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Arakoon National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am

Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 8.58am.

Safety alerts: Monument Hill walking track maintenance works

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on the southern half of Monument Hill walking track towards Little Bay picnic area following significant rainfall events. Remediation works are underway and additional care should be taken around machinery in the area.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions. For more information, contact the local NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.11am.

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 9.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 May 2024, 11.52am.

Other planned events: Foreshore construction works at Trial Bay Gaol campground

Foreshore construction works will take place in Trail Bay from Tuesday 13 February to Sunday 30 June 2024. Access to parts of the foreshore and beach will be impacted but alternate access points will be available. Campers may be impacted by noise during the construction phase.

For further information, contact the local NPWS campground office on 02 6566 6168, option 2.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 11.39am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety.

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open and available for visitor access. 

 

The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road

 

Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Thu 9 May 2024, 3.23pm to Thu 30 May 2024, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 May 2024, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Tuckers Rocks Road very slippery

Tuckers Rocks Road has been recently graded and due to weather conditions has become very slippery for vehicular traffic.    Caution should be taken when travelling on the road , espeacially in 2 wheel dtive vehicles. 

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2024, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Road construction works - Point Plomer

A new access road will be constructed adjacent to Point Plomer Campground from 6th May to 30th June 2024 as part of the Point Plomer Revitilisation Project. 

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/community-engagement/limeburners-creek-national-park-goolawah-national-park-goolawah-regional-park-plan-of-management/point-plomer-precinct-revitalisation

 

The existing access track to the campground and the Plomer Beach House will remain open during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 11.40am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 9.05am

Closed areas: Cascades Walk Track closed for renewal 9 April to 30 June 2024

Cascades Walking Track in New England National Park will be closed from 9 April to 30 June 2024 for maintenance.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 18 Dec 2023, 10.02am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 1.39pm

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 28 June 2024:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2024, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.09am

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 8.38am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley.

Works are currently underway to reopen Tree Fern valley.

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

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