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Byron hinterland rainforest and waterfall tours

Nightcap National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 25 September 2023, 11.22am

Applies from Fri 15 Sep 2023, 3.06pm to Fri 20 Oct 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 11.22am.

Closed areas: Toilets Closed Minyon Falls

Three toilet stalls at Minyon Falls lookout and picnic area of Nightcap NP are closed for repair. Two toilets are still currently working. Closed from Friday 15 September to Friday 20 October 2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 29 Aug 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 3.24pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Quandong and Quirks HR

There is a fire in this park called Quandong and Quirks 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.

Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.50am.

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Sunday 30 June 2024. The road is currently unsafe to traffic. This closure maybe extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200. 

Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.00pm to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Drive
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only
  • Pholis Walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 29 December 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Historic Nightcap track

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2023, 3.12pm to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 8.23pm

Closed areas: Parts of Mooball National Park are closed due to road repairs

Part Park Closure of Mooball National Park from 25 September 2023 to 1 December 2023 due to major road repairs throughout the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

UPDATE: Cooradilla, Loders Camp and Smarts Roads are now open. All other roads and trails remain closed. 

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 11.41am to Mon 1 Jan 2024, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 11.50am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed for continued maintenance and repair works until 2024.

Sherwood lookout and Murray Scrub lookout will remain closed for the duration of works.

Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are only accessible via Murray Scrub Road from Afterlee.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2023, 10.14am to Fri 27 Oct 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 10.28am

Closed areas: Victoria Park day use area closed for maintenance

Victoria Park day use area is closed for maintenance. Victoria Park boardwalk and toilets are now open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.47pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 10.23am

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until Friday 29th September 2023 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jul 2023, 7.00am to Fri 27 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 8.19am

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP Whiskey Creek Trail closed for track upgrade

Whiskey Creek Trail in Mt Jerusalem National Park will be closed for track upgrades as part of the Gidjuum Gulganyi walk. The closure will be effective from Thursday 27 July to Friday 27 October.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.31pm to Wed 1 Nov 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP part closure

Some parts of this park are closed from 8 June 2023 to 8 September 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

- North Chowan Road

- Gilwah Road

- Rockface Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 8.00am to Wed 1 Nov 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 2.32pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park from Monday 1st May 2023  to Wednesday 1st November 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator 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, contact the NPWS Clarence Area Office on 02 6641 1500.

 

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Applies from Tue 29 Aug 2023, 10.00am to Fri 22 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 9.38am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Saturday 2 September 2023 to Monday 18 December 2023. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve.

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 local Alstonville NPWS area office for more information on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 9.37am

Closed areas: Wollumbin (Mount Warning) Summit track and Aboriginal Place closed

Parts of Wollumbin National Park, including the Korrumbyn Creek picnic area, Lyrebird walking track, and visitor facilities at Breakfast Creek, are open.

Please note Mount Warning Road is still flood damaged and has traffic control in place, please drive to conditions. Parking at Korrumbyn Creek and Breakfast Creek is limited.

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) Summit track and the Aboriginal Place will remain closed.

For further information visit our webpage at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/wollumbin-national-park. For up to date visitor information check https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wollumbin-national-park

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 10.56am to Wed 15 Nov 2023, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 8.52am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program at Mt Nullum NR

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in partnership with Tweed Shire Council is conducting a ground baiting program from Wednesday 23 August 2023 to Wednesday 14 November 2023. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Mt Nullum Nature Reserve

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 NPWS Murwillumbah Office for more information on 02 6670 8600 OR email npws.tweedbyron@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Sun 25 Jun 2023, 5.00pm to Wed 1 Nov 2023, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 11.04am

Closed areas: Permanent Closure: Walk on Water walking track boardwalk

To ensure public safety, the 350 metre elevated boardwalk located at the Tweed Heads Historic Site, Ukerebagh Nature Reserve and adjoining Crown land and waterway has been demolished by NPWS and Crown Lands. The boardwalk had become structurally unsound and was subject to further damage during the Flood22 events. For more information, please contact the Area Office on 02 6639 8300 or email npws.tweedbyron@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 10.30am

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

Bundjalung National Park visitors may experience loud aircraft noise until further notice. RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head Air Weapons Range may be heard and seen from the Black Rocks campground and Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage
  • 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 Tue 18 Jul 2023, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jul 2023, 1.02pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) between the 25 July 2023 and 22 December 2023 to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

WARNING: 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron Area office in Tweed on (02) 6670 8600.

 

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Mebbin National Park Campground Open with closed access to some trails

Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp Campground - OPEN 

Some of the walking tracks and trails remain closed and undergoing roadworks due to landslips and erosion caused by the severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions during February/March 2022.

Areas that remain CLOSED until they are made safe:

  • Original section of Byrrill Creek Walking Track (closed due to severe landslip) an alternative walking track is now available, access to the 3km return walking track is from behind the camp kitchen  in Cutters Camp Campground.
  • North Boundary Road Fire Trail (Closed due to severe erosion)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 66 708 600.

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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/byron-hinterland-rainforest-waterfall-tours/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.

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Emergency services

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