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Blue Gum Hills cultural connections tour

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 2.00pm to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 2.56pm

Closed parks: Karuah National Park closed

This park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Monday 10 October 2022 due to severe rainfall and potential flooding.

The closed areas include:

  • Tattersalls campground
  • Little Mountain campground
  • Double Wharf
  • Hobart Forest Road, Limeburners Creek

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are/may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 10.00am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Wallaroo National Park closed

Wallaroo National Park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 4pm Monday 10 October 2022 due to severe rainfall and potential flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are/may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 10.00am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 2.27pm

Safety alerts: Samurai Beach and Samurai campground - Drive with care

Due to current weather conditions, please drive with caution on Samurai Beach and when accessing Samurai Beach campground.

Please note:

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Do not attempt to traverse the beach front at this time and, for safety, avoid driving through sea water or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • If in doubt turn around and back track on the route you've driven, to exit the park.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.
  • Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation. Fines apply.

NPWS staff will monitor conditions.

For more information contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 8.47am to Thu 13 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to severe weather and flooding

The following areas in Dharug National Park are closed from 10am, Friday 7 October 2022 to 10am, Thursday 13 October 2022 due to predicted rainfall and flooding of the Hawkesbury River and adjacent creeks:

  • Mill Creek campground
  • Mill Creek picnic area 
  • Grass Tree circuit
  • 11km walking track

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.47am

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.36pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.11am

Closed areas: Brambles Green campground closed due to flood damage

Brambles Green is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please do not enter the area.

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Applies from Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.45pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 10.26am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Road - Partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Oct 2022, 6.15pm

Safety alerts: Beachfront impassable during high tide

Gan Gan entry and part of Worimi Conservation Lands beachfront are closed to vehicles during high tide for visitor safety. The beachfront becomes impassable at high tide due to hazardous surf conditions and beachfront erosion.

Driving conditions can change rapidly on the beachfront. Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel, and do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

The following areas are safe and open for 4WD access:

  • Lavis Lane entry
  • Recreational vehicle area
  • Ganyamalbaa campground

Please remember to:

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water
  • Check tidesforecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 1 March 2023 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 12.00pm

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 9.47am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 10.41am

Other planned events: Roadworks on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road

Roadworks may be underway on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road from Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October 2022, when weather permits.

Expect short delays while roadworks are underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

Visitors can still access Tattersalls campground and picnic area and Double Wharf picnic area during this time.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 5.17pm

Safety alerts: Road closures

All roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. Closed roads include:

  • Carrolls Road
  • Ingles Road

The closures are due to rain and 4WD damage. Please do not drive on these roads as they are hazardous, and recovery vehicles may not be able to reach a stranded vehicle driver.

For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.11pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.48pm

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park and Heaton State Forest - changed access

Due to major landslips on Mt Faulk Road and Watagan/Heaton Road, Watagan Forest Road remains the only vehicle access into and out of Watagans National Park and the adjacent Heaton State Forest for the remainder of 2022.

Access to both Watagan Forest Road and Heaton Sate Forest is either via Martinsville Hill Road, Martinsville or Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty from Friday 23 September 2022.

The following visitor areas will be accessible via Watagan Forest Road:

  • Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Gap Creek and Monkey Face lookouts
  • Georges Road lookouts
  • Heaton lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Watagan Forest Headquarters campground
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout

Please note:

  • Bangalow Road and Gap Creek campgrounds remain closed to repair a major landslip near the entry gate.  
  • Roadworks are also occurring in areas of nearby Heaton State Forest.
  • If rain persists it may again be necessary to close Watagan Forest Road for driver safety and to minimise damage to the newly repaired road.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips

Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a landslip.

There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary.

This access to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.00am to Sat 15 Oct 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 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.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 11.53am to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 10.41pm

Closed areas: Mangrove Boardwalk closed due to damage

The Mangrove Boardwalk is closed from Thursday 2 September 2022 to Friday 7 October 2022 due to it being unsafe with numerous trip hazards.

Signs will be in place around the closed areas

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for road repairs

Parts of Wallaroo National Park are closed until further notice while damage to roads is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common Picnic Area
  • Callaghans Trail between Limeburners Creek Road and Lone Pine Road

Signs and barricades are in place around the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Sun 5 Mar 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.21pm

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 6 months (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 4 Dec 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until Sunday 4 December 2022 due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2022, 11.13am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.

NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored before the end of December 2022. A new major landslide on nearby Mount Faulk Road on Thursday 7 July 2022 cut all access for planned heavy plant repair machinery to reach and repair the Bangalow Road landslips. Once the Mount Faulk Road landslip is repaired by the Forestry Corporation, NPWS can schedule the repair of Bangalow Road landslips. 

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 5.09pm

Safety alerts: Big Rocky boardwalk

A boardwalk in the Big Rocky 4WD carpark is under construction from Tuesday 20 September to Thursday 22 September 2022. This is a worksite and only authorised people can enter. The boardwalk is being built as part of the Tomaree Coast walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Corrie Island Nature Reserve closed for shorebird nesting season

Corrie Island Nature Reserve will be closed from Friday 16 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023 for the protection of beach-nesting shorebirds.

Corrie Island is an important breeding site for endangered little terns and pied oystercatchers. The island is closed to visitors for the duration of the nesting season to reduce disturbance that can cause egg or chick deaths.

During the closure period visitors may not land anywhere on Corrie Island, and only NPWS staff and authorised volunteers are allowed on the island. Pest control activities may be undertaken on the island during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email us or call the local park office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.05am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 3.14pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 6 Aug 2022, 9.03am to Sun 23 Oct 2022, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.36am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.

Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Sun 27 Nov 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.35am

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure

The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.

This area will reopen as soon as it is safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2022, 7.23pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2022, 7.23pm

Closed areas: Fire trails and roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Sep 2022, 10.24am to Thu 28 Mar 2024, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 10.26am

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.16pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 8.23am

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed

The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 9.06am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  

An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 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 Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 25 Aug 2022, 8.55am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 8.58am

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track partial closure

Hickson Street walking track is partially closed from Wednesday 20 July 2022 until further notice. The closure is due to structural damage that occurred to the walking track structure at the beach interface, as a result of recent coastal erosion and weather events.

Detour signage is in place to access Burwood Beach.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting national parks and state conservation areas. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.02pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.39am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the following local area offices:

  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.57pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.53pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 3.01pm to Sat 15 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 8.46am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark partial closure

Some parts of Dudley Beach carpark are closed from Monday 8 August 2022 to Sunday 15 October 2022 due to maintenance works to improve beach access.

The improvements include:

  • Upgrading the northern beach access stairs
  • Building a new viewing platform.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible from the carpark via the southern beach access throughout the project.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4101.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 9.05am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 9.06am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.44am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 8.31am

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed

NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 

Factors contributing to the closure include:

  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 

The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.

The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road closed due to major landslip

Mount Fault Road is closed until further notice due to a major landslip below Bangalow Road.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access into Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park due to the landslip, which has removed a larger section of the access road . Please avoid the area due to the high safety risk.

Road barriers are in place on the corner of Mount Faulk Road and Freemans Drive and the corner of Mount Fault Road and Heaton lookout Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Forestry Corporation of NSW website.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning

The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/blue-gum-hills-cultural-connections-tour/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

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