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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9.35am

Hazard reduction burns: Warrumbungle FPFA South

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 15/04/2024. The fire is called Warrumbungle FPFA South. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 10.02am to Sun 21 Apr 2024, 11.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 10.12am

Closed areas: Barraba Track and Waa Gorge closed due to weather.

The following areas are closed from Thursday 18 April and will re-open on Monday 22 April due to weather conditions.

• Barraba Track
• Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barwon Area Office (02) 6792 7300.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2024, 8.25am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 8.26am

Closed areas: Upper Bullawa Creek picnic area CLOSED

Upper Bullawa Creek picnic area is CLOSED until Friday 19 April 2024 due to fire trail upgrades. 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11.02am

Closed areas: Governor summit walking track CLOSED

The Governor (Corrunbral Borawah) summit walking track is closed until further notice due to elevated track damage. 

The Governor lookout walking track (from carpark to lookout platform) remains open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300. 

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Applies from Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9.31am to Fri 24 May 2024, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 8.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 22 April 2024 to Friday 3 May 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program will take place in Breelong National Park, Cobbora State Conservation Area, Coolbaggie Nature Reserve and Goonoo National Park and Goonoo State Conservation Area.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 local Dubbo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6841 7100. 

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 6.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in Mount Kaputar National Park from Monday 8 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

For further information please contact the NPWS Barwon Area office on (02) 6792 7300.

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 9.00am to Sun 21 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2024, 9.18am

Closed areas: Dawsons Spring CLOSED due to roadworks

Dawsons Spring campground and cabins will be CLOSED from Monday 15 April until Sunday 21 April 2024 due to roadworks.

As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Bark Hut campground.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300.

 

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11.07am

Closed areas: Section of Pincham trail to Grand High Tops closed due to rock fall hazard

The Breadknife walk (Pincham trail between Dagda turnoff and the Grand High Tops summit) is closed until further notice due to rock fall hazard. Do not enter the area.

Detour to Grand High Tops summit is via Dagda shortcut. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Center on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 9.58am to Mon 30 Dec 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 9.07am

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park areas closed

The following areas are currently closed:

  • Grass Trees walking track entrance via the Barracks campground is closed due to track damage. Grass Trees walking track is accessible via The Pinnacle Road.
  • Snow Gums walking track is closed because of severe storm damage to the track. 

 

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been damaged by heavy rain, particularly the steeper slopes, however the Park is still accessible. Forest Road is managed and maintained by Warrumbungle Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the Council.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.23am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous ground 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the Park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway. In addition to this, an aerial 1080 baiting program is also carried out every six weeks to reach inaccessible areas also north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

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, and 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.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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