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Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 23 April 2017, 9.18am

Applies from Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 4.51pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes and wild dogs within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves for approximately 3 weeks commencing Tuesday 18th April 2017. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2017, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Apr 2017, 9.18am.

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.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Dec 2016, 9.29am.

Closed areas: Road closed to Mount Barrington

Vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail beyond the Junction Pools turn remains closed due to trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10.18am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Coorongooba South HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Coorongooba South HR. 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 Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 12.54pm

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.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9.09am

Closed areas: Washpool campground closed

Washpools campground is closed from 26 April until 31 May 2017 while a new toilet system is being installed. Barbecues and toilets are available at Washpools picnic area. Alternative NPWS campgrounds can be found at Barrington Tops, Mt Royal, Goulburn River national parks or other private camping areas. 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 NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2017, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 9.55am

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry

Bombah Point Ferry will be temporarily closed for essential maintenance from 26 April 2017 to the week of 5 June 2017. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience to caused visitors. 

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Applies from Fri 28 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 1.48pm

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.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 1.44pm

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.

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Applies from Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 4.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes and wild dogs within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves for approximately 3 weeks commencing Tuesday 18th April 2017. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12.22pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday, 9am – 4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 9.13am

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.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2017, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Apr 2017, 9.18am

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.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Dec 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Road closed to Mount Barrington

Vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail beyond the Junction Pools turn remains closed due to trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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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. 

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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.

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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.

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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/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
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    • 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
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    • Scone
      (02) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 20 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
    • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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Emergency services

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