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Bar Mountain lookout

Border Ranges National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.49am

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.49am.

Closed areas: Border Ranges National Park partial closure

Border Ranges National Park is partly open following completion of flood repair works. However, some areas are closed over the next month for additional maintenance works:

  • Tweed Scenic Drive is closed from Wednesday 11 May to Monday 30 May 2022 due to hazardous conditions. This closure also includes Forest Tops campground.
  • Sheepstation Creek campground will be closed for repair works from Sunday 15 May to Sunday 19 June 2022. 
  • The following walking tracks will remain closed until further notice due to damaged sustained in the recent weather events: 
    • Booyong walking track
    • Brindle Creek walking track
    • Rosewood loop 
    • Bar Mountain walking track

Border loop walk, lookout and picnic area remain closed until further notice, due to damage and closures on Lions Road.

The eastern entrance to the park on Tweed Range Scenic Drive remains closed from Barkers Vale until further notice.  

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

Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 4.44pm to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.48am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazardous conditions

Tweed Scenic Drive will be closed from 10am, Wednesday 11 May until 10am, Monday 30 May 2022 due to hazardous conditions.

Forest Tops campground and the following tracks and visitor areas will also be closed until Monday 30 May 2022:

  • Antarctic Beech picnic area
  • Bar Mountain circuit (closed until further notice)
  • Bar Mountain lookout and picnic area
  • Falcorostrum loop walking track 
  • Black butt lookout and picnic area
  • Pinnacle walk and lookout
  • Helmholtzia loop walking track
  • Brindle Creek walking track (closed until further notice)
  • Brindle Creek picnic area
  • Red Cedar loop
  • Booyong walking track (closed until further notice).

Sheepstation Creek campground, Brushbox falls lookout out and Palm Forest walking track will remain open until Sunday 15 May 2022.

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

Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm.

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 9.07am

Closed areas: Nightcap National Park partially closed

Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area have been partially re-opened, including Rummery Park campground. Many areas remain closed until further notice due to flood damage sustained in the recent floods and impacts of ongoing wet weather.

The following areas will remain closed until further notice:

  • Minyon Drive access road
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails

The following areas are now open:

  • Peate's Mountain track
  • Newton Drive
  • Mount Nardi picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop
  • Nightcap Range Road
  • Rummery Park campground (only accessible via Nightcap Range Road)
  • Big Scrub loop walk (access via Rocky Creek Dam picnic area only)
  • Rocky Creek Dam walk (access via Rocky Creek Dam picnic area only)

Minyon Falls picnic area is planned to re-open from Monday 6 June 2022 but this may be extended. This alert will be updated on 6 June to confirm re-opening or extension of closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 8.34am to Fri 17 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground - Sites 1-6 and the Goanna group site - closed

Rummery Park campground sites 1-6 and the Goanna group site are closed from Monday 23 May to Friday 17 June 2022 due to wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 10.20am

Closed areas: Minyon Falls visitor precinct and loop walk closed

Minyon Falls picnic area and viewing platform will be closed until Monday 6 June, pending successful completion of flood repair works and impacts of the latest weather event.

However, other walks and visitor facilities are now open:

  • Mount Nardi picnic area, Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking tracks, accessible from Newton Drive
  • Big Scrub Loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Rummary Park campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.23pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Changed vehicle access to Sheepstation Creek campground

Due to a major landslip on Forest Road, Sheepstation Creek campground can only be accessed Via Simes Road and Grady's Creek Road until further notice.

Sheepstation Creek campground remains open until Sunday 15 May.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information on road closures. For more information contact the local park office on 02 6632 0000.

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.49am

Closed areas: Border Ranges National Park partial closure

Border Ranges National Park is partly open following completion of flood repair works. However, some areas are closed over the next month for additional maintenance works:

  • Tweed Scenic Drive is closed from Wednesday 11 May to Monday 30 May 2022 due to hazardous conditions. This closure also includes Forest Tops campground.
  • Sheepstation Creek campground will be closed for repair works from Sunday 15 May to Sunday 19 June 2022. 
  • The following walking tracks will remain closed until further notice due to damaged sustained in the recent weather events: 
    • Booyong walking track
    • Brindle Creek walking track
    • Rosewood loop 
    • Bar Mountain walking track

Border loop walk, lookout and picnic area remain closed until further notice, due to damage and closures on Lions Road.

The eastern entrance to the park on Tweed Range Scenic Drive remains closed from Barkers Vale until further notice.  

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

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 4.44pm to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.48am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazardous conditions

Tweed Scenic Drive will be closed from 10am, Wednesday 11 May until 10am, Monday 30 May 2022 due to hazardous conditions.

Forest Tops campground and the following tracks and visitor areas will also be closed until Monday 30 May 2022:

  • Antarctic Beech picnic area
  • Bar Mountain circuit (closed until further notice)
  • Bar Mountain lookout and picnic area
  • Falcorostrum loop walking track 
  • Black butt lookout and picnic area
  • Pinnacle walk and lookout
  • Helmholtzia loop walking track
  • Brindle Creek walking track (closed until further notice)
  • Brindle Creek picnic area
  • Red Cedar loop
  • Booyong walking track (closed until further notice).

Sheepstation Creek campground, Brushbox falls lookout out and Palm Forest walking track will remain open until Sunday 15 May 2022.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.04pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 9.26am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Byron Bay NPWS office on 026 639 8300.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 8.28am

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground open

Rummery Park campground is now open. 

Access to the campground will be via Nightcap Range Road only. Minyon Drive access road remains closed for repairs until further notice. 

Peates Mountain walking track is the only track open and accessible from the campground. 

The following tracks and areas remain closed until further notice due to damage sustained in the recent floods:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon Loop track
  • Boggy Creek walking track
  • Historic Nightcap walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails

For a full list of areas and tracks closed, see Nightcap National Park alerts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6670 0200.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 4.34pm to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 4.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.43am

Closed areas: Minyon Drive closed

Due to major road works, Minyon Drive will be closed from Monday 16 May to Monday 20 June between the park boundary and Rummery Park campground. This closure may be postponed or extended depending on weather and pending successful completion of works.

There will be no access to the park from the eastern end of Minyon Drive for the duration of the closure. All visitors are to use Nightcap Range Road to access Rummery Park campground and Peate's Mountain Track.

Minyon Falls picnic area and lookout, Minyon Grass picnic area and Minyon Loop remain closed until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 11.44am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, remains closed until the end of June 2022 due to the impacts of widespread flooding in the region.

The closure is also to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.38am

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

Toonumbar National Park and Toonumber State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to damage sustained in recent floods. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 30 May 2022.

The closed areas include:

  • Iron Pot Creek campground
  • Murray Scrub walking track
  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: O'Connors fire trail closed for maintenance

O'Connors fire trail is closed from Monday 10 January 2022 for maintenance and upgrades. Signs will be in place around closed areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Apr 2022, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 11.06am

Closed areas: Border Loop closed due to landslip

The following areas are closed until further notice to due a landslip and closures on Lions Road:

  • Border Loop lookout and picnic area
  • Border loop walk

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Feb 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Terania Creek picnic area (Protestors Falls) closed

Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls will be closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. No access is permitted, penalties apply for non-compliance.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking track, accessible from Newton Drive

 For further information, please contact the Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road closed

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice.

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed for maintenance and repair works. These roads will be closed until further notice.

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are not affected by this closure.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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

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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/bar-mountain-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Border Ranges National Park in the North Coast region
  • Border Ranges 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 at entry. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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