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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 3.07pm to Wed 29 Mar 2023, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Mar 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Illaroo campground

Illaroo campground is closed from Sunday 26 February 2023 to Wednesday 29 March 2023 2pm due to bitumen seal road upgrade works.

Only local residential traffic to Sandon Village and north Minnie Water is permitted access through this area. 

 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Mar 2023, 2.04pm

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 Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 12.57pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Evans Head Air Weapons Range has scheduled a training event on Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Wednesday 3 May 2023. Noise associated with this training may be heard at Black Rocks Campground during this period. 

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 4.13pm

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground closed

Blackrocks Campground will be closed from Monday 8th of May 2023 to Friday 30th June 2023 to carry out construction works .  The gate will be closed at Gap road.  The closure may be extended if required. Affected areas include:

  • Blackrocks Campground
  • Esk river paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek walk

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  For more information, contact the Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 4.35pm to Sat 29 Apr 2023, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Campsites 34-49 within Blackrocks campground Closed

Campsites 34-49 will be closed along Black Rocks Road within Blackrocks camground from Wednesday 12th April to Friday 28th April to carry out mulching works in the area.  During this closure visitors can still access the Pontoon area, however it will need to close for 1 day between the 20-28 April to ensure visitor safety.  The alert will be updated when this date is confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  For further enquiries contact the Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200 

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.19am

Safety alerts: Road safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.

Due to current NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2023, 9.46am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 9.50am

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until February 2023 due damaged sustained in recent floods.

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2023, 10.01am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.47am

Other planned events: Shelley Head campground access

Access to Shelley Head campground is available via Lake Arragan campground.

Access from the north (Mara Creek and Angourie) is closed to repair landslips along Yuraygir coastal walk. Northern access is expected to reopen in early April 2023.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.19am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2023, 11.19am

Other incidents: Female wheelchair-accessible toilets closed

Due to an act of vandalism the female wheelchair-accessible toilets at Dandahra picnic area are closed until further notice.

Signage is in place advising of the closure, and that the male toilets are currently being used in a unisex capacity. Additional toilets within a short drive are located a Mulligans campground and picnic area, Raspberry lookout, and Granite picnic area in Washpool National Park.

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Mon 1 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.30am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to ongoing unpredictable flooding

The Guy Fawkes River catchment area is at risk of unpredictable flooding, which can occur without warning.

This includes Bicentennial National trail, the overnight wilderness walk, and any other travel along the river corridors.

It is strongly advisable to delay visiting until conditions are more favourable, unless well prepared.

Flooding can leave walkers and horse riders stranded for extended periods. This is a remote location with no roads or mobile phone reception. Ensure you are well prepared for unforeseen extended isolation. Carry extra food and have a communication plan in place with friends or family. Helicopter evacuation is the only safe retrieval method in most of the reserve.

In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.15pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 10.18am

Closed parks: Parks closed due road maintenance works and flood damage.

This park is closed from Monday 2 May 2022 until Friday 30 June 2023, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 9.39am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.00am

Closed areas: Mara Creek picnic area and Yuraygir coastal walk closure

Mara Creek picnic area and the northern section of Yuraygir coastal walk from Mara Creek to Shelley Beach will be closed from Monday 20 February 2023, to repair damage from a landslip.

The walking track is expected to reopen on Saturday 1 April 2023, pending completion.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.19pm to Mon 1 May 2023, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Mar 2023, 10.07am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park from Tuesday 1 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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 Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 30 Aug 2022, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.45pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Everlasting Swamp National Park and Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area from 30th July 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 the 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 66 411 500.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Feb 2023, 11.04am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 12.07pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Tue 20 Dec 2022, 3.44pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 7.42am

Closed areas: Richmond Range National Park

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive, Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Peacock Creek campground are open For use. 4WD recommended for access to Peacock Creek campground.

 

The following areas will remain closed:

  • Culmaran Valley track
  • Cambridge Plateau loop walk

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

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 8.54am

Closed areas: Upper Ebor Falls closed for construction

The Upper Ebor Falls precinct is closed from November 2022 until June 2023 (subject to change) to allow NPWS to rebuild facilities lost in the 2019/2020 bushfires, including a new viewing platform. During this time there will be no access to the following areas:

  • Upper Ebor Falls picnic area
  • Upper Ebor Falls lookout
  • Public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls
  • Walking track between Upper and Lower Ebor Falls picnic areas
  • Ebor Village walking track

The Lower Ebor Falls picnic area and toilets will remain open, with limited views of Ebor Falls.

Additional public toilets are located on the eastern side of  Waterfall Way at  Ebor Sports ground.

Please do not enter construction areas and follow all signage or directions from staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.38am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 7.39am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of this park has been extended until Tuesday 28 February 2023, due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events.

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 8.51am

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 Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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