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McDirtys lookout

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 6.00pm

Safety alerts: A Park Fire Ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area, Jacky Barkers, Muluerindie, The Green Gully Track and Youdales areas, due to current conditions

A park fire ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area (Mt Yarrowyck), Jacky Barkers (in Nowendoc National Park), Muluerindie (in Warrabah National Park), The Green Gully Track and Youdales day use and camping areas (in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

For further information, contact the Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100 or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.32pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.30pm

Other planned events: Walking track evaluation camera survey

Please note that NPWS staff will be undertaking a walking track survey in this location from November to early December 2023.

The survey will involve NPWS staff carrying a 360-degree camera to visually record walking track features, as part of an annual asset maintenance assessment.

This information is to ensure quality safe NPWS walking tracks for public enjoyment.

You'll be able to identify this survey as NPWS staff will be dressed in uniform carrying an above-head mounted camera.

NPWS respects your privacy. If you do not wish to be filmed, please respectfully ask the NPWS staff member to pause the camera until you pass out of camera frame.

The survey will be undertaken across multiple parks during November 2023, so will involve only very minimal time at each location and will be scheduled outside peak visitation times, so the survey it is unlikely to affect visitors.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 9.26am to Sun 3 Dec 2023, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 9.50am

Other planned events: Roadworks on Carrai Road

Roadworks will be underway on Carrai Road from Monday 20th November to Friday 1st December 2023. Works will be between Kookaburra and Haydonville. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 10.51am

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

Cockerawombeeba Road and Trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

The roads will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Ebor Falls precinct

Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP will be temporarily closed from 16 October 2023, to allow for construction works of new lookouts and visitor precincts to be fast-tracked. This closure will include the Upper and Lower Falls visitor areas, the Ebor Falls Road (part only) and the Ebor Village walking track. Access to the Ebor Cemetery off Ebor Falls Road will remain open.

It is anticipated the Upper Falls precinct will reopen to the public in December 2023.

During the closure no toilet, picnic or rest stop facilities will be available at Ebor Falls. Travellers on the Waterfall Way are advised to use alternate amenities located in Ebor township or at the Ebor Sportsground.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. 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 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Oct 2023, 7.07pm

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.


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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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Emergency services

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