Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track.
The park has been closed since March 2020 to comply with COVID-19 rules on public gatherings and physical distancing, particularly related to use of the chain near the summit of the climb.
During this closure, a safety audit and independent engineering assessment identified significant safety issues with the Wollumbin Summit, notably extreme risk of landslide, rockfall and failure of the chain section of the track. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are extending the current closure of Wollumbin National Park until May 2021 to address these concerns.
We understand that locals and visitors may be disappointed by the extended closure however our main priority must always be to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
We will now consider the future of the Summit track, in consultation with key community and tourism stakeholders including Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders.
Visitors are always advised to check: