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Oxley Wild Rivers guided hiking adventures

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 29 November 2022, 3.52pm

Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 3.52pm.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 9.56am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic 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 on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.53am

Safety alerts: 4WD is recommended to access Codhole and Platypus Flat Campgrounds

4WD vehicle is recommended on the main access roads to Codhole and Platypus Flat campgrounds (including Moonpar, Mills and Moses Rock Roads).

Access to these campgrounds is best via Cascade.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.51am

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 1.51pm

Other incidents: Poiint Lookout Road Slippery - engage 4WD on slippery sections

Poiint Lookout Road Slippery due to road grading - engage 4WD on slippery sections until road conditions dry out.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.36am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to ongoing flooding

The following areas are closed from 28/10/2022 to  27/12/2022 due to ongoing flooding:

  • Karamea Homestead, Curracabundi National Park

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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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 Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 9.49am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Bangalore Falls lookout platform closed

The Bangalore Falls viewing platform is closed pending an engineers safety inspection. The platform will be re-opened when determined safe.

 

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 12.34pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to ongoing unpredictable flooding

The Guy Fawkes River catchment area is at risk of unpredictable flooding, which can occur without warning.

This includes Bicentennial National trail, the overnight wilderness walk, and any other travel along the river corridors.

It is strongly advisable to delay visiting until conditions are more favourable, unless well prepared.

Flooding can leave walkers and horse riders stranded for extended periods. This is a remote location with no roads or mobile phone reception. Ensure you are well prepared for unforeseen extended isolation. Carry extra food and have a communication plan in place with friends or family. Helicopter evacuation is the only safe retrieval method in most of the reserve.

In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. 

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 Fri 2 Sep 2022, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Binderray picnic area closed

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed to vehicles due to flood damage to the access road. Repairs will be undertaken as road conditions permit. Walk in access from the entry to the park is permitted.

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

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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: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.47am

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 Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.07pm

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

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

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.03am

Closed areas: Upper Ebor Falls closed for construction

The Upper Ebor Falls precinct is closed from November 2022 until June 2023 (subject to change) to allow NPWS to rebuild facilities lost in the 2019/2020 bushfires, including a new viewing platform. During this time there will be no access to the following areas:

  • Upper Ebor Falls picnic area
  • Upper Ebor Falls lookout
  • Public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls
  • Walking track between Upper and Lower Ebor Falls picnic areas
  • Ebor Village walking track

The Lower Ebor Falls picnic area and toilets will remain open, with limited views of Ebor Falls.

Additional public toilets are located on the eastern side of  Waterfall Way at  Ebor Sports ground.

Please do not enter construction areas and follow all signage or directions from staff and contractors.

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 Fri 19 Aug 2022, 11.11am to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.27am

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 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 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 8.30am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety and is expected to re-open before the December school holidays.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

Please check this alert for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.44am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2022, 9.15am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting and CPE program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve / National Park from 15th September 2022 to 14th March 2023.

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 Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.45am

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: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 3.52pm

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: Maria National Park closed

This park is 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 Fri 8 Jul 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.05am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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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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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.05pm

Safety alerts: Gordons Road Bridge Closed

The bridge on Gordons Road is closed until further notice due to structural failure. The bridge is not safe to cross. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2022, 2.38pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise fox 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.

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

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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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/oxley-wild-rivers-guided-hiking-adventures/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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Emergency services

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

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