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Platypus picnic area

Gibraltar Range National Park

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.34am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.30am

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.59am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.56am

Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only

Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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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.

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