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Fourth Crossing picnic area

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 26 Jul 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Arch Cave loop track closed

Arch Cave and Arch loop track are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff.

The remainder of the reserve, including Borenore picnic area and Verandah Cave, remains open for socially-distanced recreational use for those in the Cabonne Council Local Government Area.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 18 Jun 2021, 9.24am to Sat 21 Aug 2021, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Hospital picnic area closed

Hospital picnic area is closed due to a weather event causing fallen tree limbs in the area.

Visitors can still access Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6370 9050.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.37am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Area Offices closed to the public due to COVID-19

The Central West Area offices in Dubbo and Bathurst are closed to the public while office staff are directed to work from home in line with the current NSW Health orders.

To contact the office, please call and leave a voice message on 02 6841 7100 or email us at npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au. The landline and email are being monitored by staff and we will respond as early as possible. Please check individual reserves for up to date information on any changes to park opening and closing times.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 12.27pm

Safety alerts: Roads closed due to snow and fallen timber

Mount Canobolas Road and Old Canobolas Road leading to the Summit are closed from 4pm, Friday 16 July 2021 until further notice due to snow and fallen timber. This closure will be revised daily.   

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Picnic areas and walking track closed

Towac and The Walls picnic areas are closed from 8am Friday 11 June 2021 for facilities upgrades. On completion of current works Towac and The Walls picnic areas will be opened, however the lookout platform at The Walls picnic area will remain closed for further upgrades.

Access to The Walls picnic area from the Nature walking track is not permitted. Visitors can access the Nature walking track from the Summits track. These closures are reassessed weekly.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 March 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations 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 call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 25 Aug 2020, 7.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 8.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Friday 29 January 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 along management trails in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

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 the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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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/fourth-crossing-picnic-area/local-alerts

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