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Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk

North Coast, Country NSW

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 September 2023, 9.21am

Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 9.21am.

Safety alerts: Increased traffic due to construction works

Due to construction works being conducted to repair bushfire damaged infrastructure there will be increased traffic on Coachwood Drive at Washpool NP from Monday 4 September until Monday 2 October 2023.

In addition there will be construction activities on Moogem firetrail, so if you are walking on this trail, which includes the Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage Walk, please exercise caution around construction areas, and follow any direction from signage, staff or contractors.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 6 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 6th September to 30th October 2023 on the following reserves:

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

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 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.

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.12pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans - Due to Current Conditions

A park fire ban is in place in Selected Day Use and Campgrounds in theses park due to current conditions and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Affected campgrounds picnic area Include:

Bulagaranda

Halls Peak Day Use and Campground

Long Point Day Use and Campground

Budds Mare Day Use and Campground

Riverside Day Use and Campground

Youdale Hut Day Use and Campground

Jacky Barker Day Use and Campground

Green Gully Track

Mooraback Day Use and Campground

 

For further details contact our local offices at Armidale on 02 6738 9100 or Walcha on 02 6777 4700.

 

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Increased traffic due to construction works

Due to construction works being conducted to repair bushfire damaged infrastructure there will be increased traffic on Coachwood Drive at Washpool NP from Monday 4 September until Monday 2 October 2023.

In addition there will be construction activities on Moogem firetrail, so if you are walking on this trail, which includes the Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage Walk, please exercise caution around construction areas, and follow any direction from signage, staff or contractors.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 11.22am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • 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
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • 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

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023

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 area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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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/gibraltarwashpool-world-heritage-walk/local-alerts

Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
  • 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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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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