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Oxley Wild Rivers guided hiking adventures

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 21 January 2022, 12.19pm

Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.19pm.

Safety alerts: Dangars Falls Road - 4WD only

Dangars Falls Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The unsealed road is wet, corrugated and slippery. Take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.18pm.

Safety alerts: Raspberry Road - changed road conditions

Raspberry Road is currently wet, rutted and slippery due to recent rainfall. Please take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha NPWS office on 02 6777 4700.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 8 Jan 2022, 9.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 3.32pm

Safety alerts: Point Lookout Road - CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY 28 January 2022

Point Lookout Road is currently CLOSED and not suitable for vehicles due to excessive rainfall.   The road will hopefully be re-openned on Friday 28 January but traffic will be subject to STOP / GO traffic control until 5th February.   Thungutti Camprgound and other walking tracks and picnic areas in the Point Lookout precinct will not be accessible until Friday 28 January.   

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 11.45am to Wed 26 Jan 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: Access Road to Point Lookout Closed - Wednesday 26th January for Urgent Repairs

The road to Point Lookout will be closed for Urgent Repairs on Wednesday 26th January.  For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 66520900

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.19pm

Safety alerts: Dangars Falls Road - 4WD only

Dangars Falls Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The unsealed road is wet, corrugated and slippery. Take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Raspberry Road - changed road conditions

Raspberry Road is currently wet, rutted and slippery due to recent rainfall. Please take care and drive safely.

For further information, call the Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha NPWS office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 9.35am

Closed areas: Road Closures due to wet weather

Due to wet weather Norm Jolly picnic area will be closed due to flooding of the Nymboida River.  Access to Platypus Flats and Cod Hole Camping areas is only available via Cascade.  With ongoing wet weather these closures may be in place for several days. For further information contact Coffs Coast Area office on 02 66520900.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jan 2022, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 11.47am

Safety alerts: Cod Hole campground access

Forest harvesting operations are occurring in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest, adjacent to Moses Rock Road, on the way to Cod Hole campground.

Harvesting contractors may install temporary road closures for public safety on the road. To gain access or exit to Cod Hole campground, please use the two-way radios provided at the closure gates and call the contractor for permission to traverse the road. Do not drive through closed gates before gaining permission.

Please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 for further information.

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Applies from Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.11pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 1 August 2022 due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

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 on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.05pm to Sat 30 Apr 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 2.30pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to landslip

This park is closed from Monday 22 November 2021 due to a landslip on Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Sun 9 Jan 2022, 9.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11.10am

Safety alerts: Park roads - 4WD only

Roads across Bindarri are currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. Roads area slippery and rough in sections because of extended wet weather. Roadworks are scheduled to repair roads as conditions dry. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 11 Feb 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.04am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

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

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 17 Dec 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 9.13am

Other incidents: Moonpar Forest Drive - 4WD only

Moonpar Forest Drive is open to 4WD vehicles only due to wet conditions. The following areas can only be accessed by 4WD:

  • Cod Hole campground
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Norm Jolly picnic area

Please take care when driving in this park as continual wet weather around the North Coast has made many road sections in this park slippery.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 5.15am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

The baiting area 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.39pm

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is not possible from the north on Chaelundi Road. This is due to bridge damage sustained during bushfires in the Dalmorton area. The best route is from the south via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.04am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 10.57am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Maria National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 10.23am

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access

Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rains. Please take caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.

For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: All walking tracks closed from Barokee campground

Due to recent weather events impacting bushfire recovery works, there is currently no access to any walking tracks from Barokee campground (accessible off Round Mountain Road via the Waterfall Way) in Cathedral Rock National Park.

Please note:

  • All walking tracks are still accessible from Native Dog campground (accessible via Guyra Road). But please be aware of extra distances involved in walks when entering from the Native Dog campground entrance, including the Cathedral Rock track.
  • The Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk cannot be completed due to this closure, and all walks departing from Native Dog campground will have to return to Native Dog campground.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Dec 2021, 8.15am

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 Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Cockeawombeeba Road closed due to flood damage

Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to extensive flood damage.

Repairs and maintenance are being completed by Forestry Corporation. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 12.52pm

Safety alerts: Ebor Falls open - Facilities may be fire-affected

The Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River National Park is open. However the park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.

Please follow safety directions, and do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. 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 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Safety alerts: No access from the north on Chaelundi Road

Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.

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

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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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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

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 Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

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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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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