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Little Bay picnic area

Arakoon National Park

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.47am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed due to rain and flooding

The following walking tracks in Arakoon National Park are closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to a significant localised rain and flooding resulting in unsafe conditions:

  • Monument Hill walking track
  • Bridle Trail walking track

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.13pm

Closed parks: Hastings-Macleay area - Many parks closed due to flood damage

Parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.58am to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Hungry Gate campground - 4WD only access

Hungry Gate campground and beach access road is via 4WD vehicles only.

Hungry Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to flooding of the causeway near the campground entry. 2WD access will be restored once the water in the causeway naturally drains over the coming week. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.54am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: Gap Beach road access closed due to significant rain and flooding

Road access to Gap Beach North and South is closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to a significant localised rain event and flooding.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

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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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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