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The Chalet

New England National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 10.52am

Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 4.24pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 10.52am.

Closed areas: Cottages closed

Cottages in this park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.53pm

Closed parks: Closed area - bushfire damage

The majority of Cathedral Rock National Park is closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Cathedral Rock track is open
  • Barokee picnic area and Native Dog campground will open from Monday 1 June

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permissible in this national park until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.23pm to Thu 18 Jun 2020, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.04pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Monday 18 May and Thursday 18 June 2020 in the following parks:

  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park (Majors Point area and Barren Mountain area)
  • Moount Hyland Nature Reserve and Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting areas.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Fri 17 Apr 2020, 11.46am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Apr 2020, 11.58am

Closed areas: Wilderness walk closed

This walk is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. This walk is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66520 900.

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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/the-chalet/local-alerts

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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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New England National Park. Photo: M Dwyer/NSW Government