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NSW National Parks – Fires, floods and park closures

Warrumbungle National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Hazard Reduction Burbie South
There is a fire in this park called Hazard Reduction Burbie South. 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.

Closed areas: Western High Tops walking track and Burbie fire trail from Dunu camp to Gunneemooroo fire trail
Some areas of this park are closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn off Burbie fire trail. The closed areas are:
  • Western High Tops walking track (Ogma Camp to Danu Camp)
  • Burbie fire trail starting from the Danu Camp to Gunneemooroo fire trail
The closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Morton National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Sheepstation Creek HR
There is a fire in this park called Sheepstation Creek 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.

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot
NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.
Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed
The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed
The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Closed areas: Mimosa Rocks National Park road alert due to rain
All roads within Mimosa Rocks National Park are currently open. Visitors are advised to exercise caution due to rainfall on recently graded roads making the surface slippery and impassable to all vehicles. NPWS officers will inspect the condition of roads regularly and advise of any changes.
The closure of roads for safety may occur at short notice. 
Roads that may be effected  are:
  • Middle Beach Road
  • part of Penders Road - on Park access road to Bithry Inlet
  • Gillards Road
Road closures will prevent access the following visitor areas:
  • Middle Beach campground
  • Middle Beach picnic area
  • Access to Middle Beach
  • Bithry Inlet picnic area
  • Access to Bithry Inlet
  • Gillards campground
  • Access to Cowdroys Road
To prevent further damage to the road, all visitors and locals are asked if roads are closed not to drive on them. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Eurobodalla area office in Narooma on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Walking tracks affected due to Tathra mountain bike event Enduro
Fords walking track and Mogareeka fire trail in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be affected on Sunday 10 June between 8am and 2pm due to a mountain bike event. Visitors need to take caution and supervise children whilst in the area. Signs and marshals will be in place during the event and further information can be found on the Tathra Mountain Bike website.

Closed areas: Road maintenance works
Some areas within Mimosa Rocks National Park are closed from Monday 28 May to Friday 15 June 2018 due to roadworks. The temporary road closures are:
  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road / Nelson Beach Road
The roadworks will depend on the weather conditions during this time. It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays. These closures may be extended with an extension posted as soon as possible. These works are necessary to repair the road surface and drainage to ensure the roads provide suitable visitor access. Notification signs and temporary closures will be placed on each road until the works are completed.
For safety reasons, visitor access is prohibited to all closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground
Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.
The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:
  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

Blue Mountains National Park

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary walking track safety following prescribed burn
Mount Solitary walking track has recently been impacted by a prescribed burn.
Trees and branches that have burnt could continue to fall and the route may be indistinct in sections.
For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Fern Bower walking track
Fern Bower walking track is closed from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 15 June 2018, due to track maintenance. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
There is a fire in this park called Big Plain 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.

Closed areas: Ingar campground
Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Wadbilliga National Park

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Wandella HR
There is a fire in this park called NPWS Wandella 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.

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions
Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Kosciuszko National Park

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Closed areas: Winter Roads Closure
Visitors are advised that the following roads are closed for winter from today until October 1 2018.
  • The Geehi Dam to Olsen’s Lookout Road
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass Road (closed from Monday 11 October)
For further public road conditions please refer to Roads and Maritime Live Traffic NSW.
Check NPWS Alerts before coming to the park to get up-to-date information on the closures still in place and to check local conditions. For more information on Kosciuszko National Park, visit the NPWS website, call the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600. Penalties apply for non-compliance

Warrumbungle National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Hazard Reduction Burbie South
There is a fire in this park called Hazard Reduction Burbie South. 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.

Closed areas: Western High Tops walking track, Burbie fire trail and Gunneemooroo campground closure
Some areas of this park are closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn off Burbie fire trail. The closed areas are:
  • Western High Tops walking track (Ogma Gap to Danu Gap)
  • Gunneemooroo camgpround
  • Burbie fire trail starting from the Burbie Canyon walking track intersection to Gunneemooroo fire trail
The closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Kosciuszko National Park

Hazard reduction burns: HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns
There is a fire in this park called HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns. 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.

Hazard reduction burns: HR Currango Pile Burn
There is a fire in this park called HR Currango Pile Burn. 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.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Warrumbungle National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Hazard Reduction Burbie South
There is a fire in this park called Hazard Reduction Burbie South. 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.

Closed areas: Western High Tops walking track, Burbie fire trail and Gunneemooroo campground closure
Some areas of this park are closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn off Burbie fire trail. The closed areas are:
  • Western High Tops walking track (Ogma Gap to Danu Gap)
  • Gunneemooroo camgpround
  • Burbie fire trail starting from the Burbie Canyon walking track intersection to Gunneemooroo fire trail
The closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Royal National Park

Closed areas: Wattamolla picnic area - partial closure
Wattamolla picnic area is partially closed on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 6am to 5pm due to helicopter operations. Access to Providential Point and the Royal Coast track will remain open, but walkers should expect delays. Visitors will be guided through affected areas, which include Eagle Rock and Curracurrang, while helicopter operations are taking place. Access to Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach will remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Other planned events: Goarra Ridge trail maintenance works
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge trail in Royal National Park.
During the works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail. Sections of the trail may be closed for short periods.
Please be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on (02) 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Walking track and trail closures – Mount Solitary
Following the recent Mount Solitary hazard reduction burn, some tracks and a campground will remain closed for safety reasons. They are:
  • Mount Solitary walking track
  • Kedumba River campground
  • Kedumba River fire trail (after the intersection of Sublime Point fire trail)
Ruined Castle walking track is now open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Fern Bower walking track
Fern Bower walking track is closed from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 15 June 2018, due to track maintenance. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
There is a fire in this park called Big Plain 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.

Closed areas: Ingar campground
Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Blue Mountains National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Mt Solitary
There is a fire in this park called Mt Solitary . 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.

Closed areas: Walking track and trail closures – Mount Solitary
Following the recent Mount Solitary hazard reduction burn, some tracks and a campground will remain closed for safety reasons. They are:
  • Mount Solitary walking track
  • Kedumba River campground
  • Kedumba River fire trail (after the intersection of Sublime Point fire trail)
Ruined Castle walking track is now open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Fern Bower walking track
Fern Bower walking track is closed from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 15 June 2018, due to track maintenance. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
There is a fire in this park called Big Plain 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.

Closed areas: Ingar campground
Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.