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South East Forests National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 14 August 2017, 2.11pm

Applies from Mon 14 Aug 2017, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Aug 2017, 2.11pm.

Closed areas: Bemboka River Road closed

This area of South East Forests National Park is closed due to bridge replacement. Bemboka River Road is closed between Fastigata Road and Fraxinoides Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.10am.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Smoky Mouse LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Smoky Mouse 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.

Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.10am.

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

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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Applies from Mon 14 Aug 2017, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Aug 2017, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Bemboka River Road closed

This area of South East Forests National Park is closed due to bridge replacement. Bemboka River Road is closed between Fastigata Road and Fraxinoides Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the 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 Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 10.59am

Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations

This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 

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 Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 10.39am

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.38pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground partial closure

Some sections of the Thredbo Diggings campground are closed due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. The areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jul 2017, 2.35pm to Sun 1 Oct 2017, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jul 2017, 2.35pm

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter

Some areas of this park are closed because they are covered in snow. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Summit trail/walk
  • Main Range walk
  • Stilwell walk
  • Snow Gums boardwalk
  • Porcupine walk
  • Illawong walk.

There is no walking on these trails over winter. Snow-shoeing and skiing may occur in the area in winter.

For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2017, 10.00am to Tue 3 Oct 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Winter road closures

Please be advised of the seasonal closure of the following roads:

  • KNP5 (Cabramurra to Khancoban Road). Please take the alternate route via Elliott Way. Allow approximately 90mins additional travel time.
  • Olsen's Road
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Powerline trail
  • Boundary trail
  • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road between Smiggin Holes and Guthega

Other current road conditions can be found on the RMS Live Traffic websitePenalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jun 2017, 4.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 3.42pm to Fri 6 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - winter closure

The following closures to bicycles on the Thredbo Valley Tracks apply:

  • The Upper Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
  • The Lower Thredbo Valley track
  • Muzzlewood loop
  • Bullocks track

The hardened section of the Upper Thredbo Valley Track between Lake Crackenback Resort and the The Diggings campground remains open for cycling. 

While all tracks remain open for walking, it is recommended that walking poles are used on the Thredbo Valley Tracks as surfaces are icy, and are likely to be very muddy and slippery when temperatures exceed 2° C or where exposed to direct sunlight.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will continue to be monitored, with relevant changes to track status implemented as required. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 23 Jun 2017, 4.23pm to Fri 6 Oct 2017, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 11.56am

Closed areas: Tom Groggin crossing closed

The crossing from Tom Groggin into Victoria is now closed for winter alongside the fire trail closures in Alpine National Park, Victoria. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2017, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Snow Gums boardwalk closed

Snow Gums boardwalk is closed due to maintenance. 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 Jindabyne area office on (02) 4650 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 2.36pm

Hazard reduction burns: Currango Pile Burn

There is a fire in this park called Currango Pile Burn. 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 Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 10.29am

Closed areas: Port Phillip trail closed at Tantangara Dam causeway

Some areas of this park are closed due to high water levels in Tantangara Dam. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Port Phillip trail at Tantangara Dam causeway

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.10am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Smoky Mouse LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Smoky Mouse 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 5 Jun 2017, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 4.08pm

Safety alerts: Road closures

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park have been recently graded. Please drive with caution. If rainfall causes the roads to become wet and slippery then roads may be closed to all traffic at short notice. For visitor safety and to prevent damage to road surfaces, visitors and park neighbours are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel on these roads during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines. Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (end of Wapengo Lake Road)
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

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Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2017, 11.58am to Fri 29 Sep 2017, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 8.37am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko walk and Dead Horse Gap walking track

Some areas of this park are closed due to being covered in snow. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Kosciuszko walk –  elevated platform. There is no bush walking over winter (snow shoeing and skiing may occur in the area over winter)
  • Dead Horse Gap walking track (snow shoeing and skiing may occur in the area in winter)

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. 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 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 26 May 2017, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2017, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera fire trail maintenance works

Essential trail maintenance works will be carried out on Bendethera fire trail from Friday 26 May 2017Works are expected to take between 2–3 weeks to complete (depending on weather conditions). We do not expect to have to close this trail at this point in time. However, drivers should use extreme caution when driving on this trail as it may become slippery in sections while works are being carried out. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.10am

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, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve and Merriangaah Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 26 April 2017 and conclude on 30  September 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 3 May 2017, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 11.05am

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 20th June 2017 and 30th 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 Wed 3 May 2017, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 11.03am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Ironmungy Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 15 April 2017 and conclude on 15  August 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2017, 2.14pm to Fri 20 Oct 2017, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 10.02am

Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program for foxes and wild dogs using M44 Ejectors and 1080 meat baits in Tallaganda National Park and Tallaganda State Conservation Area. The program will commence from the 20 April 2017 and will finish 20 October 2017. Neighbours and visitors are advised not to handle baits or ejectors. For further information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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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 Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)

Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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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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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/south-east-forests-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
  • South East Forests National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bombala
      (02) 6458 5900
      Contact hours: 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6458 4076
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    • 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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    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Road to Myrtle Mountain lookout, South East Forest National Park. Photo: John Yurasek