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Burraga Swamp walking track

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 5 July 2024, 9.25am

Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 9.25am.

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2024, 9.56am

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works are being undertaken on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors. Track surfaces may be muddy and uneven so take care.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Thu 11 Jul 2024, 2.09pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2024, 9.50am

Other planned events: Williams River Picnic Area Barbeques Out of Order

The barbeques at Williams River Picnic Area (Blue Gum Loop) are currently unavailable for use. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience and will rectify the situation as soon as possible. For more information, please call the Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2024, 9.51am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk remains closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The project is progressing well however extended wet conditions have affected the track surface and ability to complete the works. The track will be reassessed regularly and reopened as soon as possible. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2024, 8.29am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 7.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.35am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Friday 31 May 2024 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. 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/burraga-swamp-walking-track/local-alerts

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