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Ben Halls Gap National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 10.14am

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.14am.

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm.

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 8.11am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Wallabadah Nature Reserve and Crawney Pass National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 8.10am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing 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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.14am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

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 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

Other planned events: 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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

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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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/ben%20halls%20gap%20national%20park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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