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Santa Barbara picnic area

Booti Booti National Park

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground

Beach front driving at Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is closed from Wednesday 3 March 2021 until further notice. 

Large swells and high tides experienced over the past days have swamped the beach. Wave action has caused sand erosion and created steep drop offs and large areas of very soft sand, making the beach impassable and unsafe for vehicles.

There is insufficient beach remaining to allow safe access by 4WD vehicles, forcing the temporary closure of beach driving and Samurai campground.

Drivers are reminded not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any time. Fines apply.

Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach when conditions improve.

Please note that Worimi Consevation Lands are also temporarily closed to vehicles and will be re-opened once beach conditions improve.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2021, 11.26am to Mon 8 Mar 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds Campground temporarily closed for maintenance works

Stewart and Lloyds Campground is temporarily closed from Mon 22/2/21 for approximately 2 weeks while staff undertake essential maintenance works.  For further information, please contact Manning Great Lakes Area on 65910300.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 10.06am

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay Road 4WD only in some sections

Crowdy Bay Road can be accessed by 4WD only between Crowdy Gap campground and Coralville Road due to water over the road.

You can access Crowdy Gap campground from Harrington. You can also access Diamond Head, Indian Head and Kylies Beach from Laurieton or Coralville Road.

Wet weather is causing rough surfaces on all park roads. Please drive with caution. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 16 Feb 2021, 10.23am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Boardwalk section of Mungo track temporarily closed

The section of track between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is temporarily closed from January 2021 until further notice due to damaged boardwalk. Tamboi trail remains open.

To access Brambles Green campground, please use Brambles Green trail. For further information please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call 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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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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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/santa-barbara-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti 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-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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