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Washpool horse riding trails

North Coast, Country NSW

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.00pm to Mon 27 May 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 3.42pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Coachwood Drive

Roadworks will be taking place on Coachwood Drive, the primary access road into Washpool NP from the Gwydir Highway, from 2pm Friday 24 May until 10am Monday 27 May 2024.

Please exercise caution if accessing Coachwood Drive, and follow any instructions from signage, staff or contractors.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area and Parts of the River Walk Closed for Construction

Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is closed approximately 2km south of the Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area from 7am Monday 29 April 2024 until 5pm Friday 14 June 2024. This closure extends to the Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area, Rockpools View walk, Falls Lookout walk, Rockpool Ramble walk, Boonoo Boonoo Falls Lookout, and 2km of the River walk, north of Link Road.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 12.00pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.03am

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on T-Ridge Road in Nymboida National Park.

Road and roadside vegetation maintenance works will be occurring on T-Ridge Road and around the Nymboida River Campground from Monday 20 May until Tuesday 28 May 2024, pending weather.

Please comply with advisory signage. Vehicles will be able to access using T-Ridge road to the Nymboida River Campground and this campground remains open during these works. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton Area office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.26pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive Closure - 14 May to 31 June 2024

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from 14 May to 31 June 2024 for land slip repairs. Additional closures will apply for subsequent surface repair works with specific dates to be provided closer to commencement of works.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and related walking tracks will remain closed for the duration of road works
  • There will be no access to the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area during most of the closure period. Guests can contact the cabin owner regarding their stay and access requirements.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 6.18pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 6.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground 4WD/AWD access only

Peacock Creek Campground is accessible by 4WD or AWD only until further notice.

Many local roads are still impacted by large pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions.

- Iron Pot Creek Road is suitable for 4WD or AWD only due to the current condition of the crossing at Toonumbar Dam

- Sextonville Road and Peacock Creek Road (western end) are only suitble for 4WD due to deep creek crossing and severe road surface damage

- The north of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is currently closed due to hazardous conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.18pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive partial closure

Due to storm damage, Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl until 31 July 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The road will remain open between Cambridge Plateau picnic area and the Bruxner Highway. This section of road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather and is not suitable for heavy vehicles until slip repairs in May 2024.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed via Peacock Creek Road, Sextonville Road or Iron Pot Creek Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Culmarran Valley Track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Guests wish to access the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area can do so from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Many local roads are still impacted by pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.07am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.23pm

Closed parks: Jubullum Flat Camp closed

Jubullum Flat Camp Aboriginal Area is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and related works.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only

Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.

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

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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/horse-riding-trails/washpool-horse-riding-trails/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool 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 applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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Emergency services

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