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Dorrigo National Park

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 5.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

Between Monday 25 October and Monday 15 November 2021, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in Deer Vale Nature Reserve using manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. 

The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.

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 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.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 5.15am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 12.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 11.24am

Other planned events: Bridge repairs on Hunters Road

Hunters Road will be closed between September and November 2021, so that 3 old timber bridges on Hunters Road can be replaced with concrete and steel bridges.

During this time, there will be alternative access to Cows with Guns mountain bike track via Mailmans track or Valery Road.

This work is happening to improve access for park users. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jul 2021, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Urumbilum Creek Road and Urumbilum Falls picnic area closed

Some parts of this park are closed while road works are happening. The closed areas are:

  • Urumbilum Creek Road
  • Urumbilum Falls picnic area

Bangalore Falls walking track and picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

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

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other planned events: Bridge repair works - Breinerville precinct

Repair works are underway to replace 2 bridges in the Breinerville precinct that were damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires.

If you plan to take New England wilderness walk, please watch out for heavy machinery and observe road signage. Both sites are easily diverted by walking down the creek below the bridges. For further information contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.   

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 66520900.

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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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