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Dark Point Aboriginal Place

Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 24 June 2019, 2.25pm

Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 2.25pm.

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks will be doing aerial herbicide spraying between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. Spraying is planned in the following areas if the weather is suitable:

  • On Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Bennetts Beach, Yaccaba, Corrie and Broughton islands.
  • On Thursday 27 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Booti Booti National Park along 7 Mile Beach and Charlotte Headland
  • On Friday 28 June and Saturday 30 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Yaccaba Headland and Corrie and Broughton Islands. 

The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Corrie Island Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

The program is expected to take 8 days to complete if there are suitable weather conditions. Spraying has now been completed in the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.

For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm.

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.  

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 2.25pm

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks will be doing aerial herbicide spraying between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. Spraying is planned in the following areas if the weather is suitable:

  • On Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Bennetts Beach, Yaccaba, Corrie and Broughton islands.
  • On Thursday 27 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Booti Booti National Park along 7 Mile Beach and Charlotte Headland
  • On Friday 28 June and Saturday 30 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Yaccaba Headland and Corrie and Broughton Islands. 

The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Corrie Island Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

The program is expected to take 8 days to complete if there are suitable weather conditions. Spraying has now been completed in the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.

For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2019, 4.16pm to Fri 12 Jul 2019, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2019, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Fern Bay 4WD beach access to Worimi Conservation Lands

Access to Worimi Conservation Lands via Fern Bay will be closed due to maintenance from the 24 June 2019 to 12 July 2019. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 02 4984 8258 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 9.32am

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground closed

Stewart and Lloyds campground is closed for maintenance until Friday 28 June 2019 for maintenance and weed control programs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning-Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2019, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.29am

Closed areas: Big Rocky 4WD trail closed

Big Rocky trail will be closed from Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2019 for essential roadworks, maintenance and repairs. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jun 2019, 10.53am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 11.13am

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground closed

Ganyamalbaa campground in Worimi Regional Park is closed for maintenance for all of June 2019.

For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 11.56am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.31pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground closed

White Tree Bay campground is temporarily closed from Tuesday 7 May to Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance during the cooler months. Alternative campgrounds are available nearby.

For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 11.53am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.32pm

Other planned events: Dees Corner campground closed August to December 2019

Dees Corner Campground will be temporarily closed from August to December 2019 for upgrade works. These works include improvements to drainage, campsite levelling,installation of new fireplaces and road works. Alternative campgrounds nearby that allow wood fires include:

  • Banskia Green campground
  • The Wells campground
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • Korsmans Landing campground

Please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.  

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Section of Mungo walking track closed

The section of Mungo walking track between Robinsons Crossing and the start of Brambles Green trail is closed until December 2019. This is for public safety during the road construction works on Mungo Brush Road.

For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.06am

Closed areas: Duck Hole fire trail closed

Duck Hole fire trail in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed for public safety between April and December 2019 due to roadworks. A section of Mungo Brush Road is being relocated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates on the relocation.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/aboriginal-sites/dark-point-aboriginal-place/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy an annual pass.
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Dark Point, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: Jodie Chalker/NSW Government