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Emerald Beach

Coffs Coast Regional Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 4 January 2024, 9.02am

Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.55am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.02am.

Closed areas: Part walking track closures due to track construction - Emerald Beach

Some parts of these parks are closed while upgrades are made to the walking tracks and stairs. The closed areas are:

  • Part of Dammerels Headland walking track, from Fiddamans road to the beach access stairs

Solitary Island Coastal Walk will remain open during construction. Work will be completed in stages to maintain public access. Please follow directional signage during construction. Works are currently paused for the holiday period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 66520900.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 24 Jan 2024, 11.31am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.09am

Closed areas: Part closure Waihou road Sherwood NR

The western 6km of Waihou road within Sherwood NR will be closed for road maintenance from Monday 29/1/2024 to 29/2/2024. The Contractor will display the on-site safety signage on both ends of the job site. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Sun 25 Feb 2024, 11.59pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Angourie and Mara Creek picnic areas

Angourie and Mara Creek picnic areas are closed due to roadworks. For more information contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 1.17pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Shelley Headland campground

Toilet is at full capacity and needs to be airlifted out of the remote campground.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 3.52pm

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 Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1.06pm

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.59am

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 Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 11.17am

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.55am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.02am

Closed areas: Part walking track closures due to track construction - Emerald Beach

Some parts of these parks are closed while upgrades are made to the walking tracks and stairs. The closed areas are:

  • Part of Dammerels Headland walking track, from Fiddamans road to the beach access stairs

Solitary Island Coastal Walk will remain open during construction. Work will be completed in stages to maintain public access. Please follow directional signage during construction. Works are currently paused for the holiday period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 7.43am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Feb 2024, 10.08am

Other planned events: Bongil Bongil NP Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Feb 2024, 10.08am

Other planned events: Moonee Beach NR Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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