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Edgars picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Halls Peak campground closed for pest control operation

The Halls Peak campground and picnic area of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park will be closed for a ground pest control operation

from closed 10:00am, Wednesday 31 May to 10:00am, Friday 2 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Armidale NPWS office on 6738 9100.

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Applies from Fri 26 May 2023, 8.54am to Tue 6 Jun 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 2.09pm

Other planned events: Budds Mare lookout closed for upgrade

An upgrade to the Budds Mare lookout will be underway from Monday 29 May until Tuesday 6 June. During this time the Budds Mare campground and lookout will be closed. The vehicle access trail to Riverside will remain open.

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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 Mon 8 May 2023, 11.00am to Mon 5 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 8.23am

Closed areas: Part of Wollomombi Falls picnic area is closed

Part of Wollomombi picnic area is closed until Monday 5 June 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 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 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Apr 2023, 3.37pm

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 Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 8.51am

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 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 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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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/edgars-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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