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Arakoon National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 11 November 2019, 4.18pm

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.11am.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 10 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 10 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.39am.

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 15 November due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 10 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am.

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 5.23pm

Fires - Emergency Warning: Kian Road

There is a fire in this park called Kian Road. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 3 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.11am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 37 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.10am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.53am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Sat 9 Nov 2019, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.47am

Closed areas: Point lookout area closed due to severe fire situation

Due to severe fire conditions, all visitor areas and accommodation in the Point lookout area of New England National Park are closed until further notice.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 15 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.00am

Closed parks: Dorrigo National Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park is closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre will remain open on Monday 11 November 2019 only.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 38 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.39am

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 15 November due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 18 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Closed parks: Coffs Coast Area parks and reserves

This park or reserve is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 12 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed

All walking tracks in the New England National Park are closed until further notice due to high fire danger. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The Residence, The Chalet, Tom's Cabin and Thunghutti campground remain open. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900. Information about fires can found on the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 10 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 12.38pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Parks closed - bushfires

The following parks are closed due to bushfire emergencies:

  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve and Lake Innes State Conservation Area, including Googik track
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve and Queens Lake State Conservation Area
  • Willi Willi National Park and Caves

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 23 Oct 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 10.48am

Other incidents: Swimming not advised around Big Hill Headland

A humpback whale carcass has washed ashore on Big Hill Headland, next to Limeburners Creek National Park. NPWS advises against swimming or surfing in the vicinity due to the increased risk of shark presence.

Surf Lifesaving NSW and DPI Shark Smart have been notified. NPWS are assisting Crown Lands to determine the most appropriate management response to this incident. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Hastings Macleay office on 02 6561 6700.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 18 Oct 2019, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 3.11pm

Closed parks: Dunggir National Park closed due to Kian Road and Fortescue Creek fires

Dunggir National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fires are called Kian Road and Fortescue Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1.32pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 19 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 3.40pm to Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 4.10pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Gaagal Wanggaan National Park

Visitors and residents in the Scotts Head, Gumma Reserve and Nambucca areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. This program will run from Tuesday 6 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/arakoon-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

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Emergency services

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Scenic coastal view from Monument Hill, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty