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Cedar Park picnic area

Ngambaa Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.01pm

Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.01pm.

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 12.50pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Gaagal Wanggaan campgrounds closed

Gaagal Wanggaan campgrounds are closed to Tuesday 30 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.42pm to Wed 1 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Racecourse campground

Racecourse campground is closed due to essential scheduled maintenance works. Do not enter the campground. This campground is expected to reopen on Wednesday 1 July 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 65 616700.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 2.58pm

Closed parks: Closed area - bushfire damage

The majority of Cathedral Rock National Park is closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Cathedral Rock track is open
  • Barokee picnic area and campground will open from Monday 1 June 2020

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 9.09am to Fri 19 Jun 2020, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Aerial drone weed spraying - walking tracks closed

Aerial spot spraying of bitou bush using a drone will occur on the Big Hill escarpment around Big Hill Back Beach in Limeburners Creek National Park from Monday 8 June to Tuesday 30 June 2020. All walking trails in the area will be closed and signage will be erected on site during operations.

The spraying will use Roundup Biactive in accordance with the APVMA Permit 12363.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.23pm to Thu 18 Jun 2020, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.04pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Monday 18 May and Thursday 18 June 2020 in the following parks:

  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park (Majors Point area and Barren Mountain area)
  • Moount Hyland Nature Reserve and Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting areas.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.01pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 17 Apr 2020, 11.46am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Wilderness walk closed

This walk is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. This walk is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66520 900.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/cedar-park-picnic-area/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Cedar Park picnic area, Ngambaa Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary