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Mongarlowe River picnic area

Monga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 23 February 2021, 11.04am

Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11.04am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 25 Feb 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 11.26am

Closed areas: Aerial pest management program

An aerial pest management program is planned for this park from Tuesday 9 March to Wednesday 10 March 2021.

The program will affect the following areas:

  • Bendethera campground and associated access roads and trails, including Little Sugarloaf Road, Bendethera fire trail, German Creek Road, Comerang Road, Dampier Mountain fire trail, Minuma Range fire trail, Middle Mountain Road, Badja fire trail, Woila Creek fire trail and Mongamula fire trail.
  • Berlang campground and the walking track to the Big Hole
  • Wyanbene campground

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7.53pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 10.56am

Closed areas: Wyanbene Caves

Wyanbene Caves are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Do not enter this area. For more information please contact 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 12.27pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road partial closure and campground access

Currently, the following campgrounds can only be accessed via Braidwood:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground and,
  • Dry Creek campground

Araluen Road is partially closed due to essential roadworks.  

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1.46pm to Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.49am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 October to Friday 16 April 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Merricumbene fire trail
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and any cordoned off areas. 

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.14am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Dec 2020, 10.17am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. Do not enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jan 2021, 2.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of the Lowden Road and includes Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

For information on closures affecting the Mulloon Firetrail contact Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. For closures affecting Tallaganda State Forest contact Forestry Corporation NSW.

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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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