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Never Never picnic area

Dorrigo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 29 December 2022, 10.15am

Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 10.15am.

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 1.04pm to Fri 3 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 1.41pm

Closed parks: Chaelundi NP, SCA & FR closed for pest operation

Chaelundi National Park, State Conservation Area and Flora Reserve, will be closed to all park users for pest control operations from midnight Friday 17 February to midnight Sunday night 19 February 2023. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Slees road closed

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross. Road closure signs have been put in place.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.45am

Other planned events: Scheduled road maintenance works will be occurring on Black Mountain and Junction Roads in Nymboi-Bineray National Park.

Scheduled road maintenance works will be occurring on Black Mountain and Junction Roads in Nymboi-Bineray National Park, from Monday 23 January 2023, finishing Friday 17 February 2023.

Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local Grafton NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.56am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8.22am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 6.05pm

Safety alerts: Gordons Road Bridge Closed

The bridge on Gordons Road is closed until further notice due to structural failure. The bridge is not safe to cross. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 more information, please contact 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

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