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Falls walking track

Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 22 November 2022, 9.37am

Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.37am.

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 11.44am.

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 11.43am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach Southern Lookout closed

The beach lookout platform at the southern Diggers Beach carpark is closed due to coastal erosion damage.

 

Beach access remains at this location. Similar coastal/surfbreak viewlines are accessible from the adjacent path and from the beach.

 

An engineering assessment has deemed the structure unsafe for public access due to undercutting.

 

City of Coffs Harbour asset manage this structure (in joint park management with NPWS) - planning is currently underway to determine the next actions for this damaged structure. 

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.37am

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.53pm

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan Park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge closed

 

The bridge crossing providing access from Reflections Holiday Park Moonee south onto Coffs Coast Regional Park/Green Bluff/Sapphire North has been damaged from coastal erosion. 

 

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice - due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

 

Solitary Islands Coastal Walkers can reroute via:

  • West along Moonee Beach Rd to south-west corner of shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Hwy
  • South onto southern end of Nth Solitary Dr
  • East onto Nth Sapphire Rd to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

 

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile Trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on (02) 6653 6552

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 11.44am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Oct 2022, 6.00pm

Closed areas: Korora (Pine Brush Creek) Staircase closed - access rerouted

The staircase on the headland at Korora is closed until further notice due to coastal erosion damage.

The staircase is south-east of Daintree Drive, Korora (Pine Brush Creek mouth at Hills Beach, near Opal Cove Resort).

It provides Solitary Islands Walk access south onto Hills Beach or north onto Daintree Drive, Korora.

Please follow this alternative route:

  1. Via western end (cul-de-sac) of Pine Brush Crescent, Korora.
  2. Take the laneway to south onto bridge across Pine Brush Creek.
  3. Follow the path along southern bank of Pine Brush Creek east to rejoin Solitary Islands Walk on Hills Beach.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 12.10pm to Wed 15 Mar 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2022, 2.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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.

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

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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/falls-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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