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Nelson Beach

Mimosa Rocks National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 23 November 2022, 9.02am

Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 9.02am.

Closed areas: Road closures for annual road maintenance grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed to all visitors for short periods from Monday 14 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs and barriers will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Aragunnu Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Picnic Point Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Part Penders Road) - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Myer House access  - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Middle Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Gillards Road - proposed closure from 28 November 
  • Nelsons Beach Road - proposed closure from 23 November

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.31am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Bega Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park and South East Forest National Park will be closed from 1am, Monday 12 December to 11pm Friday 16 December 2022 for a ground pest control operation.   

  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
  • Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer at dusk and dawn. Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 9.02am

Closed areas: Road closures for annual road maintenance grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed to all visitors for short periods from Monday 14 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs and barriers will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Aragunnu Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Picnic Point Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Part Penders Road) - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Myer House access  - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Middle Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Gillards Road - proposed closure from 28 November 
  • Nelsons Beach Road - proposed closure from 23 November

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Bournda Lagoon opened - Bournda Lagoon loop impacted

Bournda Lagoon has opened to the sea. Bournda Lagoon walk may not be completed as a loop. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.

For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Wallagoot Lake opened - Kangarutha Track inaccessible from Bournda Beach

Wallagoot Lake has opened to the sea. The Kangarutha Track is now inaccessible from Bournda Beach. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.  For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.55pm

Safety alerts: Shark encounters - Gillards Beach

Recent shark encounters have occurred within the in-shore area at Gillards Beach adjacent to the Gillards Beach campground. Please be cautious. In an emergency, ring Triple Zero (000).

Visit this page for beach safety tips that will help you stay safe in the water when visiting NSW national parks.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 9.21am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

 

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.57am

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only

Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Local alerts

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