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.
There are alerts raised for Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
as at Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:38:21 +1100
Closed areas: Campgrounds closed
NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings
, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.
From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. Please check our COVID-19 update
for more information.Other planned events: Cave tours temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Caves tours are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. NPWS is continuing to monitor advice from the NSW Government Chief Medical Officer and NSW Health, with regards to safely reopening the cave tours. We appreciate your patience during this time, while we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our staff and visitors.
For further information please visit the Jenolan Caves website
.Closed areas: Blue Lake and River walk closed for track works
The Blue Lake and Jenolan River walk in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve are closed for construction works. Please refer to the Jenolan Caves website
for more information. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:
- Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
- Gardens of Stone National Park
- Wollemi National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Turon National Park
- Marrangaroo National Park
- Mares Forest National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration
If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.
To register fill in the online form and submit.
This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.
This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
We wish to advise that aerial and ground fox baiting programs using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be conducted in parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and Kanangra-Boyd National Park from Monday 1 June 2020.
Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of these parks. Properties adjacent to these parks may be in the vicinity of baits.
This program will supplement the ongoing monthly ground fox baiting program currently being conducted until 30 October 2020.
These baiting programs aim to reduce the threat posed by foxes to endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and other native animals, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.
Please do not touch baits or ejector devices .Penalties apply for non-compliance
. 1080 poison is lethal to pets, including dogs and cats. Pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Working dogs should be muzzled if they are required to work on or near the baiting locations, during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact Trent Forge on 02 4784 7308 or Michaela Jones on 02 4784 7302 if you have any questions about the program.