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Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Tue 8 November 2016, 9.29am

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 1.55pm

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 Thu 2 May 2019, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.49pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Touga SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Touga SFAZ. 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.48pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ . 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 7.47pm

Fires - Advice: Tianjara Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Tianjara Fire Trail . 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 6.53pm

Hazard reduction burns: Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction. 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 Sun 19 May 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 3.01pm

Fires - Advice: wattle Ridge Rd HR

There is a fire in this park called wattle Ridge Rd 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 4.41pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice.

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday
  • 1st Sunday of the month
  • 3rd Sunday of the month
  • From Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track).

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 9.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Stoney Hill hazard reduction burn

Some areas of Morton National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Thursday 23 May 2019 due to a hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Tianjara fire trail
  • 12 Mile fire trail
  • The Link Road campground 
  • Endrick River fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 21 May 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some areas in Heathcote National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Monday 20 May 2019. This is because NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a hazard reduction burn at Waterfall. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Lake Talooma trail and Lake Talooma
  • Kingfisher Pool track and campground
  • Bullawarring track
  • Mooray track
  • 108 and Powerline East fire trail

You will only be able to access Camp Coutts Scout camp by prior application through Scouts NSW.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0666 or visit the NSW National Parks 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 Fri 10 May 2019, 1.35pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Park closed Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019 - aerial pest control operation

Yerranderie State Conservation Area will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. All remote bushwalking routes, including Katoomba to Mittagong, will be closed for this period.

This closure is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting. 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.

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 Wed 8 May 2019, 4.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2019, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution on Oberon Colong stock route

Use caution on Oberon Colong Stock Route. This road is recommended for 4WD vehicles only. It has steep sections and is impassable when wet. Maintenance will be undertaken in May and June 2019 so please slow down for road works.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 5.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email: FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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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 Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 1.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Werrombi North HR

There is a fire in this park called Werrombi North 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 29 Apr 2019, 3.38pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 May 2019, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre closed for refurbishment

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, including the gift shop and visitor centre, will be closed until further notice. This is due to the construction of a new visitor centre.

Our staff are now located at the nearby Lyrebird Cafe. You can still visit the area, enjoy the available walks and use the picnic area and barbecues by the river.

There are still some sections on the boardwalks that are closed while they are being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-complianceMinnamurra Rainforest Centre staff can still be contacted for more information on 02 4236 0469. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm to Sun 28 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Inscription Point track closure

Inscription Point track will be closed between Inscription Point carpark and the rock platform from Monday 29 April to Friday 26 July 2019. This is due to track upgrade works.

For more information, call the NPWS Kurnell office on 02 9668 2005.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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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 Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.51am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau in Morton National Park

A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service contractor will be undertaking a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Morton National Park at 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau. The program will take place from Monday 1 April to Monday 30 September 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also and offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2019, 12.45pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2019, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Part of Budderoo National Park closed - pest control program underway

A small block of Budderoo National Park (Lot 7006 DP 1002504) is closed from Monday 25 March 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019. NSW National Parks will be running a feral goat pest control program to protect threatened plant species on the site. The block is only accessible from Parishs Road, Upper Kangaroo River.

For safety reasons, no visitors will be allowed to enter, remain or pass through this block. All other parts of Budderoo National Park remain unaffected by this work.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 19 Feb 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 10.21am

Closed areas: Part of Minnamurra Rainforest Loop walk closed

The Minnamurra Rainforest Loop walk will be partially closed due to construction work from Tuesday 19 February 2019. The walk will be closed from the second bridge to the outdoor classroom. The Falls walk will remain open. 

For more information, please call the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre on 02 4236 0469 or the Illawarra-Highlands area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 1.30pm

Other incidents: No canoeing in Thirlmere Lakes National Park

It's not possible to canoe in Thirlmere Lakes National Park due to low lake water levels.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 19 Dec 2018, 12.06pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Carrington Falls reopened for public access

The Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park has reopened after remedial work to repair infrastructure damaged by fire. There may be minor temporary disruptions during 2019 as work continues with some partial closures in place. This may limit access to the staircase and some sections of Carrington Falls and the loop track. 

Please obey any signs and barriers. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.14pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

A 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program is underway in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2018.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, the NSW National Parks estate, the Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because 1080 is poisonous to domestic animals, like dogs.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the 1080 program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

Please refer to the cross-hatched areas on the attached map which shows land within 1km of any baiting stations.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.08pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above-ground ejector devices are also at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch the bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas, because 1080 is poisonous to domestic pets like dogs.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.57pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods. Baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.01pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.50pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 2.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve, and will finish on Saturday 31 March 2019.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers. 

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats.

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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 Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 11.11am

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to track upgrades:

  • The link to Cape Banks walking track and Henry Head walking track is closed
  • Cape Banks walking track to Cape banks Headland is open
  • Henry Head walking track to Cruwee Cove Beach is open

These upgrades are almost complete, however not officially open.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please call the NPWS Greycliffe House office on 02 9337 5511.

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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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 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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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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/illawarra-escarpment-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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  • in the South Coast region
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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Emergency services

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Escarpment, Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer