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Double Wharf picnic area

Karuah National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 2 November 2022, 11.14am

Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.14am.

Safety alerts: Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area - 4WD only

Tattersalls Campground Road and the access road to Double Wharf picnic area are currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The roads are rough and muddy due to erosion caused by recent heavy rain events.

Repairs are scheduled to begin soon. Please slow down and drive to the conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11.00am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 1.15pm

Safety alerts: Tomaree Coastal Walk construction - caution

Some parts of the Tomaree Coastal Walk have active construction sites, this presents several hazards should the sites be accessed without authorisation. Works for these track sections are anticipated for completion between November 2022 and January 2023.

New track construction and existing track upgrades:

  • In Boat Harbour Kingsley Beach & Little Kingsley Beach.
  • In Boat Harbour between Ocean Pde and the Morna Point Slot Canyon
  • In Anna Bay between Iris Moore Reserve and Fishermans Bay
  • At the Middle Rock Headland between One Mile Beach and Samurai Beach 
  • Big Rocky Precinct between Big Rocky and Little Rocky and between Big Rocky and North Samurai Trail
     

For more information, contact the local NPWS office, Hunter Coast Area, Nelson Bay Office 02 4984 8200

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Applies from Thu 24 Nov 2022, 8.00am to Mon 28 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.51am

Safety alerts: Worimi Conservation Lands - caution

The Southern section of Worimi Conservation Lands will have NPWS staff patrolling the area due to a recent bushfire at Cox's Lane.
Caution when accessing Worimi Conservation Lands at Lavis Lane, and Fern Bay. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Cox's Lane, for more information contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website. 02 4984 8200

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 1.14pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Joes Cove Closed - Flood damage

Joes Cove Campground is closed from Monday 31st October 2022 to February 2023 due to flood damage.

If you are camping, you will need to reschedule your visit or choose another boat based campground in Myall Lakes National Park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Manning Great Lakes Park office on 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 12.42pm

Safety alerts: Worimi Conservation Lands - Drive with care

Due to current conditions, please drive with caution on Worimi Conservation Lands between Gan Gan entry/exit and Lavis Lane entry/exit along the beach front at high tide.

Please note:

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs
  • For safety, avoid driving through sea water or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water
  • If in doubt turn around and back track on the route you’ve driven to exit the park
  • Check tides, forecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day
  • Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation. Fines apply

NPWS staff will monitor conditions.

For more information contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Stoney Creek Road access by AWD/4WD only

Stoney Creek Road in Myall Lakes National Park has been affected by recent rain events. This has caused damage to the road, with sections of clay and several deep holes appearing within the road surface.

NPWS recommends that road access is via high clearance AWD or 4WD in dry weather.

NPWS is working on repairing the road once weather conditions permit. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Oct 2022, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to severe weather event

Some roads within Myall Lakes National Park are temporarily closed due to the impacts of recent severe weather. The closed roads are:

  • Nerong Road (southern section)
  • Masons Bend Trail
  • Goochs Road and Sugarloaf trail.

NPWS are working on repairs and will reopen the roads once completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Oct 2022, 9.51am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 6.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for road repairs

Parts of Wallaroo National Park are closed until further notice while damage to roads is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common Picnic Area
  • Callaghans Trail between Limeburners Creek Road and Lone Pine Road

Signs and barricades are in place around the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Coastal Walk Southern Gateway Construction

Part park closure from the concrete pedestrian between Pacific Avenue Carpark, and the Tomaree NP Boundary. This area is closed within Iris Moore Reserve,  area of Tomaree National Park due to Tomaree Coastal Walk construction. 

The closure is to facilitate construction of the Tomaree Coastal Walk Southern Gateway. Pedestrians are encouraged to use alternative access between Pacific Ave Carpark and the Tomaree NP boundary via Ocean Ave.

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

 

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.47am

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.12am

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2022, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Corrie Island Nature Reserve closed for shorebird nesting season

Corrie Island Nature Reserve will be closed from Friday 16 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023 for the protection of beach-nesting shorebirds.

Corrie Island is an important breeding site for endangered little terns and pied oystercatchers. The island is closed to visitors for the duration of the nesting season to reduce disturbance that can cause egg or chick deaths.

During the closure period visitors may not land anywhere on Corrie Island, and only NPWS staff and authorised volunteers are allowed on the island. Pest control activities may be undertaken on the island during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email us or call the local park office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.06am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

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

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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/double-wharf-picnic-area/local-alerts

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