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Trial Bay Gaol

Arakoon National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 1 July 2024, 9.23am

Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 10.32am to Sat 26 Oct 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.23am.

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol closed for internal works between 22nd June and 26th October 2024

The Trial Bay Gaol will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd June through until Saturday 26th October 2024 for maintenance works to the internal structure of the Historic building.


The Trial Bay Gaol and Campground office will be relocated to NPWS Arakoon Depot on Cardwell St, Arakoon. 


All campers staying at the Trial Bay Gaol campground are to check in at the Arakoon Depot or phone the campground office on 02 6566 6168 between 9am - 4.30pm daily.


For further information on the Trial Bay Gaol closure or Trial Bay Gaol campground bookings please contact the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168 or email 

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 10.27am to Sun 28 Jul 2024, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 10.33am

Closed areas: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trial Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 28 July 2024.


Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available.


Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.


For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.40pm

Other incidents: Electrical BBQ's out of order due to vandalism

The electric BBQ's at the Pines Picnic Area and not operational due to vandalism. NPWS crews will replace the damaged parts in coming weeks. A wood BBQ is on site that can be used for cooking and visitors need to bring their own wood.   

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 8.26am

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

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

Mermaid Pools have 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 Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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