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Bongil Bongil National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12.35pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 2.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW advises they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial and ground baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting began on Tuesday 13 March and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.

Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Guy Fawkes River National Park and Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve.

The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:

  • Red Range/Pinkett
  • Wongwibinda
  • Hernani

The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

1080 baits pose a high risk to domestic dogs. Keep all domestic dogs under control and away from baiting areas at all times. Signs will be erected at the entrance to areas where baiting is occurring. 

Baiting programs are carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground and aerial baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these species. For more information, phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 13 Apr 2018, 4.43pm to Tue 1 May 2018, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access to Wooli Beach

Some areas of this park are closed due to the accumulation of soft sand making Wooli Beach unusable for vehicles. 

Several vehicles in recent times have been stranded and required assistance.  This closure agreement involves Clarence Valley Council, Wooli/Yuraygir SES and NPWS. 

Vehicles ignoring warnings may be subject to infringements. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • NPWS Beach access Northeast of Wooli township
  • NPWS Beach access to Wooli Beach from Diggers Camp Road

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2018, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2018, 10.56am

Other incidents: Sandon River boat crossing unavailable

The self-service Sandon River boat crossing is currently unavailable due to boat servicing requirements. If you're planning on using Yuraygir Coastal walk, please make your own arrangements to cross the Sandon River. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Dec 2017, 4.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2017, 12.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Mermaid Pools - not safe for swimming

The area known as the Mermaid Pools is not safe for swimming. Large waves wash over the area frequently and you may be swept off the rocks. For more information, please contact Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines. 

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 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


  • in the North Coast region
  • Bongil Bongil National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Coffs Harbour
      (02) 6652 0900
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6651 9525
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4WD vehicle on the beach, Bongil Bongil National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary