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Barrakee State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Thu 30 September 2021, 2.04pm

Applies from Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.03pm to Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2.04pm.

Other planned events: Notice of aerial 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 11 October to Friday 22 October 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.06am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 10.33am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

The following areas in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area will be closed from Friday 1 October 2021 for up to 2 months, weather dependant, for major upgrade works:

  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Bullock Brush trail

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails, the alternate access to Gummi Falls, will also remain closed. They both currently deemed unsafe for visitor use.  NPWS will be working on repairing them as part of the Gummi Falls project.

For more information, call the local NPWS office at Scone on 02 6540 2300 or Gloucester on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.24pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.50pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area

Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.

These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Barrington trail south - south of the Junction Pools trail intersection
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road

For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.03pm to Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of aerial 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 11 October to Friday 22 October 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 3.25pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

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 unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Sep 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Oct 2021, 9.01am

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops and Gloucester River campground closed

Gloucester River campground and the Gloucester Tops precinct are currently closed. This is because the bridge on Gloucester Tops Road, just inside the park entry, has been deemed unsafe for traffic. 

NPWS is working urgently on replacing the bridge, but it may take up to 6 months. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jun 2021, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.49am

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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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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/barrakee-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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