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Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 16 October 2017, 4.10pm

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating 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, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 8 Oct 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 10.32am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4.33pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 11.03am

Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating 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, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 8 Oct 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2017, 4.52pm to Fri 27 Oct 2017, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9.57am

Safety alerts: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2017, 10.36am to Fri 17 Nov 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9.55am

Other incidents: No water at Washpools campground

Visitors are advised that there is no water in Middlebrook at Washpools campground. There are small pools at the picnic area and the Washpools themselves but the creek is not flowing. For more information, please visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2017, 6.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2017, 9.56am

Closed areas: McMahons fire trail temporarily closed to all vehicles

McMahons fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all vehicles from Saturday 30 September to Friday 3 November 2017 due to fire trail damage. This closure includes bike riders, horse riders, motorbikes and other vehicles to ensure the safety of all visitors. The fire trail is open to walkers and authorised personnel. 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 Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.50pm to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.25pm

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • they're under direct control of an adult
  • the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • there's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 11.00am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

A wld dog trapping and 1080 baiting program is occuring in Myall Lakes and Ghin-doo-ee National Parks. The operations will be from 8 August 2017 until 29 September 2017. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group. Domestic pets are not permitted in nature reserves, national parks or state conservation areas. Neighbours and reserve users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations or to muzzle dogs if they are required to work the baiting location during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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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.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Sep 2017, 11.12am

Other planned events: Bitou Bush spraying on Yagon and Mungo Beaches

NPWS is ground spraying to control bitou bush along the coastal dunes of Yagon and Mungo Beaches in Myall Lakes National Park. The program is planned to go until the end of August 2017. During this time some areas of Yagon Beach will be temporarily closed to visitors.

Yagon campground and access to the beach from the campground will be unaffected by the program. For further information please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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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.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2017, 1.40pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.51pm

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.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 10.32am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 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.

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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.

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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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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

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.

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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