Visitors to NSW national parks must check the latest NSW Government COVID-19 updates for advice on current required safety measures. Please also check NPWS alerts for up-to-date information about closures before visiting a park.
Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am
Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground
Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.
For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.
Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 3.29pm
Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area
From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:
Richmond River Nature Reserve
Broadwater National Park
Bundjalung National Park
There will be signs at baiting locations. 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.
For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.
Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 5.38pm
Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed
Wollumbin National Park remains closed until the end of November 2021 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to further consult with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.
Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 3.36pm
Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed
The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree.
All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open.
Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 1.49pm
Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed
4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.
This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.
Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.