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Halls Peak campground and picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 21 January 2022, 12.18pm

Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.18pm.

Safety alerts: Raspberry Road - changed road conditions

Raspberry Road is currently wet, rutted and slippery due to recent rainfall. Please take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha NPWS office on 02 6777 4700.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 8 Jan 2022, 9.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 3.32pm

Safety alerts: Point Lookout Road - CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY 28 January 2022

Point Lookout Road is currently CLOSED and not suitable for vehicles due to excessive rainfall.   The road will hopefully be re-openned on Friday 28 January but traffic will be subject to STOP / GO traffic control until 5th February.   Thungutti Camprgound and other walking tracks and picnic areas in the Point Lookout precinct will not be accessible until Friday 28 January.   

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 11.45am to Wed 26 Jan 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: Access Road to Point Lookout Closed - Wednesday 26th January for Urgent Repairs

The road to Point Lookout will be closed for Urgent Repairs on Wednesday 26th January.  For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 66520900

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.19pm

Safety alerts: Dangars Falls Road - 4WD only

Dangars Falls Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The unsealed road is wet, corrugated and slippery. Take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Raspberry Road - changed road conditions

Raspberry Road is currently wet, rutted and slippery due to recent rainfall. Please take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha NPWS office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 11 Feb 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.04am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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 NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.04am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 10.57am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Maria National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 10.23am

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access

Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rains. Please take caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.

For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: All walking tracks closed from Barokee campground

Due to recent weather events impacting bushfire recovery works, there is currently no access to any walking tracks from Barokee campground (accessible off Round Mountain Road via the Waterfall Way) in Cathedral Rock National Park.

Please note:

  • All walking tracks are still accessible from Native Dog campground (accessible via Guyra Road). But please be aware of extra distances involved in walks when entering from the Native Dog campground entrance, including the Cathedral Rock track.
  • The Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk cannot be completed due to this closure, and all walks departing from Native Dog campground will have to return to Native Dog campground.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Cockeawombeeba Road closed due to flood damage

Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to extensive flood damage.

Repairs and maintenance are being completed by Forestry Corporation. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 12.52pm

Safety alerts: Ebor Falls open - Facilities may be fire-affected

The Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River National Park is open. However the park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.

Please follow safety directions, and do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Safety alerts: No access from the north on Chaelundi Road

Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.

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/halls-peak-campground-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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Emergency services

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