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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2024, 8.06am

Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.44pm.

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 ANZAC Rifle Range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm.
  • The 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm.
  • ANZAC Rifle Range special events: 
    • NSWRA Champions Weekend - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2024 (8am to 5pm both days)
    • All Schools training and competition - Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 July 2024 (8am to 5pm)

Do not enter the eastern section of the national 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 national park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open when the rifle range is in use.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.32pm.

Other planned events: Road verge maintenance works - North Head Scenic Drive

Works will commence on Monday 13 May 2024 in the loop road section of North Head Scenic Drive, near the Fairfax lookout car park. The work will involve road shoulder stabilisation and drainage.

The work will happen between 7am and 4pm weekdays, and is expected to take 2 weeks to complete.

Traffic control will be in place. There may be minor traffic delays.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 1.54pm to Wed 22 May 2024, 4.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.19pm.

Closed areas: Middle Head precinct closed

The Middle Head precinct will be closed on Wednesday 22 May 2024 between 7am to 4pm for a helicopter operation. Cobblers Beach will still be open and accessible by Cobblers Beach Road. Obelisk Beach will also remain open.

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Applies from Mon 22 Apr 2024, 11.39am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 10.11am.

Closed areas: Vegetation maintenance works in Berowra Valley National Park

There will be scheduled vegetation works on the trail network in Berowra Valley National Park, starting Monday 6 May 2024 through to Friday 31 May 2024, weather permitting:

The following will be closed during these works:

  • Quarry trail from Stewart Ave, Hornsby through to Quarry trail, Dural.
  • Tunks Ridge trail, including Tunks Ridge campground, through to the Great North Walk.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 10.14pm to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 3.40pm.

Closed areas: Bungoona path closed for track upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 14 June 2024 while Bungoona path walking track is being upgraded. There will be no access to Bungoona Path for the duration of the work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 3.30pm.

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 causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • The following walking tracks are closed Monday 20 May for a helicopter operation: Prince Henry Cliff walk between Tallawalla lookout and Leura Cascades, Leura Cascades track, Leura Forest, Dardanelles Pass and Federal Pass between Leura Forest and below the Three Sisters.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed from Monday 20 May for upgrade works.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrowneck Plateau) will be closed south of the pumping station road (abseil site) on Tuesday 21 May for a helicoper operation. 
  • Fern Bower between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) and Round walk are closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World until 5pm Wednesday 15 May 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. Access to Furber Steps is from Prince Henry picnic area (Katoomba Falls Kiosk). Detours in place. The area will be open from early Thursday 16 to 5pm Sunday 19 May and will reclose, as above, to the end of June 2024.
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • Six-Foot track is affected by multiple road closures.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek Trail will be closed Mon-Fri from 27 May to 5 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson Fire Trail or  Murphies Road to Ingar Camping Area. There will be also be no exit to Woodford from Andersons Fire Trail. Trials and Camping area will be open Sat & Sun. Ingar Camping Area open Sat night only.    

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond Grand Canyon car park from 7:00am Monday 20th to 6:00pm Thursday 23rd May 2024 for road repairs. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout during this time. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon car park toilets.
  • Perrys Lookdown Road (including Anvil Rock) will be closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from 7am-6pm Monday 20th  May for roadworks.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2024, 3.00pm to Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 2.16pm.

Closed areas: Visitor Area Closed for Maintenance

The Pelican Beach Lookout Area of Wyrrabalong National Park is closed for visitor infrastructure maintenance from Monday 3 June to Tuesday 4 June 2024.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.40pm.

Closed areas: Kowmung River Fire Trail Closed

Kowmung River fire trail, Dingo Dell campground and Banshea Fire Trail are closed until the 25th of May. The river crossing is high and the road is damaged. 

 

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 this part of the Park.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 11.34am.

Safety alerts: Wyrrabalong National Park part closure for pest control shoot operation

Parts of Wyrrabalong National Park will be closed between 1700 (5pm) Friday 17 March 2024 to 0500 (5am) 30 June 2024 for fox control ground shoot operations. These operations aim to protect threatened species, such as the Little Tern or New Holland Mouse. 

When active, the shoot operation area will be delineated by signage advising visitors "do not enter" during the night-time operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000 or email conservation.hccb@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 12.00pm to Mon 27 May 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.33am.

Closed areas: Yerranderie Regional Park Accommodation Closed

Slippery Norris Cottage, The Bank Room and Private Town campground will be closed from Friday 10 May to Monday 27 May 2024 due to upgrade programs.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 4.58pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 4.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 3.13pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 29 December 2024 to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Ground shooting will not take place during school holidays or on weekends or public holidays.

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 Wed 15 May 2024, 1.47pm to Tue 28 May 2024, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 1.51pm.

Closed areas: Bellamy cycleway closed for line marking

Bellamy cycleway in Berowra Valley Regional Park will be closed for cleaning and line marking from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May 2024, and from Monday 27 May to Tuesday 28 May 2024, during the hours of 9am and 3pm, weather dependent. Please follow the detour and avoid using the cycleway during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 12.41pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 1.28pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Wollemi National Park closed for ground pest control

Some areas in Wollemi National Park around Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp Campground are closed from 7am, 29 May 2024 to 5pm, 12 June 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Birds Hut Trail
  • Snakehaven Trail
  • Mycumbene Trail

The Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp campground and nearby walking tracks will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 10.33am to Sun 2 Jun 2024, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 10.39am.

Other planned events: Aerial Spray Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial spraying program from Monday 20 May 2024 to Sunday 2 June 2024. The operation will use Metsulfuron Methyl 600WG for the control of Bitou bush.

The program is designed to control Bitou bush infestations in remote and inaccessible locations.

The program will take place in Munmorah State Conservation Area from Birdie Beach carpark and south through to Lake Munmorah finishing at Budgewoi.

NPWS staff will be present and patrolling closed areas during the operation. The following closures will apply when operations are underway:

Munmorah State Conservation Area;

Birdie Beach carpark / Birdie Beach south of Tea tree access

Elizabeth Bay Drive access to Birdie Beach from Lake Munmorah to Budgewoi

Rutile walking track from Lake Munmorah to Budgewoi

Elizabeth Bay Drive access to Lake Munmorah from Lake Munmorah to Budgewoi

Signs will be placed at the entry to the spray locations and there will be no public access during the spray operation. The spray operation is expected to take 2 days. The exact dates and times of closures will be subject to favourable weather conditions.

Please contact the local Munmorah NPWS area office for more information on 49729000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 2.01pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 11.55am.

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for restoration works

Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for restoration works until September 2024.

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

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 11.38am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 11.43am.

Other planned events: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am 3 June 2024 to 12am 14 June 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Wheeny Creek Day Use and Campground Area and surrounding precinct
  • McMahons Fire Trail
  • Blue Gum Fire Trail
  • Zorbas Fire Trail
  • Ladder Fire Trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office: (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.25am.

Closed areas: Luxfords Trail Closed

Luxfords Trail is closed while track maintenance and repairs are undertaken.

The eastern and western extents of the park can be accessed by Mainwaring Street, Ropes Crossing and Callistemon Circuit, Jordan Springs.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.04am.

Closed areas: Sunnyside Ridge Road closed

Sunnyside Ridge Road is closed due to unsafe conditions. Damaged mining infrastructure poses a risk to park visitors. The road will remain closed until remedial works make the road safe again.

The closure is inclusive of side tracks, The Spanish Steps and Campbells Road. This closure may be extended depending on progress of the works.

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 11.10am.

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park Horse riding trails closure due to heavy rain

Scheyville National Park Horse riding trails closed due to heavy rain. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on (02) 4580 2750.

 

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 9.09am to Mon 27 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.44am.

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed for repairs

The Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed for repairs from Monday 13 May until Monday 27 May 2024 inclusive. There will be no access from Bobbin Head to the Gibberagong track and no access to Bobbin Head from the Gibberagong track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.40am.

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

Access to Six Foot track is not possible via Jenolan Caves

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 NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.36am.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Camp Road roadside vegetation management

NPWS will be implementing roadside vegetation management during May and June 2024 in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area and Wollemi National Park.

Roads affected are:

• Camp Road between Eastern Boundary Road and Forest Camp:
o Closed to the public for approximately 1 week.
o Access to Forest Camp via Eastern Boundary Road

• Glowworm Tunnel Road from Bungleboori Day Use Area to Galah Mountain Road:
o Traffic control will be in place for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Sections of the road will be one-way traffic only. Expect short delays.

Please use caution when driving and obey all signs and directions.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 May 2024, 11.30am.

