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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.40pm

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

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon lookout is closed from Thursday 19 January 2023 due to upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower, Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass are closed for a helicopter operation from Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Tallawalla lookout and Solitary Restaurant is closed for a helicopter operation from Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to ongoing subsidence.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January for upgrades.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Andersons or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening February 2023)
  • No access to Perry's Lookdown Day Use Area from COB Wednesday 25th January 2023 until Tuesday 31st January COB to allow for helicopter operations.  Parking available along Hat Hill Rd. 
  • No access to walkers Perry's Lookdown waking track or day use area on Tuesday 31st January 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • No vehicle access to Pierces Pass picnic area from Monday 16 until Friday 27 January 2023 to allow for roadworks. Parking is available at top carpark.  Pierces Pass walking track remains open.  
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Govetts Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides. 
  • Burra Korain Camping area remains closed due to landslides and rock falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track is open to Cripps lookout.  Track remains closed to Pulpit Rock lookout (Govetts Leap to Cripps lookout is open). Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Lawson Ridge Fire Trail is closed to all vehicles including pedestrians from Monday 30th January until Friday10th February 2023 to allow for road repairs.  

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

Applies from Wed 25 Jan 2023, 1.08pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 1.12pm

Closed areas: Spring Gully Drive is closed until 28th February 2023

Spring Gully Drive of Goulburn River National Park is closed until 28th February 2023 due to damage to the causeway at Wollar Creek on Mogo Road.

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

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.06pm to Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut Campground and Day use Area Closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Saturday 11 March 2023.

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire ban: 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 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 24 Oct 2022, 1.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 8.52am

Closed areas: Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 1 February 2023 due to damage to the causeway on Mogo Rd:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

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 NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. The only access is via Glow Worm tunnel carpark on the Newnes plateau. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 4 Jan 2023, 12.53pm to Fri 17 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 12.33pm

Closed areas: Deep Pass northern and Mt Cameron access road closed for repairs

Mt Cameron and the northern access road to Deep Pass camping area is closed to allow for repair work following storm damage.  The southern access road is open and in good condition following maintenance work. Walkers can access the camping area from the walking track that leads from the Deep Pass south car park.

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

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Applies from Sat 14 Jan 2023, 10.20am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.14am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 30th January 2023 to 6pm Friday 3rd February 2023.

This program will target feral pigs, goats and deer as part of a state-wide conservation program and NPWS Bushfire Recovery Strategy. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes, cats, rabbits and wild dogs, will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Middlebrook Road will also be closed at the park boundary approximately 1.2km east of Middlebrook Quarry and no backcountry hiking is permitted from this point during the operation.

Please note: Washpools campground and day use area will remain open

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone 6540 2300

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.49am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall over the past 12 months which has caused delays in finalising works in the park.

The creek crossing on Hildegard Road is too high for 2wd drive vehicles to cross. 

The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls
  • Bald Hill Road is closed due to a damaged creek crossing. Restoration works will take place when conditions allow.
  • Some campsites have been closed in barracks campground because they are too wet
  • All roads beyond the seasonal gate and forest road are closed because of dangerous trees
  • Grass Trees track entrance via Barracks campground is closed due to track damage
  • Breeza lookout is closed because of dangerous trees 
  • Snow Gums walking track is closed because of dangerous trees and damage to the track
  • Bundella Fire Trail is closed because of dangerous trees 
  • Racecourse Fire Trail is closed because of dangerous trees 

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain resulting in damage to sections of the road.

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011

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Applies from Wed 11 Jan 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 3.44pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

NPWS has put in place a park fire ban for Coolah Tops National Park which remains in effect until the end of March. 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 the 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)

For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

The commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a Total Fire Ban for particular areas within NSW or statewide, this can change on a daily basis. 

If a Total Fire Ban is declared, different rules apply. If you would like any further information in relation to Coolah Tops National Park please contact the

NPWS Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre at 6843 4011.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.04pm

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 2023
  • Martindale trail - closed until late February 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - OPEN
  • Mellong Range trail - OPEN
  • Bulga Trail - OPEN

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until early March 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 11 March 2023.

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 Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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 Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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/manobalai-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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