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Arakwal National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 9 Aug 2017, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 1.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Terrace Creek

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Terrace Creek. 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 Wed 9 Aug 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.14am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Gullyvul Peak

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Gullyvul Peak. 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 Wed 9 Aug 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.10am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Little Brindle

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Little Brindle. 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 Tue 8 Aug 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 10.15am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Wild Cattle Grass

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Wild Cattle Grass. 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 6 Apr 2017, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tweed Range scenic drive closure update

Tweed Range scenic drive is open from Sheepstation Creek to Bar Mountain. Access to Tweed Range scenic drive is only via Lynches Creek Road from Wiangaree. There is currently no access from the Barkers Vale entrance. All roads, walking tracks and lookouts within the park are open. The affected extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 1.12pm

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2017, 1.49pm to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 9.32am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program

As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.

Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jul 2017, 1.45pm to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.17am

Other planned events: Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north) fox baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting 1080 fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north)  from Tuesday 4 July to Friday 15 July 2017. Baits and pest ejectors will be laid to control foxes and wild dogs. Fox control and any detection of wild dogs may continue at some sites until Friday 23 February 2018 to allow for the completion of shorebird breeding. 

Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid. These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan for the protection of breeding threatened shorebirds. Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. All visitors and owners should be aware and keep their domestic animals to designated areas and avoid bait stations/ejectors at all times. For more information contact the NPWS Tweed area office on (02) 6670 8600.

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Applies from Fri 9 Jun 2017, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 8.32am

Closed areas: Park closed to horseriding due to flooding

All roads and  trails in this park are closed to horseriding due to recent flooding. This closure is in place unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Quarry Road
  • Neilleys Lagoon Road
  • Red Gum Road
  • Number One Road
  • Ironbark trail
  • Tuckerbox Road
  • Mill Road
  • Tea Tree trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 11 Apr 2017, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 9.13am

Closed parks: Park closed - storm damage

This park is closed due to storm damage. Landslips, severe erosion and tree falls are blocking all access roads and trails. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed-Kyogle area Murwillumbah office on (02) 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.02am

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12.55pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Sep 2014, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed

Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 1.01pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/arakwal-national-park/local-alerts

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Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government