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Big Scrub loop walking track

Nightcap National Park

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 10.22am

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon falls walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until Saturday 15 December 2022.

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 10.43am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for repair

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 9 September to Wednesday 30 November 2022 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hells Hole
  • Unicorn Falls
  • Sand Ridge trail
  • Clay Pot trail
  • Gilwah road
  • Rockface road
  • Middle ridge trail
  • Whiskey Creek trail
  • North Chowan road
  • Baratta road
  • Wallace road
  • South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)

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

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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/big-scrub-loop-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.

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