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Dorrigo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2017, 1.05pm

Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 3.22pm to Mon 29 May 2017, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2017, 1.05pm.

Other planned events: Lyrebird Lane resurfacing works

Lyrebird Lane will be closed to vehicles from Monday 8 May to Wednesday 29 May 2017 due to road resurfacing works. Vehicles will not be able to drive from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre to The Glade picnic area during this time. The Glade picnic area will be open, but will only be accessible to walkers via Wonga walk.

All other attractions at Dorrigo National Park will be open during this time. For further information please contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 24 May 2017, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2017, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Road closures in Yuraygir State Conservation Area

A partial road closure of 3km between Bald Knob Tick Gate Road and Browns Knob trail and Julies Road is closed due to storm damage. Alternative access to Coast Range Road is available via McPhillips Road and Yellow Cutting Road. 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 Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2017, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2017, 11.02am

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operations

Remote bushwalkers are advised that aerial pest control operations are scheduled for Guy Fawkes River National Park. This will affect London Bridge and Glen Nevis roads, Sara River and Bob's Creek areas from Thursday 25 May 2017. For further information please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 3.22pm to Mon 29 May 2017, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2017, 1.05pm

Other planned events: Lyrebird Lane resurfacing works

Lyrebird Lane will be closed to vehicles from Monday 8 May to Wednesday 29 May 2017 due to road resurfacing works. Vehicles will not be able to drive from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre to The Glade picnic area during this time. The Glade picnic area will be open, but will only be accessible to walkers via Wonga walk.

All other attractions at Dorrigo National Park will be open during this time. For further information please contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2017, 9.34am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2017, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Laggers Point boat ramp upgrade - some areas closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to an upgrade to Laggers Point boat ramp and surrounding access. The closed areas and timeframes are:

  • Quarry Road (beyond the boat ramp) closed from Monday 15 May to around the end of June 2017 or until works are complete
  • Laggers Point boat ramp closed Monday 15 May to Monday 29 May 2017
  • Trial Bay campground sites 17 to 28 closed Monday 15 May to Monday 29 May 2017.

Brochures detailing the works are available from Trial Bay Gaol or the NPWS Macleay area office.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2017, 1.23pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - MAC Grey st

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - MAC Grey st. 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, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2017, 12.58pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - MAC Fishos

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - MAC Fishos. 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, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2017, 12.43pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - MAC Monument Hill

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - MAC Monument Hill. 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 Mon 22 May 2017, 2.21pm to Mon 19 Jun 2017, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 2.38pm

Other planned events: Wild dog aerial control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct aerial baiting for wild dog control using 1080 poisoned baits through the following reserves starting on 23 May 2017:

  • Guy Fawkes River National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Cathedral Rocks National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve

This program is a landscape control program in conjunction with Local Land Services and neighbours. If you have any questions about the program, please contact NPWS Dorrigo Plateau area office on (02) 6657 2309.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10.18am to Mon 29 May 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 May 2017, 12.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

An 1080 poison wild dog program will commence from Monday 8 May until Monday 29 May 2017 in Hat Head National Park. The main trails included in the program are:

  • Kilmores trail
  • Honey Talk trail
  • Russells trail. 

Park signage will be erected at the entrances to Hat Head National Park. Public are reminded that no domestic pets are allowed in the national park and 1080 poison baits will be in the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 10.53am

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

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

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing, you'll have to make your own arrangements
  • 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 Mon 10 Apr 2017, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 12.48pm

Other incidents: Restricted access at Pebbly Beach campground

Pebbly Beach campground is currently being accessed via a temporary access trail due to storm damage and is unsuitable for caravans and camper trailers larger than a standard Jayco pop-top size. For further information, please phone the Grafton NPWS office on 0266411500.

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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 http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/dorrigo-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Walk with the birds, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary