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Mount Matheson loop

Nightcap National Park

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Applies from Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.41pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP part closure

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 27 January 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

- Hells Hole waterfalls

- Sand Ridge Road

- North Chowan road

- Gilwah Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2023, 7.40am

Closed areas: Mebbin National Park Campground Open with closed access to some trails

Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp Campground - OPEN 

Some of the walking tracks and trails remain closed and undergoing roadworks due to landslips and erosion caused by the severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions during February/March 2022.

Areas that remain CLOSED until they are made safe:

  • Original section of Byrrill Creek Walking Track (closed due to severe landslip) an alternative walking track is now available.
  • Plantation Road Fire Trail (Closed with road repair works scheduled from 8 May 2023 for 3 weeks)
  • North Boundary Road Fire Trail (Closed due to severe erosion)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 66 708 600.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.30am

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only

Whian Whian mountain bike trails open with possible machinery on tracks randomly.

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area

Historic Nightcap track will be closed until November 2023.

Pholis Walking track now OPEN

 

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3.30pm to Mon 19 Jun 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.38am

Closed areas: Minyon Falls lookout and day use area closed for event Sunday 18th of June

Minyon Falls lookout and day use area will be closed from 7:00am on the 18th of June to 17:00 on the 18th of June due to an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Nightcap National Park.  The closed areas are:

  • Minyon Falls lookout
  • Minyon Falls day use area
  • Rummery park camp ground

Note: Minyon Grass day use area and the Minyon east walking track from Minyon Grass to the base of Minyon Falls will remain open.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6627 0200.

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Park info

  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.

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