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New England National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm

Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial wild dog program – New England Escarpment

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Please do not not handle or disturb any baits.

Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on (02) 6657 2309.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 27 May 2018, 5.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 May 2018, 5.08pm

Other planned events: David Redman

Visitors to northern Yuraygir National Park who are intending to use the Candole Forest Road between Brooms Head and the Wooli Road, should be aware of maintenance work scheduled for Monday and Tuesday  28th and 29th of May 2018. The work involves the maintenance of the rock ford adjacent to the Bosches Waterhole. Visitors should anticipate encountering dump trucks and an excavator in this area with associated short delays to their travel.   

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Applies from Tue 22 May 2018, 2.06pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 May 2018, 4.25pm

Fires - Advice: Lemon Grove Trail Black Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Lemon Grove Trail Black Mountain. 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 25 May 2018, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Sun 27 May 2018, 12.46pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Duffs & Scrubby Ridge LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Duffs & Scrubby Ridge LMZ. 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 21 May 2018, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 1.29pm

Closed areas: Roads closed - prescribed burn

A short-term road closure will be in place on Tuesday 22 May 2018 between 8am and 10pm because a prescribed burn will be underway under the terms of the Yuraygir National Paark Fire Management Strategy.

The closed roads include the northern end of the Candole Forest Road, Through Road and Bosches Waterhole Road. Closure signs will be in place to alert motorists. 

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 Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial wild dog program – New England Escarpment

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Please do not not handle or disturb any baits.

Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on (02) 6657 2309.

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Applies from Thu 17 May 2018, 8.53am to Thu 14 Jun 2018, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 May 2018, 10.57am

Other planned events: Upper Macleay aerial 1080 wild dog program

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. The 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.

Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12.40pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 May 2018, 10.07am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

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 baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting will begin on Thursday 17 May and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.

Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. Baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Cathedral Rock National Park.

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

  • Jeogla
  • Chandler River

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 Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12.35pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 May 2018, 5.32pm

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 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 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 Thu 29 Sep 2016, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Banda Banda Road and Banda Banda Forest loop walk closed

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

  • Banda Banda Road - closed due to tree fall and land slip 
  • Banda Banda Forest loop walk - closed due to tree fall

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 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/new-england-national-park/local-alerts

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Point lookout from Wrights lookout, New England National Park. Photo: S Ruming/NSW Government