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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
12 December 2022 Other planned events Fire ban: Park fire ban Details

Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 3.22pm

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 8 Dec 2022, 1.32pm to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Bundabulla Circuit partially closed due to bridge works

The Bundabulla Circuit walking track is closed from Eckford Lookout to the Lindsay Rock Tops walking track turn off, due to bride repair works. This section, including Bundabulla lookout, will remain closed until Friday 23 December 2022. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

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

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 11.44am

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 Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.49am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.58am

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall causing the following creek crossings along the following roads to rise:

Hildegard Road between Pines Campground and Brackens Hut

Pinnacle Road between Barracks Campground and Bundella Lookout.

It's advised to approach these creeks with caution and use a 4WD / vehicle with plenty of ground clearance.

Barracks Campground., Cox's Creek Campground, Pines Campground, Norfolk Falls Picnic Area and the Grass Trees Track are still accessible by 2WD.

 

The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls
  • Bald Hill Road is closed due to a damaged creek crossing. Restoration works will take place when conditions allow.
  • Parts of Pines campground - the campground areas in the eastern section under the pine trees.
  • Bundar Management fire trail
  • Forest Road is closed beyond the seasonal gate. This road normally takes you to the eastern side of the park.
  • Grass Trees track entrance via Barracks campground due to track damage
  • Breeza lookout
  • Snow Gums walking track

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain resulting in damage to sections of the road.

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 12.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Access to Sawn Rocks is closed

Access to Sawn Rocks is closed due to flood damage along Killarney Gap Road (SR133) until further notice. Narrabri Shire Council advises Killarney Gap Road is only open to residents. 

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

 

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Applies from Mon 17 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 7.47am

Closed areas: All trails closed due to wet weather

The fire trails in this reserve are closed to all vehicles due to wet conditions. Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads, leaving them washed out and under water. Vehicles that enter the park are likely to become bogged and need specialist recovery. 

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted.

For more information, contact the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.00am to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Bark Hut campground closed

Bark Hut campground will be closed due to redevelopment works until Sunday 1 January 2023. 

The following areas will be impacted by this closure:

  • Bark Hut camp sites, picnic areas, barbecues and amenities
  • Euglah Rock lookout and walking track

As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Dawsons Spring campground.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 1.26pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 12 Nov 2022, 8.18am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 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 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 Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.00pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Oct 2022, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Goulds Circuit walking track closed

Goulds Circuit walking track is closed from Tuesday 25 October 2022 for maintenance and renewal work. The track is expected to partially reopen as a shortened return walk in late 2022, and fully reopen by late March 2023. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 8.20am

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 Tue 6 Sep 2022, 4.34pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Oct 2022, 8.06am

Closed areas: Hurleys camp closed

Hurleys camp and walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is closed from Monday 8 August 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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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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