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Blackbutt picnic area

Crowdy Bay National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Fri 21 May 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

This park is closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and consequential widespread flooding. 

For your safety, please avoid this reserve. NPWS is conducting condition assessments of access roads and visitor precincts to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

This closure will be reviewed weekly, however it is expected some reserves will be impacted for an extended period due to extensive damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 11.11am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.17pm

Safety alerts: Walking track closed for maintenance

Maintenance will take place on the Coastal walking track from Shelly Beach to North Miners Beach from Friday 14 May to Friday 4 June 2021.

You can still access the track from Friday 14 May to Sunday 23 May 2021 but please take care and be aware of minor works underway.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.39am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings-Macleay area

Several parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.13am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.10am

Closed parks: Dooragan National Park closed

Dooragan National Park remains closed to vehicles as the access road via Captain Cook Bicentennial drive is closed.

For council road closure updates visit Road and bridge closures - Flood impacts. Laurieton walking track remains closed until Monday 31 May 2021.

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Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 9.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Sea Acres Boardwalk partially closed

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk will be partially closed from Tuesday the 4th of May 2021 to allow for maintenence of the structure. Most of the boardwalk remains open allowing out and back access from both directions. The access fee is reduced to half price. The boardwalk will be re opened completely on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and returned to full price. 
This work will be ongoing through the winter months and its duration will be weather dependent. 

The Rainforest Centre, Cafe and Coastal walk remain open. 

For Further informaiton please call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 5534 2770 or email seaacres@environment.nsw.gov.au

This partial closure will be reviewed on 1 June 2021.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.37pm

Closed areas: 4WD beach access and Indian Head campground closed

The following areas are closed:

  • Kylies Beach 4WD access is closed due to flood damage.
  • Indian Head campground remains closed until Friday 11 June 2021.
  • Kylies Hut and Metcalfes walking track remain closed until it's safe to re-open

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.00pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge, from Thursday 17 December 2020 until further notice.

All main visitor areas remain open.

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

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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

Park info

  • in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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