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Crowdy Bay National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 7 November 2022, 9.05am

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.34pm.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 2.28pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.05am.

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 26 Nov 2022, 4.09pm

Hazard reduction burns: Gates HR

There is a fire in this park called Gates 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.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 26 Nov 2022, 4.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Northwest HR

There is a fire in this park called Northwest 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.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.32pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.39pm

Other planned events: The Rainforest Centre and Cafe Are Open the Boardwalk is Closed

The Rainforest Centre and Cafe are open 7 days.

The Rainforest boardwalk is closed until mid December 2022 to allow for major ugrades to the structure.

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.47am to Sun 18 Dec 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed.

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed and is due to partially re-open mid December 2022.

 

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre during business hours on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 1.14pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Joes Cove Closed - Flood damage

Joes Cove Campground is closed from Monday 31st October 2022 to February 2023 due to flood damage.

If you are camping, you will need to reschedule your visit or choose another boat based campground in Myall Lakes National Park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Manning Great Lakes Park office on 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 8.40am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves are closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. 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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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 8.09am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 5.00pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 to 11:59pm 30 June 2023 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • The Wilson River Picnic Area
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk
  • Palm Grove Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 8.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage caused by severe weather/flooding

The following areas are closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road

These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

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

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.34pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Stoney Creek Road access by AWD/4WD only

Stoney Creek Road in Myall Lakes National Park has been affected by recent rain events. This has caused damage to the road, with sections of clay and several deep holes appearing within the road surface.

NPWS recommends that road access is via high clearance AWD or 4WD in dry weather.

NPWS is working on repairing the road once weather conditions permit. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Oct 2022, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to severe weather event

Some roads within Myall Lakes National Park are temporarily closed due to the impacts of recent severe weather. The closed roads are:

  • Nerong Road (southern section)
  • Masons Bend Trail
  • Goochs Road and Sugarloaf trail.

NPWS are working on repairs and will reopen the roads once completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Oct 2022, 11.20am

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 19 Aug 2022, 11.11am to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed until further notice. Reopening planning is underway.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.29am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Closed areas: Cockerawombeeba Roadand trail closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road and trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech campground south, through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th 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, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2022, 10.52am

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure

Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.

This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.

Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.

For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.

For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.46pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.05am

Closed parks: Kumbatine National Park and State Conservation Area closed

This park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 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 NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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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/guided-10-day-surfing-adventures-for-backpackers/local-alerts

Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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