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Mara Creek picnic area

Yuraygir National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 19 April 2024, 1.55pm

Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm.

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 11.22am

Hazard reduction burns: Woodford South 4 HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 19/04/2024. The fire is called Woodford South 4 HR. 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 Mon 17 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Bundjalung St - Gummigarrah closed to vehicle traffic for maintenance works

Bundjalung St (Gummigarrah) will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2024 while maintenance works are undertaken to carpark areas. Pedestrian traffic only beyond Bundjalung St gate. 

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from 10/06/2024 to 17/06/2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10/06/2024 to 18/08/2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in

  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservations Area
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Yabbra National Park

 

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 Area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence Area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast Area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay Area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 4.00pm to Sat 22 Jun 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.50am

Other planned events: Gap Rd maintenance roadworks

Roadworks will be underway on Gap Rd from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 21 June 2024. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

For more information please contact the Alstonville NPWS Office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.42am

Other planned events: NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head.

NPWS is planning to undertake emergency stabilisation works on the Woody Head Bay Beach and the adjacent rock wall from Monday 03 June to Friday 28th of June 2024. Works will involve seawall repair and beach nourishment. Rehabilitation works to Woody Head Bay will be ongoing once sand nourishment is complete. There will be no pedestrian access to Woody Bay Beach and the adjacent rockwall. All other areas in Woody Head will remain open for use, this includes the boat ramp. There will be traffic control on the Woody Head road during these time. Drive safely, slowly and follow all directions of NPWS staff, roadwork and closure area signs.


Works will involve seawall repair and beach nourishment. Seawall repair works will occur to the rockwall adjacent Woody Bay Beach to be made safe and stabilise the wall. Beach nourishment involves approximately 2,500 m³ of sand extracted and placed on Woody Bay Beach for initial beach nourishment and dune rebuilding.

 

There will be some noise associated with the works, but only between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There will be no works over weekends or over the Kings birthday long weekend including Monday 10 June 2024.

For further information contact the Grafton National Parks office or 13000 PARKS.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2024, 10.35am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 3.09pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 11.52am

Closed areas: Illaroo campground viewing platform

Illaroo campground viewing platform and part of the picnic area is closed form Monday 25 March 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024 for replacement. The platform will be opened as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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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/mara-creek-picnic-area/local-alerts

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