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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from Monday 10 June 2024 to Monday 17 June 2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10 June 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in:

  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservations Area
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Yabbra National Park

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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information:

  • Richmond River area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 5.20pm

Closed areas: Yacaaba Headland temporary closure

Yacaaba Headland, in southern Myall Lakes National Park at Port Stephens/Hawks Nest, is temporarily closed while environmental and cultural heritage assessments are undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Yacaaba Spit Track remains open and people can continue to walk along the beach.

For further information, email or call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sun 21 Apr 2024, 10.47am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.37pm

Closed parks: Berrico Nature Reserve closed for essential bridge repairs

Berrico Nature Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1st May to Sunday 28th July 2024 to allow contractors to undertake essential bridge repairs and replacement. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependant.

 

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 8.13pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 8.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.37pm

Closed parks: The Glen Road closed for Fire Access and Fire Trail Upgrades (FAFT)

The Glen Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 29th May through to the 28th of June to allow contractors to deliver gravel to undertake Fire Access and Fire Trail Upgrades (FAFT) works. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependent.

 

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.30pm to Wed 10 Jul 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Jacky Barkers Campground is Closed

Jacky Barkers Campground is closed from Tuesday 18 June until Wednesday 10 July 2024 at due to wet and boggy conditions.

For further details, please contact the local Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.44am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 8.49am

Closed parks: Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park- Pest Control Works

Ben Halls National Park and Nature Reserve will be closed for ground pest control operation

The area will be closed from, Friday 2nd of February 2024 to 10am, until the 30th of June 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 8.55am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 7.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Friday 31 May 2024 due to the annual winter closure:

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

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 11.48am

Closed areas: Rockglen/Lea Hurst precincts closed for pest control operations

Western section of park closed for ground pest control operation

The western section of Curracabundi National Park (Rockglen and Lea Hurst precincts) is closed 9am, Friday 19 January 2024 to 10am, Sunday 30 June2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10.51am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek Road repairs

Road works have begun on Ferny Creek Road and Ferny creek campground access trail. The closure will remian in place due to inclement weather and will re-open as soon as the trail is safe to do so.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk is closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The reopening date is not known at this stage. This is for the safety of visitors and contractors and preservation of track surface in wet conditions. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works will occur on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks between March and June 2024. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.39pm

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 Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 7.21am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campground 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 Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

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

Walkers on the Mungo Track can take the detour at Mungo Brush. 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.

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 8.38am

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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.44am

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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.43am

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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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-geography-exploring-rainforest-copeland-tops/local-alerts

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