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Little Bay picnic area

Arakoon National Park

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 9.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 3.27pm

Other planned events: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trial Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 30 June 2024. Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available. Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.

For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168, option 2.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 10.32am to Sat 26 Oct 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 11.33am

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol closed for internal works between 22nd June and 26th October 2024

The Trial Bay Gaol will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd June through until Saturday 26th October 2024 for maintenance works to the internal structure of the Historic building.


The Trial Bay Gaol and Campground office will be relocated to NPWS Arakoon Depot on Cardwell St, Arakoon. 


All campers staying at the Trial Bay Gaol campground are to check in at the Arakoon Depot or phone the campground office on 02 6566 6168 between 9am - 4.30pm daily.


For further information on the Trial Bay Gaol closure or Trial Bay Gaol campground bookings please contact the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168 or email 

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Monument Hill walking track maintenance works

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on the southern half of Monument Hill walking track towards Little Bay picnic area following significant rainfall events. Remediation works are underway and additional care should be taken around machinery in the area.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions. For more information, contact the local NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.11am

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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