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Guided 3-day Light to Light walks

Green Cape area in Beowa National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 2.42pm

Applies from Fri 8 Dec 2023, 2.21pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 2.42pm.

Closed areas: Light to Light walk

Light to Light walk is currently closed between Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay until August 2024 to allow for track upgrades. These closures will impact plans to complete the return-walk. This closure will not affect Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee campgrounds.

If you're booking your walk through a licensed tour operator, you can expect that these operators are being regularly informed by NPWS, so that track closure impacts can be planned for and managed.

Please monitor NPWS alerts for track closures, be prepared to modify your itinerary while track upgrades are being completed and consider transport options to divert around closed sections of the walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 3.44pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve 
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 12.58pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 6.52pm.

Safety alerts: Increase of ticks at Saltwater Creek campground

There has been a reported increase of tick bites at Saltwater Creek campground. Please take appropriate precautions to prevent tick bites such as insect repellent and regular tick checks, and bring tick freeze spray to treat any ticks.

Further guidance about tick bite treatment can be found on the Health Direct website. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 May 2024 Other planned events Helicopter Operations 27-29 May Details

Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 7.00am to Wed 29 May 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 8.32am

NPWS and contractors will be undertaking helicopter operations in the southern section of Beowa National park on Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 May. Traffic controls will be in place on Green Cape Rd and visitors may experience minor delays.

There will be no vehicle access to Saltwater Creek Rd on 27-28 May or Bittangabee Rd on 29 May.

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Details
27 May 2024 Closed areas Saltwater Creek Campground and Light to Light track Closed due to Helicopter operations Details

Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 8.00am to Tue 28 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 3.19pm

NPWS and contractors will be conducting Helicopter operations from 8:00 Monday 27 May to 17:00 Tuesday 28 May. The following areas will be closed during this time:

- Saltwater Creek Campground

- Light to Light walking track between Mowarry Point and Saltwater Creek.

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

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Details
29 May 2024 Closed areas Bittangabee Bay Campground and day use areas closed due to helicopter Operations Details

Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 8.00am to Wed 29 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 3.21pm

Bittangabee Bay will be closed from 8:00 to 17:00 Wednesday 29 May. NPWS and contractors will be conducting Helicopter operations in the area.

There will be no visitor access to the following areas during this time:

- Bittangabee Campground

- Bittangabee Bay day use area

- Bittangabee Bay storehouse

- Light to Light walking track between Bittangabee Bay and Pulpit Rock 

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

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 May 2024, 8.56am to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 9.24am

Closed areas: Nunnock swamp and Alexanders Hut closed for ground pest control operation

The Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park will be closed to the public from 8am on Monday 20th of May until 8am Saturday 1st of June 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas include:

  • Nunnock campground
  • Nunnock grasslands walking tracks
  • Alexanders Hut
  • Alexanders Hut campground
  • Packers Swamp
  • Dragon Swamp

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer and feral pigs during day time or night as required. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs may be targeted if observed during the operation.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The following campgrounds will remain open to the public:

  • Six Mile Creek campground
  • Postmans campground

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 6.32am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 2.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June 2024. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga 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 more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 4.00pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Other planned events: Potential Road Delays: Mimosa Rocks National Park

Expect short delays on Mumbulla Creek Road from Monday 13 May to Monday 24 May 2024 between 9am and 3pm. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 1.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 6.51pm

Closed areas: Bournda Trig, Widgeram and Link Trail closed for trail works.

Fire trail upgrade works are occurring on Bournda Trig Trail, Link Trail and Widgeram Fire Trail in the southern section of Bournda National Park. There is no pedestrian access on the trails during this time. For further information please contact Merimbula Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Closed areas: Aragunnu Campground closed due to works

Please note that Aragunnu Campground will be closed due to roadworks commencing 15/05/2024 until 30/06/2024.

Aragunnu Beach Road will also be closed during this time. 

Please follow directives of staff and traffic control.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Closed areas: Closed trails in Mimosa Rocks National Park due to roadworks

The below trails will be closed from 15/04/2024 until 30/06/2024 due to road works. Roads with private property access will be open to local residential access only.

  • Goats Knob Road
  • Quarry Road
  • Kings Ridge fire trail
  • Mount Peter fire trail
  • Sandy Creek fire trail
  • Dr George Mountain Road

Please follow directive of staff and traffic control.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 3.44pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve 
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.17pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 9.22am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Friday 1st December 2023 Sunday 30 June 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bournda National Park.

The program 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.

Please contact the local Merimbula NPWS area office for more information on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 9.47am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park 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/guided-3-day-light-to-light-walks/local-alerts

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