Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10.31am
Closed areas: Changed conditions and closures on roads to Four Bull Hut
Access to visitor facilities, campgrounds and walking tracks in the south of Washpool NP, accessible from the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton, is open and not impacted by the closures listed below.
Due to recent flood damage Mt Spirabo Road, leading into the north-western section of Washpool NP from the New England Highway at Bolivia, is undergoing significant roadworks to repair damage. Access to Four Bull Hut is still possible, but a high-clearance 4WD is required, and horse-floats should not be taken along this road. Please follow any directions from signage, contractors or staff when driving this road, and be aware that conditions can become slippery during and following rain.
Due to NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions until 1 January 2024, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.
Due to these road conditions and closures, the following locations in the north-west of Washpool NP are closed:
- Washpool horse riding trails
- Billyrimba Falls and lookout
- Spirabo Forest Way drive through Capoompeta and Washpool NPs
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 3.09pm
Safety alerts: Roadworks on Coachwood Drive
Roadworks are being conducted on Coachwood Drive, the primary access road into visitor areas of Washpool NP. The park and visitor areas remain open during these works, but please follow any directions from signage, contractors and staff, and minor delays may occur throughout these works.
For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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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 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 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 9.30am
Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only
Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.
For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm
Other incidents: Camping requirements
If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf 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 to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.
Read more about COVID safe camping here.
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