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Sydney and surrounds region

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 27 September 2022, 7.05pm

Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 8.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.05pm.

Safety alerts: No access to some picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island

Access is closed to 3 picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island. This is to allow for maintenance works to be carried out to repair these facilities. 

The pavilion, 2 picnic tables with seats and 1 shelter with picnic tables and seats are still available for use. Large lawn areas are still available for recreation.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 3.18pm.

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed

Euroka campground will be closed from Wednesday 21 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022, inclusive. A significant rain event is forecast which will result in access issues and flooding.

A review will be conducted on Tuesday 4 October 2022 to assess the campground. 

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 9.05am.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge lookout is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track due to trackwork
  • Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck fire trail and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via walking track from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley
  • Mt Hay Road from Lockley's Pylon parking area is 4WD only due to damaged road.
  • Linderman's Pass and Robert's Pass are closed below Gladstone lookout and Leura Forest due to a new landslide. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters track closed below Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail below intersection with Sublime Point fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

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

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Base of Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • The following areas will be closed on Wednesday 28 September 2022 for helicopter operations:
    • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track
    • Lockleys Pylon (Du Faur Head) to Grose Valley walking track
    • Popes Glen walking track, including connecting track from Govetts Leap lookout
    • Acacia Flat campground

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) due to slippery road conditions

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022.
  • Blue Gum Swamp trail is closed for maintenance.

Canyons and rock climbing

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

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing

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

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Applies from Fri 12 Nov 2021, 2.57pm to Thu 29 Sep 2022, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.49am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

The following areas are closed until Thursday 29 September 2022 for upgrades:

  • Mill Creek campground
  • Mill Creek picnic area
  • Grass Tree circuit
  • 11km walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 3.56pm to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 4.29pm.

Closed areas: Airly Gap campground closed until further notice

Airly Gap campground is closed from Monday 26 September 2022 until further notice. Access is being restricted by a large bog hole that requires roadworks. 

Please note, NSW National Parks is not the landholder of this road. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sat 10 Sep 2022, 7.30am to Sat 29 Oct 2022, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 1.48pm.

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Saturday 10 September 2022 until Saturday 29 October 2022 due to flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 11.05am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.04pm.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed due to rain event

Burralow campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Saturday 1 October 2022 inclusive, due to the rain forecast.

Access to the campground via Paterson Range fire trail will be impacted, and there could also be potential flooding. 

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 8.56am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 6.51pm.

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for maintenance

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for maintenance until December 2022.

For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 6.47pm.

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon Stock Route - 4WD access only

Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie is 4WD only. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions.

For more information, please call Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Thu 25 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 4.21pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Thursday 25 August 2022 and Friday 31 March 2023 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.22pm.

Closed areas: Tootie Creek fire trail closed due to landslide

Tootie Creek fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all persons from Friday 23 September 2022 until further notice due to landslide.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 2.47pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 3.47pm.

Other planned events: Road Work on Kedumba Road

Kedumba Road will be closed from the junction with Tablelands Road from 26th September until 21st October for maintenance.  Walkers are permitted to use Kedumba Pass and are advised that heavy machinery and trucks may be using the road on weekdays.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 4.42pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 2.54pm.

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) access

K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access is available from Kanangra Walls, Narrow Neck Lookout and Dunphys campground.

Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Please check conditions before embarking on your walk.

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Applies from Mon 26 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Area closed for track maintenance

MacMasters Ridge trail in Bouddi National Park is closed for track maintenance from Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2022. The closure will be in place for visitor and contractor safety. There will be no access to this part of Bouddi National Park during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Girrakool office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 24 Aug 2022, 6.57pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 9.57am.

Closed areas: Towlers Bay trail closed for track upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed on weekdays between 7am to 5pm from Monday 19 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for trail upgrade works. The closed areas are:

  • Towlers Bay trail
  • The Chase trail
  • Bona Crescent trail

The trails are accessible to walkers on weekends.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail closure for track work

Linden Ridge fire trail is closed, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.

Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Please note, Linden Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Sun 5 Mar 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.21pm.

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 6 months (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.18pm.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.14pm.

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 due to wet weather and track conditions:

  • Morong Falls
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Waterfall Creek
  • Mini Mini

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.13pm.

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

The following sections of Six Foot track are closed until mid-October 2022:

  • From Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous conditions.
  • Between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves 

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 months, which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 10.58am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.11pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.04pm.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison will be closed until mid 2023.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.00pm.

Closed areas: Bradleys Head toilets closed due to rockfall

The toilet block at Bradleys Head - Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed from Monday 1 August 2022 until further notice due to a rock fall.

