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Yuraygir coastal walk

Yuraygir National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 12.53pm

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Thu 16 May 2024, 12.01pm to Thu 13 Jun 2024, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.57am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to wet weather / localised flooding

Everlasting Swamp National Park is closed from 12:00 Thursday, 16th May 2024 due to adverse weather conditions. Many of the roads and trails are impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The park will re-open as soon as it is safe.

For information call Grafton NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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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.

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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

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 12.49pm to Sat 1 Jun 2024, 1.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.03am

Closed areas: Mullawarra Reserve, Arrawarra Headland - Beach Rd picnic area upgrade - temporarily closed due to precinct upgrade works

Please be advised Mullawarra Reserve, Arrawarra Headland (Beach Rd picnic area) will be temporarily closed for upgrade works.

Picnic area is closed from Wednesday 20 March 2024 to approximately 31 May 2024, pending weather delays.

Please follow the site signage and keep out of fenced exclusion areas to allow works to proceed without interference to allow reopening of the site promptly.

The carpark, accessible toilets, beach access ramp and picnic area will be improved by these renewal works.

City of Coffs Harbour are undertaking the works as the asset lead for Coffs Coast Regional Park.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.01am

Other planned events: NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head.

NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head from Monday 03 June to Monday 01 July 2024, Monday to Friday between 7am & 5pm only. (No works will occur on Monday 10 June 2024). There will be no pedestrian access to Woody Bay Beach and the western rockwall as it will be closed to the public for duration of these works. All other areas in Woody Head will be remain open for use. There will be traffic control on the Woody Head road during these time.  Drive safely, slowly and follow all directions of NPWS staff, roadwork and closure area signs. For further information contact the Grafton National Parks office. 

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 2.30pm to Thu 3 Oct 2024, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2024, 2.47pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 9th, May 2024 to Wednesday 9th, October 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Everlasting Swamp National Park and State Conservation Area.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Grafton NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

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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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Local alerts

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