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Ben Halls Gap National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 2 February 2024, 11.55am

Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.44am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.55am.

Closed parks: Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park- Pest Control Works

Ben Halls National Park and Nature Reserve will be closed for ground pest control operation

The area will be closed from, Friday 2nd of February 2024 to 10am, until the 30th of June 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Mar 2024, 8.29am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.24am

Closed areas: 4WD Trail Closures

Some 4WD trails remain closed after the annual seasonal closure period (from 1 June to 30 September) due to trail conditions. The following 4WD trails remain closed:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
  • Barrington Trail south past the Junction Pools Trail.

 

This closure does not effect public vehicle access to the Barrington Tops plateau campgrounds.

 

Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise these trails while it is closed to public vehicles.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 11.49am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 4.46pm

Closed areas: Barrington Trail south Closed for trail works

Barrington Trail south will be closed to all public vehicles from Monday 5th February to Friday 8th March 2024 to allow NPWS contractors to undertake essential trail maintenance works.  The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors.  The planned works and this closure may be weather dependant.

Due to the closure, both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds will also be closed during this time.

Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise the trail, and associated facilities, while it is closed to public vehicles.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12.04pm

Other planned events: Planned Walking Track Works

Planned track works will be undertaken on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks from March 2024 to June 2024. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors. Temporary closures are expected and this alert will be updated with the details as necessary. 

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.39am to Fri 31 May 2024, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: Scone Mountain National Park- Construction Work

On going Construction work within Scone Mountain National Park will start on the 5/2/2024. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 9.31am to Fri 31 May 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 8.55am

Closed areas: Rockglen/Lea Hurst precincts closed for pest control operations

Western section of park closed for ground pest control operation

The western section of Curracabundi National Park (Rockglen and Lea Hurst precincts) is closed 9am, Friday 19 January 2024 to 10am, Friday 31 May 2024 for periodical ground based pest control operations that will be conducted throughout this period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barrington Tops Area Office 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.57am

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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Local alerts

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