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Coombadjha nature stroll

Washpool National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 3.34pm

Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 10.00am to Wed 29 May 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 3.34pm.

Closed areas: Park closed due to roadworks

To allow for flood recovery roadworks to be conducted the primary access road to most visitor facilities in Washpool NP, Coachwood Drive, will be closed from 10am Monday 27 May until 2pm Wednesday 29 May 2024. Due to this closure Bellbird and Coombadjha campgrounds, the Coachwood picnic area, Granite picnic area and all walks that depart from these locations are also closed.

This road closure will not impact the World Heritage Walk, but for visitors intending to undertake the Walk during this time please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 to discuss camping options.

This closure does not extend to Four Bull Hut or the horse riding trails in the north-west area of Washpool NP.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
29 May 2024 Safety alerts Roadworks on Coachwood Drive Details

Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 2.00pm to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 3.47pm

Roadworks will be taking place on Coachwood Drive, the primary access road into Washpool NP from the Gwydir Highway, from 2pm Wednesday 29 May until 5pm Friday 14 June 2024.

Please exercise caution if accessing Coachwood Drive, and follow any instructions from signage, staff or contractors.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Details
3 June 2024 Closed areas Park closed due to roadworks Details

Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 10.00am to Thu 6 Jun 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 4.20pm

To allow for flood recovery roadworks to be conducted the primary access road to most visitor facilities in Washpool NP, Coachwood Drive, will be closed from 10am Monday 3 June until 2pm Thursday 6 June 2024. Due to this closure Bellbird and Coombadjha campgrounds, the Coachwood picnic area, Granite picnic area and all walks that depart from these locations are also closed.

This road closure will not impact the World Heritage Walk, but for visitors intending to undertake the Walk during this time please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 to discuss camping options.

This closure does not extend to Four Bull Hut or the horse riding trails in the north-west area of Washpool NP.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 10.00am to Wed 29 May 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Park closed due to roadworks

To allow for flood recovery roadworks to be conducted the primary access road to most visitor facilities in Washpool NP, Coachwood Drive, will be closed from 10am Monday 27 May until 2pm Wednesday 29 May 2024. Due to this closure Bellbird and Coombadjha campgrounds, the Coachwood picnic area, Granite picnic area and all walks that depart from these locations are also closed.

This road closure will not impact the World Heritage Walk, but for visitors intending to undertake the Walk during this time please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 to discuss camping options.

This closure does not extend to Four Bull Hut or the horse riding trails in the north-west area of Washpool NP.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Affects 1 park and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 12.00pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.03am

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on T-Ridge Road in Nymboida National Park.

Road and roadside vegetation maintenance works will be occurring on T-Ridge Road and around the Nymboida River Campground from Monday 20 May until Tuesday 28 May 2024, pending weather.

Please comply with advisory signage. Vehicles will be able to access using T-Ridge road to the Nymboida River Campground and this campground remains open during these works. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton Area office.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Affects 3 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/coombadjha-nature-stroll/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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