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Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform

Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve

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Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Fri 1 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 3.57pm

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial weed control operations in the Mann River and Guy Fawkes River corridors from Tuesday 27 February until Friday 1 March 2024. This work will not impact any visitor areas, but please be aware that helicopters will be operating in the following reserves during this period:

  • Barool NP
  • Nymboida NP and SCA
  • Guy Fawkes River NP

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 10.50am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Part of Wollomombi Falls picnic area is closed

Part of Wollomombi Falls picnic area is closed until 31 March 2024 due to geotechnical investigations. This closure may be extended.

This closure only affects a small section of the picnic area; all lookouts and walking tracks remain open.

For further information, contact Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.50pm to Sun 10 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Halls Peak is closed due to weather impacts on recent roadworks

Halls Peak campground and picnic area is closed from Wednesday 21 February 2024 to midnight on Sunday 10 March 2024 due to weather impacts on recent roadworks on steep sections of the trail.

For further information, please contact Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100. 

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Applies from Tue 5 Dec 2023, 6.00am to Tue 19 Mar 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 8.36am

Closed areas: Barokee campground and walking tracks access closed

Due to recent storm damage of bushfire-impacted forests, Barokee campground and day use areas (accessible off Round Mountain Road via the Waterfall Way) in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed until further notice, to allow for dangerous trees to be assessed and made safe.

Due to this closure walking tracks can not be accessed from Barokee. Walking tracks are still accessible from the Native Dog campground (accessible via Guyra Road), but please be aware of extra distances involved in walks when entering from the Native Dog campground entrance, including the Cathedral Rock track. The Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk can not be completed due to this closure, and all walks departing from Native Dog campground will have to return to Native Dog campground.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 8.49am

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Lower Ebor Falls and Ebor Walking Track (part)

The Upper Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP has reopened to the public following bushfire reconstruction works, with facilities including new viewing platforms, picnic areas and toilets. The Lower Ebor Falls visitor precinct, part of Ebor Falls Road and sections of the Ebor walking track between the Upper and Lower Falls will remain temporarily closed to allow for construction works to be completed.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 18 Dec 2023, 10.02am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Dec 2023, 10.08am

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 28 June 2024:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 11 Aug 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 11.14am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area Construction Commenced

Construction has commenced on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety. 

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open during this period.

 

The following roads will be subject to temporary closures over the course of the construction phase:

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road
  • Sergents Road

 

Construction works are expected to take 6 to 8 months to complete thirty kilometres of fencing and other works.

Construction works include:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area 

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.47am

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

Cockerawombeeba Road and Trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

The roads will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.33am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 6.04pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

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 Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 7.43am

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 8.50am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 8.50am

Closed areas: Ironbark camping area closed

The area in Kings Plains NP known locally as Ironbark camping area will be closed from Thursday 1 June 2023 until further notice, to allow for works to install facilities so that this area can be used as a formal campground.

The tent-only campground in the park, Kings Plains Creek campground, remains open during these works, and bookings remain essential.

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 Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 8.50am

Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only

Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.58am

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.08am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.09am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.10am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Dec 2023, 8.58am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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