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Murray Scrub lookout

Toonumbar National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.18am

Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 1.17pm to Sun 1 Sep 2024, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.18am.

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

From 1 January 2024, Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed until winter 2024. Estimated re-opening date is mid June due to ongoing wet weather.

Sherwood lookout and Murray Scrub lookout remain closed until the roads are re-opened. Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are only accessible via Murray Scrub Road from Afterlee.

Both roads are not safely trafficable in wet conditions and are therefore seasonally closed from late spring until late autumn dependant on rainfall during the wet season. There may also be additional closures during forecast weather events and damage during the winter period.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 7.54am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 8.58am

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground toilet works

Construction work is being carried out within the Sheepstation Creek precinct to refurbish the toilet facilities. These works include the use of power tools and generators by contractors. It is expected all works within the campground will be complete by the 30th June 2024.

For more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000 or email npws.richmondriver@envrionment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 9.02am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 9.06am

Closed areas: Blackbutt lookout picnic area temporarily closed

Blackbutt lookout picnic area is closed until the 30 June due to reconstruction work on the lookout.

During this time the area is closed to public access.

All Campgrounds and other Day Use Areas remain open.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance for more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000 or email npws.richmondriver@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 1.17pm to Sun 1 Sep 2024, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.18am

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

From 1 January 2024, Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed until winter 2024. Estimated re-opening date is mid June due to ongoing wet weather.

Sherwood lookout and Murray Scrub lookout remain closed until the roads are re-opened. Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are only accessible via Murray Scrub Road from Afterlee.

Both roads are not safely trafficable in wet conditions and are therefore seasonally closed from late spring until late autumn dependant on rainfall during the wet season. There may also be additional closures during forecast weather events and damage during the winter period.

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.26pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive Closure - 14 May to 31 June 2024

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from 14 May to 31 June 2024 for land slip repairs. Additional closures will apply for subsequent surface repair works with specific dates to be provided closer to commencement of works.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and related walking tracks will remain closed for the duration of road works
  • There will be no access to the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area during most of the closure period. Guests can contact the cabin owner regarding their stay and access requirements.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 8.58am

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive Eastern enterance of Park closed due to ongoing council work

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive East Road is closed at the gates at Bar mountain and at the eastern entrance to Park, due to council works on a road slip.

All Campgrounds and Day Use Areas remain open,

Access from the western entry to park via Wiangaree NSW 2474

Penalties apply for non-compliance for more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 2.10pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 1.39pm

Closed areas: Ironpot Creek campground closed May 20-24

Ironpot Creek campground will be closed for maintenenace activities from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May 2024, re-opening Saturday 25 May.

Ironpot Creek loop walk will also be closed for the duration of the works.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 12.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 1.36pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, planned roadworks and ongoing pest control programs.  Joes Box Road, Yabbra Plains Road, South Haystack Feeder Road  and Pocupar Road are management trails only with only authorised vehicles permitted.  

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

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 6.18pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 6.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground 4WD/AWD access only

Peacock Creek Campground is accessible by 4WD or AWD only until further notice.

Many local roads are still impacted by large pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions.

- Iron Pot Creek Road is suitable for 4WD or AWD only due to the current condition of the crossing at Toonumbar Dam

- Sextonville Road and Peacock Creek Road (western end) are only suitble for 4WD due to deep creek crossing and severe road surface damage

- The north of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is currently closed due to hazardous conditions

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.18pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive partial closure

Due to storm damage, Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl until 31 July 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The road will remain open between Cambridge Plateau picnic area and the Bruxner Highway. This section of road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather and is not suitable for heavy vehicles until slip repairs in May 2024.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed via Peacock Creek Road, Sextonville Road or Iron Pot Creek Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Culmarran Valley Track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Guests wish to access the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area can do so from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Many local roads are still impacted by pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions

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

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