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Banksia Point picnic area

New England National Park

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 10.00am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: Misty Creek Road closed due to roadworks

Misty Creek Road in Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed for roadworks to repair flood damage from 8am Monday 8 August until 5pm Friday 26 August. The following locations will be closed while these works are undertaken:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Chaelundi Falls lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • Lucifers Thumb lookout
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Spring Gully picnic area

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 Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.54am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 9.13am

Other planned events: Areas closed for upgrades

The following areas are closed for public safety:

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • Weeping Rock track east of the lower Lyrebird junction
  • This closure is likely to be in place until the end of the year. 

The closure is to allow NPWS to carry out maintenance works to upgrade Eagles Nest walking track. For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.19pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood and storm damage - Coffs Coast area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until Friday 2 September 2022 due to widespread flooding. The closure is also to allow risk assessments and repairs to take place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Access to the following areas remains open:

  • Hard-roofed accommodation that is on-park
  • All campgrounds are opened.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jul 2022, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park

 

From 06/06/2022 to 06/12/2022 

 

Aerial Baiting is scheduled for 06/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

 

The operation will use 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 Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900 or the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 23 Feb 2022, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Upper Ebor Falls - Toilets closed

The public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls carpark will be temporarily closed during park infrastructure upgrades. Please note that toilets are available, including disabled access, at the Lower Ebor Falls carpark area, by following the access road past the Upper Falls parking area.

Thank you for your patience during this time. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Feb 2022, 9.03am

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access

Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rains. Please take caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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