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The Welcome walk

Hunter Wetlands National Park

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2019, 12.33pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Aug 2019, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Barbecues out of order in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

The barbecues in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park are out of order until Saturday 31 August 2019, while new barbecues are being installed. NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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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/the-welcome-walk/local-alerts

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Welcome Walk, Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government