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Bald Rock Trig lookout

Bald Rock National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am

Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am.

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 24th April to 31st July 2023 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
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • 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

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and 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 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 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.45pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 2.55pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Captains Creek Nature Reserve is closed from 5am, Monday 26 June to 6.30pm, Friday 30 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation.

 

This program will target feral pigs. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10.31am

Closed areas: Changed conditions and closures on roads to Four Bull Hut

Access to visitor facilities, campgrounds and walking tracks in the south of Washpool NP, accessible from the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton, is open and not impacted by the closures listed below.

Due to recent flood damage Mt Spirabo Road, leading into the north-western section of Washpool NP from the New England Highway at Bolivia, is undergoing significant roadworks to repair damage. Access to Four Bull Hut is still possible, but a high-clearance 4WD is required, and horse-floats should not be taken along this road. Please follow any directions from signage, contractors or staff when driving this road, and be aware that conditions can become slippery during and following rain.

Due to NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions until 1 January 2024, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.

Due to these road conditions and closures, the following locations in the north-west of Washpool NP are closed: 

  • Washpool horse riding trails
  • Billyrimba Falls and lookout
  • Spirabo Forest Way drive through Capoompeta and Washpool NPs

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 3.09pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Coachwood Drive

Roadworks are being conducted on Coachwood Drive, the primary access road into visitor areas of Washpool NP. The park and visitor areas remain open during these works, but please follow any directions from signage, contractors and staff, and minor delays may occur throughout these works.

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 10.54am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 9.15am

Safety alerts: Roadworks on trails and roads

Roadworks are being conducted on fire trails and roads in Torrington SCA from Wednesday 10 May until Friday 9 June 2023. These trails and roads include:

  • Butler Trail
  • Butlermine Trail
  • Butlers Road
  • Mystery Face Road
  • Blatherarm Road
  • Dutchmans Trail
  • Thunderbolt Trail

Please exercise caution when accessing these trails and roads, and follow any directions of signage, contractors or staff.

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 12.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 May 2023, 3.14pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, and roadworks on Joes Box, South Yabbra, Yabbra Plains and Pocupar Roads.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2023, 10.08am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 14/05/2023 to 28/05/2023

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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 2.09pm

Hazard reduction burns: Petersons HR

There is a fire in this park called Petersons HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage

Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.

Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. After heavy rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Apr 2023, 7.24am

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls closed for upgrades

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area including Tooloom Falls is currently closed for a major upgrade of facilities and safety works.  It is expected that the reserve will reopen by August 2023. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 24th April to 31st July 2023 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and 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 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 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.

Affects 1 park and 8 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am

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 24th April to 31st July 2023 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
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • 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

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and 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 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 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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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/lookouts/bald-rock-trig-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock 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 uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

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