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Polblue campground and picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 9.10am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. Planning has been conducted and repairs will be undertaken as soon as possible. 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 Rd) may be available but is subject to 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 Mon 29 May 2023, 3.50pm to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Seasonal Closure of Barrington Tops NP 4WD trails

The following 4WD trails are closed to all public vehicles from Thursday 1 June 2023 to Saturday 30 September 2023 for the winter seasonal closure:

  • Barrington trail - south
  • Barrington trail - central
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

Vehicle access to Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds and associated walking tracks and facilities is closed during this time. Visitors can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 27 Apr 2023, 8.48am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.59am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following areas from Saturday 6 May 2023 to Saturday 20 May 2023:

  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Barrington Tops Natiuonal Park an State Conservation Area
  • Currucabundi Group (Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Bretti Nature Reserve, Mernot Nature Reserve, Watchimbark Nature Reserve, Woko National Park, Monkeycot Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area and Camels Hump Nature Reserve).
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Kathambhul Nature Reserve.

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 the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at authorised public entrances 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 Barrington Tops NPWS area office for more information on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 4.32pm to Mon 26 Jun 2023, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 8.44am

Closed areas: Trail closures due to maintenance

The following areas are closed to the public from Wednesday 22 May to Friday 26 June due to maintenance works:

  • Bunyip Trail
  • Cedar Road
  • Timberlea Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Bulga NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 20 May 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

May 2023 Update: Works are progressing well with the current weather conditions. New toilet facilities have been installed, the re-modelling of the campground is well underway. The picnic and parking area is also progressing well.

Gummi Falls campground is currently closed 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 18 May 2023, 11.59am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 9.15am

Closed areas: Link Trail - closed to all visitors for essential works

Link Trail between Gloucester Tops (Kerripit Rd carpark) and Wombat Creek campground will be closed to all visitors from Monday 22nd May 2023 for up to 3 weeks - weather dependant - to allow NPWS contractors to undertake essential trailside vegetation management.

Wombat Creek campground remains open during this period with visitors still able to access it from either Lagoon Pinch / The Corker or Barrington Trail / Junction Pools.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 7.55am to Sun 4 Jun 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 7.31am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from 6th May 2023 to 14th May 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 the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at authorised public entrances 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 Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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