Closed areas: Jingga Walking Track

The Jingga Walking Track is closed due to the impacts of heavy rainfall. The walking track will be assessed for damage and rockfall/landslips and will be reopened after it has been assessed as safe for visitors.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.48am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.30pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Bangadilly National Park (NP), Bargo State Conservation Area (SCA), Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra NP, Joadja Nature Reserve (NR), Nattai NP, Upper Nepean SCA and Upper Nepean SCA Stage 2 lands managed by NPWS.

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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 2.48pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Abercrombie River State Conservation Area (SCA), Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve (KCR), Kanangra-Boyd NP Mares Forest NP and Turon NP.

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 Oberon NPWS area office for more information on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 2.31pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

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 Bulga NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.39am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Avisford Nature Reserve (NR), Capertee National Park (NP) and managed Crown Land, Dapper NR, Durridgere State Conservation Area (SCA), Goodiman SCA, Goulburn River NP, Mugii Murum-ban SCA, Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve (NR), Yarrobil NP.

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 Mudgee NPWS area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.37am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Wollemi National Park

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 area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Bulga 02 6574 5555

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 2.22pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Gardens of Stone National Park.

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 area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.45am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.28pm.

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 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Blue Mountains National Park.

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 area office for more information:

Blackheath 02 4787 8877

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 6 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.19pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.

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 Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.48pm to Tue 15 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.04pm.

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closure

The Glenbrook precinct will be closed on weekdays for major roadworks, from Monday 29 April to Tuesday 15 October 2024.

Heavy machinery and vehicles will be in operation from Mondays to Fridays during this period. Access beyond the entry gate will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 

The closed areas (Mondays to Fridays) include:

  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track 
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Pisgah Rock
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

The precinct will open on weekends, with most areas accessible. 

The following areas will be open on weekends:

  • Euroka picnic area
  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track
  • Mt Portal and Tunnel View lookouts
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool 
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

Other sections, including Red Hands Cave and Euroka campground, will remain closed over the weekend. The precinct will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.38pm to Thu 10 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 1.50pm.

Closed areas: Woodford-Oaks trail closed weekdays until October 2024

Woodford-Oaks trail is closed weekdays to all cyclists and pedestrians due to heavy machinery in operation.

Please note: Both The Oaks track and The Single track will be open to cyclists on weekends.

The trails will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 6.00am to Fri 19 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 1.16pm.

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure

Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Friday 19 July 2024. 

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 8.52am.

Closed areas: Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands) Trail closed

Maiyingu Marragu Trail (formerly known as Blackfellows Hand Trail) is closed between Glowworm Tunnel Road and Beecroft Fire Trail on weekdays for road repairs. The trail will be open from 7:00pm Friday to 6:00am Monday (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday). Closure is effective from Monday 8th April until Friday 7th of June.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Springvale Colliery springvalecolliery.compliance@centennialcoal.com.au

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 8.11am.

Other planned events: Catherine Hill Bay Lookout closed for maintenance works

Catherine Hill Bay (Catho) Lookout will be closed for maintenance works from 07/05/2024 until 01/06/2024. 

Temporary fencing will be in place, please do not enter closed areas during this time.

Works aim to regrade the road surface and redirect traffic to a two way drive in and out removing the loop. Old unsightly concrete blocks will be replaced with large sandstone blocks that will act as seating around the site.

This will all help to tie in the proposed coastal walk that will run through the heritage precinct.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone the Local National Parks area office on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 5 May 2024, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 3.31pm.

Closed areas: Federal Pass walking track partial closure

Heavy rainfall has caused a landslide to block a section of Federal Pass walking track.The following areas of the track are closed:

  • Between Giant stairs junction and Furber Stairs
  • Federal Pass junction with Dardanelles walking track and Furber Stairs walking track. 

NPWS will be assessing safety and conducting remedial works on Monday 6 May 2024. Please do not enter closed areas.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2024, 10.49am to Mon 20 May 2024, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 3.10pm.

Safety alerts: Ultra trail running festival

Many walking tracks on the south side of Wentworth Falls to the Katoomba area will be busy from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May 2024 for the Ultra trail running festival. The affected trails include:

  • Narrowneck
  • Tarros Ladders
  • Furber Steps
  • Federal Pass
  • Giant Stairs
  • Fern Bower
  • Dardanelles Pass
  •  Prince Henry Cliff walk
  •  Grand Cliff Top walk
  • Amphitheatre
  • Leura Cascades
  • Undercliff
  • Overcliff
  • Short Cut
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Rocket Point
  • Valley of Waters
  • Nature
  • Kedumba Pass.

