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Last reviewed: Tue 9 July 2024, 8.45am

Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.45am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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 Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many roads, fire trails and walking tracks within Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to infrastructure upgrades or damage caused by wet weather including subsidence, rockfalls, landslides and fallen trees.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide. No access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World.  
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There will be no access to Castle Head or the Kanangra to Katoomba walk.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 between Cliff Drive and Miners Track.  Walkers and cyclists can still access Narrow Neck via Miners Track from Narrow Neck Lookout.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top 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 (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Leura Cascades and top of Fern Bower, due to landslide and tree fall.  Please use Cliff Drive as a short detour.  
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
  • Mount Hay Road is closed from Lockley Pylon walking track due to road conditions.  No vehicle access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point.  Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted.
  • Six Foot track is affected by closures at Jenolan Caves.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 26 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson fire trail or Murphys Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends. Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • 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).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.48pm to Fri 16 Aug 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Bob Turners fire trail and walking track closed for maintenance

Bob Turners fire trail and walking track will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 22 July - Friday 16 August 2024.

  • Please note: there will be no access to the walking track or fire trail during this time.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 9.58am to Mon 30 Dec 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 1.49pm

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park areas closed

The following areas are currently closed:

  • Grass Trees walking track entrance via the Barracks campground is closed due to track damage. Grass Trees walking track is accessible via The Pinnacle Road.
  • Snow Gums walking track is closed because of severe storm damage to the track. 

 

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been damaged by heavy rain, particularly the steeper slopes, however the Park is still accessible. Forest Road is managed and maintained by Warrumbungle Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the Council.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.09pm to Sun 21 Jul 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed until Monday 22 July 2024, due to wet weather and vandalism that has occurred.

Staff will assess conditions and reopen as soon as possible.

 

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.16pm to Thu 2 Jan 2025, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until August 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Jul 2024, 6.00am to Mon 22 Jul 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 1.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Friday 5 July to Monday 22 July 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Coolah Tops National Park.

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.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Please contact the local Baradine NPWS office for more information on (02) 6843 4000.

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 6.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 9.12am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure

Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 31 July 2024. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.31am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 

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

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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 Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jun 2024, 12.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2024, 9.46am

Closed areas: Seasonal road closure

The Forest Road, east of the Hildergarde Road intersection in Coolah Tops National Park, will be closed to vehicles from Saturday 1 June to Saturday 31 August 2024. This is because of winter weather conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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