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Mountain Maid gold mine

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Mount Barrington 4WD access

There is currently no vehicle (4WD) access past the Junction Pools turn-off on Barrington trail (south). This is due to the trail conditions between the turn-off and Mount Barrington.

Access to Mount Barrington is restricted to walking or mountain biking during this closure. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on 02 6540 2300, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.28pm

Other incidents: Road to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester - closed

The main access road (Barrington Tops Forest Road / Scone Road) to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by the Forestry Corporation until further notice due to damage caused from recent flood and storm events.

The road is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is currently no through access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com     

For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.47pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.43pm

Closed areas: 4WD trails closed due to weather damage

Four-wheel drive trails in Barrington Tops National Park are closed to vehicles due to recent severe weather event.

Trails affected include:

  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Barrington trail (central)

Trails will be assessed regularly and re-opened when conditions allow.

The Barrington trail (south) has re-opened.

Closures remain in place for:

  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.25pm to Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Partial closures due to severe weather event

The following areas remain closed:

  • Rocky Crossing walk 
  • Burraga Swamp walk

Road access from Gloucester to Scone and Barrington Tops Plateau has been closed by the Forestry Corporation due to hazardous road conditions. There is currently no access from Gloucester to visitor sites on the Barrington Tops Plateau, including:

  • Polblue
  • Devils Hole
  • Horse Swamp 
  • Honeysuckle 

Access to these sites is via Scone or Aberdeen. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Safety alerts: Access the Corker trail via Allyn River Rd

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access the Corker trail, Lagoon Pinch picnic area and Williams Top picnic area please use Allyn River Rd (use Salisbury Rd and Salisbury Gap Rd from Dungog). 4WD vehicles are recommended due to rough and slippery surface.

The council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

For more information, contact the Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.55am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

Several National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed until further notice due to impacts to trails from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Killarney 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 National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 11.58am

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 these reserves. 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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.10am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

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

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are currently closed to allow for campground upgrade works. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions.

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

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

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 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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