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Top of the Myall guided sunset kayak tours

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 14 August 2022, 9.48am

Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 12.38pm to Thu 25 Aug 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.56pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Brambles Green
  • Dees Corner campground
  • Freshwater
  • Joes Cove
  • Mackaway Bay
  • Shelly Beach
  • Johnsons Beach
  • Two Mile Sands
  • Violet Hill
  • Wells campground

Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.16pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Mackaway Bay campground - closed until Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Brambles Green campground - closed until Thursday 15 September 2022
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area - closed until Wednesday 3 August 2022  (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.48am.

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed for maintenance

The Bombah Point ferry will be closed from Monday 30 May 2022, and will recommence operation on Thursday 1 September 2022. This is so essential maintenance and survey inspection work (out of water slipping) can be done.

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

Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.47am.

Closed areas: Closed Area due to blue-green algae

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued in the following area:

  • northern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point

The following areas are closed:

  • Northern Broadwater picnic area

Do not undertake activities where you may come into contact with the water.

Blue-green algae levels will be monitored and the closures will be lifted as soon it is safe to do so.

Updates on blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be found on the WaterNSW website.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am.

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.41am to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 12.05pm.

Closed areas: Mungo Brush South campground closure

Mungo Brush south campground is closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until Thursday 15 September 2022 for winter maintenance. There is no public access during this period.  Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Mungo Brush north campground will remain open.  

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.07pm.

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 2.39pm.

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
22 August 2022 Closed areas Stewart and Lloyds campground closed Details

Applies from Mon 22 Aug 2022, 11.13am to Sat 15 Oct 2022, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jul 2022, 12.35pm

Stewart and Lloyds campground will be closed from Monday 22 August until Saturday 15 October 2022 for wildlife management.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 10.23am to Sun 28 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Parts of Barrington Tops plateau closed for aerial pest program

Some facilities on the Barrington Tops plateau will be closed between Monday 22 August 2022 and Sunday 28 August 2022, inclusive. This enable NPWS to carry out aerial pest control works as part of an ongoing post-fire state wide pest control program.

The following facilities will be closed for the week:

  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Barrington trail
  • Careys Peal lookout
  • all associated track and trails

The following facilities remain open to visitors:

  • Polblue campground, picnic area and Swamp walk
  • Horse Swamp campground
  • Polblue Falls picnic area and walk
  • Devils Hole campground, picnic area and lookout
  • Thunderbolts lookout
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • The Corker
  • Link Trail
  • Honeysuckle picnic area and walk

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.48am to Mon 29 Aug 2022, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.47pm

Closed areas: Bells trail closed due to storm damage

Bells trail is closed until Monday 29 August 2022, weather-permitting, to allow storm damage repair works to take place. There will be no vehicle or visitor access to Bells trail during this time.

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

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Applies from Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.00pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and Samurai campground closed

Due to current weather conditions the following areas are closed until Friday August 26 2022:

  • Samurai Beach - closed to all vehicle access
  • Samurai Beach campground

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Staff will monitor conditions and the website will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200, during business hours, 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

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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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 1.57pm to Thu 18 Aug 2022, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 12.37pm

Other incidents: Ruins campground power outage

There is no power or hot water available at Ruins campground, due to a power outage.

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 9.10am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.50pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island closed

Fingal Island in Tomaree National Park is closed for maintenance from Monday 8 August to Friday 19 August 2022.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 3.01pm to Sat 15 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.36pm

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark partial closure

Some parts of Dudley Beach carpark are closed from Monday 8 August 2022 to Sunday 15 October 2022 due to maintenance works to improve beach access.

The improvements include:

  • Upgrading the northern beach access stairs
  • Building a new viewing platform.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible from the carpark via the southern beach access throughout the project.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4101.

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Applies from Tue 26 Jul 2022, 6.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.15pm

Closed areas: Big Rocky 4WD carpark closed

Big Rocky 4WD carpark in Tomaree National Park is closed from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Wednesday 31 August 2022 for upgrade works. The closed areas are:

  • Big Rocky 4WD carpark 
  • The road leading into Big Rocky 4WD carpark from the 2WD carpark

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 8.57am to Sun 11 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 9.38am

Closed areas: Area closed for walking track upgrage

Some parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed from Thursday 4 August to Sunday 11 September 2022 due to walking track maintenance.

The closed area is the walking track to the Northern Lookout

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.45pm to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.11am

Closed areas: Brunkerville Trail closed due to flooding

The Brunkerville Trail is closed due to severe flooding. This closure will be reassessed Friday 2 September 2022.

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 Lower Hunter Area office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 1.26pm

Closed areas: The Lane closed for maintenance

The Lane will be closed for maintenance from Monday 15 August to Friday 19 August 2022

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.55pm to Sat 3 Sep 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 4.41pm

Safety alerts: Hunter Wetlands National Park

Sections of roads within Hunter Wetlands National Park have ben damaged from the recent flooding in the area. Please do not drive through floodwaters.

For more information, contact the Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.58pm

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 NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.

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 picnic area and Dilgry Circle intersection. 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 2 Aug 2022, 3.57pm to Tue 16 Aug 2022, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Aug 2022, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Thomas Road within Wallingat National Park Closed for maintenance

Thomas Road will be closed until further notice due to rain damage. Access through Sugar Creek Road is open.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.44pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 5.38pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park and Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi National Park is closed until Wednesday 30 September 2022 due to widespread flood damage.

