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Esk River paddle route

Bundjalung National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 September 2022, 6.11pm

Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 6.11pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.

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 NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 6.11pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.

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 NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.26pm

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2022, 10.54am

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage. Operations are scheduled for 20-28 October and 3-10 November 2022.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Sep 2022, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions in areas around Black Rocks campground

Jerusalem Creek Pontoon is closed due to recent flooding and storm damage.

Due to changed beach conditions, access is limited to the path opposite campsites 21 and 23. All other beach accesses are strictly closed. Visitors should take care in beach and creek areas, as flood debris continues to wash up on northern NSW beaches.

Please be aware that there may be water covering sections of the Jerusalem Creek walk to remote campsites. All campsites are open and accessible to the public.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.58pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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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/canoeing-paddling-experiences/esk-river-paddle-route/local-alerts

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