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Blackbutt walking track

Dorrigo National Park

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 11.38am to Tue 23 Jul 2024, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 9.48am

Closed areas: Lyrebird Lane, western half of Glade picnic area and Glade carpark closure

The Glade Picnic Area carpark will be closed from Monday 27 May 2024 until Monday 29th July 2024. The closure will also affect the western half of The Glade picnic area. These closures will be in place while a new amenity block is constructed and associated sewer lines installed.

The eastern half of The Glade Picnic Area will remain open and accessible to walkers via the Wonga Walk track. The toilet, lookout platform and picnic shelter will remain open and be accessible to walkers.

Also note that Lyrebird Lane will be closed for this period.

The side track link from the western half of the Glade to the Wonga walk will also remain closed during this period.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flood damage

Slingsbys trail is closed until further notice due to severe flooding causing damage to infrastructure (bridge).

The western part of Syndicate walking track is closed from Tuesday 16 January 2024 until further notice. NPWS staff are working to assess the damage and repair options. The area will reopen when safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Bangalore Falls waterfall lookout in Bindarri NP closed due to tree risk

Bangalore Falls waterfall Lookout is closed from Saturday 13th April 2024 due to recent weather event causing damage to the lookout and ongoing tree risk to visitors. 

The Bangalore Falls walking track loop remains open and safe for visitors who will continue to have views of the waterfall from the walking track (it is situated several metres back from the closed off lookout).

NPWS has placed a temporary barrier to close the lookout and will assess the lookout as a priority and reopen once it can be made safe for visitors. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice to allow for reconstruction works. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from Monday 10 June 2024 to Monday 17 June 2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10 June 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in:

  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservations Area
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Yabbra National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information:

  • Richmond River area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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