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Blackbutt picnic area

Crowdy Bay National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 January 2023, 9.22am

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.22am.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks and 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Mon 13 Feb 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Part Newbys Creek Road closed for landslip stabilisation works

Part of Newbys Creek Road is closed for landslip stabilisation works from Tuesday 31st January to Monday 13th February 2023. 

  • All main visitor areas will remain open
  • Signs will be placed around closed areas
  • Newbys Caves and Newbys Lookout will remain open

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Applies from Fri 6 Jan 2023, 11.55am to Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Section Closed for Track Upgrade

Creek Trail and Crestwood Footbridge sections of the Googik track are closed from Monday 9th January to Tuesday 14th February 2023 while the walking track is being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Port Macquarie NPWS office on 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.22am

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks and 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 Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Detour to Bird Tree Picnic Area

Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area in Middle Brother National Park is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road.

Park visitors can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access to Bird Tree Picnic Area from Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to this land slip.

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555.

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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/blackbutt-picnic-area/local-alerts

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