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Violet Hill campground and picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 24 Jan 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11.44am

Fires - Advice: Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

There is a fire in this park called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Yagon trail and Escarpment trail closed

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Yagon trail
  • Escarpment trail

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 8.37am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3.31pm

Safety alerts: McBrides Beach vehicle access closed and new walking track construction

NPWS has changed access to McBrides Beach at Cape Hawke within Booti Booti National Park. 

The vehicle trail to the beach is severely eroded, and is temporarily closed to address immediate safety concerns.

The new McBrides beach walking track provides safe public access to the beach from the Council carpark on Cape Hawke Drive down to McBrides Beach. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or download this fact sheet.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8.02pm

Other planned events: Wallingat campground closure

Wallingat campground and access to Whoota Whoota lookout will be closed between Monday 15 February and Wednesday 31 March 2021. The closure is due to planned roadworks on Sugar Creek Road, involving the replacement of several bridges.

The closure could be extended if rainfall delays work. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 1.33pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Part of Tamboy track and boardwalk closed

Tamboy trail is closed from Thursday 10 December 2020 until further notice in the following sections:

  • Tamboy boardwalk
  • From Brambles Green campground to Sandy Point trail and the Mungo Brush trail turnoff

This is while Tamboy walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 4.47pm to Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Safety alerts: Access to Wallingat River campground and picnic area restricted to Sugar Creek Road

Visitors to Wallingat River campground and picnic area are advised to remain on Sugar Creek Road rather than following the Google map directions and turning off onto Link Road. This is due to the current poor condition of Link Road.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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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/violet-hill-campground-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
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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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