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Bald Hill Creek Falls picnic area

Coolah Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 August 2022, 2.48pm

Applies from Fri 11 Feb 2022, 6.30am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 2.48pm.

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park partial closure

Coolah Tops National Park is partially open to the public. 

Some visitor areas are closed because:

  • Tree branches are hung up in the tree canopy
  • Trees have fallen over tracks
  • There is extensive road damage to some creek crossings.

NPWS is working with contractors to make the park safe for visitors.

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Norfolk Falls walking track 
  • Norfolk Falls link track - Storm damage to the walking track
  • Norfolk Falls picnic area
  • Norfolk Falls Road - The causeway to the falls is damaged from flooding; maintenance is underway 
  • Bald Hill Fire Trail - creek crossing damaged, waiting for dry conditions to complete restoration works.  
  • Bald Hill Falls - closed because of creek crossing damage and track damage
  • Pine trees campground - Areas closed under the pine trees
  • Bundar Management fire trail  
  • Forest Road beyond the seasonal gate and all other roads east of this gate
  • Grass Trees track cannot be accessed via Barracks campground - track damaged

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

The following areas are open to visitors:

  • Barracks campground
  • Cox's Creek fire trail
  • Sawmill ruins
  • Pines campground 
  • Cox's Creek campground
  • Brackens Hut 
  • Joes Hut
  • Bundella lookout 
  • Pinnacle lookout 
  • Pinnacle walking track 
  • Grass Trees walking track - Pinnacle road entrance only
  • Forest Road - Entrance to the seasonal gate 
  • Pinnacle Road
  • Coxs Creek fire trail
  • Hildegard Road to Brackens Hut

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road to the park's entrance is managed and maintained by Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any enquiries concerning this section of the road directly to the council. 

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Parts of Towarri NP closed for aerial pest contol program

The majority of Towarri NP will be closed from Monday 22nd August 2022 to Sunday 28th August 2022 to allow NPWS to undertaken an aerial pest control program. The Washpools campground and picnic area will remain open during this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 8.53am

Closed areas: Southern fire trail closed

Southern fire trail on the southern boundary of Binnaway Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to wet conditions. Vehicles may become bogged and damage roads. There is limited phone reception in this area.

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Applies from Fri 11 Feb 2022, 6.30am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park partial closure

Coolah Tops National Park is partially open to the public. 

Some visitor areas are closed because:

  • Tree branches are hung up in the tree canopy
  • Trees have fallen over tracks
  • There is extensive road damage to some creek crossings.

NPWS is working with contractors to make the park safe for visitors.

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Norfolk Falls walking track 
  • Norfolk Falls link track - Storm damage to the walking track
  • Norfolk Falls picnic area
  • Norfolk Falls Road - The causeway to the falls is damaged from flooding; maintenance is underway 
  • Bald Hill Fire Trail - creek crossing damaged, waiting for dry conditions to complete restoration works.  
  • Bald Hill Falls - closed because of creek crossing damage and track damage
  • Pine trees campground - Areas closed under the pine trees
  • Bundar Management fire trail  
  • Forest Road beyond the seasonal gate and all other roads east of this gate
  • Grass Trees track cannot be accessed via Barracks campground - track damaged

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

The following areas are open to visitors:

  • Barracks campground
  • Cox's Creek fire trail
  • Sawmill ruins
  • Pines campground 
  • Cox's Creek campground
  • Brackens Hut 
  • Joes Hut
  • Bundella lookout 
  • Pinnacle lookout 
  • Pinnacle walking track 
  • Grass Trees walking track - Pinnacle road entrance only
  • Forest Road - Entrance to the seasonal gate 
  • Pinnacle Road
  • Coxs Creek fire trail
  • Hildegard Road to Brackens Hut

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road to the park's entrance is managed and maintained by Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any enquiries concerning this section of the road directly to the council. 

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.24am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.53am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Durridgere State Conservation Area from Wednesday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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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/picnic-areas/bald-hill-creek-falls-picnic-area/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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