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Mongarlowe River picnic area

Monga National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 26 September 2019, 4.39pm

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Penance Grove boardwalk closed

The Penance Grove boardwalk in Monga National Park is closed as a fallen tree has demolished a section of the boardwalk and other trees are at risk of falling. The plumwood trees have been affected by the drought and tend to drop limbs and trunks unexpectedly. Please obey all warning signs and do not enter the boardwalk, your safety is paramount.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Wed 14 Aug 2019, 3.59pm to Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.37am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting and pest ejector programs underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting and Canid Pest Ejector programs from Sunday 18 August 2019 to Tuesday 18 February 2020. There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these places.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 11.06am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.46pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting in Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks is doing a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Budawang National Park. The program runs from Monday 8 July to Saturday 30 November 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

We are taking precautions to minimise the risk to domestic pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It's also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area, with the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/mongarlowe-river-picnic-area/local-alerts

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Mongarlowe River picnic area hero, Monga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd