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Washpool walking track

Washpool National Park

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 10.12am

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is closed at the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield) due to major damage from ongoing wet weather.

Access to Four Bull Hut should is by Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, or from Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, through Capoompeta National Park. All road conditions in these parks are degraded due to recent heavy rains and flooding, and access on all open roads is limited to 4WD only, and is currently unsuitable for the towing of horse floats.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. Do not attempt to access the reserves while towing a horse float.

For further information contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 10.00am to Thu 28 Jul 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Nymboida National Park closed due to severe rainfall event

Nymboida National Park is closed from Tuesday 3 May until Tuesday 15 June 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022. 

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to the severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 1.51pm to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 4.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program from Monday 11 April to Monday 4 July 2022 in this park.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.44pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.12am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

This park is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to widespread flood damage.

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

Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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