UPDATED — 19/12/2014
When planning a canyoning trip, always ensure the canyons you are planning to visit are open. Bushfires, extreme weather conditions, hazard reduction burns, landslides, planned track work, emergency operations and a range of other events can lead to temporary closures. Unfortunately, ignorance is not a defence, and serious penalties or even criminal prosecutions can occur in certain cases.
Below is a list of current canyon closures, organised by region. (Always double-check current closure information on the NPWS website, as well as potential bushfire risks on the RFS websites, before heading on a trip).
Canyons with current access issues:
- Boars Head abseil and Whores Bed Canyon are temporarily inaccessible due to a recent bushfire.
- Long-term closure of Minnamurra Canyon due to environmental impacts
- Long-term closure of Spring Creek Canyon due to risks posed by rock-fall
Other track closures affecting canyoners:
- The Pipeline Track remains closed near Glen Davis, although canyons can still be accessed from the Newnes side
- Old Claustral Canyon access via Mt Tomah has been permanently closed due to private property. The new route enters from west of Mt Bell.