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Arakoon bushcare

Arakoon National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 1 March 2021, 12.04pm

Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm.

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 8 Jan 2022, 9.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jan 2022, 6.01pm

Safety alerts: Point Lookout Roadworks underway - CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY 28 January 2022

Point Lookout Road is currently CLOSED and not suitable for vehicles due to excessive rainfall.   The road will be re-openned late on Friday 28 January but traffic will be subject to STOP / GO traffic control until 5th February.   Thungutti Camprgound IS accessible from Friday 28 January.

Point Lookout Walking track trackheads will not be accessible via vehicle. However, park visitors can walk in from New England National Park entrance  

   

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 10.10am to Fri 11 Feb 2022, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Jack Perkins walking track closed for maintenance

Jack Perkins Track closed for maintenance works until Friday 11 February 2022.  Visitors may not access the walking track during the works period.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.47pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing in the park between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

The baiting area 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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 5.15am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

The baiting area 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 Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.04am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.15pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jan 2022, 10.57am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks area are closed until Friday 1 April 2022 due to flood and storm damage:

  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Maria National Park

Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable. 

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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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/volunteer-activities/arakoon-bushcare/local-alerts

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