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Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 7.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 8.28am

Closed areas: South Ballina Beach Road

South Ballina Beach Road of Richmond River Nature Reserve is closed for road maintenance from Thursday 30 May to Friday 31 May 2024.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200 or email npws.richmondriver@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 10.00am to Thu 6 Jun 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Park closed due to roadworks

To allow for flood recovery roadworks to be conducted the primary access road to most visitor facilities in Washpool NP, Coachwood Drive, will be closed from 10am Monday 27 May until 2pm Thursday 6 June 2024. Due to this closure Bellbird and Coombadjha campgrounds, the Coachwood picnic area, Granite picnic area and all walks that depart from these locations are also closed.

This road closure will not impact the World Heritage Walk, but for visitors intending to undertake the Walk during this time please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 to discuss camping options.

This closure does not extend to Four Bull Hut or the horse riding trails in the north-west area of Washpool NP.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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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 Fri 24 May 2024, 2.35pm to Mon 3 Jun 2024, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Broadwater Beach Road closed for maintenance from Tuesday 28 May until Sunday 2 June 2024

Broadwater Beach Road within Broadwater National Park will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday 28 May until Sunday 2 June 2024. There will be no public access to Broadwater Beach picnic area during this time.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call NPWS Alstonville Office on (02) 6627 0200.  

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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 Thu 16 May 2024, 12.00pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.03am

Other planned events: Road maintenance works on T-Ridge Road in Nymboida National Park.

Road and roadside vegetation maintenance works will be occurring on T-Ridge Road and around the Nymboida River Campground from Monday 20 May until Tuesday 28 May 2024, pending weather.

Please comply with advisory signage. Vehicles will be able to access using T-Ridge road to the Nymboida River Campground and this campground remains open during these works. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton Area office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.26pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive Closure - 14 May to 31 June 2024

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from 14 May to 31 June 2024 for land slip repairs. Additional closures will apply for subsequent surface repair works with specific dates to be provided closer to commencement of works.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and related walking tracks will remain closed for the duration of road works
  • There will be no access to the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area during most of the closure period. Guests can contact the cabin owner regarding their stay and access requirements.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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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 Sat 13 Apr 2024, 6.18pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 6.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground 4WD/AWD access only

Peacock Creek Campground is accessible by 4WD or AWD only until further notice.

Many local roads are still impacted by large pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions.

- Iron Pot Creek Road is suitable for 4WD or AWD only due to the current condition of the crossing at Toonumbar Dam

- Sextonville Road and Peacock Creek Road (western end) are only suitble for 4WD due to deep creek crossing and severe road surface damage

- The north of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is currently closed due to hazardous conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.18pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.17am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive partial closure

Due to storm damage, Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl until 31 July 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The road will remain open between Cambridge Plateau picnic area and the Bruxner Highway. This section of road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather and is not suitable for heavy vehicles until slip repairs in May 2024.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed via Peacock Creek Road, Sextonville Road or Iron Pot Creek Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Culmarran Valley Track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Guests wish to access the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area can do so from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Many local roads are still impacted by pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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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.

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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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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.47pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.11pm

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until Wednesday 30 June 2024 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.07am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.23pm

Closed parks: Jubullum Flat Camp closed

Jubullum Flat Camp Aboriginal Area is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and related works.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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