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Barrington Tops National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 19 April 2021, 3.01pm

Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.01pm.

Closed areas: Mount Barrington 4WD access

There is currently no 4WD vehicle access past the Junction Pools turn-off on Barrington trail (south). This is as a result of unsuitable trail conditions between the turn-off and Mount Barrington.

Access to Mount Barrington is restricted to walking or mountain biking during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.28pm.

Other incidents: Road to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester - closed

The main access road (Barrington Tops Forest Road / Scone Road) to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by the Forestry Corporation until further notice due to damage caused from recent flood and storm events.

The road is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is currently no through access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com     

For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.02am.

Safety alerts: Access the Corker trail via Allyn River Rd

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access the Corker trail, Lagoon Pinch picnic area and Williams Top picnic area please use Allyn River Rd (use Salisbury Rd and Salisbury Gap Rd from Dungog). 4WD vehicles are recommended due to rough and slippery surface.

The council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

For more information, contact the Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.10am.

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 Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.18pm.

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are currently closed to allow for campground upgrade works. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive 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.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.50pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

This park is closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and consequential widespread flooding. 

For your safety, please avoid these reserves. NPWS is conducting condition assessments of access roads and visitor precincts to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

This closure will be reviewed weekly, however it is expected some reserves will be impacted for an extended period due to extensive damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Most of Myall Lakes National Park remain closed due to flood impact

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park continue to be severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake system have inundated campgrounds and roads.

All campgrounds (except Yagon) remain closed for an extended period.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and navigational safety issues.

All roads west of the Pacific Highway remain closed, pending further assessment from NPWS.

NPWS is progressively reopening parts of the park when it is safe to do so. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Mount Barrington 4WD access

There is currently no 4WD vehicle access past the Junction Pools turn-off on Barrington trail (south). This is as a result of unsuitable trail conditions between the turn-off and Mount Barrington.

Access to Mount Barrington is restricted to walking or mountain biking during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.13pm

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

Parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 3.28pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.22pm

Closed areas: Boobook camp site closed

Wheeny Creek campground is open, however Boobook camp site is closed until further notice, due to flood damage.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.36pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.44am

Closed areas: Mogo Campground closed

Mogo campground is closed until 30 April 2021. The main access roads to the campground are also closed due to damage from the recent storm event and flooding. For more information contact the NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.48pm to Sun 2 May 2021, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5.23pm

Other incidents: Ganguddy Dunns Swamps - roadworks on access road

Road maintenance with grader/plant is being completed on the NPWS access road only into Ganguddy Dunns Swamp. 

Stop/slow traffic control will be happening during these roadworks. The campground is open and not affected.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.28pm

Other incidents: Road to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester - closed

The main access road (Barrington Tops Forest Road / Scone Road) to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by the Forestry Corporation until further notice due to damage caused from recent flood and storm events.

The road is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is currently no through access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com     

For further information, please call the National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Sat 3 Apr 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 1.55pm

Safety alerts: Mount Royal Road 4WD vehicles only

Mount Royal Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles due to recent rain which has made the road very slippery. 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 Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Access the Corker trail via Allyn River Rd

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access the Corker trail, Lagoon Pinch picnic area and Williams Top picnic area please use Allyn River Rd (use Salisbury Rd and Salisbury Gap Rd from Dungog). 4WD vehicles are recommended due to rough and slippery surface.

The council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

For more information, contact the Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 4.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Mellong Range trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only. 

If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.03am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

Several National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed until further notice due to impacts to trails from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Killarney 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 National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.10am

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 Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are currently closed to allow for campground upgrade works. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.47am

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry Closed

Bombah Point Ferry is currently closed due to flooding, and will remain so until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive 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.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 8.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive 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.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 5.22pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive 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.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.52pm to Fri 7 May 2021, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed

Coorongooba campground is closed for earthwork upgrades to roads and the campground from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May 2021.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/ or Canid Pest Ejectors  containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February  and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Wollemi National Park.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground.
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

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, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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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 Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 May 2020, 4.27pm

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - ongoing aerial pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve from Monday 11 May to Wednesday 11 November 2020.

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

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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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