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New England Wilderness walk

North Coast, Country NSW

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Edgars Lookout and Picnic Area is closed for maintenance to the lookout structure

Edgars Lookout and Picnic Area is closed for maintenance to the lookout structure from Monday 6 February to Monday 6 March 2023.

For further information, please contact the Amidale office on (02) 6738 9100, or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.34am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.37am

Closed areas: The Junction Campground

The Junction Campground is closed as NPWS is undertaking road works on The Junction Road. The Campground will reopen on 18 February 2023

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 11.17am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to ongoing unpredictable flooding

The Guy Fawkes River catchment area is at risk of unpredictable flooding, which can occur without warning.

This includes Bicentennial National trail, the overnight wilderness walk, and any other travel along the river corridors.

It is strongly advisable to delay visiting until conditions are more favourable, unless well prepared.

Flooding can leave walkers and horse riders stranded for extended periods. This is a remote location with no roads or mobile phone reception. Ensure you are well prepared for unforeseen extended isolation. Carry extra food and have a communication plan in place with friends or family. Helicopter evacuation is the only safe retrieval method in most of the reserve.

In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.45am

Other planned events: Scheduled road maintenance works will be occurring on Black Mountain and Junction Roads in Nymboi-Bineray National Park.

Scheduled road maintenance works will be occurring on Black Mountain and Junction Roads in Nymboi-Bineray National Park, from Monday 23 January 2023, finishing Friday 17 February 2023.

Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local Grafton NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 9.24am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 8.56am

Closed areas: Upper Ebor Falls closed for construction

The Upper Ebor Falls precinct is closed from November 2022 until June 2023 (subject to change) to allow NPWS to rebuild facilities lost in the 2019/2020 bushfires, including a new viewing platform. During this time there will be no access to the following areas:

  • Upper Ebor Falls picnic area
  • Upper Ebor Falls lookout
  • Public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls
  • Walking track between Upper and Lower Ebor Falls picnic areas
  • Ebor Village walking track

The Lower Ebor Falls picnic area and toilets will remain open, with limited views of Ebor Falls.

Additional public toilets are located on the eastern side of  Waterfall Way at  Ebor Sports ground.

Please do not enter construction areas and follow all signage or directions from staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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