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Little Bay to Smoky Cape

Hat Head National Park

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 9.27am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Dec 2021, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Jack Perkins walking track closed for maintenance

Jack Perkins walking track in Hat Head National Park is closed for maintenance and drainage works until Friday 31 December 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.43pm to Wed 8 Dec 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.41pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

The following parks are closed from 6am Monday 30 November to 7pm Wednesday 8 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Clybucca Aboriginal Area
  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Parks 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 11 Aug 2021, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Green Island walking track closed for tree maintenance

The Green Island walking track is closed until further notice for hazardous tree maintenance following the recent hazard reduction burn.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Macleay office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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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/little-bay-to-smoky-cape/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Hat Head National Park in the North Coast region
  • Hat Head 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 at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach.  The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    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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