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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Sherwood Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 12.06pm

Safety alerts: Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds - 4WD access only

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park is currently suitable for 4WD vehicles only. This is due to a major washout on Barcoongere Way caused by floodwater, making the road impassable. This alternate bypass is rough and could be slippery. NPWS will advise via this website when 2WD access is available.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.24pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Friday 12 June and Friday 10 July 2020 in Deervale Nature Reserve, Junuy Juluum Nature Reserve, Cascade National Park, Bindarri National Park and Dorrigo National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 3.53pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 12.46pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds

The following campgrounds are closed until Tuesday 23 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Illaroo campground
  • Illaroo group camping area
  • Shelley Head campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.44pm to Thu 4 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 12.17pm

Closed areas: Closed campground

The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 4 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Station Creek campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 3.57pm to Wed 15 Jul 2020, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 May 2020, 10.41am

Closed areas: Aerial bitou bush control program

Some sections of Yuraygir coastal walk (walking tracks and associated beaches) will be closed for approximately 4hrs between Monday 15 June 2020 and Wednesday 15 July 2020 for an aerial bitou bush treatment operation. The operation will be completed within 2 days, and will target the following coastal dune areas along Yuraygir Coastal walk:

  • Shelley campground, between Angourie/Mara Creek day use areas and Lake Arragan campground.
  • Between Lake Arragan campground and Brooms head village
  • Between Brooms head and Sandon campground
  • Between Sandon Village to Minnie Water Village
  • Between Wooli Village and Pebbly campground

The operation will also target remote western dune areas between Pebbly and Red Rock Village.

The bitou bush will be treated using Round up Biactive, active constituent 360 g/L GLYPHOSATE (present as the isopropylamine salt). NPWS officers will be onsite to advise of the closure on the day, and once the operation has been completed.

Present closures relating to to Covid 19 will override the intent of this message as it relates to the availability of NPWS visitor precincts based on health advice. For further information please contact NPWS Clarence Area on 66411500 or npws.clarence@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 10.25am

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 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 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 Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wahoo Road closure

Wahoo Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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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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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-science-and-technology-wilderquest-wildtracker-sherwood-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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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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Scenic views, Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: B Webster