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Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 24 July 2018, 9.27am

Applies from Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.06pm.

Safety alerts: Roads slippery on the Barrington Tops

Following recent roadworks and subsequent wet weather, the roads on the Barrington Tops - in particular Tubrabucca Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road (Scone - Gloucester Road) - have become slippery. While these roads remain open, please use extreme care when driving. Motorists are advised to avoid using Tubrabucca Road.

Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jul 2018, 9.27am.

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout is closed due to a major upgrade. The site is closed to visitors to allow these works to be completed safely.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops are still open:

  • Andrew Laurie lookout
  • the Antarctic Beech forest walk
  • the River walk
  • Gloucester Tops picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 5.51pm.

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops

4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2018 to 1 October 2018 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 10.53am.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs

NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve

 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 May 2018, 1.50pm.

Other planned events: FoxTAP 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program - Barrington Tops

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting 1080 baiting for foxes and wild dogs, as part of our FoxTAP program, on the plateau south of Barrington Tops Forest Road. The baiting program will begin on Monday 30 April 2018, and will run for 3 weeks. For further information call the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.08pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Aug 2018, 4.57am

Fires - Advice: Johnsons Road, Bilpin

There is a fire in this park called Johnsons Road, Bilpin. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Aug 2018, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 10.19pm

Fires - Advice: Clearview

There is a fire in this park called Clearview. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 4.09pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Yarras Mountain

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Yarras Mountain. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jul 2018, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.34pm

Fires - Advice: Upper Yango Creek, Laguna

There is a fire in this park called Upper Yango Creek, Laguna. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Aug 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.34pm

Fires - Advice: Mogo Creek

There is a fire in this park called Mogo Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 1 Jul 2018, 9.18am to Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages closed

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages are closed for conservation works. The Assistant Light keepers' Cottages (North and South) are closed until further notice.

The Head Light keepers' cottage will re-open for bookings from Friday 31 August 2018.

For more information, please email or call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300. To book accommodation, email NPWS Property.

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Applies from Thu 3 May 2018, 1.33pm to Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 11.48am

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures

The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:

  • Mungo Brush south
  • White Tree Bay campground

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12.01am to Fri 17 Aug 2018, 1.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Aug 2018, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation

Part of Towarri National Park will be closed from 4am on Monday 13 August due to aerial pest operations. The affected areas will remain closed until 7pm, Friday 17 August 2018.

The closed area is north-west of the Liverpool Range in the Captains Creek catchment. This closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed.

If you plan to visit the park, please stay on formed tracks and follow all closure notices. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6540 2300 from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jul 2018, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be running 1080 wild dog and fox control from Monday 23 July 2018, for a three week period. The following areas will be affected:

  • Columbey National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area

Neighbours and members of the public are reminded that domestic dogs are not permitted with NPWS estate. For further information please contact the Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Thu 19 Jul 2018, 3.06pm to Tue 25 Sep 2018, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 3.16pm

Closed areas: The Wells campground - temporarily closed

The Wells campground is temporarily closed for essential maintenance from Tuesday 24 July 2018. The maintenance work includes improvements to drainage, site leveling and replacing damaged fencing and fireplaces.

The campground will be re-opened as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

 For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.06pm

Safety alerts: Roads slippery on the Barrington Tops

Following recent roadworks and subsequent wet weather, the roads on the Barrington Tops - in particular Tubrabucca Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road (Scone - Gloucester Road) - have become slippery. While these roads remain open, please use extreme care when driving. Motorists are advised to avoid using Tubrabucca Road.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jul 2018, 9.27am

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout is closed due to a major upgrade. The site is closed to visitors to allow these works to be completed safely.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops are still open:

  • Andrew Laurie lookout
  • the Antarctic Beech forest walk
  • the River walk
  • Gloucester Tops picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 5.51pm

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops

4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2018 to 1 October 2018 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Wed 2 May 2018, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to a hazard reduction burn adjacent to Newnes. The closed areas are:

  • Coke Ovens cliffs climbing area
  • The burnt area on the plateau east of Newnes to the cliffs above Rocky Creek, and south to Deanes Creek
  • Firefly and  Looking Glass canyons
  • Zobels Gully area south of Newnes (the upper section was burnt)

Visitors are advised to respect these closures because tree and rock fall will be a hazard for some time.  

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Blackheath area office on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 15 May 2018, 11.01am to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

M44 ejectors will be laid in Yengo National Park from Thursday 24 May to Tuesday 30 October 2018. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting a wild dog and fox control program using M44 ejectors.

Warning to visitors and neighbours:

  • Do not touch baits or ejector devices
  • 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats

Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dog(s) up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect that your domestic dog has been in the park and may have triggered a M44 ejector, get the animal to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 10.53am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs

NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve

 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 May 2018, 1.50pm

Other planned events: FoxTAP 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program - Barrington Tops

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting 1080 baiting for foxes and wild dogs, as part of our FoxTAP program, on the plateau south of Barrington Tops Forest Road. The baiting program will begin on Monday 30 April 2018, and will run for 3 weeks. For further information call the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Sat 3 Feb 2018, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.34am

Closed areas: Firefly Canyon

Firefly Canyon is closed due to fire damage and risk of falling trees. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 May 2018, 3.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve

From Wednesday 6 December 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Wallabadah Nature Reserve. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 May 2018, 3.19pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and Chittick

From Friday 10 November 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and the 'Chittick' property. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.08pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9.37am

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions . Closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal - the road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on (02) 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/barrington-tops-national-park/local-alerts

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View from Thunderbolt's lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund