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Morton National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 23 February 2019, 7.00pm

Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.00pm.

Fires - Advice: Duffys Lane, Moollattoo

There is a fire in this park called Duffys Lane, Moollattoo. 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.

Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 4.55pm to Tue 5 Mar 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 5.22pm.

Closed areas: Brooks Plateau closed - hazard reduction burning

Brooks Plateau will be closed due to hazard reduction burning from Tuesday 19 February 2019 for two weeks. For safety reasons, no visitors will be allowed to enter, remain or pass through the area bordered by Tallowa Dam Road and Kangaroo River fire trail to Lake Yarrunga (Kangaroo River). Tallowa Dam Road will remain open.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 11.26am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 14 Dec 2018, 2.22pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm.

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed

The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track, is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 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.

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.

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.

Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls 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 Fri 26 Sep 2014, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 3.04pm.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed

The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
4 March 2019 Closed areas Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road closed Details

Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 7.30am to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Feb 2019, 2.58pm

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road will be temporarily closed from Monday 4 March to Thursday 11 April 2019. These areas will be closed so that steel ladders and platforms near the summit of the mountain can be repaired and upgraded.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.00pm

Fires - Advice: Duffys Lane, Moollattoo

There is a fire in this park called Duffys Lane, Moollattoo. 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 Tue 5 Feb 2019, 9.21am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Feb 2019, 10.48am

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, please call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 before using a gas and 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 Mon 18 Feb 2019, 4.55pm to Tue 5 Mar 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 5.22pm

Closed areas: Brooks Plateau closed - hazard reduction burning

Brooks Plateau will be closed due to hazard reduction burning from Tuesday 19 February 2019 for two weeks. For safety reasons, no visitors will be allowed to enter, remain or pass through the area bordered by Tallowa Dam Road and Kangaroo River fire trail to Lake Yarrunga (Kangaroo River). Tallowa Dam Road will remain open.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Feb 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.08pm

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 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 11.26am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Wed 13 Feb 2019, 11.31am to Sun 24 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Feb 2019, 9.31am

Closed areas: Robertson's lookout and part of The Jumpers track closed

Robertson's lookout and the Robertson's lookout end of The Jumpers track are closed for urgent maintenance works. This closure will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 7 Feb 2019, 12.51pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 12.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Boardwalk closed on Falcon Crescent link track

The boardwalk on Falcon Crescent link track is damaged and will remain closed until Thursday 30 May 2019. There is a temporary route for walkers around the damaged infrastructure. This route may be closed for short periods during the removal and installation of a new section of boardwalk. The boardwalk was damaged by fire in August 2018.

For more information, please call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 5 Feb 2019, 1.08pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Feb 2019, 9.39am

Other planned events: Road maintenance works

Some roads in this park may be closed for short periods for road maintenance. Road grading is taking place on the following roads:

  • Blackbutt Road
  • Cedar Road
  • Goonawarra Drive

Drivers should pay attention to signage, follow directions from staff and drive with caution when passing by the road works.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jan 2019, 3.48pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

A 1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 in Jervis Bay National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven (Nowra) area office during business hours on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11.23am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 5.09pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 14 January 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 10.00am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 9.59am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Gardens of Stone National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 to Tuesday 19 March 2019. This ban will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.07am to Fri 1 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 11.26am

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant walking track

Mount Pleasant walking track at Mount Keira will be closed to public access from Monday 21 January, 2019 to Friday 1 March, 2019 due to construction work by Wollongong City Council. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Illawarra office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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, 2.22pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed

The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track, is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 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 Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.09pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.32am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yengo National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mogo campground, Big Yengo (Blue Gums and Mountain Arm campgrounds) and Finchley campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.11pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.35am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Parr State Conservation Area

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Heartbreak Hill campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.01pm to Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting and/or ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in the following national parks, state conservation area and nature reserve:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Araluen Nature Reserve

Please be aware that 1080 poison is harmful to domestic animals. There will be 1080 warning signs erected at the park's entrances. For further information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Bull Hole lookout – no beach access

Beach access from Bull Hole lookout is closed due to a dangerous drop off from the path to the beach.

This closure will remain in place until maintenance works are completed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 10.03am to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 11.09am

Other planned events: Drum Cave yearly closure

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. Please don't enter caves when they are closed.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 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.

Applies from Sat 3 Nov 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Wattle trail temporary closure

Wattle trail is closed, due to construction works in the Calymea Creek area. The estimated completion date for this work is Monday 10 December 2018.This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, 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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls 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 Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Apr 2017, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to erosion

Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to erosion. Closed areas are:

  • Saltwater trail
  • Honeysuckle trail
  • Link trail (The trail that links the Christmas Bush trail and the Honeysuckle trail)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.32pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting 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 reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. 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 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/morton-national-park/local-alerts

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Fitzroy Falls view from above. Photo: John Yurasek