To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please avoid busy parks between 11am and 2pm during the school holidays to avoid congestion. Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park.
Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 9.07am
Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for road works
Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020. The following areas are closed for the duration of the works:
Minyon Falls, Minyon Grass and Rummery Park
Minyon walking track, Boggy Creek and Peates Mountain walking tracks
Signs will be in place and the road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.
Protester Falls walking track and Terania Creek picnic area remain open.
Visitors can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).
Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm
Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed
The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.
Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.
Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.25pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.00am
Other incidents: 1080 wild fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) from Tuesday 28 July 2020 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 to control the introduced European red fox.
The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and the pied oystercatcher.
1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.
1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.