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McDirtys walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 January 2020, 10.38am

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.38am.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas are open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12.18pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.38am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas are open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.39am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to monitor this website for updates.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12.18pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Affects 2 parks 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/mcdirtys-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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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.

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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary