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Hungry Gate campground

Hat Head National Park

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 7.00am to Wed 29 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 9.57am

Closed areas: Partial closure of Point Plomer Road (south of Point Plomer campground)

Point Plomer Road between Point Plomer campground and Back Beach Road will be closed from Monday 27 May 2024 to Wednesday 29 May 2024.

There will be no access to Back Beach or Queens Head from the north via Point Plomer Road or to Point Plomer campground from the south via Point Plomer Road during this time.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 11.39am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition 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 and available for visitor access. 


The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

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


Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

  • 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 26 Apr 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Monument Hill walking track maintenance works

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on the southern half of Monument Hill walking track towards Little Bay picnic area following significant rainfall events. Remediation works are underway and additional care should be taken around machinery in the area.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions. For more information, contact the local NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2024, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Road construction works - Point Plomer

A new access road will be constructed adjacent to Point Plomer Campground from 6th May to 30th June 2024 as part of the Point Plomer Revitilisation Project.


The existing access track to the campground and the Plomer Beach House will remain open during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.11am

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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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 9.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 11.52am

Other planned events: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trail Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 30 June 2024. Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available. Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.

For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168, option 2.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

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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