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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 10.46am to Sat 4 Feb 2023, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 10.53am

Closed areas: Areas Closed for Aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 30th January 2023 to 6pm Friday 3rd February 2023.

This program will target feral pigs, goats and deer as part of a state-wide conservation program and NPWS Bushfire Recovery Strategy. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes, cats, rabbits and wild dogs, will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Middlebrook Road will also be closed at the park boundary approximately 1.2km east of Middlebrook Quarry and no backcountry hiking is permitted from this point during the operation.

Please note: Washpools campground and day use area will remain open

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone 6540 2300

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8.44am to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8.52am

Closed areas: Polblue Swamp Track closed for essential maintenance

Polblue Swamp Track will be closed from Monday 6 February to Friday 10 February 2023 to allow for essential maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to ongoing flooding

The following areas are closed from 28/10/2022 to  31/03/2023 due to ongoing flooding:

  • Karamea Homestead, Curracabundi National Park

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 13 Jan 2023, 2.29pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Barrington Trail (south) closed for essential road works

Barrington Trail (south) will be closed to vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles from 23 January to 24 February 2023 to allow for essential road works to be undertaken.

Little Murray and Junction Pools Campgrounds will also be closed during this period.

Bushwalkers can still access all the facilities / attractions in the area during this time, however they will need to be mindful that trucks and heavy equipment are operating on the Barrington Trail south.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 6540 2300.

 

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for upgrades - the length of this closure is very weather dependent.

This closure also means there is no vehicle access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Update Dec 2022: NPWS is planning for works to commence on the three bridge replacements in Feb 2023, with the whole program anticipated to be completed (weather dependant) by the end of March 2023.

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is closed, including the carpark area. This is due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather and land slips.

The road reopening date is not known at this stage. For more details, please visit the Forestry Corporation NSW website or contact the local park office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.11am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting and CPE program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve / National Park from 15th September 2022 to 14th March 2023.

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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