Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 11.54am
Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails
Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. Inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS has prohibited 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 benefit everyone by reducing:
- the safety risk to yourself and others
- damage to the park environment and your assets
- park maintenance costs.
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.
Affects 1 park nearby.