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Brunswick River picnic area

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 17 June 2022, 9.13am

Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.09am to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 9.13am.

Closed areas: North Head Road Closed due to maintenance

North Head Road within Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is closed from Monday 20 June to Monday 4 July 2022 for maintenance.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 12.23pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 9.07am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to construction works

The following walking tracks will be closed from Monday 21 March to Thursday 23 June 2022 for construction work:

  • Little Kings track
  • Cocked Hat track
  • Three Sisters track

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 9.42am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, remains closed until the end of October 2022 due to the impacts of widespread flooding in the region.

The closure is also to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.06am

Closed areas: Some walking tracks closed due to flood damage

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Minyon Drive access road
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails

Minyon Drive access road is closed until 3 July 2022 due to road repair works. Dunoon road between the Council road closure sign and Nightcap Range Road is open.

All visitors should drive with care and to conditions as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage with large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.09am to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 9.13am

Closed areas: North Head Road Closed due to maintenance

North Head Road within Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is closed from Monday 20 June to Monday 4 July 2022 for maintenance.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 4.34pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 4.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Minyon Drive closed for works

Minyon Drive is closed from Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July 2022 due to roadworks.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the park from the east via Minyon Drive for the duration of the closure.

All visitors are to use Nightcap Range Road to access Rummery Park campground, Minyon Falls picnic area, Minyon Falls lookout and general walking tracks .

Dunoon road, between the council road closure sign and Nightcap Range Road, is open.

All visitors should drive with care and to conditions as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage with large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

This closure may be postponed or extended depending on weather and pending successful completion of works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 12.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.18pm

Closed areas: All barbeques closed

All barbeques in this park are closed until Tuesday 21 June 2022 due to maintenance and repairs.

This includes BBQs at Rummery Park campground and Minyon Falls picnic area.

For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 7 May 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Sandpiper track access to Tallow Beach is closed due to flood damage. Other Tallow Beach access trails are open.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Jun 2022, 3.16pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jun 2022, 3.32pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and Museum

The Lighthouse Precinct is open. However if you are looking at including a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum during your visit, please contact the office on 0266398300 to ensure there are tours on your day and time of choice. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 5.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jun 2022, 1.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire trail maintenance

Billinudgel Nature Reserve is closed from Thursday 2 June to Thursday 30 June 2022 for fire trail maintenance.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Feb 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Terania Creek picnic area (Protestors Falls) closed

Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls will be closed until June 2023 due to flood and storm damage. No access is permitted.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking track, accessible from Newton Drive

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Local alerts

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