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Hole in the Wall picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 1.14pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.44pm

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 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 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 Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 8.09am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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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 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 Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

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 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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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/hole-in-the-wall-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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