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Banksia Point picnic area

New England National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Applies from Tue 27 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Fri 1 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 3.57pm

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial weed control operations in the Mann River and Guy Fawkes River corridors from Tuesday 27 February until Friday 1 March 2024. This work will not impact any visitor areas, but please be aware that helicopters will be operating in the following reserves during this period:

  • Barool NP
  • Nymboida NP and SCA
  • Guy Fawkes River NP

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 5 Dec 2023, 6.00am to Tue 19 Mar 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 8.36am

Closed areas: Barokee campground and walking tracks access closed

Due to recent storm damage of bushfire-impacted forests, Barokee campground and day use areas (accessible off Round Mountain Road via the Waterfall Way) in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed until further notice, to allow for dangerous trees to be assessed and made safe.

Due to this closure walking tracks can not be accessed from Barokee. Walking tracks are still accessible from the Native Dog campground (accessible via Guyra Road), but please be aware of extra distances involved in walks when entering from the Native Dog campground entrance, including the Cathedral Rock track. The Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk can not be completed due to this closure, and all walks departing from Native Dog campground will have to return to Native Dog campground.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 8.49am

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Lower Ebor Falls and Ebor Walking Track (part)

The Upper Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP has reopened to the public following bushfire reconstruction works, with facilities including new viewing platforms, picnic areas and toilets. The Lower Ebor Falls visitor precinct, part of Ebor Falls Road and sections of the Ebor walking track between the Upper and Lower Falls will remain temporarily closed to allow for construction works to be completed.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Dec 2023, 8.58am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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