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Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Mon 18 January 2021, 11.59am

Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 8 Feb 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.59am.

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are closed from Wednesday 13 January to Monday 8 February 2021 due to upgrade works.

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

Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.50am.

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

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.

Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 8.57am.

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

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

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am.

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 24 Jan 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 3.59pm

Fires - Advice: Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

There is a fire in this park called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl. 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 25 Jan 2021, 1.42pm to Fri 12 Feb 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 11.12am

Closed areas: Towarri National Park partial closure

The area north of Washpools campground and picnic area in Towarri National Park will be closed for an aerial pest control operation during the following periods:

  • From 4pm, Wednesday 3 February to 3pm, Friday 5 February 2021 and; 
  • From 12pm, Monday 8 February to 3pm, Friday 12 February 2021 

This program will target feral deer, pigs, and goats as part of the state-wide post-fire recovery program. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs, will be targeted if observed during the operation.

You can still access Washpools picnic area and Washpools campground while the aerial pest control program is taking place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Yagon trail and Escarpment trail closed

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Yagon trail
  • Escarpment trail

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 8 Feb 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.59am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are closed from Wednesday 13 January to Monday 8 February 2021 due to upgrade works.

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 Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Williams Top Road closed due to storm damage

Some parts of this park are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed Williams Top Road due to a washed-out culvert. Access to Black Swamp and Wombat Creek campgrounds is affected.

The closed areas are:

  • Williams Top picnic area (Upper Rocky Crossing walk)
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail

Sites in Barrington Tops Plateau, including Wombat Creek campground and Black Swamp campground, can still be accessed via Link trail (Kerripit Road, Gloucester Tops) or Junction Pools (via Barrington trail).

Burraga Swamp track can now be accessed via Allyn River Road (use either Salisbury Gap Road from Salisbury or Bingleburra Road from Dungog). If you're in a 2WD vehicle, drive with caution and avoid this area in wet weather.

Check conditions before travelling because causeways rise quickly with rain. 

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 1.33pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Part of Tamboy track and boardwalk closed

Tamboy trail is closed from Thursday 10 December 2020 until further notice in the following sections:

  • Tamboy boardwalk
  • From Brambles Green campground to Sandy Point trail and the Mungo Brush trail turnoff

This is while Tamboy walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.27pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.31pm

Fire bans: Jacky Barkers campground - 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.16pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part 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)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 12.19pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part 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)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.14pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.50am

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

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 Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 8.57am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

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

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.51am

Safety alerts: Jerusalem Creek trail pedestrian bridge damaged

Jerusalem Creek trail currently has a damaged pedestrian bridge. A diversion is in place. Please take care and follow on-site signs.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

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. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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