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Wilsons Headland picnic area

Yuraygir National Park

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Applies from Fri 14 Apr 2023, 12.00am to Fri 7 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.39am

Closed areas: Bitou bush spraying operation

A helicopter bitou bush spraying operation will take place in a number of national parks in the NPWS Clarence area from Sunday 4 June 2023 to Friday 7 July 2023.

The program will involve the use of the herbicide Metsun (metsulfuron-methyl 600). Some national park beaches and headlands will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The affected areas include:

  • Lake Arragan to One Mans Bluff
  • South of Sandon Village to the northern end of Illaroo Beach
  • Wilsons/Wooli Beach: Wilson's headland south to One Tree Point
  • Freshwater Beach and Station Creek Beach hind dunes
  • Wilsons picnic area will be closed on the day for operational purposes.

The areas treated have dense or large bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic weed control program throughout Yuraygir National Park.

Signage will be in place and NPWS staff will advise of the closure and secure the treatment sites on the day. The program is weather-dependant. Each site will be closed for up to a period of 3 hours.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 6 January 2023 until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road. There are water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions. 

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 10.50am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice, due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire.

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on 02 6653 6552.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Feb 2023, 10.18am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach Southern Lookout closed

The beach lookout platform at the southern Diggers Beach carpark is closed due to coastal erosion damage.


Beach access remains at this location. Similar coastal/surfbreak viewlines are accessible from the adjacent path and from the beach.


An engineering assessment has deemed the structure unsafe for public access due to undercutting.


City of Coffs Harbour asset manage this structure (in joint park management with NPWS) - planning is currently underway to determine the next actions for this damaged structure. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 12.07pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 11.33am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during flooding events, causing the road to collapse. 

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

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