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Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 February 2020, 2.02pm

Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.43pm.

Closed areas: Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicle access

Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicles due to deteriorating trail conditions following the wet weather. There is no vehicle access to either Little Murray or Junction Pools campgrounds.

Visitors can still access these sites on foot and the rest of the Barrington plateau has also been opened following post fire safety checks.

For further information and updates please contact the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.06am.

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 2.02pm.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.12pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire

This park is closed because it's currently affected by fire or by the ongoing bushfire conditions.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

  • Newnes campground
  • Coorongooba campground (due to flooding)
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Glow Worm walking track
  • Deep Pass and other canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Newnes Industrial Ruins
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Bob Turners walking track
  • Sheepskin Hut

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are now open:

  • Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp campground
  • Pagoda lookout walking track – (Dunns Swamp)
  • Waterside walk – (Dunns Swamp)
  • Dabee walk (Dunns Swamp)
  • Cudgegong picnic area (Dunns Swamp)
  • Colo Meroo campground

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks please check the Think before you trek website
  • Solid Fuel Ban is in place until Tuesday 31 March 2020

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 1.19pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

Brush Turkey track and the Cliff Face track are closed due to post fire tree danger. Woko campground is open. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300. Alternatively call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.56pm

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed due to flooding

The Bombah Point ferry in Myall Lakes National Park is closed due to flooding from Friday 14 February 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicle access

Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicles due to deteriorating trail conditions following the wet weather. There is no vehicle access to either Little Murray or Junction Pools campgrounds.

Visitors can still access these sites on foot and the rest of the Barrington plateau has also been opened following post fire safety checks.

For further information and updates please contact the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2.46pm

Safety alerts: Rain and flooding

Heavy rains have damaged many tracks and roads in the park and rain is expected to continue. Canyons and creek crossings are flooded. The soil water table is saturated. Therefore water levels could rise to dangerous levels at short notice. Some crossings are already impassable due to flood debris and infrastructure damage. Natural surface roads could be slippery or impassable. Landslips, treefall and rockfall are more likely in these conditions.

Visitors are advised to plan accordingly and avoid flooded or unstable areas. Visitors may have to navigate muddy conditions, unclear paths, fallen trees, flood debris and washouts. Visitors should not cross creeks or rivers when they are flooded or water is over stepping stones.

Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 9.55am

Closed areas: The Mungo walking track - Myall Lakes National Park

The Mungo walking track is temporarily closed until Friday 21 February 2020. Please contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.13pm

Closed parks: National parks and reserves in Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and bushfire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This park is expected to reopen on Monday 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 11.46am

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and/or flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and/or flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

Six Foot track is:

  • Open: between the Explorers Tree at Katoomba and Guyvers Bridge (just west of Megalong Road).
  • Closed: between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Cox’s River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds). This is due to the dangerous conditions caused by the recent rainfall event and bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening the closed sections of track before the end of the February.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.26pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 30 Oct 2019, 12.35pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 11.29am

Other incidents: Towarri National Park - No water

There is currently no water in the Washpools because of drought conditions.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.06pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park from Saturday 11 May 2019 to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve from Saturday 11 May to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Mount Royal Road very slippery - only suitable for 4WD vehicles

Recent rain has made Mount Royal Road very slippery, and only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

For more information, please call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9.07am

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NPWS are working on fixing the problem as soon as possible. However, this is dependent upon resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 2.02pm

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 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 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

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: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 9.11am

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. The 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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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