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Platypus picnic area

Gibraltar Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 5 December 2019, 8.11pm

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Dec 2019, 8.58am.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 30 Oct 2019, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 9.37am

Fires - Advice: Washpool State Forest, Coombadjha

There is a fire in this park called Washpool State Forest, Coombadjha. 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 Sep 2019, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 5.33am

Fires - Advice: Kaloe Mountain Trail

There is a fire in this park called Kaloe Mountain Trail. 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 Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.14am

Fires - Advice: Carrai Creek

There is a fire in this park called Carrai Creek. 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 Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.12pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 9 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.08pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Dec 2019, 8.58am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Monitor this websites for updates.

Affects 9 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Total Fire Ban (TOBAN)

There is a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) in this park from 8 November 2019 and will remain until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 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/platypus-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    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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Platypus picnic area, Gibraltar Range National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary