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Bar Mountain lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit walking track part closure

Bar Mountain Circuit walking track is partly closed. Access to Bar Mountain lookout remains open. Falcorostrum loop walk is also open. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 11.35am

Closed areas: Helmholtsia loop walk closed

Helmholtsia loop walking track is currently closed due to tree falls. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to predicted heavy rainfall

Coxs Road and Toonumbar Forest Drive in Toonumbar National Park are closed from Tuesday 4 February 2020 until further notice. This closure is due to predicted heavy rainfall. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 3 Feb 2020, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground and trail closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 3 February to Friday 1 May 2020 while the Sheepstation creek campground is upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Sheepstation Creek campground
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Palm forest walking track
  • Booyung walking track

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

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed - construction works

Cutters Hut, within Cutters Camp campground, is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing Stage 2 of the Cutters campground upgrade. Construction works may cause minor noise disturbance to visitors. 

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10.18am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 2.55pm

Other incidents: No BBQ facilities at Terania Creek picnic area

Due to the theft of BBQ equipment/ hardware and gas bottles, there is no BBQ facilities provided at the Terania Creek picnic area until further notice.

The Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls walking track remains open.

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Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.47am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Dec 2019, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Western area and roads closed due to bushfires and recovery

The western area and some roads and trails within this park are closed due to ongoing bushfire activity and bushfire recovery works.

The closed areas, roads and trails are west of Rummery Park campground and include the western shared trail network. The closed roads and trail network includes:

  • Peates Mountain Road 
  • Perlite Road
  • Eastern Fire Break
  • Blue Fig Road
  • Rummery Road
  • Gibbergunyah Road
  • Nixon Road
  • Tungun Road
  • Tuntable trail
  • Number One trail
  • North Rocks Road 

Historic Nightcap track remains closed from Rummery Park campground through to Mount Nardi and the Sphinx.

The areas, walking tracks and trails that remain open include:

  • Rummery Park campground
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls loop
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • All trails associated with the shared trail network east of Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Park campground, including Telephone Road, Boomerang Road, Quandong trail and Eastern Boundary trail.

For further information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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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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Emergency services

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Bar Mountain lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Stephen King