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Brackens Hut

Coolah Tops National Park

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
12 December 2022 Other planned events Fire ban: Park fire ban Details

Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 3.22pm

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.


Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.49am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.58am

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall causing the following creek crossings along the following roads to rise:

Hildegard Road between Pines Campground and Brackens Hut

Pinnacle Road between Barracks Campground and Bundella Lookout.

It's advised to approach these creeks with caution and use a 4WD / vehicle with plenty of ground clearance.

Barracks Campground., Cox's Creek Campground, Pines Campground, Norfolk Falls Picnic Area and the Grass Trees Track are still accessible by 2WD.


The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls
  • Bald Hill Road is closed due to a damaged creek crossing. Restoration works will take place when conditions allow.
  • Parts of Pines campground - the campground areas in the eastern section under the pine trees.
  • Bundar Management fire trail
  • Forest Road is closed beyond the seasonal gate. This road normally takes you to the eastern side of the park.
  • Grass Trees track entrance via Barracks campground due to track damage
  • Breeza lookout
  • Snow Gums walking track

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain resulting in damage to sections of the road.

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011

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Park info

  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

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