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Deua River campgrounds

Deua National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 January 2022, 10.07am

Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm to Thu 24 Feb 2022, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 10.07am.

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major recurrent landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:

  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 10.48am to Wed 26 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade

Durras Lake Discovery trail is closed from Tuesday 7 September to Wednesday 26 January 2022 while the walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 1.37pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: West Rim track partial closure

The section of West Rim track from Twin Falls lookout to Renown lookout is closed due to hazardous trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Tue 23 Nov 2021, 2.21pm to Wed 26 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Lake Road closed for roadworks

Lake Road is closed from Tuesday 23 November 2021 to Wednesday 26 January 2022 due to roadworks.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Dec 2021, 1.33pm to Wed 26 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Lake walking track closed for track upgrades

Lake walking track in Murramarang National Park is closed for track upgrades from Wednesday 15 December 2021 to Wednesday 26 January 2022.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to fire damage

The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to fire damage:

  • Pauls Point campground – day use only
  • Sundeck campground – day use only
  • Sawyers campground – day use only
  • Beehive upper and lower campground – closed for redevelopment post fire
  • Burrawang campground – day use only

Following heavy rain, some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris and there may be steep sand walls to access sites. Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jan 2022, 9.23am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 11.44am

Closed areas: Pattimores Lagoon viewing platform

Pattimores Lagoon viewing platform in Narrawallee Nature Reserve is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 19 January to Friday 29 April 2022.

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm to Thu 24 Feb 2022, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 10.07am

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major recurrent landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:

  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to fire damage

The following roads are closed until further notice due to fire damage to bridges:

  • Dam Road
  • Link Road
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Higgins Creek Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east).

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.07am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
    • Riverview lookout
    • Riverview walking track
    • Mark Morton lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • Upper and lower Fairy Bower falls
    • Walking track from Fairy Bower Falls to Tooths lookout

 

  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema wilderness area, the following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road, Sassafras and Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area, the following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Mount Bushwalker walking track
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim 
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Meroo Head campground closed

Meroo Head campground is closed to camping due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions.

You can still use the campground for day use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 16 Dec 2021, 4.45pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11.38am

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park closed visitor areas

Areas within Wadbilliga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage. The closed areas include:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

Repair and assessment works are ongoing, and NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses. It is estimated that Cascades campground and walking track will remain closed to the end of February 2022, and the Tuross Falls walking track and viewing platform until the end of 2022.

Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 16 Dec 2021, 4.59pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 5.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 12.36pm

Other planned events: Access changes to Congo campground

Eurobodalla Shire Council has advised that there is a road closure on Congo Road (North), Congo from Monday 29 November 2021, due to road-sealing works.

This impacts access to Congo campground in Eurobodalla National Park. Visitors can only reach the campground via the Bingie Road turn-off from the Princes Highway at Bergalia, and then on to Congo Road (South) during this time.

For further information on this road closure, please visit the Council's road closures web page.

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Applies from Tue 28 Dec 2021, 4.41pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.30am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Saturday 1 January to Thursday 30 June 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section) 
  • Ben Boyd National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 29 Dec 2021, 4.54pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 1.42pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Saturday 1 January through to Thursday 30 June 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

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 for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, 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 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.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses 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. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.08pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Dec 2021, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.07pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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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/campgrounds/deua-river-campgrounds/local-alerts

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