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Guided 4WD beach fishing safaris

Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 5 March 2021, 11.38am

Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2021, 11.26am to Mon 8 Mar 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 11.38am.

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds Campground temporarily closed for maintenance works

Stewart and Lloyds Campground is temporarily closed from Mon 22/2/21 for approximately 2 weeks while staff undertake essential maintenance works.  For further information, please contact Manning Great Lakes Area on 65910300.

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Applies from Tue 16 Feb 2021, 10.23am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.00pm.

Closed areas: Boardwalk section of Mungo track temporarily closed

The section of track between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is temporarily closed from January 2021 until further notice due to damaged boardwalk. Tamboi trail remains open.

To access Brambles Green campground, please use Brambles Green trail. For further information please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.45pm.

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am.

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.40pm

Closed areas: Sugarloaf Range Road closed

Sugarloaf Range Road will be closed due to roadworks on some weekdays, and reopening for the weekend on the following dates:

  • Closed: Friday 5 March 2021
  • Open: Saturday 6 March and Sunday 7 March 2021 
  • Closed: Monday 8 March and Tuesday 9 March 2021 for continuation of roadworks,

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive 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.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.42pm

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground

Beach front driving at Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is closed from Wednesday 3 March 2021 until further notice. 

Large swells and high tides experienced over the past days have swamped the beach. Wave action has caused sand erosion and created steep drop offs and large areas of very soft sand, making the beach impassable and unsafe for vehicles.

There is insufficient beach remaining to allow safe access by 4WD vehicles, forcing the temporary closure of beach driving and Samurai campground.

Drivers are reminded not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any time. Fines apply.

Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach when conditions improve.

Please note that Worimi Consevation Lands are also temporarily closed to vehicles and will be re-opened once beach conditions improve.

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Beach front driving temporarily closed

Beachfront driving from Gan Gan Road at Anna Bay to Lavis Lane at Williamtown in the Worimi Conservation Lands is closed to all vehicles from Wednesday 3 March 2021 until further notice for public safety and to protect the important cultural landscape.  Large swell combined with high tides has created erosion, soft sand and steep drop-offs, making the beach impassable to all vehicles.

Dune driving in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA) south of the Lavis Lane entrance remains open, and is accessible via the Lavis Lane entrance only.  Staff will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beachfront to driving when conditions improve.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 10.12am to Fri 2 Apr 2021, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.31am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing walk closure

Rocky Crossing walk in Barrington Tops National Park will be closed from Monday 22 February 2021 for hazardous tree works. The closure is expected to last approximately three weeks, depending on weather conditions.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Williams Top Road closed due to storm damage

Some parts of this park are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed Williams Top Road due to trail conditions. Upper Lagoon Pinch Forest Road is also closed due to dangerous trees. Access to Black Swamp and Wombat Creek campgrounds is affected.

The closed areas are:

  • Williams Top picnic area (Upper Rocky Crossing walk)
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail

Sites in Barrington Tops Plateau, including Wombat Creek campground and Black Swamp campground, can still be accessed via Link trail (Kerripit Road, Gloucester Tops) or Junction Pools (via Barrington trail).

Burraga Swamp track can now be accessed via Allyn River Road (use either Salisbury Gap Road from Salisbury or Bingleburra Road from Dungog). If you're in a 2WD vehicle, drive with caution and avoid this area in wet weather.

Check conditions before travelling because causeways rise quickly with rain. 

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail closure

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are closed from:

  • Monday 8 February to Thursday 1 April 2021, and;
  • Tuesday 6 April to Tuesday 31 May 2021

The closure is to allow for campground upgrade works. During other times when Gummi Falls campground is open at Easter (Thursday 1 April to Tuesday 6 April 2021) it may be closed at short notice due to wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2021, 11.26am to Mon 8 Mar 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds Campground temporarily closed for maintenance works

Stewart and Lloyds Campground is temporarily closed from Mon 22/2/21 for approximately 2 weeks while staff undertake essential maintenance works.  For further information, please contact Manning Great Lakes Area on 65910300.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 10.06am

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay Road 4WD only in some sections

Crowdy Bay Road can be accessed by 4WD only between Crowdy Gap campground and Coralville Road due to water over the road.

You can access Crowdy Gap campground from Harrington. You can also access Diamond Head, Indian Head and Kylies Beach from Laurieton or Coralville Road.

Wet weather is causing rough surfaces on all park roads. Please drive with caution. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 16 Feb 2021, 10.23am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Boardwalk section of Mungo track temporarily closed

The section of track between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is temporarily closed from January 2021 until further notice due to damaged boardwalk. Tamboi trail remains open.

To access Brambles Green campground, please use Brambles Green trail. For further information please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.50am

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 8.57am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

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 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 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 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 Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

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

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Emergency services

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