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Eurobodalla National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 21 May 2018, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Bogola Headland precinct closed for pest management

Bogola Headland precinct is closed for pest management operations from Monday 21 May to Thursday 24 May 2018.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 May 2018, 5.22pm

Fires - Advice: Mungerarie Fire Trail, Moruya

There is a fire in this park called Mungerarie Fire Trail, Moruya. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 May 2018, 4.12pm to Thu 31 May 2018, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 May 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Shelly Beach - main access path to the beach closed

The main path to Shelly Beach and some areas of Shelly Beach picnic area will be closed from Monday 21 May to Fri 1 June 2018, so that the walkway and beach access can be upgraded. Visitors can access the beach via an alternative route while the works are happening. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on (02) 4476 0800  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 5.01pm to Wed 30 May 2018, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 May 2018, 5.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock and local threatened species.

Aerial baiting will take place from Monday 21 May until Wednesday 30 May 2018 in the following national parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Deua National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate. 

For further information please phone Stephen Raczkowski on 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Wed 9 May 2018, 10.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 May 2018, 8.16am

Other planned events: Eurobodalla National Park pest management program

NPWS is undertaking pest management programs around the Meringo area within Eurobodalla National Park. Visitors are advised to acknowledge all signage relating to the pest program. For further details please contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/congo-campground/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Eurobodalla National Park in the South Coast region
  • Eurobodalla National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Crystal clear shores, Congo campground. Photo: Christina Bullivant