Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.19am
Safety alerts: Road safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions
Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.
Due to current NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.
Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2023, 11.19am
Other incidents: Female wheelchair-accessible toilets closed
Due to an act of vandalism the female wheelchair-accessible toilets at Dandahra picnic area are closed until further notice.
Signage is in place advising of the closure, and that the male toilets are currently being used in a unisex capacity. Additional toilets within a short drive are located a Mulligans campground and picnic area, Raspberry lookout, and Granite picnic area in Washpool National Park.
For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 8.51am
Closed areas: Road closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.
The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.
- Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
- Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
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