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Apsley Falls picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 5 December 2019, 8.11pm

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.54am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Dec 2019, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Most of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park closed - bushfire

The majority of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020.

Dangars lookout, Wollomombi Gorge, Blue Hole, and Gara Gorge visitor areas will reopen on Saturday 7 December 2019, unless otherwise advised.

Do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.45pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.14am

Fires - Advice: Carrai Creek

There is a fire in this park called Carrai Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.12pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.54am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Dec 2019, 9.07am

Closed areas: Most of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park closed - bushfire

The majority of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020.

Dangars lookout, Wollomombi Gorge, Blue Hole, and Gara Gorge visitor areas will reopen on Saturday 7 December 2019, unless otherwise advised.

Do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 1 park and 32 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.39am to Thu 30 Jan 2020, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Dec 2019, 8.58am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Thursday 30 January 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.45pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

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/picnic-areas/apsley-falls-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary