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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 25 Feb 2021, 1.30pm to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 1.38pm

Safety alerts: Moonpar Forest Drive flooded between Bostobrick and Platypus Flat

Access on Moonpar Forest Drive between Bostobrick and Platypus Flat is currently cut off by flood waters over the Nymboida River bridge. Alternative access to Platypus Flat is via Cascade. Continuing wet weather is forecast over the next several days and access is likely to remain restricted.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Feb 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Bongil picnic area and Williams Road closure

Williams Road will be closed for resealing from Tuesday 2 March to Friday 5 March for resealing. This will prevent access to Bongil picnic area and boat ramp.

This operation is weather dependent and will not go ahead if it's too wet. For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11.50am

Other planned events: Platypus Flat campground closure

Platypus Flat campground will be closed to all visitors from Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2021, due to new toilets being constructed. This work is the final fire recovery work.

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2.44pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Shannon Creek forest drive closed

Shannon Creek forest drive is closed from Tuesday 19 January until Friday 31 December 2021. This is due to two bridges being destroyed by bushfire on Shannon Creek Road within the adjacent Boundary Creek State Forest.

Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.57pm

Closed areas: No access to Bindarray picnic area

Access to Bindarray picnic area is temporarily closed due to flooding. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Harbour area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire damaged bridges.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Jan 2021, 11.08am

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021 for renovations.

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

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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 Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

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.

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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