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Norfolk Falls lookout

Coolah Tops National Park

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.49am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.58am

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall causing the following creek crossings along the following roads to rise:

Hildegard Road between Pines Campground and Brackens Hut

Pinnacle Road between Barracks Campground and Bundella Lookout.

It's advised to approach these creeks with caution and use a 4WD / vehicle with plenty of ground clearance.

Barracks Campground., Cox's Creek Campground, Pines Campground, Norfolk Falls Picnic Area and the Grass Trees Track are still accessible by 2WD.

 

The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls
  • Bald Hill Road is closed due to a damaged creek crossing. Restoration works will take place when conditions allow.
  • Parts of Pines campground - the campground areas in the eastern section under the pine trees.
  • Bundar Management fire trail
  • Forest Road is closed beyond the seasonal gate. This road normally takes you to the eastern side of the park.
  • Grass Trees track entrance via Barracks campground due to track damage
  • Breeza lookout
  • Snow Gums walking track

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain resulting in damage to sections of the road.

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 1.36pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 1 February 2023 due to damage to the causeway on Mogo Rd:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.52am

Closed areas: Goulburn River NP closed for Pest Management

Goulburn River National Park is closed from 9am, Monday 5 December to 6pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000

The Drip Walking Track and surrounds are not included in this closure.  

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.45am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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/norfolk-falls-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

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