Mount Canobolas Access
Access roads to the summit of Mount Canobolas have reopened, but the rest of the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area will remain CLOSED as native plants and animals continue to recover from bushfire
NO CAMPING, PICNICS OR BUSHWALKING ALLOWED.
THERE ARE PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO FAIL TO OBEY CLOSED AREA SIGNS.
For the full media release by National Parks and Wildlife click HERE
** Important information regarding access**
- Only the summit area is open to the public. The summit toilets and information display are all intact.
- Summit can only be accessed via Canobolas Rd and Old Canobolas Rd. Mitchells Way is closed.
- The rest of the park is closed for safety and environmental reasons. Many trees have been weakened by the fire and trees are still coming down in during windy conditions.
- Visitors are not permitted in burnt areas at the summit which includes the walking track due to safety risk from falling trees and branches and damage to the walking tracks.
- Fire has caused extensive damage to walking track infrastructure including timber steps, drains, signs and a bridge.
- NPWS is still in the planning stage of the repair program and some walking tracks are likely to remain closed for 12 months or more.
- No date has yet been set for reopening of the rest of the park, but it is likely to be after winter.
- While some regeneration of the vegetation has already begun, this will stop over winter. The ground vegetation will need time to recover and so NPWS is keeping visitors out of the bush areas.
- For their own safety and to protect the park, visitors are to obey all area closed signs – penalties apply.
- NPWS website has been updated with information about closed areas.
- Further enquiries to NPWS Bathurst office: 02 6332 7640.
Correct as of 19 August 2018