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Washpool walking track

Gibraltar Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 23 January 2020, 2.04pm

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 2.04pm.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 9.15am

Closed parks: Part closure - bushfire damage

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas remain open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Edgars lookout
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. This will remain closed until further updates. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/washpool-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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Emergency services

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Washpool walking track, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary