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Regatta Beach picnic area

Yanga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 14 February 2024, 8.41am

Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am.

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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 Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.50am

Other planned events: Aerial Shooting Program

NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between 13 and 17 March 2024. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga reserves. No visitor areas are affected but some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, mustering, ground shooting and baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours, and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

For more information please contact the Lower-Darling National Park Office on (03) 5021 8900.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds CLOSED

Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are still closed due to recent flood impacts which require road repair works to be carried out on the Barmah River Road. Online bookings are currently restricted or not available for a period of time while the repair works are carried out.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Sat 24 Feb 2024, 3.27pm to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - CLOSED for Aerial control of Feral Animals

Access to the Murray Valley National and Regional Park, Millewa, Moira and Gulpa Island precincts will be closed due to a feral animal aerial control program from 24 February until 3 March, 2024

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9.18am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.28pm

Other planned events: Barrier Gate Installation

Expect short access delays in the Murrumbidgee Valley National & Regional Parks. 

Barrier gates will be installed over the month of February 2024.
These gates will only be closed during the installation period, once cement has settled and construction is complete gates will open on park. 

Gates will only be closed when NPWS staff deem the roads unsafe, if the parks have experienced a lot of wet weather and or if maintenance works are being conducted on park. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of the roadwork signs and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, Thankyou!

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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 Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to ongoing flooding and water lying over roads and low lying areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN, however low lying areas are or will be impacted by flooding. Further floodwater is expected in the area.

 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2.18pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Moama - 5 Mile - Mountain Bike track is closed due to flooding

Due to ongoing flooding the 5-Mile mountain bike track is closed. It will remain closed until it can be safely opened.

 

For more information, contact the Griffith NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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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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/regatta-beach-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Yanga National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Yanga National Park is open Sunrise to Sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Yanga Homestead Precinct is open 8.30am - 4.30pm.

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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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