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Towac picnic area

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.00pm to Mon 13 Mar 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 9.00am

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, Greenbah Campground and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter these areas of the park.

Wanda Wandong Campground will be open from Thursday, 26 January 2023 to Monday 30 January 2023.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

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 the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Borenore KCA - Arch cave closed due to flood impacts

Access to the Arch Cave and Loop Track is closed from 8am 10 January 2023 until further notice due to flood impacts. Flood has damaged the walking brdige and parts of the walking track.

Penalties apply for non compliance.

For more information contact the National Parks office on 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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 Sun 4 Dec 2022, 7.01am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 6.48am

Closed parks: Closed due to severe storm damage to access and internal trails.

Nangar National Park is closed due to severe storm impacts to access trails and internal trails. The campgrounds and walking tracks are also closed and require safety assessments and repairs to occur before they can be opened.

Many Cabonne Council roads are also impacted by storm damage. Please check the Cabonne Council website for current information; Road Closures - Cabonne Council (nsw.gov.au)

The access trail is closed to all traffic and wash aways need to be repaired prior to any traffic using this access.

For more information, please contact Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 for the most up to date information.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.32pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

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. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8.02am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 7.06am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.47am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2022, 9.45am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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 more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/towac-picnic-area/local-alerts

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