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Pinnacle lookout

Coolah Tops National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 6 July 2021, 10.53am

Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.12pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 10.53am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe storm damage

Coolah Tops National Park is closed due to severe storm damage. The closure will be reviewed at 12pm Monday 30 August 2021.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 6 Jun 2021, 9.03am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 11.21am

Closed areas: The Forest Road closed for winter season

The Forest Road, east of Hildegarde Road in Coolah Tops National Park is closed for the winter season. This road will be closed to vehicles from Tuesday 1 June to Wednesday 1 September 2021. There is no access to the eastern side of the park during this closure. 

The below areas are inaccessible during this time:

  • Talbragar Falls lookout and picnic area
  • Pigeon Box trail
  • Cattle Creek Hut
  • Breeza lookout
  • Shepherds Peak walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Forest Discovery centre on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.12pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 10.53am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe storm damage

Coolah Tops National Park is closed due to severe storm damage. The closure will be reviewed at 12pm Monday 30 August 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 11.06am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information email or call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Area office on 02 6538 5300

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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/pinnacle-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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Emergency services

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