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Barrington Tops and beyond tag-a-long 4WD tour

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 23 March 2023, 3.11pm

Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 8.37am to Thu 30 Mar 2023, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 3.11pm.

Closed areas: Polblue Swamp Track closed for essential maintenance

Polblue Swamp Track will be closed from 27-31 March 2023 to allow for essential tree management to be undertaken as well as bridge maintenance works. Polblue Camping Area will remain open.


Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the Barrington Tops Area office on 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 12.25pm.

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

March 2023 Update: Works are progressing well with the current weather conditions. New toilet facilities have been installed and the re-modelling of the campground is well underway. Picnic and parking area is also progressing well.

Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for upgrades - the length of this closure is very weather dependent.

This closure also means there is no vehicle access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Fri 13 Jan 2023, 2.29pm to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 9.13am.

Closed areas: Barrington Trail closed south of the Barrington Tops Forest Rd for essential road works

Barrington Trail, south of the Barrington Tops Forest (Scone) Rd, will be closed to vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles from 23 January to 6 April 2023 to allow for essential road works to be undertaken.

This affects vehicle access to both Little Murray and Junction Pools Campgrounds, and hence they will also be closed during this period

The trail will re-open for the Easter weekend and then NPWS will close it again until the end of April to allow the works to be completed - re-opening is of course weather dependant.

Bushwalkers can still access the area during this time, however they will need to be mindful that trucks and heavy equipment are operating on the Barrington Trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.


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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 7.40am.

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Feb 2023, 5.12pm.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 8 Jan 2023, 5.00am to Wed 5 Apr 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 8.25am

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road works

The following areas are closed to the public from Sunday 8 January to Wednesday 5 April due to repair works to storm-damaged roads:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville Camping Area
  • Carrow Brook Walking Track
  • Pieries Peak Walking Track
  • Youngs Trail Picnic Area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3.49pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed due to severe weather event

Update Feb 2023: Contractors have completed work on the landslips in Berrico NR, with the bridge/culvert works to follow. Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culverts and bridges.

A number of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves have closures to vehicles due to damage from severe weather events. These include:

  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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