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Sandy Creek loop track

Bournda National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 28 November 2022, 8.48am

Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am.

Safety alerts: Bournda Lagoon opened - Bournda Lagoon loop impacted

Bournda Lagoon has opened to the sea. Bournda Lagoon walk may not be completed as a loop. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.

For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks office on 02 6495 5000.

Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am.

Safety alerts: Wallagoot Lake opened - Kangarutha Track inaccessible from Bournda Beach

Wallagoot Lake has opened to the sea. The Kangarutha Track is now inaccessible from Bournda Beach. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.  For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks Office on 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.18am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.29am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.30am

Closed areas: Summerells Fire trail closed

Summerells Fire Trail is closed to vehicles from 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023. Storm / water damage has made the road unsafe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 64585960

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.31am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Bega Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park and South East Forest National Park will be closed from 1am, Monday 12 December to 11pm Friday 16 December 2022 for a ground pest control operation.   

  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
  • Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer at dusk and dawn. Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Bournda Lagoon opened - Bournda Lagoon loop impacted

Bournda Lagoon has opened to the sea. Bournda Lagoon walk may not be completed as a loop. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.

For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Wallagoot Lake opened - Kangarutha Track inaccessible from Bournda Beach

Wallagoot Lake has opened to the sea. The Kangarutha Track is now inaccessible from Bournda Beach. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.  For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 9.21am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

 

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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/sandy-creek-loop-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Bournda National Park in the South Coast region
  • Bournda National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system, please bring correct change.

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Emergency services

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