Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
This Reserve is home to the world famous Jenolan Caves. The are a number of guided tours avaible paying visitors to explore the underground on well maintianed tracks through the caves. There are also a number of self guided caves that you can walk through at your own leisure, including the masive Grand Arch which you can drive through. There is accomodation and food avaialble in the area and a number of nice walks.
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as at Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:36:26 +1100
Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until Monday 24 February 2020. The recent bushfires and heavy rainfall may result in landslides and rockfalls reaching the road.
Six Foot track remains closed between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Coxs River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds). This is due to the dangerous conditions caused by recent rainfall and bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening closed sections of the track before the end of February.
For further information visit the Jenolan Caves website
or Live traffic NSW
for updates on road conditions.Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
- They're under direct control of an adult
- The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
- There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page
.Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern section of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.
This baiting program will run from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on native animals including the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure that they don't enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area, we suggest muzzling them. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary advice.
For more information, contact the local park office on: 02 6336 6200 or 1300 072 757 after hours.Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed
Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.