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Williams River picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 9.01am

Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 9.42am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 9.01am.

Closed areas: WIlliams Top Road closed for repairs

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW for repairs. The road is expected to reopen by 7 June 2024. For access to the Corker Trail (starting at Lagoon Pinch Picnic Area) use Allyn River Rd and Lagoon Pinch Forest Rd. Be aware, causeways on this route can rise quickly after rain. For more information contact Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212 or NPWS Gloucester on 02 6538 5300. Note: Rocky Crossing Walk remains closed for track works.

Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am.

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk is closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The reopening date is not known at this stage. This is for the safety of visitors and contractors and preservation of track surface in wet conditions. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am.

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works will occur on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks between March and June 2024. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2024, 4.15pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am.

Other planned events: Williams River Picnic Area Barbeques Out of Order

Williams River Picnic Area barbeques are currently not working. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience and will repair them as soon as possible.

For more information, please call NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.19am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 10.23am

Closed areas: 4WD Trail Closures

Some 4WD trails remain closed after the annual seasonal closure period (from 1 June to 30 September) due to trail conditions. The following 4WD trails remain closed:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
  • Barrington Trail south past the Junction Pools Trail.

 

This closure does not effect public vehicle access to the Barrington Tops plateau campgrounds.

 

Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise these trails while it is closed to public vehicles.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 9.42am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 9.01am

Closed areas: WIlliams Top Road closed for repairs

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW for repairs. The road is expected to reopen by 7 June 2024. For access to the Corker Trail (starting at Lagoon Pinch Picnic Area) use Allyn River Rd and Lagoon Pinch Forest Rd. Be aware, causeways on this route can rise quickly after rain. For more information contact Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212 or NPWS Gloucester on 02 6538 5300. Note: Rocky Crossing Walk remains closed for track works.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2024, 11.39am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.36am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

Alert Description: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program from 4 May 2024 to 12 May 2024 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park/State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park / Wingen Maid Nature Reserve / Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve/National Park
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve/State Conservation Area
  • Curracabundi National Park/State Conservation Area, Bretti Nature Reserve, Mernot Nature Reserve, Watchimbark Nature Reserve, Woko National Park, Monkeycot Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area, Camels Hump Nature Reserve, Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at authorised entrances to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and most other NPWS managed land. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 02 6540 2300 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.43am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk is closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The reopening date is not known at this stage. This is for the safety of visitors and contractors and preservation of track surface in wet conditions. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works will occur on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks between March and June 2024. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2024, 4.15pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.35am

Other planned events: Williams River Picnic Area Barbeques Out of Order

Williams River Picnic Area barbeques are currently not working. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience and will repair them as soon as possible.

For more information, please call NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

 

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Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.43am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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