Parts of Namadgi are now open as bushfire recovery progresses

Parts of Namadgi are now open as bushfire recovery progresses

27 July 2020

Following the Orroral Valley bushfire earlier this year, which saw over 80% of Namadgi National Park burnt, the ACT Government is pleased to announce that many sites are now open for Canberrans to explore.

In the last six months, the ACT Government has been hard at work assessing Namadgi's most impacted areas and addressing the most immediate threats to ensure they are safe for visitors return and better protected from future threat of bushfire.

Immediate recovery efforts to reopen Namadgi have centred on:

  • assessing and clearing fire-impacted trees from walking tracks, fire trails and public access roads
  • undertaking detailed post-fire impact assessments of recreational areas, walking tracks and management roads
  • undertaking minor restoration activities to walking trails and recreational areas.

As part of the initial recovery response, the ACT Government have also worked to help our natural and cultural landscape recover by addressing risks to biodiversity, Aboriginal and European heritage and water supply.

Following this work, the Corin and Naas/Boboyan Road precincts have now re-opened allowing access back popular sites such as Gibraltar Falls, Corrin Dam, Settlers Walking Track, Square Rock and more.

Mt Clear and Woods Reserve Campgrounds are back in business and are now taking bookings online.

Old Boboyan Road will remain closed until further notice to allow for work to refurbish and protect the rock art at Yankee Hat. This also means that visitors will not be able to access Gudgenby Homestead and Ready Cut Cottage.

Honeysuckle Valley, Orroral Valley and Bimberri Wilderness precincts will also remain closed as major works are needed to restore public access roads, walking trails, low-level crossings and fire trails.

While more parts of Namadgi are now accessible again, many of these areas are still fire impacted. When setting out to explore the park, check that your intended destination is open before heading out and take proper precautions by planning your visit carefully and please let someone know where you intend to go.

Find out more about our bushfire recovery efforts and the plan to reopen Namadgi.

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Map depicting open and closed areas within Namadgi national Park