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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Apr 2019, 4.34pm

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain

There is a fire in this park called Big Plain. 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 Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Apr 2019, 3.15pm

Hazard reduction burns: Werrombi North HR

There is a fire in this park called Werrombi North HR. 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 Fri 12 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Apr 2019, 3.13pm

Hazard reduction burns: Rocky Waterholes HR

There is a fire in this park called Rocky Waterholes HR. 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 Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Apr 2019, 9.44am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Potters North SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Potters North SFAZ HR. 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 Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Apr 2019, 9.35am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Potters North SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Potters North SFAZ HR. 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 Thu 18 Apr 2019, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 9.06am

Hazard reduction burns: HR Potters North Tarlo River NP

There is a fire in this park called HR Potters North Tarlo River NP. 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 Fri 12 Apr 2019, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2019, 5.53pm

Hazard reduction burns: Hazard Reduction Jacks Corner SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called Hazard Reduction Jacks Corner SFAZ. 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 16 Apr 2019, 9.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed Tuesday to Friday

Overcliff track is closed for walking track maintenance Tuesday to Friday from Tuesday 16 April to Friday 28 June 2019. The track will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11.56am to Mon 29 Apr 2019, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2019, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Area closed for hazard reduction burn - Big Plain

Some areas of these parks are closed for the duration of the Big Plain hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire, call Triple Zero (000). The closed areas are:

  • The section of Kowmung River between Moola Point and Black Snake Bend
  • All areas immediately north of Oberon-Colong stock route, between Ruby Creek and Waterfall Creek.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Kanangra Area 02 63361972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11.32am to Mon 29 Apr 2019, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2019, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Big Plain hazard reduction burn

Visitors to the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park and Kanangra-Boyd National Park should be aware of the Big Plain hazard reduction burn. The burn will start on Friday 12 April 2019 and will be on Oberon-Colong stock route, west of Yerranderie. It will extend north from Oberon-Colong stock route to Kowmung River, between the junction with Ruby Creek to the west, and Waterfall Creek to the east. 

This burn area is closed to bushwalkers along Kowmung River between Moola Point and Black Snake Bend. The Oberon-Colong stock route will remain open to traffic, however drivers are reminded to drive to the conditions.

For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:

  • Middle Werong fire trail
  • Lower Werong fire trail
  • Mount Werong fire trail  

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.

For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.22pm

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

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

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Furber Steps walking track closed

Furber Steps walking track is closed due to walking track repairs, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.51am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10.26am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau in Morton National Park

A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service contractor will be undertaking a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Morton National Park at 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau. The program will take place from Monday 1 April to Monday 30 September 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also and offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.24am to Sun 5 May 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2019, 9.47am

Safety alerts: Pointer Gap lookout - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Pointer Gap Road, exposing rocks and causing deep ruts on sections of Pointer Gap Lookout Road. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Mar 2019, 4.29pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10.36am

Safety alerts: Twelve Mile Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Twelve Mile Road, exposing rocks and causing deep ruts from the Granite Falls turn-off to George Boyd lookout. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

For further information please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 12.01am to Thu 3 Oct 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Mar 2019, 10.20am

Safety alerts: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) fox poison baiting program from Wednesday 3 April until Thursday 3 October 2019. The baiting program will happen in the following areas:

  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park (northern section)
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

1080 poison will be delivered by CPE and ground baiting. Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. Domestic animals may be affected - 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs.

If you are a neighbour or plan to visit the park, please remember that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or karst conservation reserves at any time. Please do not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Bridge and road works at Bummaroo Ford - noise disturbance

It may be noisy at Bummaroo Ford campground during daylight hours from Monday 4 March to Wednesday 4 September 2019. This is due to bridge and roadworks occurring near the campground.

For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Feb 2019, 5.02pm

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.

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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, 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 Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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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 Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 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 Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 8.58am

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass remain closed for an extended period following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is investigating carefully how the geological hazards can be dealt with so that visitors can return to these areas in the future. However a definite time frame is not known because the issues are complex. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed 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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wombeyan-karst-conservation-reserve/local-alerts

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Views over Wombeyan KarstConservation Reserve. Photo: OEH/John Spencer