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Belford National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 21 June 2022, 1.00pm

Applies from Sat 21 May 2022, 11.36am to Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 1.00pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Belford National Park from Monday 30 May 2022 to Wednesday 6 July 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6574 5555.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 5.01pm

Safety alerts: Road closures

All roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. The closed roads include:

  • Watagan Forest Road
  • Carrolls Road

The closures are due to rain and 4WD damage. Please do not drive on these roads as they are hazardous and recovery vehicles may not be able to reach a stranded vehicle driver.

For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 9.25am to Sat 27 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 7.59am

Closed areas: Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground closed - will reopen 27 August 2022

Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground is closed from Monday 9 May for upgrades and will reopen Saturday 27 August 2022. 

The access road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.  All campsites and picnic areas will also be closed.

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Jun 2022, 2.56pm to Fri 1 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops Rd closed beyond campground

Gloucester Tops Rd will be closed beyond the Gloucester River campground to all visitors from Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July 2022 so as to allow NPWS to safely undertake major road maintenance works. This closure means there will be no visitor access to Gloucester Tops during this period.  The closure may be extended if weather conditions impact on the planned works.

Gloucester River campground and picnic area remain open during this time, as do the Sharpes Creek and Gloucester River walking tracks.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For further information contact the local Gloucester office on 02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.30am to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 2.55pm

Other incidents: SUV/4WD recommended for Gloucester Tops Road

NPWS recommends that access to Gloucetser Tops Road is by SUV/4WD only, beyond the campground. Due to both weather and bridge weight restrictions over the last 12 months, NPWS has been unable to undertake the necessary maintenance required. Now that the bridge has been repaired, roadworks are scheduled (weather permitting) for the next couple of months.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 10.01am

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 NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.

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 picnic area and Dilgry Circle intersection. 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 Mon 30 May 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 9.57am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Monday 30 May 2022 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.44am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed

NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 

Factors contributing to the closure include:

  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 

The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.

The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is inaccessible by vehicle due to the closure of Mt Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest because of wet weather.

The road will re-open when conditions allow. For more details, please visit the FCNSW website or contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.58pm to Sat 2 Jul 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from Sunday 22 May 2022 to Saturday 4 June 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.16am

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 Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.14am

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.49am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 12.38pm

Closed areas: Blue Gum Loop trail part closure

Part of the Blue Gum Loop trail is closed due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. NPWS is working to clear the trail and reopen as soon as possible.

The following areas are currently open:

  • Williams River picnic area and part of Blue Gum Loop trail (including 250m accessible section to first steel bridge)
  • Rocky Crossing walk (access via Williams River picnic area due to Forestry Corporation closure of Williams Top Rd)
  • Jerusalem Creek trail and picnic area

Take care and follow onsite signage.

For more information contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Jun 2022, 9.25am

Safety alerts: Bowmans Road and Harris fire trail roadworks

Roadworks will occur on Bowmans Road and Harris fire trail from Tuesday 7 June to Thursday 30 June 2022.

Please avoid using this road and trial while work is underway. Large plant and machinery will be working on these narrow fire trails.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Big Yango Precinct Area Closure

The Big Yango precinct except Big Yengo House in Yengo National Park is closed from the 2 June through to the 1 August 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 31 May 2022, 10.40am to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 6.25pm

Closed areas: Lone Pine Road closed for repair

Part of Lone Pine Road in Wallaroo National Park and Wallaroo State Forest will be closed from Monday 6 June 2022 until further notice, while damage to the road is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common picnic area

Signs and barricades will be in place around the closed areas. 

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

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 4.49pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to wet weather

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 1.22pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Walking Track closed

The Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is closed from the Tunnel north to the 'four ways' intersection with the Old Coach Rd due to landslips and flood damage.  This section will remain closed until further notice due to continuing landslip risk and need for repair works.  Visitors can still access the Tunnel from the Wolgan Valley Rd track head by walking up the Old Coach Rd and Pagoda track to the south side of the Tunnel. 

Note also that access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau may be affected by closure of the Glow Worm Tunnel Rd due to road conditions (see separate Alert).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 21 May 2022, 11.36am to Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 1.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Belford National Park from Monday 30 May 2022 to Wednesday 6 July 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road conditions

The following areas are closed to public vehicle access from Tuesday 19 April to Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to significant road damage:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville camping area
  • Carrow Brook walking track
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Youngs Trail picnic area
     

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 3.45pm to Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 12.38pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.

The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.27pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program in the Capertee Valley

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 the 1st of April 2022 and the 30th September 2022 in Wollemi National Park.  The program is to protect the endangered Brush Tail Rock Wallaby.

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

  • Capertee River Trail, downstream (East) 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 please call NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Jun 2022, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Part of Watagan Road not suitable for 2WD vehicles

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

This council road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. The road is also obstructed by a fallen tree and rock debris. This road should only be used for essential traffic. Take care and drive safely.

Roadworks planned to begin in May 2022 have been deferred to the new financial year.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 12 Mar 2022, 11.46am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jun 2022, 9.12am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Watagan Forest Road - Drive with caution

A landslip has recently occurred below Watagan Forest Road between Pile Road and Carrolls Road. Vehicle access is now restricted to a single lane. Please slow down, exercise caution and don't overtake other vehicles. The road may need to be closed if heavy rain threatens the site. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 May 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 3.13pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Dharug National Park, Manobalai Nature Reserve, Parr State Conservation Area, Wollemi State Conservation Area, and Yengo National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Wednesday 9th November 2022.

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS Office for more information on (020 6574 5555,

 

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 1.46pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 7 March to Wednesday 31 August 2022 for fire trail upgrades. The following fire trails will be closed:

  • Big Hill
  • Bee Box
  • Boundary (Werakata)
  • Dam
  • Elcom
  • Ferguson
  • Fishers Folly
  • Kearsley South
  • Kitchener East
  • Missing Link
  • No 1
  • North Basin
  • Pelton
  • Pinnacle
  • Powerline (Kitchener)
  • Racecourse
  • Red Hill
  • Sandpit
  • Sawpit (Kitchener)
  • South Basin
  • Southams
  • Tomalpin
  • Unnamed Kata
  • Unnamed Werakata

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

 

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 9.47am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides. The following areas remain closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.

NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored prior to the end of August 2022. Delays in preparing the tender documents, heavy rain, new landslips and COVID staff shortages have again delayed work commencing.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Apr 2022, 9.54am

Closed areas: Road closures

A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - closed until late September 2022
  • Martindale trail - reopening to people with permits late June 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid June 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late June 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until early June 2022
  • Commission Road - Kings Cross to King Junction - closed until late May 2022
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late June 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late September 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 7.17am

Closed areas: Bob Turners Track closed due to potential landslip

Bob Turners track is closed until further notice, due to an imminent landslip and major safety concerns.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Mar 2022, 1.02pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December to Thursday 31 Aug 2022. 

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 10.09am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Hickson Street lookout - Tower works

Works will be commencing on the Hunter water tower at Hickson Street lookout, to enable construction of a new communications tower. As such, there will be a walking track detour.

The minor diversion and will not impact on community access to the lookout. Directional signage will be in place.  

For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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