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

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2022, 9.43am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.53pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Upper Mountains area office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.51pm.

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 October 2022. 

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.49pm.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.48pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades

The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022

  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.47pm.

Closed areas: 10C management trail closed

The 10C management trail in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslides until further notice, the trail will be re-opened when cleared and assessed as safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.45pm.

Closed areas: Allambie Flat Toilets are closed

The toilets at Allambie Flat picnic area are closed due to construction of new toilets at this site. Alternative toilets are available at Bus Stop Flat and Ironbark Flat. 

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage For information about this project.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.a

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.44pm.

Closed areas: Two Creeks track closed for maintenance

Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until further notice due to track maintenance.

The closed area is the section of Two Creeks track between the Eastern arterial track entrance and Gordon Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.44pm.

Closed areas: Section of Middle Harbour Creek track closed due to rockfall hazard

Middle Harbour Creek track is closed between Stepping Stone Crossing and Cascades trail until further notice due to rockfall hazard.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.43pm.

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather

Some tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.

The following areas are closed:

  • Bairne to Bonnie Doon track (Coasters Retreat)
  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mackerel trail from The Basin trail to Sinclair Point
  • Mount Kuring-gai track to Berowra Station

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.41pm.

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 4 Dec 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.36pm.

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until Sunday 4 December 2022 due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.31pm.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 4.03pm to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 4.42pm.

Safety alerts: Fire trail maintenance works

Fire trail maintenance works will take place on the following fire trails from Monday 19 September 2022 to Thursday 20 October 2022 :  

  • Curra Moors 
  • Bola Heights
  •  Rawson Parade
  •  Loftus Trig
  • Engadine Lakes 
  • Wilsons Creek Dam
  • The Ridge

The works will involve use of heavy machinery. Please use caution when visiting these trails.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.51am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 4.13pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp

The following areas will be closed until mid to late September 2022 while upgrades to the Apple Tree Bay boat ramp and wharf area are underway:

  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Boat ramp pontoon
  • Partial closure of boat ramp
  • Removal of fish cleaning table

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.06pm.

Closed areas: Cape Solander closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road from Yena to Cape Solander is closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Detours will be in place along Yena Gap trail and Cape Solander management trail.  

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 10.18am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.14am.

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail closed

Kowmung River fire trail is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and rising rivers.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.36am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.39am.

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed

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 the reserve, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 2.33pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.33pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 11.40am.

Closed areas: Shaws Ridge fire trail closed for track work

Shaws Ridge fire trail is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 30 September 2022 for maintenance work.

Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

  • Please note, the Shaws Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Blue Gum Swamp, Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge trails currently remain open for visitors Monday-Friday with care.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 12.19pm.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 8.44am.

Closed areas: Rouse Hill Regional Park playground closure

The Rouse Hill Regional Park playground, carpark and picnic area will be closed from Thursday 10 February until end of September 2022 due to upgrades.

The oval and other picnic shelters will remain open. This closure is weather dependant.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information email or call the Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 5.00am to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.44am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade

A section of Bouddi Coastal walk between Mount Bouddi track and Old Quarry trail will be closed for track upgrade works. The closure will be in place for visitor and contractor safety from Tuesday 20 September 2022 until Friday 21 October 2022. There will be no access to this part of Bouddi Coastal walk during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Girrakool area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 4.14pm.

Closed areas: Illawong Bay picnic area closed for carpark maintenance

Illawong Bay picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed for carpark maintenance from Tuesday 27 September 2022 to Thursday 29 September 2022.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 3.14pm.

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

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 the NPWS 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 4 Aug 2022, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 3.12pm.

Closed areas: The Coast track closed at Otford

The Coast track is closed at Otford due to landslips. There is no alternative route from this point.

The area at Otford will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sun 11 Sep 2022, 5.43pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 3.09pm.

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma fire trail

A large sink hole has formed on Lake Toolooma fire trail. No vehicles are permitted to drive over or past this hazard. If you are walking or cycling in the area, please go around and do not stop. For more information call 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Sat 6 Aug 2022, 9.03am to Sun 23 Oct 2022, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.36am.

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.

Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Sun 27 Nov 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.35am.

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure

The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.

This area will reopen as soon as it is safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2022, 4.13pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 5.17pm.

Closed areas: Section of Pipeline fire trail closed

A large portion of Pipeline fire trail, between Girronba picnic area and the Goanna track intersection, has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. Vehicles, bushwalkers and cyclists are not permitted past these points. This section of trail is closed.

For further information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 5.04pm.

