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Honeysuckle picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 16 January 2020, 2.48pm

Applies from Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 2.48pm.

Closed areas: Barrington Tops National Park - areas closed due to fire

The following areas, including the neighbouring state forests, are closed due to bushfires and fire danger: 

  • Blue Gum Loop walk
  • Williams River
  • Rocky Crossing
  • Jerusalem Creek
  • Cobark picnic area
  • Devils Hole campground and picnic areas
  • Polblue campground and picnic areas
  • Horse Swamp campground
  • Polblue Falls picnic area
  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Gummi picnic area
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Corker trail
  • Link trail
  • Gloucester Tops - including Gloucester Tops picnic area, Gloucester Falls walk, Antartic Beech walk and River walk
  • All roads and walking tracks south of Barrington Tops Forest Road to Careys Peak, including Barrington trail
  • All trails north of Barrington Tops Forest Road, except Tubrabucca and Pheasant Creek Roads  

Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

These areas will be closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Through access between Scone and Gloucester is still possible along Barrington Tops Forest Road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant about bushfires in the area.

For further information, please call the local NSW National Parks Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 19 Dec 2019, 4.33pm to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to fire

Woko National Park and Curracabundi National Park are closed due to dangerous fire conditions and the current bushfire situation. Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. These parks will be closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Sat 23 Nov 2019, 7.13am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.13pm

Fires - Advice: Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook

There is a fire in this park called Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jan 2020, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.10pm

Fires - Advice: Cowsby Rd, Niangala

There is a fire in this park called Cowsby Rd, Niangala. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8.56pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jan 2020, 10.51am

Fires - Advice: Ridge 400

There is a fire in this park called Ridge 400. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 23 Nov 2019, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jan 2020, 9.19am

Fires - Advice: Mt Royal 1

There is a fire in this park called Mt Royal 1. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Barrington Tops National Park - areas closed due to fire

The following areas, including the neighbouring state forests, are closed due to bushfires and fire danger: 

  • Blue Gum Loop walk
  • Williams River
  • Rocky Crossing
  • Jerusalem Creek
  • Cobark picnic area
  • Devils Hole campground and picnic areas
  • Polblue campground and picnic areas
  • Horse Swamp campground
  • Polblue Falls picnic area
  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Gummi picnic area
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Corker trail
  • Link trail
  • Gloucester Tops - including Gloucester Tops picnic area, Gloucester Falls walk, Antartic Beech walk and River walk
  • All roads and walking tracks south of Barrington Tops Forest Road to Careys Peak, including Barrington trail
  • All trails north of Barrington Tops Forest Road, except Tubrabucca and Pheasant Creek Roads  

Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

These areas will be closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Through access between Scone and Gloucester is still possible along Barrington Tops Forest Road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant about bushfires in the area.

For further information, please call the local NSW National Parks Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.19am

Closed areas: Karamea Homestead closed due to fires

Karamea Homestead is closed until further notice due to the fires nearby on Thunderbolts Way, particularly the Reserves Road, Mares Run fire.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This closure will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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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/honeysuckle-picnic-area/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Honeysuckle picnic area, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government