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Bournda National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 10.23am

Applies from Wed 17 May 2017, 3.58pm to Fri 26 May 2017, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 10.20am.

Closed areas: Turingal Head walking track closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to walking track maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Turingal Head walking track to Wollagoot Lake
  • Start of Kangarutha walking track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 22 May 2017, 10.11am to Fri 26 May 2017, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 May 2017, 10.14am.

Safety alerts: Turingal Head

Roads works on Turingal Head Road.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2017, 1.56pm to Fri 26 May 2017, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 10.23am.

Closed areas: Scotts Bay picnic area closed

Scotts Bay picnic area is closed due to landscaping works. 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 the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 4 May 2017, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 May 2017, 9.27am.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS KangaruthaLMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS KangaruthaLMZ. 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.

Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 10.43am.

Closed areas: Games Bay fire trail

Games Bay fire trail is closed due to hazard reduction operations. 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 the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 17 May 2017, 12.06pm to Wed 31 May 2017, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2017, 11.56am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation

Some areas of this park will be closed from Thursday 25 May 2017 and reopen Wednesday 31 May 2017 due to an aerial pest control operation. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks
  • Nunnock campground
  • Alexanders Hut
  • Cattleman's link
  • Robinsons Road
  • Packers Swamp trail
  • Postmans campground
  • Postmans track
  • Postmans Link
  • Knox Link

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 2.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR_Reedy Creek SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR_Reedy Creek SFAZ. 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 17 May 2017, 3.58pm to Fri 26 May 2017, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 10.20am

Closed areas: Turingal Head walking track closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to walking track maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Turingal Head walking track to Wollagoot Lake
  • Start of Kangarutha walking track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2017, 1.56pm to Fri 26 May 2017, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 10.23am

Closed areas: Scotts Bay picnic area closed

Scotts Bay picnic area is closed due to landscaping works. 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 the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2017, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 May 2017, 9.32am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Honeysuckle SFAZ reignition

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Honeysuckle SFAZ reignition. 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 4 May 2017, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 May 2017, 9.27am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS KangaruthaLMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS KangaruthaLMZ. 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 10 May 2017, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 4.18pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Galoon SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Galoon SFAZ. 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 18 May 2017, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 12.15pm

Safety alerts: Annual road grading

Some areas of this park have temporary road closures from Monday 15 May to Friday 16 June 2017 due to road maintenance. NPWS advises visitors to call ahead before visiting the national park and the affected areas. The works will be signposted and visitors should expect temporary road closures until the works are completed. The temporary road closures might be extended pending weather. 

The following areas have temporary road closures:

  • South Goalen picnic area
  • Access to Bunga south beach
  • Aragunnu campground
  • Aragunnu picnic area
  • Access to Aragunnu beaches
  • Picnic Point campground
  • Picnic Point picnic area
  • Access to Picnic Point beaches
  • Middle Beach campground
  • Middle Beach picnic area
  • Access to Middle Beach
  • Bithry Inlet picnic area
  • Access to Bithry Inlet
  • Gillards campground
  • Gillards picnic area
  • Access to Gillards beach
  • Nelson Beach picnic area (Nelsons Lagoon)
  • Access to Nelsons Beach
  • Moon Bay picnic area
  • Access to Moon Bay beach

For safety reasons and to prevent damage to the road, all visitors and locals are asked to avoid travelling to this area during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 11.47am

Safety alerts: Cowdroys Road maintenance

Some areas of this park will have temporary road closures from Monday 15 May to Friday 16 June 2017 due to maintenance. NPWS advises visitors to call ahead before visiting the national park. The works will be signposted and visitors should expect temporary road closures until the works are completed. The temporary road closures might be extended pending weather.

The following areas affected:

  • Cowdroys picnic area
  • Cowdroys beach

For safety reasons and to prevent damage to the road, all visitors and locals are asked to avoid travelling to this area during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2017, 10.10am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR_Mataganagh North SFAZ_SEFNP

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR_Mataganagh North SFAZ_SEFNP. 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 10 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 9.22am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR CEN Galoon SFAZ 2017

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR CEN Galoon SFAZ 2017. 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 Fri 5 May 2017, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2017, 3.36pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 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:

  • South Easts Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 10.43am

Closed areas: Games Bay fire trail

Games Bay fire trail is closed due to hazard reduction operations. 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 the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 3 May 2017, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 May 2017, 11.31am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operations

Western areas of Wadbilliga National Park will be closed to the public for aerial pest control operations targeting pigs and deer. The program will be occurring for a 2–3 day period between 15 May 2017 and 2 June 2017,  weather permitting. There will be no access by any person for any means along:

  • Bumberry Creek firetrail
  • Kydra firetrail
  • Kybeyan electric dog fence

For further information please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Apr 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 5.31pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS-West Nungatta LMZ-HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS-West Nungatta LMZ-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 Fri 3 Feb 2017, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2017, 5.06pm

Closed areas: Boyds Tower viewing platform closed

The viewing platform and access trail at Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park (45 mins drive south of Eden) has been closed because it is unsafe. The walking track and other viewing platform to Boyds Tower remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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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/bournda-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Bournda National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Emergency services

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Bournda National Park. Photo: A Brown/NSW Government