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Carrai and Coachwood trails

Carrai National Park

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Applies from Tue 9 Mar 2021, 3.44pm to Fri 19 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial weed spraying operation

Cliffside areas and rock platforms of Diamond Head are closed from Wednesday 17 March to Friday 19 March 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Diamond Head Beach south of the campground access track
  • Mermaid lookout track
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Kylies Beach north of the campground access track

 

Forest walking track and Metcalfes walking tracks will remain open.

 

A drone (UAV) will be used to control Bitou bush with Roundup Biactive, 360 g/L glyphosate.

 

Closures are weather dependent, and signs will be in place around closed areas. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 9 Mar 2021, 3.38pm to Wed 17 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial weed spraying operation

Cliffside areas and rock platforms in this park are closed from Tuesday 16 March to Wednesday 17 March 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Southern end of Washhouse Beach
  • Perpendicular Point walking track east of the Flower Bowl circuit, including Pebbly Beach and Fishermans Bluff lookouts
  • Charles Hamey lookout
  • Northern end of Dunbogan Beach

 

The Flower Bowl circuit will remain open.

 

A drone (UAV) will be used to control Bitou bush with Roundup Biactive, 360 g/L glyphosate.

 

Closures are weather dependent, and signs will be in place around closed areas. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 12.25pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.50pm

Closed areas: No access to Wilsons River picnic area and surrounding walks

Wilsons River Reserve and visitor precinct, including walking trails, are closed from 31 December 2020 to Monday 31 May 2021. This is to allow flood damage - including a washed-away section of the bridge over Wilsons River - to be repaired and debris removed. 

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.00pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 5.00pm to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Sunday 28 March 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 8.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.59am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently underway. 

The closed areas are:

  • Brushy Mountain campground 
  • Racecourse trail (leading onto Coachwood trail in Willi Willi National Park)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 10.06am

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay Road 4WD only in some sections

Crowdy Bay Road can be accessed by 4WD only between Crowdy Gap campground and Coralville Road due to water over the road.

You can access Crowdy Gap campground from Harrington. You can also access Diamond Head, Indian Head and Kylies Beach from Laurieton or Coralville Road.

Wet weather is causing rough surfaces on all park roads. Please drive with caution. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.53pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire repair

Kumbatine Brook Road in Kumbatine National Park is closed until Friday 30 April 2021. The closure is to enable bushfire recovery works to repair roads and walking tracks.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire damaged bridges.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge, from Thursday 17 December 2020 until further notice.

All main visitor areas remain open.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Jan 2021, 11.08am

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021 for renovations.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. 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 02 6538 5252.

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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/carrai-and-coachwood-trails/local-alerts

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