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Daisy Plains picnic area

Carrai National Park

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Applies from Fri 9 Jun 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 2.52pm

Safety alerts: Road works on Dome Road - 4WD only

Dome Road to Never Never picnic area is 4WD trafficable only due to road works and slippery conditions. Please avoid the area if wet and take extra care when accessing the Never Never Picnic Area

For updates and further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 66 520900 or visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

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Applies from Sat 3 Jun 2023, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 5.43pm

Hazard reduction burns: Cooks South LMZ

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 03/06/2023. The fire is called Cooks South LMZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 10.15am to Thu 22 Jun 2023, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 3.23pm

Other incidents: Dangars Falls picnic area - no water supply

Dangars Falls picnic area is without water supply due to pipe maintenance from Thursday 8 June to Thursday 22 June 2023.

The picnic area is still open, as are the nearby walks and camping area.

For further information, please contact Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100. 

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 11.05am

Other planned events: Notice of aerial spraying program in Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying Bitou Bush by aerial application between Wednesday 13 June and Friday 23 June 2023 in Crowdy Bay National Park. Some beaches, roads, headlands and walking tracks will be temporarily closed during the operation for public safety. 

Bitou Bush will be sprayed with herbicide (Metulfuron methly) and the operation is expected to take 2 days to complete. The exact dates will be subject to favourable weather conditions. 

NPWS staff will be present and patrolling closed areas during the operation. The following closures will apply when operations are underway: 

  • Dunbogan Beach/Diamond Head Beach, from the northern border of Crowdy Bay National Park to Geebung picnic area
  • Blackbutt picnic area
  • Cheese Tree picnic area
  • Geebung picnic area
  • Mermaid lookout walking track
  • Headland loop walking track
  • Kylies Beach/Crowdy Beach from south of Kylies Beach campground to Abbey Creek picnic area
  • Mermaid beach access
  • Figtree beach access

All Crowdy Bay campgrounds, Forest walking track and Metcalfes walking track will remain open. The southern most section of Diamond Head Beach and a section of northern Kylies Beach will remain open.

For further information, contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 7.30am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 11.58am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying bitou bush - Limeburners Creek National Park

Bitou bush will be sprayed by helicopter with herbicide (metsulfuron-methyl 600) between 29 May and 23 June 2023 in the NPWS Hastings-Macleay Area. Some beaches, headlands, roads , picnic areas and walking tracks in Limeburners Creek National Park will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The program is expected to take 2 days to complete with suitable weather conditions. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter operation. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions of NPWS staff.

Areas and Walking Tracks to be closed during spraying operations include:

  • Big Hill Walk track
  • Big Hill Back Beach
  • Barries Beach
  • Plomer Back Beach
  • Short delays on Point Plomer Rd from Big Hill to Point Plomer Campground
  • Point Plomer Road (south of Point Plomer)
  • Queens Head day use area
  • North Shore Beach

For mor information, contact the local area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 7.30am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 11.57am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying bitou bush – Goolawah National Park

Bitou bush will be sprayed by helicopter with herbicide (metsulfuron-methyl 600) between 29 May and 23 June 2023 in the NPWS Hastings-Macleay Area. Some beaches, headlands, roads , picnic areas and walking tracks in Goolawah National Park will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The program is expected to take 2 days to complete with suitable weather conditions. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter operation. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions of NPWS staff.

Areas and Walking Tracks to be closed during spraying operations include:

  • Gooalwah Beach (Crescent back beach) including 4WD access road
  • Racecourse headland car park

For more information contact the local area office on 02 6561 6700

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 10.32am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10.01am

Closed areas: Wonga walk partial closure

The section of the Wonga walk between the Glade and Crystal Shower Falls is closed from Wednesday 7 June 2023 until June 2024. The closure is to allow track upgrades to improve visitor safety.

Crystal Shower Falls and Tristania Falls remain open via the lower Wonga walk. This is a 7.4km return walk from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, or a 9km return walk from the Glade.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2023, 11.00am to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.30pm

Closed areas: Part of Wollomombi Falls picnic area is closed

Part of Wollomombi picnic area is closed until Tuesday 1 August 2023 at 4:00pm due to geotechnical investigations.  This closure may be extended.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 May 2023, 8.00pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.59am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Lake Innes NR, SCA and Ruins Historic Site closed for ground pest control operation on the following nights:

8:00pm Thursday 8 June to 6:00am Friday 9 June 2023

8:00pm Sunday 11 June to 6:00am Monday 12 June 2023

8:00pm Thursday 15 June to 6:00am Friday 16 June 2023

8:00pm Sunday 18 June to 6:00am Monday 19 June 2023

8:00pm Thursday 22 June to 6:00am Friday 23 June 2023

8:00pm Sunday 25 June to 6:00am Monday 26 June 2023

8:00pm Thursday 29 June to 6:00am Friday 30 June 2023

This closure includes the Googik Heritage walking track and Innes Ruins.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 14 Apr 2023, 12.00am to Fri 7 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.39am

Closed areas: Bitou bush spraying operation

A helicopter bitou bush spraying operation will take place in a number of national parks in the NPWS Clarence area from Sunday 4 June 2023 to Friday 7 July 2023.

The program will involve the use of the herbicide Metsun (metsulfuron-methyl 600). Some national park beaches and headlands will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The affected areas include:

  • Lake Arragan to One Mans Bluff
  • South of Sandon Village to the northern end of Illaroo Beach
  • Wilsons/Wooli Beach: Wilson's headland south to One Tree Point
  • Freshwater Beach and Station Creek Beach hind dunes
  • Wilsons picnic area will be closed on the day for operational purposes.

The areas treated have dense or large bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic weed control program throughout Yuraygir National Park.

Signage will be in place and NPWS staff will advise of the closure and secure the treatment sites on the day. The program is weather-dependant. Each site will be closed for up to a period of 3 hours.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.21am

Hazard reduction burns: Monkeycot HR

There is a fire in this park called Monkeycot HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 10.05am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.08am

Other planned events: Potential delays on Rawson Falls walk due to construction works

Delays may be experienced at Rawson Falls walk whilst track works are underway. Booganna picnic area reamins open during this time.

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 10.02am

Other planned events: Temporary closure of Morora Rd to replace bridge

Access to Platypus Flat and Cod Hole Campgrounds via Morora Road (coming from Ulong) will be temporarily blocked in June/July due to the planned replacement of Brooklana Bridge on Morora Road. An alternate route from Ulong during this time, is via Brooklana Road, then Briggsvale Road and Moses Rock Road. More accurate dates will be noted, once known.

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Applies from Thu 27 Apr 2023, 8.48am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.59am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following areas from Saturday 6 May 2023 to Saturday 20 May 2023:

  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Barrington Tops Natiuonal Park an State Conservation Area
  • Currucabundi Group (Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Bretti Nature Reserve, Mernot Nature Reserve, Watchimbark Nature Reserve, Woko National Park, Monkeycot Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area and Camels Hump Nature Reserve).
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Kathambhul Nature Reserve.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at authorised public entrances 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.

Please contact the local Barrington Tops NPWS area office for more information on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 2.58pm to Fri 28 Jul 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: Korogoro Circuit Walking Track closure

Korogoro Circuit Track will be closed for upgrade and maintenance works during this period - weather dependant.  Works include the replacement of 4 footbridges, track surface erosion repairs, and installation of stepping stones in wet soak areas.  A helicopter will be used for some of the works program to allow for transport of heavy materials directly into the works locations.  Public access will be prohibited during this time to protect visitor safety and ensure safe contractor operations.

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 12.17pm to Wed 5 Jul 2023, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 9.40am

Other planned events: Deervale NR Wild Dog Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in Deervale Nature Reserve using manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between 15 May to 5 June 2023.

The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information please call NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 11.31am

Safety alerts: Detour to Bird Tree Picnic Area

Access to Bird Tree picnic area in Middle Brother National Park is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road.

Park visitors can still access Bird Tree picnic area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway instead of the signposted access off Middle Brother Road. There is no access to Bird Tree Picnic Area from Grey Gum Ridge Road to the south (towards the towers) due to this land slip.

