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Big Scrub loop walking track

Nightcap National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 12 August 2022, 11.55am

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.55am.

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 loop 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 1 October 2022.

Nightcap Range Road is closed until COB Monday 15 August 2022 due to road repair works. 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 29 Jun 2022, 12.26pm to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 1.54pm

Closed areas: Mount Jerusalem National Park partial closure

Mount Jerusalem National Park is partially closed from Wednesday 29 June 2022 until further notice, due to extensive flood damage and to allow for repairs.

The Koonyum Range area, including Koonyun Range Road and Boogarem Falls, will remain open during this time.

The following roads will be closed for repairs:

  • Manns Road - Closed weekdays, 8am to 3pm from Tuesday 9 August to Friday 26 August 2022
  • Main Arm Road - Closed weekdays, 8am to 3pm from Monday 22 August to Friday 2 September 2022

These roads will be open outside the closure times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.55am

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 loop 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 1 October 2022.

Nightcap Range Road is closed until COB Monday 15 August 2022 due to road repair works. 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 12 Aug 2022, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 10.45am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed

Nightcap Range Road is closed from 2.30pm, Monday 8 August to 8.30am, Monday 15 August 2022 at 4:30pm due to roadworks.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the park from the west via Nightcap Range Road for the duration of the closure.

Please use Minyon Drive to access Rummery Park campground, Minyon Falls picnic area, Minyon Falls lookout and general walking tracks .

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage.

This closure may be postponed or extended depending on weather and pending successful completion of works.

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

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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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