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Daisy Plains picnic area

Carrai National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 June 2024, 4.29pm

Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.26pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.29pm.

Closed areas: Coachwood Road closed for remediation works

Coachwood Road between Kookaburra and Racecourse Trail is closed until further notice for remediation works following damage from recent weather events.

Please consider alternative roads, such as Hastings Forest Way and Kangaroo Flat Road during this time. Access to Carrai and Werrikimbe national parks remain open from Carrai Road and Racecourse Trail.

For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flood damage

Slingsbys trail is closed until further notice due to severe flooding causing damage to infrastructure (bridge).

The western part of Syndicate walking track is closed from Tuesday 16 January 2024 until further notice. NPWS staff are working to assess the damage and repair options. The area will reopen when safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.32am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.39am

Other planned events: Track works on Laurieton Track

Expect short delays on Laurieton Track from 3 June to 30 September 2024. Walking trail improvements and maintenance will be underway. Please follow the directions of signs and contractors at all times.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.09am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.31am

Other planned events: Expect delays on Grey Gum Ridge Road

Expect short delays on Grey Gum Ridge Road from 24th June to 31st July. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. To avoid delays getting to Bird Tree Picnic Area please use Haydons Road. 

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

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.37pm

Safety alerts: Bangalore Falls waterfall lookout in Bindarri NP closed due to tree risk

Bangalore Falls waterfall Lookout is closed from Saturday 13th April 2024 due to recent weather event causing damage to the lookout and ongoing tree risk to visitors. 

The Bangalore Falls walking track loop remains open and safe for visitors who will continue to have views of the waterfall from the walking track (it is situated several metres back from the closed off lookout).

NPWS has placed a temporary barrier to close the lookout and will assess the lookout as a priority and reopen once it can be made safe for visitors. 

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.35am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 8.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.18am

Other planned events: Aerial Bitou Control with Drone

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial drone spraying program to control the exotic weed Bitou Bush.  The drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) works are  scheduled from Wednesday 26th JUNE till  Friday 5th JULY during the hours of 8am and 4pm.  The works will only be conducted on days where weather is suitable  The works are to be conducted in the foredunes of Sapphire Beach and if conditions are suitable in the foredunes of Back Sandy Beach and Moonee Beach.  The weed will be selectively treated using the product Metsulfuron-methyl . Persons are requested to not enter within 30 metres of remotely piloted aircraft when in operation.  

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 11.58am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Wonga walk partial closure

Wonga walk is closed between the Glade picnic area to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge from Monday 29 April to Friday 28 June 2024 while the track is being upgraded.

Access to Tristania Falls and Crystal Shower Falls is available via lower Wonga walk.

All other sections of Wonga walk remain open.

For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.37pm

Closed areas: The Glade carpark closure and The Glade picnic area partial closure

The Glade picnic area carpark will be closed from Monday 27 May 2024 until Friday 28 June 2024. The closure will also affect the western half of The Glade picnic area. These closures will be in place while a new amenity block is constructed and associated sewer lines installed.

The eastern half of The Glade picnic area will remain open and accessible to walkers via Wonga Walk track. The toilet, lookout platform and picnic shelter will remain open and be accessible to walkers.

Please note that Lyrebird Lane will be closed for this period.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice to allow for reconstruction works. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from Monday 10 June 2024 to Monday 17 June 2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10 June 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in:

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

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:

  • Richmond River area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.55am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Yellow Cutting Road closed

The section of Yellow Cutting Road between Newfondland Road and Bald Knob Tick Gate Road in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to a bridge defect.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.40am to Tue 25 Jun 2024, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on Illaroo Road

Road maintenance works will take place on Illaroo Road from Monday 17 June to Tuesday 25 June 2024. The affected area is from the end of the bitumen road section down to the Sandon Beach vehicle access point.

Illaroo campgrounds remain open during this period. The road will be accessible to vehicles, but please expect minor delays, and obey signage and directions by contractors. For more information contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.04pm

Other planned events: Coachwood Road closed for remediation works

Coachwood Road between Kookaburra and Racecourse Trail is closed until further notice for remediation works following damage from recent weather events.

Please consider alternative roads, such as Hastings Forest Way and Kangaroo Flat Road during this time. Access to Carrai and Werrikimbe national parks remain open from Carrai Road and Racecourse Trail.

For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.26pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Coachwood Road closed for remediation works

Coachwood Road between Kookaburra and Racecourse Trail is closed until further notice for remediation works following damage from recent weather events.

Please consider alternative roads, such as Hastings Forest Way and Kangaroo Flat Road during this time. Access to Carrai and Werrikimbe national parks remain open from Carrai Road and Racecourse Trail.

For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.30pm to Wed 10 Jul 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Jacky Barkers Campground is Closed

Jacky Barkers Campground is closed from Tuesday 18 June until Wednesday 10 July 2024 at due to wet and boggy conditions.

