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Ben Bullen trail

Gardens of Stone National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 21 Jul 2022, 4.35pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.51pm

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to roadworks

Coorongooba campground is closed from Monday 25 July 2022 until Friday 19 August 2022.

This is due to urgent roadworks required to repair several water crossings, which were damaged by recent flooding. 

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.14pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 4.26pm to Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 10.17am

Closed areas: Colo Meroo campground closed

Colo Meroo campground is closed from Friday 1 July to Monday 15 August 2022 inclusive, due to significant flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 6.36am to Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 10.11am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed

Wheeny Creek campground is closed from Friday 1 July to Monday 15 August 2022 inclusive, due to significant flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.52am to Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to road damage

The following areas are closed until further notice due to closed vehicle access to the eastern side of the Wolgan River caused by wet weather:

  • Cricket Pitch campground
  • Newnes Ruins carpark

Little Capertee campground remains open. The river crossing will be opened when weather and road conditions allow for repair work to be undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.43pm to Sun 14 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for repair works

Fire trail storm repair works are underway in Turon River National Park from Wednesday 13 July to 5pm Sunday 14 August 2022. 

The following fire trails will be closed during this time due to repair damage caused by wet weather:

  • Steep Hill Road
  • Lochaber Creek Road
  • Bar Ridge Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10.28am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Friday 29 July to Friday 26 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will re-open once assessment and remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety. 

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

Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 October 2022. 

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jul 2022, 6.59am

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding. Roadworks are currently underway take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 9.25am to Sat 27 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.49am

Closed areas: Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground closed - will reopen 27 August 2022

Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground is closed from Monday 9 May for upgrades and will reopen Saturday 27 August 2022. 

The access road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.  All campsites and picnic areas will also be closed.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 1.22pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Walking Track closed

The Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is closed from the Tunnel north to the 'four ways' intersection with the Old Coach Rd due to landslips and flood damage.  This section will remain closed until further notice due to continuing landslip risk and need for repair works.  Visitors can still access the Tunnel from the Wolgan Valley Rd track head by walking up the Old Coach Rd and Pagoda track to the south side of the Tunnel. 

Note also that access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau may be affected by closure of the Glow Worm Tunnel Rd due to road conditions (see separate Alert).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Trail closed due to wet conditions

The Point Hatteras Trail north of the Diamond Mine dam is closed to vehicles due to wet and muddy trail conditions.

The trail will re-open to vehicles when the area dries out significantly and trail has been assessed for any damage or repair work.

Access to this area is available by walking along the trail.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.59am

Closed areas: Genowlan Point (Mt Airly) Trails closed due to wet weather

There is no vehicle access to the Genowlan Mountain/ Airly Turret(Mt Airly) section of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area due to trail conditions from the extended periods of wet weather.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas

  • Diamond Mine
  • Airly Turret Radio Tower
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig Trail
  • Genowlan Point
  • The Ultimate Slot Canyon

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000 or npws.mudgee@environment.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.

A geotechnical risk assessment is currently being undertaken to address safety issues before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.27pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program in the Capertee Valley

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between the 1st of April 2022 and the 30th September 2022 in Wollemi National Park.  The program is to protect the endangered Brush Tail Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River Trail, downstream (East) of the Coorongooba Campground
  • Canobla Gap Fire Trail
  • Capertee River North Trail

 

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 NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 2.12pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Turon National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.03am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Mugii Murum-Ban State Conservation Area from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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