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Hat Head National Park

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Applies from Mon 28 Aug 2023, 8.34am to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Overshot Dam access road closure for dam spillway rehabilitation and repair works

The access road to Overshot Dam and surrounds will be closed from Monday 28 August to Monday 2 October 2023 while the dam spillway is re-engineered to address the ongoing seepage through the heritage protected dam wall and prevent future dam wall failure. Access to the Smoky Cape Range Walking Track will still be available via the connecting track at the southern end of the Overshot Dam

For more information, contact the local Verges Creek NPWS office on 6561-6700.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 11.22am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area


from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023

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 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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Applies from Fri 11 Aug 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Aug 2023, 10.19am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area Construction Commenced

Construction has commenced on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety. 


Cedar Park picnic area will remain open during this period.


The following roads will be subject to temporary closures over the course of the construction phase:

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road
  • Sergents Road


Construction works are expected to take 6 to 8 months to complete thirty kilometres of fencing and other works.

Construction works include:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.


Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: 


For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jul 2023, 8.30am

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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