracks
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at the junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are open:

  • Bob Turner track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed until further notice. All camping is prohibited.

All campgrounds across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.  This includes all types camping such as in cars, tents, caravans and motorhomes.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Capertee National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Capertee National Park are closed.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.25pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

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 the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 12.38pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Some areas in Hill End Historic Site closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 25 March 2020. The closed areas are:

  • Village campground
  • Glendora campground
  • Bald Hill Tourist Mine
  • Hill End Heritage Centre
  • Lyle Park picnic area
  • Hospital picnic area

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

Affects 1 park and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11.05am

Closed areas: Partial park closure - Mine remediation project

Some parts of this park will be closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice while the mine remediation project (and related safety works) is being implemented.

The closed areas are:

  • Central Mines trail (north from the Summer Hill Creek crossing to the reserve boundary gate) 
  • Ostini trail (from the junction with Summer Hill Creek trail south to the Summer Hill Creek crossing - excludes the western end of Water Race walking track 

Appropriate signs and barriers will be installed along these trails. Fourth crossing picnic area, Water Race walking track and The Falls lookout will remain open.

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

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park Causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River.

This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 1.00pm to Wed 15 Apr 2020, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9.38am

Other planned events: Capertee National Park post bushfire 1080 wild dog ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dog baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Monday 9 March and Thursday 16 April 2020 in Capertee 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 the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sun 1 Mar 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Sunday 1 March and Monday 31 August 2020 along management trails in Winburndale Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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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/hill-end-historic-site/local-alerts

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Golden Gully, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: Debby McGerty