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East Kunderang Homestead

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 25 September 2020, 9.03am

Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8.52am to Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.03am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park in the Riverside, Youdales Hut, Mooraback, Jackie Barker and Halls Peak precincts, 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.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8.52am to Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.03am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park in the Riverside, Youdales Hut, Mooraback, Jackie Barker and Halls Peak precincts, 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.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12.01am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 4.40pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 3.25pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 2.32pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 2.46pm

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence closed until December 2020

The Chalet and The Residence are closed for renovations until early December 2020.

For more information, please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.42am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Cockerawombeeba Road
  • Forbes River Road 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.45pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

The following areas are closed due to ongoing safety works, steep slippery clay surfaces and high tree risk:

  • Kilprotay Road
  • O'Neils Road
  • Postman's trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.13pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.49am

Safety alerts: Asbestos risk on New England Wilderness walk

On the Brinerville section of the Wilderness walk there are several buildings destroyed by bushfire that contain asbestos. These sites are identified with warning signs. Walkers must not approach any destroyed buildings due to the risks from burnt/friable asbestos. The asbestos will be removed in the coming months as part of bushfire recovery works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 2.28pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Apsley Falls Stairway and lower platforms closed

The stairway and the associated 2 lower platforms are closed at Apsley Falls. The main upper lookout remains open.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/east-kunderang-homestead/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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East Kunderang Homestead, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk