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Watagans National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 19 April 2021, 3.10pm

Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 8.38pm to Thu 29 Apr 2021, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.10pm.

Closed areas: Campground closures and restricted road access

Campgrounds and some access roads in this park are closed due to a severe weather event. This is due to weather conditions causing track and road damage, land slips and tree falls across many areas. 

NPWS is conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues. For your safety, please avoid these areas until further notice.

If you have a campground booking, you can call 1300 072 757 for more information.

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.17am.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to rain damage

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The NPWS is awaiting a geo-technical report on the landslide to ensure visitor safety. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8.23am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.30am.

Closed areas: Bangalow Road, walking track and campground closures

Some areas in Watagans National Park are temporarily closed from Wednesday 23 March 2021.

The affected areas are:

  • Bangalow Road is closed for urgent road maintenance to address a landslip
  • Gap Creek Falls walking track is closed due to fallen trees, water over the track and slippery conditions.
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground

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 Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.47pm.

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm.

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 8.38pm to Thu 29 Apr 2021, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.10pm

Closed areas: Campground closures and restricted road access

Campgrounds and some access roads in this park are closed due to a severe weather event. This is due to weather conditions causing track and road damage, land slips and tree falls across many areas. 

NPWS is conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues. For your safety, please avoid these areas until further notice.

If you have a campground booking, you can call 1300 072 757 for more information.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 1.11pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

Brunkerville trail is closed from Thursday 15 April 2021 due to recent rain and landslides.

The area will undergo an assessment and maintenance. The closure will be reassessed on Friday 30 April 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 3.28pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.22pm

Closed areas: Boobook camp site closed

Wheeny Creek campground is open, however Boobook camp site is closed until further notice, due to flood damage.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 10.10am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 10.16am

Closed areas: Snapper Point Road closed for maintenance

Snapper Point Road will be closed from Wednesday 21st April 2021 until Friday 23rd April 2021 while maintenance works are undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Munmorah NPWS office on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.36pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.44am

Closed areas: Mogo Campground closed

Mogo campground is closed until 30 April 2021. The main access roads to the campground are also closed due to damage from the recent storm event and flooding. For more information contact the NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.07pm

Closed areas: Bouddi Coastal Walk Upgrade - partial track closure

The Bouddi Coastal Walk will be closed from Gerrin Point Lookout to the junction of Maitland Bay Walking Track. The closure will be in place from Monday 19th April 2021 until Friday 16th July 2021. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works. No pedestrian access is possible to this section of walking track and no detour is in place during this closure. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4320 4200.

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands closed to beach driving

Camping, beach driving and the recreational vehicle area remain temporarily closed at the Worimi Conservation Lands. 

The weather experienced recently has caused wave action to erode the beach front, creating steep drop offs and large areas of very soft sand, making the beach impassable and unsafe for vehicles. In addition, large pools of water are present on the beach front.

There is insufficient beach remaining to allow for the safe traverse by 4WD vehicles. 

Park closure signs have been installed at the entrances and NPWS staff will be advising of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach when conditions improve.

Please note that Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is also temporarily closed to vehicles following flooding.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.48pm to Sun 2 May 2021, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5.23pm

Other incidents: Ganguddy Dunns Swamps - roadworks on access road

Road maintenance with grader/plant is being completed on the NPWS access road only into Ganguddy Dunns Swamp. 

Stop/slow traffic control will be happening during these roadworks. The campground is open and not affected.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 8.28am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 8.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 10.06am

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road and Prestons Ridge Road - roadworks

Essential roadworks are beginning on Friday 9 April, and will last for approximately 2 weeks.

The work is focused on the NPWS section of Red Hill Road from Red Hill Quarry south to the intersection of Old Campbells Point Road. The work on Prestons Ridge  Road will start from the corner of Red Hill Road and finish at the corner of Stephens Point Road.

Please be aware of warning signs and machinery on the road. Road conditions may be slippery after the previous rainfall events. The roads are not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

For further information please contact NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.41pm to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Tracks partially closed due to flood damage

Yuelarbah track is closed from Leichhardts lookout to the beach due to flood and severe weather damage.

A detour has been created at the lookout to Yuelarbah Management trail to Burwood Beach.

Track damage, land slips and tree falls are evident across many areas of the walking track. Ongoing land slips are a concern and pose a risk to visitors.

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah track from Leichhardts lookout to the beach until further notice. The closure will be reviewed by Thursday 22 April 2021, however it is likely to be extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 4.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Mellong Range trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only. 

If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.17am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to rain damage

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The NPWS is awaiting a geo-technical report on the landslide to ensure visitor safety. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 10 Apr 2021, 9.00am to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 6.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 1.22pm

Other planned events: Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a fox control program in Tuggerah Nature Reserve and the northern section of Tuggerah State Conservation Area (near South Tacoma). Ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid from Tuesday 13 April - Tuesday 20 April 2021.

For your safety, please do not touch baits. Warning signs will displayed at baiting locations to notify park visitors.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic and working animals are not permitted in state conservation areas or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this period if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog or cat has been in the park and eaten a bait, take them to a vet immediately.

For more information call the NPWS Central Coast office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 10 Apr 2021, 9.03am to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 1.22pm

Other planned events: Pest management program in Wyrrabalong National Park (Magenta Section)

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

Ground baits will be laid from Tuesday 13th April - Tuesday 20th April 2021 in the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park at Magenta. For your safety, please don't touch the baits. Warning signs will be displayed at baiting locations to notify park visitors.

1080 is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic and working animals area not permitted in national parks at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. Take your domestic dog or cat to the vet immediately if you suspect they have eaten a bait.

For further information please call NPWS Central Coast Office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 12.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Campground Closures - Marramarra National Park

All campgrounds in Marramarra National Park will be closed from Tuesday 6 April until further notice due to dangerous conditions caused by recent flooding events across New South Wales. Extensive debris and contamination remains in the waterways and lands adjacent to the Hawkesbury River west of the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge (Brooklyn). As per the published NSW Government Gazette Marine Notice, a maximum speed limit of 15 knots has been declared for these waters.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information regarding closures, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400. Visit the NSW Roads and Maritime website for further advice and for current navigational warnings.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 9.45am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark closure

Dudley Beach carpark will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 19 April 2021 to July 2021 to ensure visitor safety.

NPWS is renewing and undertaking minor upgrades to improve accessibility and visitor amenity.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible for pedestrians via the Bombala Street, Goulburn Street, Debs Parade and Banksia Street walking tracks.

The main works at Dudley Beach carpark will include:

  • The whole carpark area will be re-surfaced and lines marked 
  • New replacement northern access stairway
  • New viewing platforms
  • Picnic facilities will be upgraded with construction of new shelter structures
  • Southern beach entry to be resealed and have a new board and chain pedestrian walkway installed
  • New signage across the site.

For your safety, please adhere to park signage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8.23am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.30am

Closed areas: Bangalow Road, walking track and campground closures

Some areas in Watagans National Park are temporarily closed from Wednesday 23 March 2021.

The affected areas are:

  • Bangalow Road is closed for urgent road maintenance to address a landslip
  • Gap Creek Falls walking track is closed due to fallen trees, water over the track and slippery conditions.
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground

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 Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.52pm to Fri 7 May 2021, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed

Coorongooba campground is closed for earthwork upgrades to roads and the campground from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May 2021.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.40pm

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah Area Office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/ or Canid Pest Ejectors  containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February  and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Wollemi National Park.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground.
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

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, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

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

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2.36pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: 11km walking track

11km walking track in Dharug National Park is closed. The route is hard to follow since the Three Mile Fire.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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