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Gondwana Rainforests and waterfalls guided tours

Dorrigo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 11 February 2021, 1.47pm

Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm.

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Sun 2 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 3.17pm

Other planned events: No access to Sherwood Nature Reserve via Sherwood Road

There is no access to Sherwood Nature Reserve via Sherwood Road from Monday 1 March to Tuesday 2 May 2021. Gentle Annie Road is also closed due to a landslip, expected to be cleared by Sunday 7 March 2021.

Roadworks will be underway on Sherwood Road, off Bucca Road, in Wedding Bells State Forest by Forestry Corporation of NSW. This road will be closed to all traffic during these works.

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Applies from Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9.27am to Sat 15 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track part closure

Wilsons Headland walking track will be closed between Boorkoom campground and Wilsons Headland from Sunday 21 February to Saturday 15 May 2021. The closure is to enable walking track upgrades.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Bongil picnic area and Williams Road closure

Williams Road will be closed for resealing from Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March 2021. This will prevent access to Bongil picnic area and boat ramp.

This operation is weather-dependent and will not go ahead if it's too wet.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.54pm to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.08pm

Other planned events: Platypus Flat campground closure

Platypus Flat campground will be closed to all visitors from Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2021, due to new toilets being constructed. This work is the final fire recovery work.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Sun 21 Feb 2021, 10.00am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Feb 2021, 10.57am

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground

Boorkoom campground will be closed from Sunday 21 February to Monday 1 April 2021 for walking track upgrades along Wilsons walking track .

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Applies from Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2.44pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Shannon Creek forest drive closed

Shannon Creek forest drive is closed from Tuesday 19 January until Friday 31 December 2021. This is due to two bridges being destroyed by bushfire on Shannon Creek Road within the adjacent Boundary Creek State Forest.

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Applies from Sat 27 Feb 2021, 9.58am to Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Pebbly Beach amenities refurbishment

The Pebbly Beach campground amenities will be refurbished over three weeks starting from Friday 26 February 2021. Portable toilets will be available nearby for use over this time. 

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 10.07am to Sat 13 Mar 2021, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Short closures - Bosches Waterhole and Candole Forest Roads

Road maintenance work is underway on Bosches Waterhole and Candole Forest Roads. Expect heavy machinery and short term road closures on these roads. NPWS staff will be on site.

These works include grading and roadside vegetation trimming. 

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Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11.59am to Mon 8 Mar 2021, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of European Fox. The program will be conducted between Monday 22 February and Monday 8 March 2021 on Gap Beach in Hat Head National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information please call NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.57pm

Closed areas: No access to Bindarray picnic area

Access to Bindarray picnic area is temporarily closed due to flooding. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Harbour area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 3.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 pest management program. Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.12pm to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 5.38pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk - part closure

The section of Yuraygir coastal walk between Mara Creek picnic area south to Shelley Beach will be closed to the public for 12 weeks from Wednesday 10 February 2021. This is because bushfire recovery work will be happening there at that time.

Visitors can still access Shelley Headland campground via Lake Arragan campground, but access to the walking track section to the north is restricted during the recovery work.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.25pm

Safety alerts: Beach access closures at Trial Bay

Some beach accesses at Trial Bay have been closed to pedestrians due to severe beach erosion from king tides and storm events.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire damaged bridges.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Jan 2021, 11.08am

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021 for renovations.

For more information, please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Waihou Road closure

Waihou Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Monday 30 November 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 9.37am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on Yuraygir coastal walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk at Angourie picnic area and re-join the coastal walk south of the mouth of Mara Creek. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Grafton NPWS office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Mara Creek picnic area

Mara Creek picnic area in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. 

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Sep 2020, 1.51pm

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 11.54am to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.49am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Tuesday 11 August 2020 until Sunday 28 February 2021. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 66520900.

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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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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/gondwana-rainforest-and-waterfall-guided-tours/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

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