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Guided 4WD beach fishing safaris

Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 27 October 2021, 4.55pm

Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.09pm to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.55pm.

Closed areas: Mungo Beach closed to vehicles

4WD beach access within Myall Lakes National Park is closed until Wednesday 3 November 2021, unless the closure is otherwise extended.

The beach is severely eroded from recent high seas, making it unsafe for 4WD access. Staff will monitor conditions regularly and update this alert. 

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

Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9.55am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.22am.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to tree risk

Mackaway Bay campground is closed until Sunday 31 October 2021 due allow for tree risk assessments following significant flooding.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.52pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.47pm

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road

For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.09pm to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Mungo Beach closed to vehicles

4WD beach access within Myall Lakes National Park is closed until Wednesday 3 November 2021, unless the closure is otherwise extended.

The beach is severely eroded from recent high seas, making it unsafe for 4WD access. Staff will monitor conditions regularly and update this alert. 

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 8.57am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Kenny's mountain bike trail partial closure

The following parts of Kenny's mountain bike trail will be closed for essential works from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 12 November 2021:

  • Scenic Drive Easement
  • Bailey's Paddock

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.06am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11.10am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

The following areas in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area will be closed from Friday 1 October 2021 for up to 2 months, weather dependant, for major upgrade works:

  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Bullock Brush trail

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails, the alternate access to Gummi Falls, will also remain closed. They both currently deemed unsafe for visitor use.  NPWS will be working on repairing them as part of the Gummi Falls project.

For more information, call the local NPWS office at Scone on 02 6540 2300 or Gloucester on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.24pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.50pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area

Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.

These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Mon 8 Nov 2021, 6.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.53pm

Closed parks: Park closed for road upgrades

Wallingat National Park is closed from Monday 8 March 2021 until Sunday 7 November 2021 due to road maintenance.

The work has unfortunately been delayed due to weather and will be reviewed again in late October based on progress of the work.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground due to COVID-19

Ganyamalbaa campground will remain closed until Monday 25 October 2021, to ensure the safety of staff, visitors, and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 5.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.38am

Closed areas: Box Beach Road closed for works

Box Beach Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians from Thursday 21 October to Friday 22 October 2021, pending weather, for road works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed for road works

The East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from 7 October 2021.

This management trail is being upgraded for fire vehicle access between Zenith Beach carpark and Box Beach Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.39am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9.55am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.22am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to tree risk

Mackaway Bay campground is closed until Sunday 31 October 2021 due allow for tree risk assessments following significant flooding.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.21pm

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 30 November 2021 for upgrades.

The Ruins campground will remain open during the construction period, however will operate at a 50 percent capacity. The beachside amenities building will be open providing shower and toilet facilities for campers. Campers may experience construction noise on week days between the hours of 7am to 4pm.

Please follow signage and any advice from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300 or email npws.manninggreatlakes@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.03pm to Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of aerial 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 11 October to Friday 22 October 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Sep 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Oct 2021, 9.01am

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops and Gloucester River campground closed

Gloucester River campground and the Gloucester Tops precinct are currently closed. This is because the bridge on Gloucester Tops Road, just inside the park entry, has been deemed unsafe for traffic. 

NPWS is working urgently on replacing the bridge, but it may take up to 6 months. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 10.08am

Closed areas: Wangi Wangi Point - closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 28 August to Thursday 30 September 2021 while maintenance works are carried out on the Wangi Wangi Point steps next to the boat ramp. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.  

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Applies from Fri 20 Aug 2021, 9.38am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 9.35am

Closed areas: Kylies Beach 4WD access closed

Kylies Beach 4WD access remains closed until safe to reopen.

Significant erosion occurred in the March floods. Options to reinstate beach access are being investigated.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 8.16am

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

Brunkerville trail is closed due to a landslip during recent flooding event. Repair works are planned and the trail will re-open once the works are complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jun 2021, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • 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
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi 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 the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips 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 Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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-4wd-beach-fishing-safaris/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes 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.

    The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

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Emergency services

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