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Chinamans Garden walking track

Nangar National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 27 September 2022, 7.34am

Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.09am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.34am.

Safety alerts: Deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails

Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing.

The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area.

As of Monday 26 September there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 3.28pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Limited camping at Federal Falls and Federal Falls walking track closed for maintenance

From 7am, Monday 10 October to 5pm, Monday 5 December 2022 there will be limited camping at Federal Falls campground and Federal Falls walking track will be closed due to walking track maintenance. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Federal Falls Walking Track and Campground Closed for Helicopter Operations

Federal Falls Walking Track and Federal Falls Campground will be closed from 7am Tuesday 5 October 2022 to 5pm Thursday 6th October 2022 due to helicopter operations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.09am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.34am

Safety alerts: Deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails

Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing.

The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area.

As of Monday 26 September there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout

The following areas are closed to vehicles until further notice due to recent wet weather:

  • Mount Nangar lookout
  • Nangar fire trail
  • Goanna fire trail
  • Terarra Creek fire trail is closed south of Dripping Rock picnic area.

Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area remain accessible to 4WD vehicles.

Trail conditions will be monitored and trails will be reopened as soon as trafficable. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment

The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.

Snowgum walking track and the top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit are also closed.

The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • section of Summits walking track linking Spring Glade walking track to the Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout

Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 3.00pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Sep 2022, 5.53pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed from 3pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022 to 3pm, Monday 17 October 2022 due to wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, 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 and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/chinamans-garden-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Nangar National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Nangar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
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