As well as putting yourself in danger of injury, breaching closures can result in prosecution and substantial fines.
When planning canyoning trips in NSW, always check the following websites (and continue to do so right up until the day of departure, given the information can change quickly):
- National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts page: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list
(Note that this page is poorly laid out, making it quite confusing, so always scroll through all the announcements for a specific park because closure notices can be buried some way down.)
- Fires Near Me: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
(The NSW Rural Fire Service has a handy map that shows the location of all current bushfires.)
- RFS Hazard Reductions: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions
(During autumn and spring, extensive hazard reduction fires are lit. The location of planned fires is generally listed about one week in advance.)