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Back Beach picnic area

Bundjalung National Park

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Applies from Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10.21am

Hazard reduction burns: Woodford South 4 HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 19/04/2024. The fire is called Woodford South 4 HR. 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 Sun 12 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.45pm

Other planned events: Woody Head emergency stabilisation works

NPWS will be carrying out emergency stabilisation works on Woody Head Bay Beach and the adjacent rock wall from Monday 3 June to Friday 28 June 2024.

Works will involve seawall repair and beach nourishment, involving approximately 2,500 m³ of sand extracted and placed on Woody Bay Beach for initial beach nourishment and dune rebuilding. Rehabilitation works to Woody Head Bay will be ongoing once sand nourishment is complete. There will be no pedestrian access to Woody Bay Beach and the adjacent rock wall.

All other areas in Woody Head will remain open for use, including the boat ramp. There will be traffic control on Woody Head Road during this time. Please drive safely, slowly and follow all directions of NPWS staff, roadwork and closure area signs.

There will be some noise associated with the works, but only between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There will be no works over weekends.

For further information contact the NPWS Grafton area office or 13000 PARKS.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.55am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Yellow Cutting Road closed

The section of Yellow Cutting Road between Newfondland Road and Bald Knob Tick Gate Road in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to a bridge defect.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.40am to Tue 25 Jun 2024, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on Illaroo Road

Road maintenance works will take place on Illaroo Road from Monday 17 June to Tuesday 25 June 2024. The affected area is from the end of the bitumen road section down to the Sandon Beach vehicle access point.

Illaroo campgrounds remain open during this period. The road will be accessible to vehicles, but please expect minor delays, and obey signage and directions by contractors. For more information contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2024, 2.01pm

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 3.09pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2024, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Illaroo campground viewing platform

Illaroo campground viewing platform and part of the picnic area is closed form Monday 25 March 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024 for replacement. The platform will be opened as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.16am

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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