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Wadbilliga Road drive

Wadbilliga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 22 September 2023, 10.15am

Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 10.15am.

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Sep 2023, 8.44am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Aug 2023, 11.14am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Remediation roadworks have completed on sections of Araluen Road previously closed to traffic in the Eurobodalla Shire. However, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council have identified sections of Araluen Road that require urgent slope stabilisation works and will be implementing temporary daytime closures on the western section of Araluen Road with targeted completion date being in October 2023. This may impact access to the following campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park from the western approach (via Braidwood/Majors Creek/Araluen):

  • Bakers Flat Campground
  • Deua River Campground
  • Dry Creek Campground


For more information and updates regarding closures on Araluen Road, please visit the QPRC website Araluen Road flood damage repairs - Queanbeyan-Palerang ( or call on 1300 735 025.


To assist with planning your trip, please visit for updates on any road closures and safety alerts.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 9.30am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 11.43am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data ( before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2023, 8.39am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).


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