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Never Never picnic area

Dorrigo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 10 Sep 2020, 3.57pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 11.49am

Other planned events: Campers at Platypus Flat

Platypus Flat is still recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. One of the two toilet blocks was destroyed by these fires. Until a new facility is constructed, a set of portaloos are available for campers to use in addition to the surviving toilet block.

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Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 3.25pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 2.32pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 2.46pm

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence closed until December 2020

The Chalet and The Residence are closed for renovations until early December 2020.

For more information, please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.38pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.45pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

The following areas are closed due to ongoing safety works, steep slippery clay surfaces and high tree risk:

  • Kilprotay Road
  • O'Neils Road
  • Postman's trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.15pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 3.42pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds and will be ongoing between Tuesday 11 August 2020 and Sunday 28 February 2021 in Bongil Bongil 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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.49am

Safety alerts: Asbestos risk on New England Wilderness walk

On the Brinerville section of the Wilderness walk there are several buildings destroyed by bushfire that contain asbestos. These sites are identified with warning signs. Walkers must not approach any destroyed buildings due to the risks from burnt/friable asbestos. The asbestos will be removed in the coming months as part of bushfire recovery works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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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