There are also numerous other fire trails and roads that will be used for the event. Trails will generally be open to the public. Peak sites may have short term stop/go traffic control in place. Please expect minor delays.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 10.35am to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 10.37am.

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Saturday 1 June 2024. This includes small sections of State Mine Gully Road and Old Bells Line of Road. The road won't be closed, however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Please exercise caution when driving in the area. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.17pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 May 2024, 1.37pm.

Closed areas: Shark Beach, the Kiosk and promenade at Nielsen Park closed

Shark Beach and the beach front at Nielsen Park are closed while the new concrete seawall, bleachers and promenade are under construction. The Kiosk, Halbert Pavilion and former surf club are closed for renovation. For more information on these projects, please visit the project webpage or email or phone the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9337 5511. 

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 May 2024, 1.36pm.

Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure

Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until the replacement of the concrete seawall at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park has been completed. For more information on the seawall replacement please visit the project website or call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 May 2024, 9.39am.

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times

The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:

  • AEDT From 1 October 2023 to 7 April 2024 - from 5am to 8.30pm
  • AEST From 8 April 2024 to 6 October 2024 -  from 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.15am to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 10.54am.

Closed parks: Park Closure

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed from 4th April 2024 until 1 July 2024 due to flood damage from the rain event of the 5th and 6th of April 2024

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.31pm.

Safety alerts: Pipeline fire trail flood damage

Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in deep rutting to the trail surface in some locations.

Pedestrians and Cyclists should use caution when tracking over these surfaces.

Care should be taken after heavy rain at all creek crossing and causeway points along this trail as water flows very fast and deep.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.28pm.

Safety alerts: Lower Pipeline fire trail

Lower Pipeline fire trail has suffered some damage from the April 2024 flood event, resulting in a minor landslide, taking out part of the fire trail itself.

Authorised Vehicles should avoid the area.

Pedestrians and Cyclists are not permitted to pass the landslip, they should avoid using the trail until a geotechnical assessment is undertaken.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 1.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.00pm.

Safety alerts: Bob Turners track - 4WD access only due to damaged road

Bob Turners track in Wollemi NP is currently 4WD access only - not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to recently damaged roads.

Works will be arranged shortly to repair the track.

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 1.58pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 12.45pm.

Safety alerts: Thirlmere Lakes National Park - damage to roads from recent heavy rain

The roads in Thirlmere Lakes National Park have been damaged by recent heavy rains. Park visitors are advised to take extra care when driving on roads in the park.

In particular, Pumphouse Road has sustained surface damage, so visitors are advised to enter the park through Slades Road where possible.

Due to the rise in lake levels, sections of the walking track are likely to be underwater and may not be passable.

 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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).

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 11.42am.

Closed areas: Glow Worm to Newnes walking track

The section from Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track from the Glow Worm tunnel exit to the ‘four-ways’ intersection, Wolgan Valley, will remain closed until further notice.

This closure is due to significant rainfall, geohazards and to allow track work.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 9.23am.

Closed areas: Road works on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Gap (Ben Bullen Trail)

Road works are currently in progress on Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail.

 

No through access from Long Swamp Trail and Baal Bone Trail to:

  • Long Swamp
  • Baal Bone Gap Picnic Area
  • Bicentennial Trail
  • Ben Bullen Mountain Top Lookout
  • Cameron Point Trail
  • Gardens of Stone National Park

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and progress of the works.

 

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

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

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, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2024, 11.44am to Sat 25 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 11.47am.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Wheeny Creek campground will be closed from Wednesday 3 April 2024 until Sunday 25 May 2024, due to impacts from flooding and storm damage.

For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.32pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 9.07am.

Closed parks: Cattai National Park partial closed due flood damage - Mitchell Park open

Cattai National Park is closed from 8 April 2024 to 24 May 2024 due to flood damage. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Open :- Mitchell Park picnic area and most walking trails are open as per normal operating hours. Creek Flat Track remains closed due to flood damage.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

 

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

For further information please call the Area office on (02) 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 2.56pm to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.00am.

Closed areas: Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail closed for road works - Parr SCA

Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail in Parr State Conservation Area will be closed for essential road works from 8:00am Monday 6 May to 4:00pm Friday 7 June 2024.

