Technial issue - NPWS contact centre and Enviroline phone services down

For :

If you’re trying to call the NPWS Contact Centre or Environment Line please try again later as the phones lines are temporarily down.

See details
Back to previous page

Iluka Rainforest walking track

North Coast

Open, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 14 Apr 2023, 12.00am to Fri 7 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 11.32am

Closed areas: Bitou bush spraying operation

A helicopter bitou bush spraying operation will take place in a number of national parks in the NPWS Clarence area from Sunday 4 June 2023 to Friday 7 July 2023.

The program will involve the use of the herbicide Metsun (metsulfuron-methyl 600). Some national park beaches and headlands will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety.

The affected areas include:

  • Lake Arragan to One Mans Bluff
  • South of Sandon Village to the northern end of Illaroo Beach
  • Wilsons/Wooli Beach: Wilson's headland south to One Tree Point
  • Freshwater Beach and Station Creek Beach hind dunes
  • Wilsons Day Use Area will be closed on the day for operational purposes.

The areas treated have dense or large bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic weed control program throughout Yuraygir National Park.

Signage will be in place and NPWS staff will advise of the closure and secure the treatment sites on the day. The program is weather-dependant. Each site will be closed for up to a period of 3 hours.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1 500.

Affects 1 park and 13 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.31am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground closed

Black Rocks campground will be closed from Monday 8 May 2023 until further notice for construction works. The gate will be closed at Gap Road. This closure period will be reviewed on 26 June 2023. 

Affected areas include:

  • Black Rocks campground
  • Esk River paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek walk

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200.

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 6 January 2023 until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road. There are water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions. 

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 10.50am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

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/iluka-rainforest-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

See more visitor info

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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

View all alerts for NSW