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Careys Peak walking track

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 20 April 2021, 9.22am

Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.01pm.

Closed areas: Mount Barrington 4WD access

There is currently no 4WD vehicle access past the Junction Pools turn-off on Barrington trail (south). This is as a result of unsuitable trail conditions between the turn-off and Mount Barrington.

Access to Mount Barrington is restricted to walking or mountain biking during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.22am.

Other incidents: Road to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester - closed

The main access road (Barrington Tops Forest Road / Scone Road) to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by the Forestry Corporation until further notice due to damage caused from recent flood and storm events.

The road is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is currently no through access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com     

For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.02am.

Safety alerts: Access the Corker trail via Allyn River Rd

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access the Corker trail, Lagoon Pinch picnic area and Williams Top picnic area please use Allyn River Rd (use Salisbury Rd and Salisbury Gap Rd from Dungog). 4WD vehicles are recommended due to rough and slippery surface.

The council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

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

Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Mount Barrington 4WD access

There is currently no 4WD vehicle access past the Junction Pools turn-off on Barrington trail (south). This is as a result of unsuitable trail conditions between the turn-off and Mount Barrington.

Access to Mount Barrington is restricted to walking or mountain biking during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.22am

Other incidents: Road to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester - closed

The main access road (Barrington Tops Forest Road / Scone Road) to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by the Forestry Corporation until further notice due to damage caused from recent flood and storm events.

The road is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is currently no through access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com     

For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Access the Corker trail via Allyn River Rd

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access the Corker trail, Lagoon Pinch picnic area and Williams Top picnic area please use Allyn River Rd (use Salisbury Rd and Salisbury Gap Rd from Dungog). 4WD vehicles are recommended due to rough and slippery surface.

The council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.10am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are currently closed to allow for campground upgrade works. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Local alerts

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