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Tallow Beach

Arakwal National Park

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 1.22pm to Tue 28 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19

NPWS campgrounds, visitor centres and accommodation are closed in this area from 5pm Tuesday 21 September 2021 due to the NSW Government stay-at-home restrictions. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.05am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 7.49am

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum closed

Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 27 Sep 2021, 3.36pm to Fri 15 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10.15am

Other planned events: Notice of works on Manns Road and Middle Ridge Road

Please be aware roadworks will be underway on Manns Road and Middle Ridge Road from Monday 27 September to Friday 15 October 2021.

Heavy machinery will be in use and short delays may occur. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time.

Please drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and staff.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 11.43am to Sat 18 Dec 2021, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 4.54pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of the introduced European fox. The program will be conducted between 10 August 2021 and 17 December 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Tweed Byron Office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.52pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Mount Nardi - Newton Drive closed

Access to Mount Nardi via Newton Drive is closed for road repairs to a landslip. Newton Drive (within the park) is expected to be closed until the end of September 2021. 

All public vehicle and pedestrian access into the site is closed.

The Historic Nightcap track is still accessible from Rummery Park campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades from Monday 1 March 2021 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

The closure has been extended until Sunday 31 October 2021, due to COVID-related material delays, weather and design issues.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area

From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 

There will be signs at baiting locations. 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.

For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 1.49pm

Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed

4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.

This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.

Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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