Back to previous page
PDF Print

Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 2 July 2017, 2.13pm

Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Jul 2017, 2.13pm.

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops

4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:

  • Barrington trail (south and north)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Affects 8 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 2.13pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS will conduct a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for approximately 2 weeks starting from Tuesday 9 May 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2017, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 2.13pm.

Other incidents: Camp fees cannot be paid onsite temporarily

Due to recent infrastructure damage, camping fees cannot be paid on site at Polblue and Horse Swamp campgrounds. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128, located at Hayes Street Scone. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your co-operation and patience.

Affects 2 locations in this park: Show list

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11.56am to Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will conclude its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Wollemi National Park on Friday 14 July 2017 and will remove all baits. Signage will stay up in the baiting area after this removal for a 4 week period. 

 

The 1080 wild dog and fox ejector program in Manobalai Nature Reserve will continue until Thursday 31 August 2017.

 

The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:

  • Wollemi National Park (Martindale, Kings Creek, Hungerford, Baerami and Widden areas)
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve.

 

1080 can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested and domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves. We suggest neighbouring properties should tie their dogs up or muzzle them while mustering for the duration of the programs and a 4 week period afterwards. For more information please call the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on (02) 6574 5555.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 23 Jun 2017, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.58am

Safety alerts: Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Forestry Corporation NSW will be undertaking road works on Glow Worm Tunnel Road from Friday 23 June 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017, weather permitting. Motorists may experience delays and are asked to drive with caution around heavy machinery. For further information please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 19 Jun 2017, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jun 2017, 10.08am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2017, 1.40pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 2.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in Wollemi National Park as buried baits or ejector capsule from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 31 December 2017 in an ongoing manner.

The 1080 poison will be laid in the vicinity of Wolgan River, Capertee River, Old Coach Road, Canobla Gap trails and the access road to Coorongooba campground.

This baiting program aims to reduce the threat posed by foxes to brush-tailed rock wallabies and other native animals.

Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners need to ensure that their pets do not enter reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Blackheath office on (02) 4787 8877 during business hours.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Jul 2017, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops

4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:

  • Barrington trail (south and north)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Affects 2 parks and 8 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 2.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS will conduct a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for approximately 2 weeks starting from Tuesday 9 May 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 11.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve

This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 28 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground

Stewart and Lloyds campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground

White Tree Bay campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance work. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0309.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2017, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 2.13pm

Other incidents: Camp fees cannot be paid onsite temporarily

Due to recent infrastructure damage, camping fees cannot be paid on site at Polblue and Horse Swamp campgrounds. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128, located at Hayes Street Scone. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your co-operation and patience.

Affects 2 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2016, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Access to Dunn's Swamp

The Coricudgy Road has suffered minor damage from the wet weather in September 2016. Please drive to the conditions and allow extra time to complete your journey. The road is suitable for all vehicles. 

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9.37am

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions . Closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal - the road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on (02) 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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/barrington-tops-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gloucester
      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
    More
    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
    More
    • Scone
      (02) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 20 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
    • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
    More
See more visitor info

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

View all alerts for NSW
View from Thunderbolt's lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund