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Bald Rock Summit walking track

Bald Rock National Park

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 6.00am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Bald Rock National Park partial closure

The following areas are closed from 6am, Monday 1 August 2022 until 5pm, Friday 19 August 2022 to allow for roadworks along the existing fire trails:

  • Bald Rock Trig lookout
  • Border walk
  • Carrolls Creek walk
  • Little Bald Rock walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 5.00pm to Fri 12 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 8.54am

Closed parks: Boonoo Boonoo National Park closed due to roadworks

Boonoo Boonoo National Park will be closed from 5pm, Sunday 17 July 2022 until 2pm, Friday 12 August 2022 to allow for extensive roadworks to be carried out following recent wet weather. During this time all parts of the park will be closed to all visitation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.

Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.

Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park

The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.58pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage

Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.

Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. Due to recent rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 13 Jun 2022, 9.33am to Sat 13 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Link Road Closed due to damaged road surface.

Link Road is closed due to damaged road surface. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed for upgrades

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed until December 2022 for a major upgrade of facilities and safety work.

A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve is currently underway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 8.49am

Closed parks: Access road closed due to roadworks

Basket Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to weather damaged access roads. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.54am

Closed areas: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed to public access until further notice due to damage from recent weather events and roadworks happening on Joes Box Road, South Yabbra Road, Yabbra Plains Road and Pocupar Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle park office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/walking-tracks/bald-rock-summit-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

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