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Ben Boyd National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 1.56pm

Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 1.28pm to Mon 27 May 2019, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 1.56pm.

Closed areas: Pinnacles Road and loop walking track closed

Pinnacles Road and Pinnacles loop walking track in Ben Boyd National Park are closed due to contracted tree works. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.47pm to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 4.09pm.

Other planned events: Part of Mowarry Point trail closed to vehicles

Part of Mowarry Point trail, from the intersection with Walkers Rock, is closed to vehicles until further notice, because of maintenance work. Walkers Rock trail remains open.

For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2019, 5.58pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mogareeka SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called Mogareeka SFAZ HR. 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 Thu 23 May 2019, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 9.57am

Other planned events: Myanba Gorge maintainance track

Maintenance works will be undertaken at Myanba Gorge and there will be some noise impacts to visitors to the picnic area and walking track. For further information please contact the Bombala Office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 1.28pm to Mon 27 May 2019, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Pinnacles Road and loop walking track closed

Pinnacles Road and Pinnacles loop walking track in Ben Boyd National Park are closed due to contracted tree works. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 3.24pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Mines Road closed for roadworks

Mines Road in Nadgee Nature Reserve is closed due to roadworks between Monday 13 May and Monday 20 May 2019. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2019, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.38am

Other planned events: Areas closed for road grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed for short periods from Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 1 June 2019. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road
  • Penders (Bithry Inlet) Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelsons Beach Road

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.47pm to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Part of Mowarry Point trail closed to vehicles

Part of Mowarry Point trail, from the intersection with Walkers Rock, is closed to vehicles until further notice, because of maintenance work. Walkers Rock trail remains open.

For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 5.21pm

Hazard reduction burns: Tanja HR

There is a fire in this park called Tanja HR. 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 Sun 21 Apr 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 May 2019, 7.30pm

Closed areas: Mumbulla Road closed - bridge failure

Mumbulla Creek Road is closed until further notice due to a bridge failure on Sunday 21 April 2019.

A diversion is in place to allow access to Mumbulla Falls from Bega via Bermagui-Tathra Road, Whittles Road, Smiths Road and Lizard Road.

The bridge failure is 4km north of Doctor George Mountain Road. Please take heed of the road closure for your own safety. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - Waratah prescribed burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to a prescribed burn, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Wog Way, between Kanoonah Road and Bold Granite Road
  • Waratah Road
  • Pheasants Peak fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.39am to Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will be occurring from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 16 October 2019 on tracks and trails in the following areas:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 

For further information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Road conditions at Mimosa Rocks National Park

Unsealed roads within this park are narrow and surface conditions can change quickly. Visitors are advised to drive with caution, and to the current road conditions. The following roads include:

  • Cowdroys Road
  • Nelsons Lagoon trail

To prevent further damage to road surfaces, visitors should avoid unnecessary travel on these roads as they could become impassible to all traffic. If these roads deteriorate further due to thunderstorms, heavy rain or vehicle damage then roads may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information please contact the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.57pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods. Baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.16pm

Other planned events: weed spraying Nungatta

A weed spraying program will take place in Nungatta section of South East Forests National Park between 16 November 2018 and 1 March 2019. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Nungatta Road
  • Baelcoola East trail
  • Nungatta Creek 

The weed spraying will aim to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, purple top verbena, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.09pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
  • and it is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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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-boyd-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Walker on a section of the Light to Light walk. Photo: John Spencer/OEH