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Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.47pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.47pm.

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

If you would like to stay at a reopened campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 10.44am.

Safety alerts: Changes conditions - flood impacted roads

Thirlmere Lakes National Park is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The trails can be rough and damaged in sections because of erosion caused by flooding in February 2020. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

Affects 2 locations in this park: Show list

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

If you would like to stay at a reopened campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

Affects 7 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

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

Safety advice:

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

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

 

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

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to road works. There is no vehicle access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress ridge, Butter Box point and Mount Hay summit.
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
  • Ingar campground closed.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
  • Murphys campground. Book online from 1 June.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Evans Lookout Car park is closed due to a search and rescue operation. The loop car park remains open and walkers can still visit the lookout and Grand Canyon tracks. 
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire damage.
  • Mount Banks Summit walk, due to fire damage.

Eastern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow precinct, Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails closed to camping and vehicles. Book online from 1 June.

Glenbrook

  • Camping at Euroka not permitted until June. Book online.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

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

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

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

 

The following areas are OPEN: 

Katoomba

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

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap.
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists (only) all the way to Perrys Lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Mt Banks (Banks Walls cycle and lookout).
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk.

 

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

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

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

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

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed. 

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

Applies from Tue 26 May 2020, 3.11pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.15pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed for pest management

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 9am, Wednesday 27 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 1.00am to Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.16pm

Other planned events: Feral pigs pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground-based pest management program for feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area, Nattai National Park and Wollondilly Nature Reserve. This ground trapping program will run from Wednesday 27 May to Thursday 30 July. It will reduce the impacts of feral pigs on wildlife and water quality.

For more information please call NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 24 Apr 2020, 2.36pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.31am

Closed parks: Parr State Conservation Area closed due to fire and flood damage

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

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.00pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

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

Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 10.44am

Safety alerts: Changes conditions - flood impacted roads

Thirlmere Lakes National Park is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The trails can be rough and damaged in sections because of erosion caused by flooding in February 2020. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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/thirlmere-lakes-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

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Emergency services

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Wildflowers hero, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer