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Moonee Creek canoe route

Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 10.47am

Closed parks: Parks closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until  Friday 30 June 2023, 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 Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 10.02am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during flooding events, causing the road to collapse. 

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

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Applies from Thu 12 Jan 2023, 12.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jan 2023, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Lake Walking Track - partial closure for track maintenance

Please be advised of track safety maintenance and upgrading works on the Woolgoolga Lake nature walk.

 

Works are to commence on the 16th of January 2023, estimated to be complete on the 16th February 2023, weather permitting.

 

Area affected by the works will be from the Woolgoolga Cemetery at Centenary Drive, Woolgoolga to the eastern reserve adjacent to Killawarra Close to Ocean Drive, Safety Beach.

 

During this time there will be temporary closures of sections of the nature walk, with alternative routes unavailable at some locations. Please follow the signage. 

 

The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk remains open, with this route following the beach to the east of these works.

 

For further information please contact 02 6648 4541

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 10.08am

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan Park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge closed

 

The bridge crossing providing access from Reflections Holiday Park Moonee south onto Coffs Coast Regional Park/Green Bluff/Sapphire North has been damaged from coastal erosion. 

 

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice - due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

 

Solitary Islands Coastal Walkers can reroute via:

  • West along Moonee Beach Rd to south-west corner of shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Hwy
  • South onto southern end of Nth Solitary Dr
  • East onto Nth Sapphire Rd to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

 

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile Trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on (02) 6653 6552

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 10.08am

Closed areas: Korora (Pine Brush Creek) Staircase closed - access rerouted

The staircase on the headland at Korora is closed until further notice due to coastal erosion damage.

The staircase is south-east of Daintree Drive, Korora (Pine Brush Creek mouth at Hills Beach, near Opal Cove Resort).

It provides Solitary Islands Walk access south onto Hills Beach or north onto Daintree Drive, Korora.

Please follow this alternative route:

  1. Via western end (cul-de-sac) of Pine Brush Crescent, Korora.
  2. Take the laneway to south onto bridge across Pine Brush Creek.
  3. Follow the path along southern bank of Pine Brush Creek east to rejoin Solitary Islands Walk on Hills Beach.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 10.08am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach Southern Lookout closed

The beach lookout platform at the southern Diggers Beach carpark is closed due to coastal erosion damage.

 

Beach access remains at this location. Similar coastal/surfbreak viewlines are accessible from the adjacent path and from the beach.

 

An engineering assessment has deemed the structure unsafe for public access due to undercutting.

 

City of Coffs Harbour asset manage this structure (in joint park management with NPWS) - planning is currently underway to determine the next actions for this damaged structure. 

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