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Solitary Islands coastal walk

North Coast

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am

Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am.

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

 

Please find Crown Lands bridge replacement project info at https://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/whats-happening/projects/remediation-works-crown-land

 

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice, due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire.

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on 02 6653 6552.

Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 3.19pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.04am.

Other planned events: Temporary closure of Boambee Creek Bridge during weekdays at southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Please be aware that at the southern end of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk (SICW) there is temporary closure which impacts walker access between Boambee Beach and Boambee Headland.

 

The Boambee Creek Bridge footbridge will be closed Mon- Fri 6am-6pm until July 2024 (project finish date TBC). 

 

It is recommended walkers attempt this section during weekends, during times which the pedestrian access bridge is open to the public.

 

Please be aware that Boambee Creek is several metres deep with a strong tidal flow to the ocean, so safe crossing requires using the bridge.

 

Alternatively, should you wish to pass during the closure window - please bypass Boambee Beach via town roads with adjacent concrete walking paths:

Southbound - from the Coffs Harbour Jetty - walk 1.6km west along Harbour Drive to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km south down Hogbin Drive walking track to Sawtell Rd roundabout, then 1.3km east along Sawtell Road to Boambee Headland - continue south on SICW. 

Northbound - from Boambee Headland - walk 1.3km west along Sawtell Road to Hogbin Dr roundabout, then 6.6km north along Hogbin Drive walking track to Harbour Dr roundabout and 1.6km east along Harbour Drive to the Coffs Harbour Jetty - continue north on SICW.

 

This project is outside of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service managed lands, but this notice is to inform visitors that these works will affect the SICW walk route continuation further south of the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

 

Keep updated via City Of Coffs Harbour project page information about the closure:

https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Your-Council/Projects-and-initiatives/Current-projects/Boambee-Creek-Bridge-Maintenance-and-Footbridge-Replacement

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 23 May 2024, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir National Park Bitou Control Program - Aerial Spray

Bitou bush will be sprayed by helicopter with the herbicide Metsun (metsulfuron-methyl 600) between Tuesday 11th June 2024 and Friday 21 June 2024 in Yuraygir National Park. Some national park beaches and headlands will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety. The Yuraygir Coastal Walk will also be closed.

The areas treated have dense or large bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic weed control program throughout Yuraygir National Park.

Areas treated will include:

  • Freshwater and Station Creek Beaches
  • Wilsons Headland to Wooli Beach
  • Minnie Water Back Beach
  • Illaroo Beach (south of Sandon Village)
  • Sandon Beach (south of Brooms Head)
  • Grey Cliff to Brooms Head Beach
  • Lake Arragan to One Man Bluff

Signage will be in place and NPWS staff will advise of the closure and secure the treatment sites on the day. The program is weather dependent and takes only one (1) day to complete in favourable weather conditions. Each site will be closed for a period of up to 3 hours.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500 or email: npws.clarence@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed as it is being reconstructed.  For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 1.16pm to Mon 3 Jun 2024, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed due to flooding from 8th May until water levels subside:

  • Jersey Bull Road
  • Bindarray Picnic Area

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 6652 0900

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Applies from Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.03am

Safety alerts: Bangalore Falls waterfall lookout in Bindarri NP closed due to tree risk

Bangalore Falls waterfall Lookout is closed from Saturday 13th April 2024 due to recent weather event causing damage to the lookout and ongoing tree risk to visitors. 

The Bangalore Falls walking track loop remains open and safe for visitors who will continue to have views of the waterfall from the walking track (it is situated several metres back from the closed off lookout).

NPWS has placed a temporary barrier to close the lookout and will assess the lookout as a priority and reopen once it can be made safe for visitors. 

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Applies from Thu 9 May 2024, 3.23pm to Thu 30 May 2024, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 May 2024, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Tuckers Rocks Road very slippery

Tuckers Rocks Road has been recently graded and due to weather conditions has become very slippery for vehicular traffic.    Caution should be taken when travelling on the road , espeacially in 2 wheel dtive vehicles. 

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 11.58am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Wonga Walk Partial Closure

Wonga Walk is closed between the Glade picnic area to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge from Monday 29 April to Friday 28th June 2024 while the track is being upgraded.

Access to Tristania Falls and Crystal Shower Falls is available via the lower Wonga Walk.

All other sections of the Wonga Walk remain open.

For further information, contact the Coffs Coast Area Office on (02) 6652 0900 or visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 9.15am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Monday 1 January 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 9.05am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flood damage

Slingsbys trail is closed until further notice due to severe flooding causing damage to infrastructure (bridge).

The western part of Syndicate walking track is closed from Tuesday 16 January 2024 until further notice. NPWS staff are working to assess the damage and repair options. The area will reopen when safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2024, 10.35am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 3.09pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 11.52am

Closed areas: Illaroo campground viewing platform

Illaroo campground viewing platform and part of the picnic area is closed form Monday 25 March 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024 for replacement. The platform will be opened as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Rocky Point track steps closed

Rocky Point walking track stairs are closed from Tuesday 1 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for upgrade works. 

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

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

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Local alerts

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