A view of mountains at Bimberi.

Namadgi National Park is now closed due to the Total Fire Ban, and the Bimberi Wilderness area will be closed until 31 March 2020.

19 December 2019

A Total Fire Ban is in force in the ACT until 11:59pm on 21 December 2019.

Naked flames are also banned across all of Parks and Conservation Service's managed estate (excluding Cotter Campground) until the end of March 2020.

Namadgi National Park is closed during the Total Fire Ban in the ACT this weekend, with the exceptions being Boboyan Road, Brindabella Road, and Corin Dam Road up to Corin  Hub.

A number of other park closures are in place including Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Lower Cotter Catchment and those listed below.

The closures are in addition to the closure of the Bimberi Wilderness over summer due to significant fire danger in this remote area of Namadgi National Park.

A number of hikes and walks are impacted by these closures. Visit ACT Parks and Conservation for the latest news.

For more information on the current Total Fire Ban declaration in the ACT and how it affects you, visit the ESA website, follow @ACT_ESA on Twitter or like ACT Emergency Services Agency on Facebook.

The following sites are closed during Total Fire Ban days:

  • Namadgi National Park (Boboyan Road and Brindabella Road remain open along with Corin Dam Road up to Corin Hub – this allows for access to Corin Forest)
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  • Lower Cotter Catchment
  • Bullen Range Nature Reserve (west of the river only)
  • Stony Creek Nature Reserve (west of the iver only)
  • Blue Range Forest
  • Pierces Creek Forest
  • Hyles and Sherwood Forest
  • Ingledene Forest
  • Uriarra Forest (not including picnic areas at Uriarra Crossing)
  • Googong Foreshores
  • Kowen Forest
  • Lower Molonglo River Corridor
  • Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Mulligans Flat Sanctuary including Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve
  • Centenary Trail between Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and Hall

Five ACT campgrounds are also closed until March 2020 (the Cotter Campground remains open):

  • Woods Campground
  • Honeysuckle campground
  • Orroral campground
  • Mt Clear campground
  • Blue Range Campground

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