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Nightcap National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 25 October 2016, 3.03pm

Applies from Tue 23 Sep 2014, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 3.03pm.

Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed

Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
21 November 2017 Closed areas Nightcap Range Road up to Rummery Park campground Details

Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2017, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 10.46am

Nightcap Range Road is closed from Tuesday 21 November to Wednesday 22 November 2017. The closure is due to road repairs and roadside vegetation management operations. To access Rummery campground and Minyon Falls please use Minyon Falls Road via Repentance Creek. 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 Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jul 2017, 1.45pm to Fri 22 Dec 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 11.21am

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve from Tuesday 4 July to Friday 15 December 2017. The operations will take place north of the Brunswick River. This program is part of the priority initiative of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan for the conservation of threatened, beach-nesting shorebirds. Baits will be laid and pest ejectors may also be set to control foxes. If necessary, fox control may continue until Friday 23 February 2018 to allow the shorebird chicks time to fledge this breeding season. 

1080 warning signs are at main entrance points to the nature reserve where fox baits are laid. This includes:

  • North Head Road
  • Harry's Hill
  • North Beach (also known as Christmas Beach)
  • Oyster Lease Road and;
  • Brunswick River picnic area

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves by law at any time. All visitors and pet owners should be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning to dogs and keep their domestic animals to designated areas and avoid bait stations and ejectors at all times. For more information contact the NPWS Tweed area office on (02) 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 6 Nov 2017, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2017, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground

Sheepstation Creek campground will be temporarily closed between Monday 13 November and Friday 1 December 2017 for redevelopment works. This closure includes access to walking tracks from Sheepstation Creek campground. Forest Tops campground remains open but not suitable for caravans. Walkers will be unable to exit Booyong track at Sheepstation Creek. The closed areas are:

  • Booyong walking track
  • Rosewood loop
  • Palm Valley track
  • Brushbox falls lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2017, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Cutters Camp campground and hut shelter closed

NPWS will be carrying out major changes to Cutters Camp campground in the coming months as the first stage of upgrade works begins. 

Cutters Camp campground will be closed from Monday 13 November to Friday 22 December 2017 because of construction works. There'll be no access to the worksite during this period.

Cutters hut shelter will be temporarily closed from Thursday 2 November to Friday 22 December 2017. No entry to the hut is permitted during the closure.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Visitors driving through Cadell Road can expect minor delays through Cutters Camp campground because of movement of heavy plant. Slow down and exercise caution while driving along Cadell Road.

All work associated with this project will be undertaken from Monday to Friday. Truck movements are expected to continue until Friday 22 December 2017.

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed-Kyogle area office on (02) 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10.10am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 7 Sep 2017, 4.05pm to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.31am

Other planned events: Mallanganee NP 1080 Wild Dog Baiting

The NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program in Mallanganee NP.  All baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dogs and an indication of baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in National Parks at any time.  

For further information please contact Grafton NPWS office on  (02) 66 411 500.

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Applies from Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10.10am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 10.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 9.03am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Mebbin and Mooball National Parks and Cudgen Nature Reserve from Monday 11 September to Thursday 30 November 2017 inclusive. 1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2017, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tweed Range scenic drive closure update

Tweed Range scenic drive is open from Sheepstation Creek to Bar Mountain. Access to Tweed Range scenic drive is only via Lynches Creek Road from Wiangaree. There is currently no access from the Barkers Vale entrance. All roads, walking tracks and lookouts within the park are open. The affected extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 1.12pm

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2017, 1.49pm to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 9.32am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program

As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.

Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.02am

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

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

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12.55pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Sep 2014, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed

Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 1.01pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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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/nightcap-national-park/local-alerts

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

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Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund