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Pipers lookout

South East Forest National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 8 November 2021, 8.56am

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.12pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 8.56am.

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control program

The following parks are closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Nadgee National Park

Campgrounds in these parks are closed from Sunday 28 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 5.11pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation

The Waalimma, Genoa and southern Coolangubra sections of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 November until 11pm Thursday 2 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

Park through roads remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road, Poole Road and Wongarabelle Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 4.42pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed until the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.12pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 8.56am

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control program

The following parks are closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Nadgee National Park

Campgrounds in these parks are closed from Sunday 28 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.57am

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 Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

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)

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 Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Local alerts

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