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Pilliga Nature Reserve

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 6.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Mar 2018, 5.13pm

Fires - Advice: North East Firetrail, Kaputar

There is a fire in this park called North East Firetrail, Kaputar. 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 8 Feb 2018, 9.00am to Fri 23 Mar 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Mar 2018, 6.21am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operations

Parts of Mount Kaputar National Park will be closed from 12pm, Tuesday 20 March 2018 to 5pm, Friday 23 March 2018 due to aerial pest operations. This closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. 

All visitors are advised to stay on formed tracks and follow all closure notices.

The following areas will be closed:

  • Upper Bullawa Creek precinct and picnic areas
  • Yulludunida walking track
  • Mount Coryah walking track
  • Scutts fire trail, Scutts Hut and Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walking track
  • Rocky Plateau fire trail and Kaputar Plateau walk
  • Barraba track
  • Waa Gorge Precinct

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300, 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Thu 1 Mar 2018, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 3.19pm

Safety alerts: Fire-affected trees in burnt areas - stay on formed walking tracks

The recent Bobbiwaa Creek fire in Mount Kaputar National Park has burnt around 3000 hectares of the national park.

Please be aware that the burnt areas will pose a safety risk to visitors from falling trees and branches over next few months. If you're visiting, stay on formed walking tracks and avoid walking off track through burnt areas.

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Applies from Thu 22 Feb 2018, 9.46am to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.22am

Safety alerts: Salt Caves campground closed

Some areas in Pilliga Forest Reserves (Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga Nature Reserve) have recently been affected by a major wildfire.

Salt Caves campground remains closed for safety purposes.

Visitor areas that are now open include:

  • Sandstone Caves walking track
  • Dandry Gorge 'Sculptures in the Scrub' visitor area, walking track, picnic and campground
  • Salt Caves picnic area and Pilliga Forest lookout tower

If you're visiting, please stay on formed walking tracks only and obey all road closure notices. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, please contact the NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000, the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on (02) 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

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