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Bird Tree picnic area

Middle Brother National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 18 November 2021, 12.15pm

Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.11pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 1 August 2022 due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 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 local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.05pm to Sat 30 Apr 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 8.58am

Closed parks: Park closed due to landslip

This park is closed from Monday 22 November 2021 due to a landslip on Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.47pm to Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12.34pm

Safety alerts: General flooding and storm warnings

Please be aware of widespread rain across NSW which may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly. Roads can become slippery and dangerous.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways. Take care and drive safely.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures. For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha area office on 02 6777 4700 or the NPWS Armidale area office on 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.04am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 10.57am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Maria National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

 

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Applies from Fri 20 Aug 2021, 9.38am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Dec 2021, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Kylies Beach 4WD access closed

Kylies Beach 4WD access remains closed until safe to reopen.

Significant erosion occurred in the March floods. Options to reinstate beach access are being investigated.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Cockeawombeeba Road closed due to flood damage

Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to extensive flood damage.

Repairs and maintenance are being completed by Forestry Corporation. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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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/bird-tree-picnic-area/local-alerts

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