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Cedar Park picnic area

Ngambaa Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 21 June 2021, 8.03pm

Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm.

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Edgars Lookout and Picnic Area is closed for maintenance to the lookout structure

Edgars Lookout and Picnic Area is closed for maintenance to the lookout structure from Monday 6 February to Monday 6 March 2023.

For further information, please contact the Amidale office on (02) 6738 9100, or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 6.02am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Point Plomer Road (sand track) partially closed

Point Plomer Road (sand track only) will be closed between Queens Head 4WD beach access to the southern boundary of Limeburners Creek national park at 'The Broken Bit' from Thursday 2nd February to Friday 17th February 2023 for roadside vegetation management.

Access to Queens Head carpark and 4WD beach access from Point Plomer, and North Shore Beach from North Shore Drive, will not be affected.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.29am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.38am

Closed areas: Cockerawombeeba Roadand trail closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road and trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech campground south, through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.57pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.56am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. 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), should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity, and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Slees road closed

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross. Road closure signs have been put in place.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Wed 21 Dec 2022, 11.45am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.50am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.44am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jul 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 9.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8.22am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

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 Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.05pm

Safety alerts: Gordons Road Bridge Closed

The bridge on Gordons Road is closed until further notice due to structural failure. The bridge is not safe to cross. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Local alerts

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