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Halls Peak campground and picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 2.58pm

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 campground will open from Monday 1 June 2020

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 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 29 May 2020, 2.45pm

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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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. 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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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

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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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary