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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.27pm to Wed 16 Jun 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous trees and ice on roads

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 12 June to Wednesday 16 June 2021 due to the risk of hazardous trees falling and ice on the roads. Currently Kaputar Road is open as far as Governor carpark. Pedestrian access is possible all the way to Dawsons Spring campground.

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

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Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.12pm to Sun 18 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 11.06am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe storm damage

Coolah Tops National Park is closed due to severe storm damage. The closure will be reviewed at 12pm Sunday 18 July 2021.

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

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Applies from Sun 6 Jun 2021, 9.03am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 10.55am

Closed areas: Seasonal gate closure

The Forest Road, east of Hildegarde Road in Coolah Tops National Park is closed for the winter season. This road will be closed to vehicles from Tuesday 1 June to Wednesday 1 September 2021. There is no access to the eastern side of the park during this closure. 

The below areas are inaccessible during this time:

  • Talbragar Falls lookout and picnic area
  • Pigeon Box trail
  • Cattle Creek Hut
  • Breeza lookout
  • Shepherds Peak walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Forest Discovery centre on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Wed 9 Jun 2021, 2.57pm to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 10.45am

Closed areas: Gunneemooroo campground closed due to wet conditions

Gunneemooroo campground is closed due to wet and boggy access. The campground will reopen at 9am Saturday 26 June 2021.

For more information please contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Wed 9 Jun 2021, 2.15pm to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) will be conducting a baiting program between Thursday 17 June 2021 and Thursday 19 August 2021 in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section, south of Dog Proof Fence Road).

The program is for the control of foxes and will involve the use of meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. 

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.

For further information please call AWC on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 6.00am to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 8.31am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

A baiting program will be undertaken from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Wednesday 3 November 2021. The program will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. 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.

For further information, please call the Barwon Area office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Picnic area and walking track closed

The Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track of Mount Kaputar National Park are closed due to recent rainfall and road maintenance on the Allambie Rd access from Friday 26 March 2021 until further notice. 

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire recovery

Some parts of this park are closed for bushfire recovery works. The closed areas are:

  • Bundabulla Circuit walking track
  • Kaputar Summit walking track. Note, the Summit lookout is accessible via road.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 1.32pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 1 October 2020 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 in the following parks and conservation areas:

  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

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.

For further information please call NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Sat 23 Jan 2021, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Drive with caution - No.1 Break Road

No.1 Break Road is rough in sections. Hazard signage indicates areas where extra caution should be taken. Take care and drive safely.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 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.

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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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.06am

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required

If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Warrumbungle National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/pilliga-forest-discovery-centre/local-alerts

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