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Woody Creek cycling trail

Everlasting Swamp National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 September 2022, 1.26pm

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 Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground temporarily closed

Doon Goonge campground is temporarily closed for public safety. It is anticipated that the campground will be reopened within 7 days.

Please contact Coffs Coast Area on 66520900 with any queries. 

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.43am

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

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

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Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.17am to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until Sunday 1 January 2023 in the following areas:

  • From Angourie to Shelley Headland. Please note: Shelley Head campground is only accessible from the south at Lake Arragan walking North
  • From Wooli to Red Rock

These areas are closed due to landslips and other damage caused by floods and heavy rainfall. Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 3.36pm to Wed 28 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.46pm

Closed parks: Nymboida National Park closed

Nymboida National Park is closed from Friday 23 September, re-opening Thursday 29 September 2022, due to widespread rainfall

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

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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 Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.42pm

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes 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 Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2022, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track - periodic closures

Wilsons Headland walking track will be closed periodically for flood remediation works, beginning the week of Monday 17 October 2022. Wilsons picnic area will be closed from Monday 10 October in preparation for helicopter lifting operations (for approximately one week). 

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Applies from Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2022, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground scheduled closure

Boorkoom campground will be closed from Sunday 16 October to Saturday 22 October 2022 for refurbishment works. Heavy machinery will be working in the campground during this time. 

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Applies from Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2022, 11.59am

Closed areas: Illaroo campground closed

Illaroo campground will be closed from Sunday 9 October to Sunday 16 October 2022 for maintenance works. The campground will be closed to the public during this time, as heavy machinery will be operating within the campground.

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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 Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.14pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.13pm

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.

The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.35pm

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 1 July 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 30 Aug 2022, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2022, 12.36pm

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Everlasting Swamp National Park and Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area from 30th July 2022.

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 the 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 Grafton NPWS area office for more information on 02 66 411 500.

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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 Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 2.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • 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
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

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 Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park

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 02 6641 1500.

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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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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care

Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.

NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.

 

For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current 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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