For further details, please contact the local Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.57am to Tue 2 Jul 2024, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 11.07am

Other planned events: BBQs at Smoky Cape picnic area out of order

BBQ facilities at Smoky Cape picnic area are currently out of order with repairs imminent.

 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.49pm to Wed 24 Jul 2024, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 8.56am

Other planned events: Deer Vale NR Wild Dog Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Saturday 1st June to Monday 24th June 2024.. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program will take place in Deer Vale Nature Reserve.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts 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 Coffs Coast Area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 9.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 3.27pm

Other planned events: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trial Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 30 June 2024. Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available. Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.

For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168, option 2.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 11.40am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Lower Lyerbird Walk Track closed for renewal to 30 June 2024

Lyrebird Walking Track (lower section only) in New England National Park will be closed from to 30 June 2024 for maintenance.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 10.32am to Sat 26 Oct 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 11.33am

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol closed for internal works between 22nd June and 26th October 2024

The Trial Bay Gaol will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd June through until Saturday 26th October 2024 for maintenance works to the internal structure of the Historic building.

 

The Trial Bay Gaol and Campground office will be relocated to NPWS Arakoon Depot on Cardwell St, Arakoon. 

 

All campers staying at the Trial Bay Gaol campground are to check in at the Arakoon Depot or phone the campground office on 02 6566 6168 between 9am - 4.30pm daily.

 

For further information on the Trial Bay Gaol closure or Trial Bay Gaol campground bookings please contact the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168 or email trialbay.gaol@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 11.48am

Closed areas: Rockglen/Lea Hurst precincts closed for pest control operations

Western section of park closed for ground pest control operation

The western section of Curracabundi National Park (Rockglen and Lea Hurst precincts) is closed 9am, Friday 19 January 2024 to 10am, Sunday 30 June2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety.

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open and available for visitor access. 

 

The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road

 

Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area

 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am

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.

 

Please find Crown Lands bridge replacement project info at https://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/whats-happening/projects/remediation-works-crown-land

 

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 Tue 19 Mar 2024, 3.19pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.37pm

Other planned events: Temporary closure of Boambee Creek Bridge during weekdays at southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Please be aware that at the southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk (SICW) there is temporary closure which impacts walker access between Boambee Beach and Boambee Headland.

 

The Boambee Creek Bridge footbridge will be closed Mon- Fri 6am-6pm until July 2024 (project finish date TBC). 

 

It is recommended walkers attempt this section during weekends, during times which the pedestrian access bridge is open to the public.

 

Please be aware that Boambee Creek is several metres deep with a strong tidal flow to the ocean, so safe crossing requires using the bridge.

 

Alternatively, should you wish to pass during the closure window - please bypass Boambee Beach via town roads with adjacent concrete walking paths:

Southbound - from the Coffs Harbour Jetty - walk 1.6km west along Harbour Drive to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km south down Hogbin Drive walking track to Sawtell Rd roundabout, then 1.3km east along Sawtell Road to Boambee Headland - continue south on SICW. 

Northbound - from Boambee Headland - walk 1.3km west along Sawtell Road to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km north along Hogbin Drive walking track to Harbour Dr roundabout and 1.6km east along Harbour Drive to the Coffs Harbour Jetty - continue north on SICW.

 

This project is outside of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service managed lands, but this notice is to inform visitors that these works will affect the SICW walk route continuation further south of the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

 

Keep updated via City Of Coffs Harbour project page information about the closure:

https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Your-Council/Projects-and-initiatives/Current-projects/Boambee-Creek-Bridge-Maintenance-and-Footbridge-Replacement

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Monument Hill walking track maintenance works

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on the southern half of Monument Hill walking track towards Little Bay picnic area following significant rainfall events. Remediation works are underway and additional care should be taken around machinery in the area.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions. For more information, contact the local NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

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 NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.11am

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 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2024, 2.01pm

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 Tue 2 Apr 2024, 5.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 9.05am

Closed parks: Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area closed for pest control operations 2 April to 30 June 2024.

Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area will be closed for pest control operations from 8am 2 April to 5pm 30 June 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 3.09pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2024, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Illaroo campground viewing platform

Illaroo campground viewing platform and part of the picnic area is closed form Monday 25 March 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024 for replacement. The platform will be opened as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.16am

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use 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 NPWS 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 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

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 1st April to 30th June 2024 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
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • 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
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use 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 NPWS 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 Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.59am

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 Mon 18 Dec 2023, 10.02am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.43am

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 28 June 2024:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson 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 Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.00am

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

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

The roads 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 Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety.

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 Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.55pm

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 Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.09am

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.43am

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 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 8.32am

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

Lemon Tree Road is currently closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding. 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 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.43am

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 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.44am

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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.44am

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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