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Falls walking track

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 27 June 2022, 4.35pm

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 4.35pm.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 29 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park is open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 7.00am to Tue 2 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 11.33am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Tuesday 2 August 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

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 Tue 2 Nov 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.46am.

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed until further notice due to road collapse and walking track damage as a result of flooding. 

Geotechnical assessment and design repairs have been completed for the NPWS road sections, and works are scheduled for August-September 2022 as conditions dry.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 4.35pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 29 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park is open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 7.00am to Tue 2 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 11.33am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Tuesday 2 August 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

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 Mon 16 May 2022, 12.10pm to Wed 15 Mar 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 2.04pm

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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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed until further notice due to road collapse and walking track damage as a result of flooding. 

Geotechnical assessment and design repairs have been completed for the NPWS road sections, and works are scheduled for August-September 2022 as conditions dry.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further 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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