Closed areas: The Basin Aboriginal art site closed for track upgrade

The Basin Aboriginal art site will be closed from Monday 12 September to Friday 30 September 2022 while the access is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 2.36pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 4.46pm.

Closed areas: Lower Pipeline fire trail closed

A portion of the lower Pipeline fire trail at Adina Gully has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. The trail is closed to all pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Fur further information contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2022, 7.23pm.

Closed areas: Fire trails and roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

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 8 Sep 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2022, 3.49pm.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays

The Woodford Oaks trail will be closed Monday to Friday due to roadworks from Thursday 8 September to Friday 30 September 2022.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Please note:

  • The Woodford Oaks fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays for cyclists.
  • Red Hands Cave Road, Nepean Lookout Road, Jack Evans walking track and Red Hands Cave walking track will all remain open during this period.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Mon 24 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 4.40pm.

Other planned events: Vertebrate pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from Monday 12 September to Monday 24 October 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.

For more information please call NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 7 Sep 2022, 10.24am to Thu 28 Mar 2024, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 10.26am.

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.16pm.

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 Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.15pm.

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.14pm.

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from July to October 2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.05pm.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.04pm.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.02am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.03pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Kanangra Boyd National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.11am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.02pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.02pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Turon National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.34pm.

Closed areas: Ingar Road closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.31pm.

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding. Roadworks are currently underway take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jan 2022, 1.23pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.08pm.

Closed areas: Gardener's cottage closed due to construction

Gardeners Cottage is closed from March 2022 to April 2023 due to seawall construction at Shark Beach. 

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.06pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 7 September to Sunday 11 September 2022 inclusive (NSWRA Competitions week)

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 9.33am.

Closed areas: Little Beach campground closed

Little Beach campground is closed until the morning of Friday 30 September 2022 due to damage from the recent flood event.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 12.23pm.

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed

The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 3.34pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 1.38pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Marrangaroo National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Sat 13 Aug 2022, 12.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 11.16am.

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.

The area will re-open once it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.35am.

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.41am to Fri 25 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.34am.

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades

The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades from Monday 7 March until the end of October 2022. There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.46am to Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.35am.

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed until further notice due to damage from severe weather.

For more information contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.10pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 12.03pm.

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure

Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.

There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 10.36am to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.34am.

Closed areas: Bakers Flat picnic area closed

Bakers Flat picnic area will be closed until mid-September for landscaping works. For further information call the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 12.01pm.

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm to Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 11.57am.

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

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.

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Applies from Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.45pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.46pm.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Road - Partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS 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 Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.27pm.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel walking track closed north of tunnel

Glow Worm tunnel walking track is closed from the 'Four Ways' intersection with the Old Coach Road on the north side of the tunnel. The closure is due to landslips and continuing slope instability. However, you can still access the tunnel from Wolgan Road by using the Old Coach Road and Pagoda track that leads to the south side of the tunnel.

Access to the tunnel is currently open via Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau. This road is currently accessible by 2WD vehicles, although you should take care due to soft road verges in places.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.41pm to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.24pm.

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

The only access currently open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.54am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Cattai National Park is closed until further notice due to flood damage. 

The closed areas include:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cattai campground

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.01am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am.

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and the closure of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. There is no access to this park.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am.

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Aug 2022, 5.01pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  

An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 8.57am.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed while undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

In conjunction with the road works on Woodford Oaks Fire Trail, The Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2022, 3.37pm to Mon 24 Oct 2022, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 4.21pm.

Closed areas: Deep Pass access road closed (north side)

The Deep Pass road that leads to Deep Pass campground and Natural Bridge is closed due to damage caused by wet weather.  It will reopen when conditions and resources allow for repair works to be completed. 

The Deep Pass campground remains open and can be accessed via the southern access road and connecting walking track, which includes a short, steep, rough section.

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

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 4.03pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to road closure

The following areas are closed until further notice due to closed vehicle access to the eastern side of the Wolgan River caused by wet weather:

  • Cricket Pitch campground
  • Newnes Ruins carpark

Little Capertee campground remains open. The river crossing will be opened when weather and road conditions allow for repair work to be undertaken.

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 3.24pm.

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures

The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • Fairfax walking track, Fairfax Lookout, Fairfax carpark and bus stop are closed until December 2022 for the construction of new lookouts.
  • North Head Scenic Drive and loop road are open to vehicles.
  • The bus stop opposite the Bella Vista Café is open.

These closures may be extended without notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 11.38am.

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • Parking areas at North Fort
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 8.36am.

