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Arakoon National Park

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Applies from Mon 28 Aug 2023, 8.34am to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 9.01am

Closed areas: Overshot Dam access road closure for dam spillway rehabilitation and repair works

The access road to Overshot Dam and surrounds will be closed from Monday 28 August to Monday 2 October 2023 while the dam spillway is re-engineered to address the ongoing seepage through the heritage protected dam wall and prevent future dam wall failure. Access to the Smoky Cape Range Walking Track will still be available via the connecting track at the southern end of the Overshot Dam

For more information, contact the local Verges Creek NPWS office on 6561-6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jul 2023, 8.30am

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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