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Booti Booti National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.11pm

Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 12.56pm to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.34pm.

Other planned events: Closed areas for aerial spraying program

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 10 May 2021 and Friday 25 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Khapphinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • and some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.11pm.

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to September 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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 3.02pm

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, 5.36pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 5.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 9.12am

Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands - Closure of northern access road

The Gan Gan entrance to this park will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians until Friday 28 May 2021 due to planned maintenance and upgrade works.

Please note:

  • Beach driving between the Gan Gan entrance and Lavis Lane beachfront will be closed in both directions from 5pm Wednesday12 May 2021 until 9am Monday 17 May 2021, when the closure will be reviewed.
  • Commercial tour operators will continue to operate in the Northern end of the park. Commercial activities and public access will continue to be allowed in the recreational vehicle area via Lavis Lane.
  • Ganyamalbaa campground is open and accessible from Lavis Lane.

Recent extreme weather and sea conditions have caused significant damage making access along the beachfront dangerous to 4WD vehicles. Capital works include reconstructing the frontal dune and formalising an appropriate crossing onto the beach over the frontal dune for safer beach access.

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 Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

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

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 3.07pm to Thu 13 May 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.47pm

Closed areas: Big Rocky trail closed

Big Rocky trail is closed from Monday 10 May to Wednesday 12 May 2021 for road works.

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

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.06pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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.

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 6538 5030.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 1.01pm

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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 12.56pm to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Closed areas for aerial spraying program

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 10 May 2021 and Friday 25 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Khapphinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • and some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Fri 14 May 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 6.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

This park is closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and consequential widespread flooding. 

For your safety, please avoid this reserve. NPWS is conducting condition assessments of access roads and visitor precincts to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

This closure will be reviewed weekly, however it is expected some reserves will be impacted for an extended period due to extensive damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park closed due to flood damage

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, walking tracks and picnic areas. 

Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 9.54am to Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 10.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Program - Post Fire Pest Relief Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 10 May to Sunday 23 May 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife 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 Manning Great Lakes Office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.54pm

Closed areas: Most of Myall Lakes National Park closed due to flood

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park continue to be severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake system have inundated campgrounds and roads.

Most campgrounds remain closed for an extended period. All roads west of the Pacific Highway remain closed, pending further assessment from NPWS.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and navigational safety issues.

The following campgrounds are open:

  • Banksia Green
  • Stewart and Lloyds
  • Yagon

NPWS is progressively reopening parts of the park as it is safe to do so. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.37pm

Closed areas: 4WD beach access and Indian Head campground closed

The following areas are closed:

  • Kylies Beach 4WD access is closed due to flood damage.
  • Indian Head campground remains closed until Friday 11 June 2021.
  • Kylies Hut and Metcalfes walking track remain closed until it's safe to re-open

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

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track

The following areas are closed:

  • Wreck Beach walk 
  • Tomaree Head

Heavy rain has undermined the walking track and caused significant damage to steps and landings. Barriers and signage are in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit closed

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Tomaree Head
  • Wreck Beach walking track

Heavy rain has caused landslides that are blocking walking tracks, and the area is not safe for visitors. The area needs to be made safe, and extensive repairs and assessment are required before opening. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.11pm

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to September 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 Mon 8 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 9.35am

Closed parks: Wallingat National Park closure - major road upgrade

Wallingat National Park is closed from Monday 8 March 2021 until Wednesday 30 June 2021. The closure is to allow for major roadworks including drainage upgrades and replacement of damaged bridges to improve access within the park.

This work is weather dependent and the closure will be reviewed in late May 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 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.47am

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry Closed

Bombah Point Ferry is currently closed due to flooding, and will remain so until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 8.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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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 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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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/tailored-surf-lessons-booti-booti-beaches/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti 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-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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Emergency services

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