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Bush tucker in Bongil Bongil National Park

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Bongil Bongil National Park

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Date Event Title
22 July 2024 Other planned events Notice of Fox Baiting Program Details

Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 11.37am to Mon 31 Mar 2025, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 8.55am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park, Moonee Beach Nature Reserve and Bongil Bongil National Park, from 10 August 2024 to 28 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 1.21pm

Hazard reduction burns: Jagun LMZ HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 20/06/2024. The fire is called Jagun LMZ HR. 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 Sun 16 Jun 2024, 2.00pm to Mon 8 Jul 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Campground closed for roadworks

Dalmorton campground is closed from 2pm Sunday 16 June until 10am Monday 8 July 2024 to allow for roadworks and fencing repairs to be conducted.

Do not enter closed areas, and follow all directions of signage, staff or contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 11.58am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Wonga walk partial closure

Wonga walk is closed between the Glade picnic area to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge from Monday 29 April to Friday 28 June 2024 while the track is being upgraded.

Access to Tristania Falls and Crystal Shower Falls is available via lower Wonga walk.

All other sections of Wonga walk remain open.

For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.37pm

Closed areas: The Glade carpark closure and The Glade picnic area partial closure

The Glade picnic area carpark will be closed from Monday 27 May 2024 until Friday 28 June 2024. The closure will also affect the western half of The Glade picnic area. These closures will be in place while a new amenity block is constructed and associated sewer lines installed.

The eastern half of The Glade picnic area will remain open and accessible to walkers via Wonga Walk track. The toilet, lookout platform and picnic shelter will remain open and be accessible to walkers.

Please note that Lyrebird Lane will be closed for this period.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice to allow for reconstruction works. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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 Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.55am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Yellow Cutting Road closed

The section of Yellow Cutting Road between Newfondland Road and Bald Knob Tick Gate Road in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to a bridge defect.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.40am to Tue 25 Jun 2024, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on Illaroo Road

Road maintenance works will take place on Illaroo Road from Monday 17 June to Tuesday 25 June 2024. The affected area is from the end of the bitumen road section down to the Sandon Beach vehicle access point.

Illaroo campgrounds remain open during this period. The road will be accessible to vehicles, but please expect minor delays, and obey signage and directions by contractors. For more information contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.57am to Tue 2 Jul 2024, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 11.07am

Other planned events: BBQs at Smoky Cape picnic area out of order

BBQ facilities at Smoky Cape picnic area are currently out of order with repairs imminent.

 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.49pm to Wed 24 Jul 2024, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 8.56am

Other planned events: Deer Vale NR Wild Dog Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Saturday 1st June to Monday 24th June 2024.. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program will take place in Deer Vale Nature Reserve.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts 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 Coffs Coast Area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Thu 20 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 2.30pm

Closed areas: Hungry Road closed for roadworks

Hungry Road, south of Russell's Trail, is closed for road works from Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 20 June 2024. There will be no access to the following locations via Hungry Road during this time:

  • Hungry Gate campground (closed)
  • Connors walking track
  • Kinchela Trig lookout walk
  • Killick Beach

For more information, contact the NPWS Kempsey area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 9.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 3.27pm

Other planned events: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trial Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 30 June 2024. Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available. Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.

For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168, option 2.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 11.40am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Lower Lyerbird Walk Track closed for renewal to 30 June 2024

Lyrebird Walking Track (lower section only) in New England National Park will be closed from to 30 June 2024 for maintenance.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 10.32am to Sat 26 Oct 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 11.33am

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol closed for internal works between 22nd June and 26th October 2024

The Trial Bay Gaol will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd June through until Saturday 26th October 2024 for maintenance works to the internal structure of the Historic building.

 

The Trial Bay Gaol and Campground office will be relocated to NPWS Arakoon Depot on Cardwell St, Arakoon. 

 

All campers staying at the Trial Bay Gaol campground are to check in at the Arakoon Depot or phone the campground office on 02 6566 6168 between 9am - 4.30pm daily.

 

For further information on the Trial Bay Gaol closure or Trial Bay Gaol campground bookings please contact the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168 or email trialbay.gaol@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 11.39am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety.

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open and available for visitor access. 

 

The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road

 

Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area

 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

 

Please find Crown Lands bridge replacement project info at https://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/whats-happening/projects/remediation-works-crown-land

 

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice, due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire.

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on 02 6653 6552.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 3.19pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am

Other planned events: Temporary closure of Boambee Creek Bridge during weekdays at southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Please be aware that at the southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk (SICW) there is temporary closure which impacts walker access between Boambee Beach and Boambee Headland.

 

The Boambee Creek Bridge footbridge will be closed Mon- Fri 6am-6pm until July 2024 (project finish date TBC). 

 

It is recommended walkers attempt this section during weekends, during times which the pedestrian access bridge is open to the public.

 

Please be aware that Boambee Creek is several metres deep with a strong tidal flow to the ocean, so safe crossing requires using the bridge.

 

Alternatively, should you wish to pass during the closure window - please bypass Boambee Beach via town roads with adjacent concrete walking paths:

Southbound - from the Coffs Harbour Jetty - walk 1.6km west along Harbour Drive to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km south down Hogbin Drive walking track to Sawtell Rd roundabout, then 1.3km east along Sawtell Road to Boambee Headland - continue south on SICW. 

Northbound - from Boambee Headland - walk 1.3km west along Sawtell Road to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km north along Hogbin Drive walking track to Harbour Dr roundabout and 1.6km east along Harbour Drive to the Coffs Harbour Jetty - continue north on SICW.

 

This project is outside of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service managed lands, but this notice is to inform visitors that these works will affect the SICW walk route continuation further south of the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

 

Keep updated via City Of Coffs Harbour project page information about the closure:

https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Your-Council/Projects-and-initiatives/Current-projects/Boambee-Creek-Bridge-Maintenance-and-Footbridge-Replacement

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.03am

Safety alerts: Bangalore Falls waterfall lookout in Bindarri NP closed due to tree risk

Bangalore Falls waterfall Lookout is closed from Saturday 13th April 2024 due to recent weather event causing damage to the lookout and ongoing tree risk to visitors. 

The Bangalore Falls walking track loop remains open and safe for visitors who will continue to have views of the waterfall from the walking track (it is situated several metres back from the closed off lookout).

NPWS has placed a temporary barrier to close the lookout and will assess the lookout as a priority and reopen once it can be made safe for visitors. 

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Monument Hill walking track maintenance works

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on the southern half of Monument Hill walking track towards Little Bay picnic area following significant rainfall events. Remediation works are underway and additional care should be taken around machinery in the area.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions. For more information, contact the local NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.11am

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 9.05am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flood damage

Slingsbys trail is closed until further notice due to severe flooding causing damage to infrastructure (bridge).

The western part of Syndicate walking track is closed from Tuesday 16 January 2024 until further notice. NPWS staff are working to assess the damage and repair options. The area will reopen when safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2024, 10.35am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 5.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 9.05am

Closed parks: Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area closed for pest control operations 2 April to 30 June 2024.

Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area will be closed for pest control operations from 8am 2 April to 5pm 30 June 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 3.09pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 11.52am

Closed areas: Illaroo campground viewing platform

Illaroo campground viewing platform and part of the picnic area is closed form Monday 25 March 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024 for replacement. The platform will be opened as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.09am

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 8.38am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley.

Works are currently underway to reopen Tree Fern valley.

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

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-3-geography-bush-tucker-bongil-bongil-national-park/local-alerts

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