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Charles Hamey lookout

Kattang Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 31 October 2022, 2.34pm

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.34pm.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.32pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.39pm

Other planned events: The Rainforest Centre and Cafe Are Open the Boardwalk is Closed

The Rainforest Centre and Cafe are open 7 days.

The Rainforest boardwalk is closed until mid December 2022 to allow for major ugrades to the structure.

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.47am to Sun 18 Dec 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed.

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed and is due to partially re-open mid December 2022.

 

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre during business hours on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 8.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage caused by severe weather/flooding

The following areas are closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road

These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

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

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.34pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed until further notice. Reopening planning is underway.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 2.28pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Nov 2022, 9.05am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.06pm

Safety alerts: Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area - 4WD only

Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road, and wet conditions due to ongoing recent rainfall. It is not suitable for 2WD access. 

4WDs can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access on Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to a significant land slip.  

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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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/charles-hamey-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Kattang Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Kattang Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger, or pest management.

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