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Big Scrub loop walking track

Nightcap National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 12 December 2019, 11.47am

Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 11.47am.

Closed areas: Western area and roads closed due to bushfires and recovery

The western area and some roads and trails within this park are closed due to ongoing bushfire activity and bushfire recovery works.

The closed areas, roads and trails are west of Rummery Park campground and include the western shared trail network. The closed roads and trail network includes:

  • Peates Mountain Road 
  • Perlite Road
  • Eastern Fire Break
  • Blue Fig Road
  • Rummery Road
  • Gibbergunyah Road
  • Nixon Road
  • Tungun Road
  • Tuntable trail
  • Number One trail
  • North Rocks Road 

Historic Nightcap track remains closed from Rummery Park campground through to Mount Nardi and the Sphinx.

The areas, walking tracks and trails that remain open include:

  • Rummery Park campground
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls loop
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • All trails associated with the shared trail network east of Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Park campground, including Telephone Road, Boomerang Road, Quandong trail and Eastern Boundary trail.

For further information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12.43pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Tweed-Byron and Richmond River areas

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 11.47am

Closed areas: Western area and roads closed due to bushfires and recovery

The western area and some roads and trails within this park are closed due to ongoing bushfire activity and bushfire recovery works.

The closed areas, roads and trails are west of Rummery Park campground and include the western shared trail network. The closed roads and trail network includes:

  • Peates Mountain Road 
  • Perlite Road
  • Eastern Fire Break
  • Blue Fig Road
  • Rummery Road
  • Gibbergunyah Road
  • Nixon Road
  • Tungun Road
  • Tuntable trail
  • Number One trail
  • North Rocks Road 

Historic Nightcap track remains closed from Rummery Park campground through to Mount Nardi and the Sphinx.

The areas, walking tracks and trails that remain open include:

  • Rummery Park campground
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls loop
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • All trails associated with the shared trail network east of Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Park campground, including Telephone Road, Boomerang Road, Quandong trail and Eastern Boundary trail.

For further information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 1.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 6.01am

Fires - Advice: MT Nardi Np, continuation 2

There is a fire in this park called MT Nardi Np, continuation 2. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 4 parks and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12.43pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Tweed-Byron and Richmond River areas

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.

Affects 6 parks nearby. Show list

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 open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: John Spencer