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The Rookery Roundabout

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), HSIE, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 5 September 2019, 1.32pm

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1.32pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 27 Oct 2019, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 4.12am

Fires - Advice: Colletts Crossing, Wooli

There is a fire in this park called Colletts Crossing, Wooli. 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 Sat 9 Nov 2019, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.47am

Closed areas: Point lookout area closed due to severe fire situation

Due to severe fire conditions, all visitor areas and accommodation in the Point lookout area of New England National Park are closed until further notice.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.44pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.41pm

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 15 November due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.17pm

Closed parks: Yarriabini National Park

This park is closed until further notice due to high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Closed parks: Coffs Coast Area parks and reserves

This park or reserve is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.17pm

Closed areas: Northern section of Dorrigo National Park closed

The northern section of Dorrigo National Park is closed due to very high fire risk until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The closed areas are:

  • Blackbutt walking track
  • Casaurina Falls circuit
  • Never Never picnic area
  • Red Cedar Falls walking track
  • Rosewood Creek walking track
  • Slingsbys trail and Syndicate Ridge track

All main visitor areas will remain open. The open areas are:

  • Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
  • The Skywalk
  • The Glade picnic area
  • Walking trails originating at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

For more information, contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 5913. 

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Junction campground due to bushfire

The Junction campground in Nymboi-Binderay National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Kaloe Mountain Trail. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed

All walking tracks in the New England National Park are closed until further notice due to high fire danger. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The Residence, The Chalet, Tom's Cabin and Thunghutti campground remain open. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900. Information about fires can found on the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.36pm

Closed parks: Nymboi-Binderay National Park and State Conservation Area closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. This includes Platypus Flat campground, Cod Hole campground and Norm Jolly precinct. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The fires are called Muck Creek and Bees Nest. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 18 Oct 2019, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 3.11pm

Closed parks: Dunggir National Park closed due to Kian Road and Fortescue Creek fires

Dunggir National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fires are called Kian Road and Fortescue Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 9.54am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Sunday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11.00am

Closed areas: Part of Yuraygir coastal walk closed - bushfire damage

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed from Angourie to Lake Arragan due to bushfire damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 66411 500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1.32pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 3.40pm to Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 4.10pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Gaagal Wanggaan National Park

Visitors and residents in the Scotts Head, Gumma Reserve and Nambucca areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. This program will run from Tuesday 6 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 11.54am to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 12.05pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Monday 5 August 2019 until Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.30am

Closed parks: Ulidarra National Park

Ulidarra National Park is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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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/education/stage-1-hsie-rookery-roundabout-muttonbird-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia