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Vista Point picnic area

Mount Hyland Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 20 Jan 2019, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 3.38pm

Fires - Advice: Wongwibinda Rd, Wollomombi

There is a fire in this park called Wongwibinda Rd, Wollomombi. 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 Sun 20 Jan 2019, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 3.35pm

Fires - Advice: Warra NP, Kookabookra

There is a fire in this park called Warra NP, Kookabookra. 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 Mon 21 Jan 2019, 9.31am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 12.41pm

Closed parks: Wildfire in park

This park is closed due to a bushfire in the park, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700, the emergency after-hours duty officer on 02 8275 1742, RFS Fires near me or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Fri 21 Dec 2018, 4.02pm to Fri 1 Feb 2019, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Severe storm damage and hazardous trees

Some parts of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park are closed due to recent weather conditions and storms. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Budds Mare campground
  • Budds Mare lookout
  • Budds Mare to Riverside walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha area office on 02 6777 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 20 Dec 2018, 9.28am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9.43am

Safety alerts: Flood damage

Significant rainfall has resulted in damage to Black Mountain Forest Road and The Junction Road. Please use caution when travelling on these roads. Flood debris has blocked access to the river at the Junction campground and the lower section of the campground.

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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Dec 2018, 10.24am

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to unstable rocks falling onto the walk track. The walk behind the waterfall will remain closed until further notice.

The Wonga Walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 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/vista-point-picnic-area/local-alerts

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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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Vista Point picnic area, Mount Hyland Nature Reserve. Photo: Tony Karacsonyi