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Escarpment walk

Guy Fawkes River National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 23 September 2022, 4.04pm

Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 8.56am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.04pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

Due to significant rainfall, the following areas are closed from Friday 23 September 2022 due to flooding:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Chaelundi Falls lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • Lucifers Thumb lookout
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Spring Gully picnic area

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is temporarily closed for public safety. It is anticipated that the campground will be reopened within 7 days.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.43am

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 8.56am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

Due to significant rainfall, the following areas are closed from Friday 23 September 2022 due to flooding:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Chaelundi Falls lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • Lucifers Thumb lookout
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Spring Gully picnic area

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 2.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

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

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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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/escarpment-walk/local-alerts

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