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Coachwood picnic area

Washpool National Park

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.19am

Safety alerts: Road safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.

Due to current NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2023, 2.00pm to Sat 25 Mar 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.54am

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation

Nymboida National Park to the west of the Nymboida River, as well as Nymboida River campground on the eastern bank of the Nymboida River, are closed from 2pm Sunday 19 March 2023 until 10am Saturday 25 March 2023, for a pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2023, 11.19am

Other incidents: Female wheelchair-accessible toilets closed

Due to an act of vandalism the female wheelchair-accessible toilets at Dandahra picnic area are closed until further notice.

Signage is in place advising of the closure, and that the male toilets are currently being used in a unisex capacity. Additional toilets within a short drive are located a Mulligans campground and picnic area, Raspberry lookout, and Granite picnic area in Washpool National Park.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 8.54am

Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only

Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Park info

  • in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool 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 applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
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