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Northern Broadwater picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 January 2020, 11.11am

Applies from Sat 4 Jan 2020, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 11.11am.

Closed areas: Myall Lakes National Park closed from 8 January 2020 due to bushfire risk

Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from midday Wednesday 8 January 2020. The closure is for public safety due to bushfire risk. The park is extremely dry which means that fires are more likely to start, escalate and spread very quickly.

Campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, carparks, roads, trails, walking tracks, beaches, river and lake shorelines are closed. Waterways remain open but all land within the park is closed.

Broughton Island, Seal Rocks Holiday Cottages, NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park and Bennetts Beach to Dark Point (access via Hawks Nest only) will remain open.

The closure will be reviewed weekly, remaining in place until widespread rain reduces the extremely dry conditions in the park.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jan 2020, 3.57pm

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.

Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 8.50pm

Fires - Advice: Cabbage Tree Rd, Terreel

There is a fire in this park called Cabbage Tree Rd, Terreel. 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 Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9.50pm

Fires - Advice: Eucalyptus Dr, One Mile

There is a fire in this park called Eucalyptus Dr, One Mile. 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, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.17pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire activity until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas will reopen on Friday 17 January 2020:

  • Wollomombi
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. This will remain closed until further updates. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Tue 19 Nov 2019, 4.05pm to Sat 1 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 2.38pm

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.

Applies from Sat 4 Jan 2020, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 11.11am

Closed areas: Myall Lakes National Park closed from 8 January 2020 due to bushfire risk

Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from midday Wednesday 8 January 2020. The closure is for public safety due to bushfire risk. The park is extremely dry which means that fires are more likely to start, escalate and spread very quickly.

Campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, carparks, roads, trails, walking tracks, beaches, river and lake shorelines are closed. Waterways remain open but all land within the park is closed.

Broughton Island, Seal Rocks Holiday Cottages, NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park and Bennetts Beach to Dark Point (access via Hawks Nest only) will remain open.

The closure will be reviewed weekly, remaining in place until widespread rain reduces the extremely dry conditions in the park.

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Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 10.47am

Closed areas: Booti Point

Booti Point in Booti Booti National Park is closed to vehicles due to the current track condition and potential fire risk. 

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 Tue 26 Nov 2019, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 11.04am

Closed parks: Wallingat National Park closed due to increased bushfire risk

This park is closed due to the elevated risk of bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/northern-broadwater-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
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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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Northern Broadwater picnic area, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer