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Dry Creek campground

Deua National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 22 April 2022, 12.27pm

Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 6.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.27pm.

Safety alerts: Araluen Road closures affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Due to repeated and major landslides along Araluen Road caused by prolonged rainfall events, the following campgrounds are currently closed because they are inaccessible from both the western and eastern approaches: 

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

Eurobodalla Shire Council has a lengthy schedule of works relating to remediation works for Araluen Road. These are forecast to be ongoing until at least mid-June 2022. For more information and updates regarding the Araluen Road closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 1.39pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Bendethera Valley campground closed

Bendethera Valley campground is closed due to server flooding events. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to repairs and upgrades

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice for repairs and upgrades:

  • South Arm fire trail
  • Moores fire trail
  • Bucks Road
  • Kioloa Village fire trail
  • Dam fire trail
  • Link fire trail
  • Higgins Creek fire trail
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Cold Chisel fire trail
  • Livingston Creek fire trail
  • Gravel Pit Road
  • Carls Mountain Road
  • Skid Ridge Road
  • Kettle Road

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.04pm to Fri 24 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Beach campground closed

Beach campground in Clyde River National Park is closed from Friday 13 May to Friday 24 June 2022 for roadworks and campground upgrades.

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

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.05am

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access

Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.

Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track closed

Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track is currently closed while track construction work is undertaken. This work is part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

Please note this closure will prevent walkers from undertaking a loop walk via Durras Mountain from Pretty Beach. The return walk from Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Local National Parks office

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 11.55am to Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed parks: Park closed for 1080 aerial baiting program

This park is closed for an aerial 1080 baiting program from Monday 16 May to Thursday 19 May 2022.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Tallganda National Park & State Conservation Area and Gourock National Park. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entries to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 11 Mar 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 8.34am

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to poor weather

Unsealed tracks and trails in the following parks are closed due to poor weather and dangerous conditions:

  • Morton National Park south and east of the Shoalhaven River
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve
  • Corramy Regional Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang Aboriginal Area
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bimbermala National Park
  • Clyde River National Park
  • Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.43pm

Closed areas: Roads closed following damage from severe weather conditions

The following areas in Eurobodalla National Park are closed until further notice due to continued heavy rain causing subsequent damage to tracks experienced during weather events:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point track 

These areas are being continually assessed and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 3.26pm

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 Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 6.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.27pm

Safety alerts: Araluen Road closures affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Due to repeated and major landslides along Araluen Road caused by prolonged rainfall events, the following campgrounds are currently closed because they are inaccessible from both the western and eastern approaches: 

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

Eurobodalla Shire Council has a lengthy schedule of works relating to remediation works for Araluen Road. These are forecast to be ongoing until at least mid-June 2022. For more information and updates regarding the Araluen Road closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.32pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene and Berlang campgrounds closed due to ongoing wet weather conditions

Due to recent and repeated heavy rain events and subsequent areas of flooding, Berlang and Wyanbene campgrounds have been closed until further notice for the following reasons: 

  • Wyanbene campground is inaccessible due to high river levels
  • The grounds at Berlang campground are saturated, posing a significant risk of tree fall

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. The campgrounds will be reopened once assessed to be safe. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.19pm

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 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 9.38am

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 Thu 16 Dec 2021, 4.59pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.17pm

Other planned events: Access changes to Congo campground

Eurobodalla Shire Council has advised that there is an indefinite road closure on Congo Road (North), Congo starting from Monday 29 November 2021, due to ongoing safety issues. 

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 located south of Moruya, 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 Mon 14 Mar 2022, 4.16pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 11.52am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain event.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

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 Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 5.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Tuesday 20 September 2022 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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

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