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

Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 10.23am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park from Sunday 31 July to Monday 30 January 2023.

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 31 May 2022, 10.40am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.45am

Closed areas: Lone Pine Road closed for repair

Part of Lone Pine Road in Wallaroo National Park and Wallaroo State Forest will be closed from Monday 6 June 2022 until further notice, while damage to the road is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common picnic area

Signs and barricades will be in place around the closed areas. 

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Area permanently closed - Pink Caves

Access to Pink Caves is permanently closed. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Pink Caves has never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Pink Caves.

Visitors should take caution when traversing rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 12.38pm to Thu 25 Aug 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Brambles Green
  • Dees Corner campground
  • Freshwater
  • Joes Cove
  • Mackaway Bay
  • Shelly Beach
  • Johnsons Beach
  • Two Mile Sands
  • Violet Hill
  • Wells campground

Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 7.00am to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Lone Pine Road closed - Wallaroo National Park

Part of Lone Pine Road in Wallaroo National Park and Wallaroo State Forest will be closed from Friday 29 July 2022 until further notice, while damage to the road is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common picnic area

Signs and barricades will be in place around the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 4.43pm

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 Wed 20 Jul 2022, 11.19am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 12.24pm

Safety alerts: Hickson Street walking track partial closure

Hickson Street walking track is partially closed from Wednesday 20 July 2022 until further notice. The closure is due to structural damage that occurred to the walking track structure at the beach interface, as a result of recent coastal erosion and weather events.

Detour signage is in place to access Burwood Beach.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting national parks and state conservation areas. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 11.09am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is inaccessible by vehicles until furthe rnotice, due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather.

The road will re-open when conditions allow. For more details, please visit the Forestry Corporation NSW website or contact the local park office.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 8.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.31am

Safety alerts: 4WD or SUV recommended for Gloucester Tops Road in wet weather

NPWS recommends that access to Gloucester Tops Road past the campground should be via 4WD or SUV only, during wet weather. The combination of on-going wet weather and recent roadworks has meant some sections of the road may becoming slippery in wet conditions.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For more information contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 3.33pm

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.31am

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, collapsed bridges and culverts 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 Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.49am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Blue Gum Loop trail part closure

Part of the Blue Gum Loop trail is closed due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. NPWS is working to clear the trail and reopen as soon as possible.

The following areas are currently open:

  • Williams River picnic area and part of Blue Gum Loop trail (including 250m accessible section to first steel bridge)
  • Rocky Crossing walk (access via Williams River picnic area due to Forestry Corporation closure of Williams Top Rd)
  • Jerusalem Creek trail and picnic area

Take care and follow onsite signage.

For more information contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 3.32pm

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed

The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Mackaway Bay campground - closed until Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Brambles Green campground - closed until Thursday 15 September 2022
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area - closed until Wednesday 3 August 2022  (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Jun 2022, 3.31pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Graham Allan walk closed at recreation ground

Access from Graham Allen walk to the riverside recreation area (MCC) is closed for upgrade works within the adjacent council-managed recreation area.  The Graham Allen Walk remains open from the Isabella Street and Farquhar Street entrances.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.48am

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed for maintenance

The Bombah Point ferry will be closed from Monday 30 May 2022, and will recommence operation on Thursday 1 September 2022. This is so essential maintenance and survey inspection work (out of water slipping) can be done.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.47am

Closed areas: Closed Area due to blue-green algae

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued in the following area:

  • northern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point

The following areas are closed:

  • Northern Broadwater picnic area

Do not undertake activities where you may come into contact with the water.

Blue-green algae levels will be monitored and the closures will be lifted as soon it is safe to do so.

Updates on blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be found on the WaterNSW website.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Callaghans Trail closed for repairs

Part of Callaghans Trail in Wallaroo National Park will be closed from Monday 13 June 2022 until further notice, while damage to the road is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Callaghans Trail between Limeburners Creek Road and Lone Pine Road

Signs and barricades will be in place around the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Monday 30 May 2022 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11.28am

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 and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11.28am

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 Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.41am to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Mungo Brush South campground closure

Mungo Brush south campground is closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until Thursday 15 September 2022 for winter maintenance. There is no public access during this period.  Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Mungo Brush north campground will remain open.  

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.07pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 1.46pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 7 March to Wednesday 31 August 2022 for fire trail upgrades. The following fire trails will be closed:

  • Big Hill
  • Bee Box
  • Boundary (Werakata)
  • Dam
  • Elcom
  • Ferguson
  • Fishers Folly
  • Kearsley South
  • Kitchener East
  • Missing Link
  • No 1
  • North Basin
  • Pelton
  • Pinnacle
  • Powerline (Kitchener)
  • Racecourse
  • Red Hill
  • Sandpit
  • Sawpit (Kitchener)
  • South Basin
  • Southams
  • Tomalpin
  • Unnamed Kata
  • Unnamed Werakata

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

 

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

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 Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm

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 Mon 4 Apr 2022, 2.28pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.34pm

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.

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 Wed 2 Mar 2022, 10.09am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Hickson Street lookout - Tower works

Works will be commencing on the Hunter water tower at Hickson Street lookout, to enable construction of a new communications tower. As such, there will be a walking track detour.

The minor diversion and will not impact on community access to the lookout. Directional signage will be in place.  

For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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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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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/top-myall-guided-sunset-tour/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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