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Wilsons Headland walking track

Yuraygir National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.50pm

Applies from Thu 23 May 2024, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.50pm.

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:

 

  • One Man Bluff to Sandon Beach (South of Brooms Head ‘Wire fence’’ includes Grey Cliff to Brooms Head Beach
  • Sandon/Illaroo Beach (South of Sandon Village)
  • Minnie Water Back Beach to Wilsons Headland (North of Wooli village)
  • Freshwater and Station Creek Beaches (North of Red Rock village)

 

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.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 23 May 2024, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.50pm

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:

 

  • One Man Bluff to Sandon Beach (South of Brooms Head ‘Wire fence’’ includes Grey Cliff to Brooms Head Beach
  • Sandon/Illaroo Beach (South of Sandon Village)
  • Minnie Water Back Beach to Wilsons Headland (North of Wooli village)
  • Freshwater and Station Creek Beaches (North of Red Rock village)

 

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 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 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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