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Eurobodalla National Park

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed for reapirs

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east).

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.06am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban NP
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
  • Ben Boyd National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.29am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closed affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

The following campgrounds are currently closed because they are inaccessible from both the western and eastern approaches:

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

The closures are a result of repeated and major landslides along Araluen Road caused by prolonged rainfall events.

Eurobodalla Shire Council has a lengthy schedule of works relating to remediation works for Araluen Road. These are forecast to be ongoing until mid-June 2022. For more information and updates regarding the Araluen Road closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene campground closed due to wet weather

Wyanbene campground is closed until further notice due to high river levels. 

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access

Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.

Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.43pm

Closed areas: Roads closed following damage from severe weather conditions

The following areas in Eurobodalla National Park are closed until further notice due to continued heavy rain causing subsequent damage to tracks experienced during weather events:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point track 

These areas are being continually assessed and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 16 Dec 2021, 4.59pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.17pm

Other planned events: Access changes to Congo campground

Eurobodalla Shire Council has advised that there is an indefinite road closure on Congo Road (North), Congo starting from Monday 29 November 2021, due to ongoing safety issues. 

This impacts access to Congo campground in Eurobodalla National Park. Visitors can only reach the campground via the Bingie Road turn-off from the Princes Highway at Bergalia located south of Moruya, and then on to Congo Road (South) during this time.

For further information on this road closure, please visit the Council's road closures web page.

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Tue 28 Dec 2021, 4.41pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.30am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Saturday 1 January to Thursday 30 June 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section) 
  • Ben Boyd National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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