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Diamond Head campground

Crowdy Bay National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 23 December 2019, 3.25pm

Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.27am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Dec 2019, 3.25pm.

Safety alerts: Crowdy Bay National Park - safety advice for visitors

Crowdy Bay National Park has been significantly affected by the recent bushfires. If you're visiting, be prepared for a visible difference in the appearance of the landscape. NPWS has been working to repair critical infrastructure and to address safety issues.

The following areas have reopened:

  • Diamond Head campground
  • Kylies Beach campground
  • Indian Head campground
  • Beach access from Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds only

However, several areas within Crowdy Bay National Park remain closed, including: 

  • All walking trails between Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds
  • Walking trails at Indian Head campground
  • Crowdy Gap campground and Kylies Hut campground

For public safety, access to closed areas is prohibited until restoration and safety works are completed. Although hazardous trees have been checked and cleared in campgrounds and along roads, there are still vulnerable and hazardous trees within the landscape.

For further information regarding Crowdy Bay National Park or if you have concerns about your booking, please call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 9.37pm

Fires - Advice: Big Nellie Summit Walk, Lansdowne Forest

There is a fire in this park called Big Nellie Summit Walk, Lansdowne Forest. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 5.46pm

Fires - Advice: Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie

There is a fire in this park called Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jan 2020, 3.51pm

Closed parks: Park closed

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and remains unsafe. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.18am to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Campground and walking track closures

The following areas in Crowdy Bay National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Crowdy Gap campground 
  • Kylies Hut campground
  • All walking trails between Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds
  • Walking trails at Indian Head campground

For public safety, there is no access to closed areas until restoration and safety works are completed. Although hazardous trees have been checked and cleared in campgrounds and along roads, there are still vulnerable and hazardous trees within the landscape.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 30 Dec 2019, 11.22am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 4.48pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Lake Innes Nature Reserve, Lake Innes State Conservation Area, Innes Ruins Historic Site and Queens Lake State Conservation Area.

This baiting program will run from Monday 30 December 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. It will reduce the impacts of pest animals on wildlife and threatened species in the park after the bushfires.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

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Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.27am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Dec 2019, 3.25pm

Safety alerts: Crowdy Bay National Park - safety advice for visitors

Crowdy Bay National Park has been significantly affected by the recent bushfires. If you're visiting, be prepared for a visible difference in the appearance of the landscape. NPWS has been working to repair critical infrastructure and to address safety issues.

The following areas have reopened:

  • Diamond Head campground
  • Kylies Beach campground
  • Indian Head campground
  • Beach access from Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds only

However, several areas within Crowdy Bay National Park remain closed, including: 

  • All walking trails between Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds
  • Walking trails at Indian Head campground
  • Crowdy Gap campground and Kylies Hut campground

For public safety, access to closed areas is prohibited until restoration and safety works are completed. Although hazardous trees have been checked and cleared in campgrounds and along roads, there are still vulnerable and hazardous trees within the landscape.

For further information regarding Crowdy Bay National Park or if you have concerns about your booking, please call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 11 Dec 2019, 4.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.38pm

Fires - Advice: Rollover Rd, Bago

There is a fire in this park called Rollover Rd, Bago. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/diamond-head-campground/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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

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Colourful pebbles. Photo: Debby McGerty