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Monday 31 October 2022 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 Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.02pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.39am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the following local area offices:

  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.59pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.39am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mugii Murum-Ban State Conservation Area from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.53pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.45pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Fri 11 Aug 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 9.09am.

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 Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 8.52am.

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.43am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.45am to Wed 5 Oct 2022, 5.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 10.14am.

Closed areas: Walking track closed due to flood damage

Hominy Creek walking track and access to Emerald Pool is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to severe rainfall causing hazardous conditions.

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 9.06am.

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.39pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 1.15pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 02 8448 0440.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.15pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 1.14pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station). Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.05pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 1.14pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.11pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 1.14pm.

Other planned events: ‘1080 pest management’

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.44am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 8.31am.

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed

NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 

Factors contributing to the closure include:

  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 

The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.

The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 4.45pm.

Closed areas: Garie Road CLOSED

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs, A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before attempting to drive to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 10.07am.

Safety alerts: Lady Carrington Drive - Landslip

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip, trail users should pass this section without stopping.

 

For more information contact the local area office.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.50am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning

The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.54am.

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 4.53pm.

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.07pm.

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.46am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 28 December 2022  in Nattai National Park.

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 please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 10.00am.

Closed areas: Trail closed due to wet conditions

The Point Hatteras Trail north of the Diamond Mine dam is closed to vehicles due to wet and muddy trail conditions.

The trail will re-open to vehicles when the area dries out significantly and trail has been assessed for any damage or repair work.

Access to this area is available by walking along the trail.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.59am.

Closed areas: Genowlan Point (Mt Airly) Trails closed due to wet weather

There is no vehicle access to the Genowlan Mountain/ Airly Turret(Mt Airly) section of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area due to trail conditions from the extended periods of wet weather.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas

  • Diamond Mine
  • Airly Turret Radio Tower
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig Trail
  • Genowlan Point
  • The Ultimate Slot Canyon

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000 or npws.mudgee@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Mon 18 Apr 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am.

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways 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 Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am.

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment is currently being undertaken to address safety issues before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.27pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am.

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program in the Capertee Valley

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 the 1st of April 2022 and the 30th September 2022 in Wollemi National Park.  The program is to protect the endangered Brush Tail Rock Wallaby.

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

  • Capertee River Trail, downstream (East) 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 please call NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am.

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am.

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 1.47pm.

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11.36am.

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 4.08pm.

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track condition - be cautious

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please be cautious, and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 11.05am.

Closed areas: Partial Closure Coast Track Little Garie

The Coast Track is closed between Garie and Little Garie is closed until further notice due to rock falls and erosion.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.03am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Mugii Murum-Ban State Conservation Area from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.18am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.53am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 2.54pm.

Closed areas: Ironbark Flat toilets closed for upgrades

The Ironbark Flat toilets, next to Royal National Park Visitor Centre, are closed for upgrade works. There are temporary toilets on the northern side of the building, and the existing accessible restroom beside the Royal National Park Visitor Centre is open.

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades web page for information about this project.

For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am.

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 12.13pm.

Other planned events: Cadmans Cottage public tours suspended

Cadmans Cottage public tours are suspended until further notice. 

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 11.53am.

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a land slip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Apr 2022, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Blue Lake and River walk closed for track works

The Blue Lake and Jenolan River walk in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve are closed for construction works. Please refer to the Jenolan Caves website for more information. 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm.

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 5.46pm.

Closed areas: Shark Beach closed during construction of replacement seawall

Replacement of the Nielsen Park seawall commenced on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Shark Beach, the promenade and kiosk are closed, and event and accommodation bookings for Nielsen Park will be suspended during the construction period (approximately 9 months).

From Tuesday 1 March 2022, closed areas:

  • Shark Beach and promenade
  • Nielsen Park kiosk, restaurant, Surf Club and Halbert Pavilion 
  • Steel Point Cottage and Gardners Cottage 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the project web page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.47pm.

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 12.39pm.

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am.

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 Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am.

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.25am.

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times

The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March - from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September - 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.24am.

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am.

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am.

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am.

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
30 September 2022 Closed areas Track closures - helicopter operations Details

Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.55am

Helicopter operations in Bouddi National Park on Friday 30 September 2022 will require the closure of some trails. The trails closed include Stroms trail, Mount Bouddi walking track and a section of Bouddi Coastal walk between Mount Bouddi walking track and Old Quarry trail. The closure will be in place for visitor and NPWS staff safety and there will be no access to this part of Bouddi Coastal walk during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Girrakool area office on 02 4320 4200.

 

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Details
3 October 2022 Other planned events Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program Details

Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.00am to Sat 15 Oct 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.01pm

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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