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Barrington trail

Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 26 November 2019, 8.46am

Applies from Sun 24 Nov 2019, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 8.46am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire activity

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfires. Barrington Tops Plateau is closed until further notice. This includes:

  • Cobark picnic area
  • Devils Hole campground and picnic areas
  • Polblue campground and picnic areas
  • Horse Swamp campground
  • Polblue Falls picnic area
  • Gummi Falls campground and picnic area
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground 
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Corker trail
  • Link trail
  • All roads and walking tracks south of Barrington Tops Forest Road to Careys Peak, including Barrington trail
  • All trails north of Barrington Tops Forest Road, except Tubrabucca and Pheasant Creek Roads

Through access between Scone and Gloucester is still possible along Barrington Tops Forest Road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant of bushfires in the area. Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Polblue Ridge.

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

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 23 Nov 2019, 7.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.58am

Fires - Advice: Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook

There is a fire in this park called Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook. 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 23 Nov 2019, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.48am

Fires - Advice: Mt Royal 1

There is a fire in this park called Mt Royal 1. 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 23 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Dec 2019, 6.33pm

Fires - Advice: Upper Moonan Brook

There is a fire in this park called Upper Moonan Brook. 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 24 Nov 2019, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 8.46am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire activity

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfires. Barrington Tops Plateau is closed until further notice. This includes:

  • Cobark picnic area
  • Devils Hole campground and picnic areas
  • Polblue campground and picnic areas
  • Horse Swamp campground
  • Polblue Falls picnic area
  • Gummi Falls campground and picnic area
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground 
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Corker trail
  • Link trail
  • All roads and walking tracks south of Barrington Tops Forest Road to Careys Peak, including Barrington trail
  • All trails north of Barrington Tops Forest Road, except Tubrabucca and Pheasant Creek Roads

Through access between Scone and Gloucester is still possible along Barrington Tops Forest Road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant of bushfires in the area. Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Polblue Ridge.

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, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 26 Sep 2019, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails closed

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails are closed from Friday 27 September 2019 because of unsafe trail conditions. All visitor areas will remain open. Visitors can access Gummi Falls campground via Bullock Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the Scone NPWS office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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/things-to-do/4wd-touring-routes/barrington-trail/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Looking along the Barrington Trail. Photo:John Spencer Copyright:NSW Government.