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Never Never picnic area

Dorrigo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 5 December 2019, 8.12pm

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.12pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.18am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

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 Thu 17 Oct 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.51am

Fires - Advice: Carrai East

There is a fire in this park called Carrai East. 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 Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.12pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.08pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 5.54pm

Fires - Advice: Liberation Trail

There is a fire in this park called Liberation Trail. 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 Thu 28 Nov 2019, 3.05pm to Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 8.47am

Closed areas: The Junction, Platypus Flat and Cod Hole campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds in Nymboi-Binderray National Park are closed for major repairs until Wednesday 1 April 2020 after fire destroyed park infrastructure:

  • The Junction campground
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground

Nymboida River campground in Nymboida National Park will reopen on Friday 20 December 2019.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.18am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

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 Tue 26 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.05pm

Fires - Not Applicable: Bellinger River

There is a fire in this park called Bellinger River. 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 Wed 27 Nov 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.03pm

Fires - Not Applicable: South Bellinger

There is a fire in this park called South Bellinger. 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 Tue 19 Nov 2019, 4.05pm to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.19pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Hastings Macleay area

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 12.30pm

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all national parks in the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 6 December 2019 due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168. Or, visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm to Mon 16 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 3.58pm

Closed parks: Coffs Coast area parks and reserves closed

This park is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 17 December 2019. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Total Fire Ban (TOBAN)

There is a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) in this park from 8 November 2019 and will remain until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.30pm to Thu 30 Jan 2020, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Nymboi-Binderay national park and state conservation area closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to the Muck Creek and Bees Nest bush fires. Do not enter the park.

This closure includes:

  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground
  • Norm Jolly precinct

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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/never-never-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Never Never picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary