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Maxwells Flat campground

Cottan-Bimbang National Park

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8.44am to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8.52am

Closed areas: Polblue Swamp Track closed for essential maintenance

Polblue Swamp Track will be closed from Monday 6 February to Friday 10 February 2023 to allow for essential maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 6.02am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Point Plomer Road (sand track) partially closed

Point Plomer Road (sand track only) will be closed between Queens Head 4WD beach access to the southern boundary of Limeburners Creek national park at 'The Broken Bit' from Thursday 2nd February to Friday 17th February 2023 for roadside vegetation management.

Access to Queens Head carpark and 4WD beach access from Point Plomer, and North Shore Beach from North Shore Drive, will not be affected.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.29am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.38am

Closed areas: Cockerawombeeba Roadand trail closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road and trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech campground south, through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

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

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to ongoing flooding

The following areas are closed from 28/10/2022 to  31/03/2023 due to ongoing flooding:

  • Karamea Homestead, Curracabundi National Park

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 31 Jan 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.23am

Closed areas: Areas in Bago Bluff national park closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road

These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Jan 2023, 11.55am to Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Section Closed for Track Upgrade

Creek Trail and Crestwood Footbridge sections of the Googik track are closed from Monday 9th January to Tuesday 14th February 2023 while the walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Fri 13 Jan 2023, 2.29pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Barrington Trail (south) closed for essential road works

Barrington Trail (south) will be closed to vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles from 23 January to 24 February 2023 to allow for essential road works to be undertaken.

Little Murray and Junction Pools Campgrounds will also be closed during this period.

Bushwalkers can still access all the facilities / attractions in the area during this time, however they will need to be mindful that trucks and heavy equipment are operating on the Barrington Trail south.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.

 

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 10.20am

Closed areas: Bombah Point Ferry Closed Thursday Feb 2, 2023

Bombah Point Ferry is closed on Thursday 2/2/23 until approximately 3pm due to maintenance by Essential Energy.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for upgrades - the length of this closure is very weather dependent.

This closure also means there is no vehicle access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Update Dec 2022: NPWS is planning for works to commence on the three bridge replacements in Feb 2023, with the whole program anticipated to be completed (weather dependant) by the end of March 2023.

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.57pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.56am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. 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), should 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 Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Slees road closed

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross. Road closure signs have been put in place.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Jan 2023, 4.11pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

Update Dec 2022: Contractors have commenced work on the landslips in Berrico NR, with the bridge/culvert works to follow. The Glen Rd remains closed due to a number of failed bridges/culverts.

A number of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves are closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is closed, including the carpark area. This is due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather and land slips.

The road reopening date is not known at this stage. For more details, please visit the Forestry Corporation NSW website or contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 3.44pm

Closed areas: The Mungo Track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

You will need to follow the detour on The Mungo Track at Mungo Bush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km.

Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join The Mungo Track route. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 9.32am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692 or follow the link below.

https://barringtoncoast.com.au/directory/bretti-reserve 

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Applies from Sun 8 Jan 2023, 5.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.43am

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road works

The following areas are closed to the public from Sunday 8 January to Tuesday 28 February due to repair works to storm-damaged roads:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville Camping Area
  • Carrow Brook Walking Track
  • Pieries Peak Walking Track
  • Youngs Trail Picnic Area

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Dec 2022, 11.45am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.50am

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 Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.44am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jul 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Detour to Bird Tree Picnic Area

Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area in Middle Brother National Park is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road.

Park visitors can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access to Bird Tree Picnic Area from Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to this land slip.

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 10.54am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8.22am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 9.58am

Safety alerts: Stoney Creek Road access by AWD/4WD only

Stoney Creek Road in Myall Lakes National Park has been affected by recent rain events. This has caused damage to the road, with sections of clay and several deep holes appearing within the road surface.

NPWS recommends that road access is via high clearance AWD or 4WD in dry weather.

NPWS is working on repairing the road once weather conditions permit. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Road closures due to severe weather event

Some roads within Myall Lakes National Park are temporarily closed due to the impacts of recent severe weather. The closed roads are:

  • Nerong Road (southern section)
  • Masons Bend Trail
  • Goochs Road and Sugarloaf trail.

NPWS are working on repairs and will reopen the roads once completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 9.29am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed until further notice. Reopening planning is underway.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.11am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting and CPE program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve / National Park from 15th September 2022 to 14th March 2023.

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

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 Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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