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Warrell Creek

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 12.00pm

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. Road closure signs have been put in place.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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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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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 2.06pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks and road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 21 Dec 2022, 11.45am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.50am

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 Fri 8 Jul 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.51am

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 6711.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.56am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  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 Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons 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 Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 10.15am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed 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 Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8.22am

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 Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP 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 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

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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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.05pm

Safety alerts: Gordons Road Bridge Closed

The bridge on Gordons Road is closed until further notice due to structural failure. The bridge is not safe to cross. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened 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.

For more 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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