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sat 22 Apr 2023, 9.08am to Thu 15 Jun 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 May 2023, 7.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Barakee National Park, Barrakee State Conservation Area, Biriwal Bulga National Park, Bugan Nature Reserve, GhinDoo-Ee National Park, Goonook Nature Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Talawahl State Conservation Area, Tapin Tops National Park and Wallamba Nature Reserve from 6th May 2023 to 14th May 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on (02) 6591 0300

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2023, 10.08am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 14/05/2023 to 28/05/2023

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 3.00pm to Tue 20 Jun 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Sandy Point Trail closed for repair and maintenance

Sandy Point Trail in Crowdy Bay National Park is closed from 10th May to 20th June 2023 while repairs and maintenance to the track surface are underway. 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact NPWS Port Macquarie on (02) 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm to Sun 3 Dec 2023, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 May 2023, 11.05am

Closed areas: Sections of New England National Park 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 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 6 January 2023 until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2023, 9.09am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in the following reserves from 15 May 2023 to 29 May 2023:

  • Bullagaranda (Mt Yarrowyck) AA
  • Indwarra National Park
  • Single National Park
  • The Basin Nature Reserve

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

Please contact the Armidale NPWS area office for more information on 6738 9100.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 9.32am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to ongoing unpredictable flooding

The Guy Fawkes River catchment area is at risk of unpredictable flooding, which can occur without warning.

This includes Bicentennial National trail, the overnight wilderness walk, and any other travel along the river corridors.

It is strongly advisable to delay visiting until conditions are more favourable, unless well prepared.

Flooding can leave walkers and horse riders stranded for extended periods. This is a remote location with no roads or mobile phone reception. Ensure you are well prepared for unforeseen extended isolation. Carry extra food and have a communication plan in place with friends or family. Helicopter evacuation is the only safe retrieval method in most of the reserve.

In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. 

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 Mon 24 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 24th April to 31st July 2023 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 24th April to 31st July 2023 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Sun 8 Nov 2020, 3.50pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 9.39am

Closed parks: No entry to Innes Ruins Historic Site

Innes Ruins is closed to public entry except by guided tour. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road. There are water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions. 

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 10.50am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 11.07am

Closed areas: Upper Ebor Falls closed for construction

The Upper Ebor Falls precinct is closed from November 2022 until August 2023 (subject to change) to allow NPWS to rebuild facilities lost in the 2019/2020 bushfires, including a new viewing platform. During this time there will be no access to the following areas:

  • Upper Ebor Falls picnic area
  • Upper Ebor Falls lookout
  • Public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls
  • Walking track between Upper and Lower Ebor Falls picnic areas
  • Ebor Village walking track

The Lower Ebor Falls picnic area and toilets will remain open, with limited views of Ebor Falls.

Additional public toilets are located on the eastern side of  Waterfall Way at  Ebor Sports ground.

Please do not enter construction areas and follow all signage or directions from staff and contractors.

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 Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.29am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 9.04am

Closed areas: Cockerawombeeba Road and 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 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 May 2023, 10.00am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice, due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

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

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 3.10pm to Fri 28 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.46am

Closed areas: Connors Walking Track closure - Hat Head National Park

Connors Track will be closed for upgrade and maintenance works during this period, weather dependant. Works include the installation of 2 small footbridges, raised boardwalks in wet soak areas, and track surface erosion repairs. A helicopter will be used for some of the works program to allow for transport of heavy materials directly into the works locations. Public access will be prohibited during this time to protect visitor safety and ensure safe contractor operations.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice, due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire.

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on 02 6653 6552.

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm to Tue 19 Dec 2023, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 May 2023, 11.50am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety and is expected to re-open for the Xmas school holidays (ie 20 December 2023).

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

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

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Feb 2023, 10.18am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach Southern Lookout closed

The beach lookout platform at the southern Diggers Beach carpark is closed due to coastal erosion damage.

 

Beach access remains at this location. Similar coastal/surfbreak viewlines are accessible from the adjacent path and from the beach.

 

An engineering assessment has deemed the structure unsafe for public access due to undercutting.

 

City of Coffs Harbour asset manage this structure (in joint park management with NPWS) - planning is currently underway to determine the next actions for this damaged structure. 

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.06am

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 Tue 31 Jan 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.49am

Closed areas: Areas in Bago Bluff national park closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road

These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2023, 8.59am

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 and road closure signs have been put in place. Replacement has been scheduled.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 11.33am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during flooding events, causing the road to collapse. 

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 May 2023, 8.46am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692 or follow the link below.

https://barringtoncoast.com.au/directory/bretti-reserve 

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Applies from Wed 21 Dec 2022, 11.45am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.11am

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 29 May 2023, 9.10am

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 29 May 2023, 9.11am

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 15 May 2023, 8.49am

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: Mon 15 May 2023, 11.26am

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 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.18am

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green camping areas in Warra 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 complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Long Point and The Green camping areas.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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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. 

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