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Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Fosters Beach - Aerial Bitou Control with Drone in dunes - Commence 15th July till end of July 2024

Aerial Bitou control with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) .  Bitou will spray bitou weed in sand dunes with Metsulphuron .  All visotrs are to keep 30m away from drone whilst in operation ..  Operation will commence Monday 15th July and proceed until the end of July 2024 .  Operations will only be conducted when weather conditions are suitable.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 10.27am to Sun 28 Jul 2024, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 10.33am

Closed areas: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trial Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 28 July 2024.


Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available.


Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.


For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.40pm

Other incidents: Electrical BBQ's out of order due to vandalism

The electric BBQ's at the Pines Picnic Area and not operational due to vandalism. NPWS crews will replace the damaged parts in coming weeks. A wood BBQ is on site that can be used for cooking and visitors need to bring their own wood.   

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from Monday 10 June 2024 to Monday 17 June 2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10 June 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in:

  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservations Area
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Yabbra National Park

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:

  • Richmond River area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 10.32am to Sat 26 Oct 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.23am

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol closed for internal works between 22nd June and 26th October 2024

The Trial Bay Gaol will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd June through until Saturday 26th October 2024 for maintenance works to the internal structure of the Historic building.


The Trial Bay Gaol and Campground office will be relocated to NPWS Arakoon Depot on Cardwell St, Arakoon. 


All campers staying at the Trial Bay Gaol campground are to check in at the Arakoon Depot or phone the campground office on 02 6566 6168 between 9am - 4.30pm daily.


For further information on the Trial Bay Gaol closure or Trial Bay Gaol campground bookings please contact the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168 or email 

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition 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 and available for visitor access. 


The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

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


Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

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


Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link:


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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 8.26am

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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