 

Please use the alternative route of Wheelbarrow Ridge Road and Greens Road.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 8.11am.

Other planned events: Watagan Forest Road traffic delays due to road maintenance works

Drivers / vehicles on Watagan Forest Road are advised to expect temporary delays due to road maintenance works being carried out.

Works include vegetation maintenance and surface grading on the road. Traffic control will maintain contraflow through out the works but delays may be incurred.

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Applies from Tue 23 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.10pm.

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operation

Gulguer NR is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Tue 23 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.09pm.

Closed parks: Closed for ground pest control operations

Bents Basin SCA is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12.51pm.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks are currently closed for upgrade works, and will re-open Saturday 1 June.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon access track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12.44pm.

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 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 9.35am.

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect the landscape and important plant and animal communities. Access to rock pools is difficult and dangerous. Please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park for your safety and observe warning signs in the area.  

 

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 3.33pm.

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest operation

The following reserve is closed from 7am, Monday 29 April Friday 3 May 2024 inclusive AND 7am, Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May 2024 inclusive for an aerial pest control operation, weather permitting.

  • Turon National Park

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 2.55pm.

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road or the Pipeline Track.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

 

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.36pm.

Closed areas: Access track to West Head beach closed

The access track which leads from Resolute track to West Head beach is closed from Thursday 11 April 2024 until further notice due to major storm damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2024, 8.06am.

Safety alerts: Frazer Beach access stairs (near campground) closed due to extensive erosion

Frazer Beach access stairs are temporarily closed due to extensive erosion. Works will be scheduled to stabilise and fix these stairs as soon as possible. Until then the stairs will remain closed. NPWS apologises for this inconvenience. 

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 12.10pm.

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sat 4 Mar 2023, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 2.41pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Red Hand Cave HR

There is a fire in this park called Red Hand Cave HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.02pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Mitchell Park is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2024, 11.50am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Long Neck Lagoon are closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7.48am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 7.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 7.30am.

Other planned events: Brooklyn Dam fire trail maintenance works

There will be surface maintenance works on the Brooklyn Dam fire trail between William St, Brooklyn and the end of the Jerusalem Bay trail, including Brooklyn Dam campsite, from the 2 April 2024. Expect delays and be follow instructions of NPWS staff and contractors. Jerusalem Bay trail will remain open during this time.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 11.18am.

Closed areas: Timber Beach and Timber Beach walking track are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Timber Beach walking track is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. This area is extremely eroded and hazardous and this closure is in place to keep the public safe. 

The are has limited access for emergency services and carrying out rescues is extremely difficult and puts rescuers in danger.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 6.00am to Mon 20 May 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 10.34am.

Other planned events: Ganguddy Dunns Swamp - construction works occurring

Construction works occurring in the day use area from 29 April 2024 until the 20 May 2024 between the hours of 0700hrs to 1600hrs.  Earthmoving equipment operating in the area. Please adhere to safety signage.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.54pm.

Closed areas: Lost City South Closure

Lost City South is closed until December 2024 for construction associated with the Lost City Walking Track.

Major works include road repairs and access improvements, lookouts and facilities and construction of the Lost City Walking Track.

Lost City South will re-open in December 2024, with 4WD access currently open via Lost City north.

 

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

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.54pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.32pm.

Closed areas: Sections of park closed for ground pest control program

A ground pest control program will be undertaken in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area between 6pm and 6am every day, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024. The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). In order to protect the area, the Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed to public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 1.43pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.32pm.

Closed areas: Northern section of park closed for ground pest control operation

Northern section of park closed for a ground pest control operation.

 

The northern section of Burragorang State Conservation Area is closed between 6pm and 6am every day, except weekends, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closure will extend from Ridge Road & Fire Trail 10a through to the northern extent of the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.56am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.13pm.

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure

Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible. This is due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to erosion and rockfall risk, and to allow ongoing track upgrade works.

Please note the following closures:

  • Palm Jungle Loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout is closed from Tuesday 16 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for track upgrades.
  • The Garie to Little Garie section of The Coast track is closed due to hazardous rockfalls and erosion.
  • North Era campground is closed until further notice
  • Garie Road, Garie Beach and the Garie precinct is closed until further notice. This is due to damage and subsidence to the road surface. Walkers approaching from the north (e.g. from Wattamolla or Bundeena) should exit the track via Curra Moors track.

Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:

  • South bound access - Bundeena to Curra Moors track via Wattamolla and return only. No access to Garie Beach.
  • North bound access - Available via North Era and return only. Access is via Garawarra Farm Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track during track upgrades.
  • Figure 8 Pools access - Available via Garawarra Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track via Garawarra Farm only.  

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 1.55pm.

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The south Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 9.57am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 7.30am.

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Apple Tree Bay to the Mt-Ku-ring-gai access track. There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.

The Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Mt Ku-ring-gai is open for use.

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 Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 9.44am.

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 June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024

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 Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 10.22am.

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). 

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.32pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am, December 18 2023 to 12am, March 18 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Warrells Trail off Obrien's Road
  • The area between Warrells Trail and Basket Creek

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office: (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Mar 2024, 2.48pm.

Closed areas: Commemoration Flat amenities block closed

From March to June 2024, contractors will be demolishing and replacing the amenities block at Commemoration Flat and upgrading the associated services. During these construction works, the northern part of Commemoration Flat carpark and the amenities block will be fenced off and occupied, and work crews will be on site.

Toilets will remain available at the visitors centre and cricket pitch area. The surrounding picnic areas and barbecue facilities will continue to be accessible during construction.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.34pm to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 2.59pm.

Safety alerts: Major Roadworks in Jilliby State Conservation Area - Commencing 27 December 2023

Major roadworks are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 27th December 2023 in Jilliby State Conservation Area (Southern Precinct) and part of Ourimbah State Forest.

Partial and intermittent road closures should be expected. The roads that will be affected are:

  • Red Hill Road
  • Prestons Ridge Road
  • Bradleys Point Road
  • Campbells Point Road and 
  • Tooheys Road.

 

Visitors are asked to avoid the area (if possible). Otherwise, please be aware of trucks and machinery using and working on the above roads and to drive to the conditions. Warning signs and traffic control will be in place. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The work is funded as part of the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) program aimed at providing safe and strategic fire trails for fire response and access.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track

Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park is closed until further notice due to landslides. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 8.11am.

Other planned events: Temporary access closures to trails at Middle Camp - Catherine Hill Bay - Munmorah State Conservation Area for external developer construction works.

Middle Camp DA/2238/2017 - has begun works in the Catherine Hill Bay area adjacent to lands managed by Munmorah State Conservation Area. These works due to the location now has temporary closures to access trails for Munmorah SCA. This is necessary for the contractor managing this development in order to maintain a safe construction site and public safety.

NPWS apologises for the inconvenience and are unable to provide alternate access.

This temporary closure affects: 

  1. Collier fire trail
  2. Powerline fire trail and 
  3. Middle Camp fire trail

Please be advised that these closures will not stop access to fire vehicles in emergencies and does not cause a safety concern.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000.

 

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 1.07pm.

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please be aware of the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 27 Nov 2023, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12.48pm.

Other planned events: Hornby Light renovation works

Hornby Lighthouse at South Head is currently undergoing restoration and maintenance. Completion is scheduled for September 2024. South Head heritage trail remains open. However, views and access around the Hornby Lighthouse will be temporarily impacted during these works.

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 3.44pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2024, 7.16am.

Other planned events: Sphinx Memorial repair works

Repair works are underway at the Sphinx Memorial from Monday 12 February to June 2024. There will be changed access to the memorial for the duration of these works. The carpark and the Sphinx track remain open. Please follow directions of signs and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 7.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jul 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.34am.

Safety alerts: Haulage trucks using Old Bells Line of Rd

Haulage trucks are in operation along Old Bells Line of Rd between the park entrance near Chifley Road (Zig Zag Railway) and Clarence Sands during the following times:

• Monday to Friday: 04.00 to 18.00

• Saturday: 04.00 to 13.00

 

During these times road users are reminded to:

• drive with caution

• adhere to the speed limit of 40 km/hr

• listen for truck movements via UHF-11

 

If a UHF radio is unavailable, NPWS recommends to access the reserve via State Mine Gully Rd. For more information contact the Kanangra Area office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.41pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 1.20pm.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management operation

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 Thursday 1 February 2024 and Wednesday 31 July 2024 in the following areas of Sydney Harbour National Park:

  • Chowder Bay
  • Dobroyd Head
  • Bradleys  Head
  • Georges Head
  • Middle and North Head (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management and Quarantine Station).

