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Pine Creek paddle route

Bongil Bongil National Park

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Applies from Tue 30 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 6.36pm

Hazard reduction burns: PFU 19 LMZ HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 30/05/2023. The fire is called PFU 19 LMZ HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 10.02am

Other planned events: Temporary closure of Morora Rd to replace bridge

Access to Platypus Flat and Cod Hole Campgrounds via Morora Road (coming from Ulong) will be temporarily blocked in June/July due to the planned replacement of Brooklana Bridge on Morora Road. An alternate route from Ulong during this time, is via Brooklana Road, then Briggsvale Road and Moses Rock Road. More accurate dates will be noted, once known.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 10.32am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 10.40am

Closed areas: Wonga Walk closed between the Glade and Crystal Shower Falls for track upgrades until June 2024

The Wonga Walk is closed between the Glade and Crystal Shower Falls for track upgrades until June 2024. NPWS is upgrading this section of track to improve visitor safety.

 

Crystal Shower falls and Tristania falls remain open via the lower Wonga Walk. This is a 7.4km return walk from the Rainforest Centre or 9km return walk from the Glade.

 

For further information contact Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900 

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 12.17pm to Wed 5 Jul 2023, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 9.40am

Other planned events: Deervale NR Wild Dog Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in Deervale Nature Reserve using manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between 15 May to 5 June 2023.

The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 14 Apr 2023, 12.00am to Fri 7 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 11.32am

Closed areas: Bitou bush spraying operation

A helicopter bitou bush spraying operation will take place in a number of national parks in the NPWS Clarence area from Sunday 4 June 2023 to Friday 7 July 2023.

The program will involve the use of the herbicide Metsun (metsulfuron-methyl 600). Some national park beaches and headlands will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The affected areas include:

  • Lake Arragan to One Mans Bluff
  • South of Sandon Village to the northern end of Illaroo Beach
  • Wilsons/Wooli Beach: Wilson's headland south to One Tree Point
  • Freshwater Beach and Station Creek Beach hind dunes
  • Wilsons Day Use Area will be closed on the day for operational purposes.

The areas treated have dense or large bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic weed control program throughout Yuraygir National Park.

Signage will be in place and NPWS staff will advise of the closure and secure the treatment sites on the day. The program is weather-dependant. Each site will be closed for up to a period of 3 hours.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1 500.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2023, 10.08am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

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

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 14/05/2023 to 28/05/2023

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

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 on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm to Sun 3 Dec 2023, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 May 2023, 11.05am

Closed areas: Sections of New England National Park closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 6 January 2023 until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road. There are water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions. 

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 10.50am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 10.00am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice, due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 3.11pm

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

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

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

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road 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 Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm to Tue 19 Dec 2023, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 May 2023, 11.50am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety and is expected to re-open for the Xmas school holidays (ie 20 December 2023).

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 28 Oct 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Feb 2023, 10.18am

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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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Slees road closed

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross and road closure signs have been put in place. Replacement has been scheduled.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 11.33am

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 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 11.26am

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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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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