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Tallow Beach

Arakwal National Park

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 10.43am to Fri 27 Jan 2023, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.39am

Closed areas: Areas closed for repair

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 9 September to Friday 27 January 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hells Hole
  • Unicorn Falls
  • Sand Ridge trail
  • Rockface road
  • Middle Ridge trail
  • North Chowan road
  • South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)

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

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.32am

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Friday 30 June 2023. The road is currently unsafe to traffic. This closure maybe extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200. 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 10.22am

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon falls walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until Saturday 15 December 2022.

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.38am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.34am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of this park has been extended until Tuesday 28 February 2023, due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events.

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.52pm to Mon 19 Dec 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 8.31am

Other planned events: Fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be laying 1080 ground baits between Tuesday 25 October and Saturday 19 December 2022 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron Area office in Tweed on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.15am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 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 the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 15 May 2022, 9.09am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 8.29am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

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