Please 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:

Middle Head - 02 9960 6266 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Harbour Trust Lands): 02 8969 2128 (business hours).

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.14pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.33pm.

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 is continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 February 2024 and Wednesday 31 July 2024 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 9451 3479 or Lane Cove area office on 8448 0400 during business hours. For after-hours enquiries, contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.10pm to Tue 4 Feb 2025, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.04am.

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park in Lane Cove National Park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please 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 Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.07pm to Tue 4 Feb 2025, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 9.53am.

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 Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.05pm to Tue 4 Feb 2025, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.04am.

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 Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 9.13am.

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles, north of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole at Waterfall Gully.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma Dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact NPWS on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 2.32pm.

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is now closed. The site has become a day-use ONLY picnic spot. No overnight stays permitted.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.37am.

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

The last 850m of Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only.

This section is not suitable for 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 need to walk the last 850 metres to access the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 10.10am.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is currently closed.

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 completed.

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

For more information, visit the project webpage or email us. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.43pm.

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

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

To prevent further damage to the road and to protect visitor safety, please 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 Sat 28 Oct 2023, 3.54pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.06am.

Closed areas: Daniels Pt Road and Maculata Fire Trail Closed -Jilliby SCA

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 Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9.59am.

Closed areas: Muirs Lookout Picnic Area - Closed

Muirs Lookout Picnic Area on Prickly Ridge Road has been closed due to ageing infrastructure, obstructed lookout views to the coast and very low public visitation. Alternative picnic facilities are located nearby in Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park. Further information on other places to visit can be obtained via the NPWS or Forestry Corporation websites. 

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 5.01pm.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.14am.

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.34pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.35am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.41am.

Other planned events: ‘1080 pest management’

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 July 2024 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

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.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Lane Cove 8448 0400 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.25pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am.

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 February 2024 and 31 July 2024 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

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.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.28am.

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track partial closure, Scheyville National Park

Longneck Lagoon walking track open.  Boardwalk currently closed due to flood damage

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 3.51pm.

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

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

A geotechnical risk assessment has been undertaken.  Repairs to address safety issues need to be undertaken 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 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 3.51pm.

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 Fri 6 Oct 2023, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 6.58pm.

Closed parks: Yiraaldiya National Park closed during the establishment of feral predator-free area

Yiraaldiya National Park is a feral predator-free area. This means that feral predators, such as red foxes and feral cats, are being eradicated from the park. Locally extinct native wildlife are being reintroduced, including eastern bettongs, koalas and long-nosed bandicoots. For this reason, there is no access to the park while the feral predator-free area is being established. Once complete, the park will open for sustainable visitor access and enjoyment, and educational and research opportunities.

During the closure period visitors may not visit the park, and only NPWS staff and authorised contractors and volunteers are allowed entry to the park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local park office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.28am.

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: Fri 17 May 2024, 9.27am.

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 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 8.33am.

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.37am.

Closed areas: Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track closed

Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track, including access to the waterfalls will be closed until 30 June 2024 while the picnic area is being upgraded.

The proposed upgrade will improve visitor safety, accessibility and protect sensitive cultural heritage.

Consider visiting the nearby Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well established picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2023, 9.07am to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 4.25pm.

Closed areas: Kurnell foreshore partial closure

Transport for NSW is constructing ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse. Closures will be in place until late 2024. There will be no public access to the foreshore area between Prince Charles Parade and the wharf along Monument walking track. Alternative pedestrian pathways will be in place to allow public access into Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

For more information visit the Kamay Ferry Wharves project webpage.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 9.52am.

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

The following areas, and the bushland surrounding them, are also closed due to steep and unstable ground:

  • Old Man's Hat
  • Cannae Point
  • Quarantine Head

Do not enter the closed areas.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Fairfax track
  • Burragula and Yiningma lookouts

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.08pm.

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd management trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra-Boyd National Park are closed due to flood events and current track conditions:

  • Mini Mini/Waterfall Creek
  • Beefsteak Creek
  • Gilbraltar
  • Budthingaroo
  • Mumbedah

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 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2024, 9.17am.

Closed areas: No access to Old Wagstaffe trail 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 Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2024, 9.20am.

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 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9.43am to Fri 21 Aug 2026, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.50pm.

