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Lyrebird Falls walking track

Gibraltar Range National Park

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 4.07pm

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.

Please note:

  • 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 Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2023, 6.00am to Fri 12 Jan 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 4.07pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions on Spirabo Forest Way

Access to visitor facilities, campgrounds and walking tracks in the south of Washpool NP, accessible from the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton, is open and not impacted by the warning listed below.

NSW Forestry Corporation are conducting operations and access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions until 1 January 2024, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield. Access to the following locations should be via Mount Spirabo Road off the New England Highway at Bolivia, or via Ten Mile Road and Cox's Road at Deepwater:

  • Four Bull Hut
  • Washpool horse riding trails
  • Billyrimba Falls and lookout
  • Spirabo Forest Way drive through Capoompeta and Washpool NPs

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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  • 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.

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