Other planned events: Construction Works Adjacent to Wyrrabalong National Park

Construction of the Magenta Shared Walkway on behalf of Central Coast Council is being undertaken adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive, Magenta. These works are not within Wyrrabalong National Park and no clearing of Park Estate is planned to occur as part of these works. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works. Further information regarding this project can be found at here at Magenta Shared Path Construction (continuation) | Central Coast Council (nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 6.06pm.

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 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 3.23pm.

Closed areas: Jacks Track closed in Yengo National Park

Jacks Track in Yengo National Park is closed due to a dangerous landslip on private property. No access is permitted under any circumstances.

Walkers and mountain bike riders should use alternative trails.

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 8.43am.

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 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.33am.

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 further notice 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 Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 12.02pm.

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track intersection.

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 Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2024, 8.46am.

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 Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.17am.

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 Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

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 driving to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Mar 2024, 4.57pm.

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 as 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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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
19 May 2024 Closed areas Rocky Point Trail Closed for Maintenance Work Details

Applies from Sun 19 May 2024, 7.00am to Fri 24 May 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2024, 9.04pm

Rocky Point trail is temporarily closed from Sunday 19 May to Friday 24 May 2024 for maintenance works. Access to Allen Strom Lookout during this time is also restricted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Girrakool NPWS office on 4320 4200.

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19 May 2024 Closed areas Kanangra Walls Road Closed Details

Applies from Sun 19 May 2024, 12.00pm to Tue 21 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.39pm

Kanangra Walls Road will be closed from 12pm Sunday the 19th of May through until 9am on Tuesday the 21st of May 2024 for maintenance works.

There is no access to Kanangra Walls Lookout, Kalang Falls, The Plateau Walk or Boyd River Campground.

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

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20 May 2024 Other planned events Aerial Spray Program Details

Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 7.00am to Sun 2 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 3.17pm

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial spraying program between Monday 20 May 2024 to Sunday 2 June 2024. The spray operation will be for one (1) day only during the above dates.

The operation will use Metsulfuron Methyl 600WG for the control of Biotu bush.

The program will take place in Bouddi National Park along the coastal strip from Second Point in the north to Lobster Beach in the south.

The program is designed to control Bitou bush infestations in remote and inaccessible locations.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the spray locations and there will be no public access during the spray operation.

Closed tracks will include:

  • Bouddi Coastal Walk
  • Second Point trail
  • 72 Trail
  • 78 trail
  • 81 trail
  • Third Point trail
  • Mount Bouddi walking track
  • Maitland Bay walking track
  • Box Head Walking track
  • Lobster Beach walking track
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Please contact the local Girrakool NPWS area office for more information on 43240200.

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20 May 2024 Closed areas Evans Lookout Road closure Details

Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 7.00am to Thu 23 May 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 1.54pm

Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond Grand Canyon car park from 7:00am Monday 20th to 6:00pm Thursday 23rd May 2024 for road repairs. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout during this time. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon car park toilets.

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21 May 2024 Closed areas Little Beach campground closed Details

Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 7.00am to Wed 22 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 3.41pm

Little Beach campground in Bouddi National Park will be closed for campground maintenance from Tuesday 21 May to Wednesday 22 May 2024. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Girrakool office on 4320 4200.

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21 May 2024 Closed areas Perrys Lookdown Road closure Details

Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 7.00am to Tue 21 May 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 1.36pm

Perrys Lookdown Road (including Anvil Rock) will be closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from 7am-6pm Tuesday 21st May for roadworks.

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23 May 2024 Closed areas Kanangra Walls Road Closed Details

Applies from Thu 23 May 2024, 12.00pm to Sat 25 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.43pm

Kanangra Walls Road will be closed 12pm on Thursday the 23rd of May through until 9am on Saturday the 25th of May 2024 for maintenance works.

There is no access to Kanangra Walls Lookout, Kalang Falls, The Plateau Walk or Boyd River Campground.

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

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10 June 2024 Closed areas Areas closed for visitor facility upgrade Details

Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 12.34pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 12.44pm

The Beach and Silent Creek Camping areas are closed from Monday 10 June to Friday 5 July 2024 while visitor facilities are being upgraded. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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23 August 2024 Closed areas Yerranderie Accommodation closed Details

Applies from Fri 23 Aug 2024, 2.00pm to Mon 26 Aug 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 11.40am

Slippery Norris Cottage, The Bank Room and Private Town campground will be closed from Friday 23 July to Monday 26 August 2024 due to maintenance programs.

 

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

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