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Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 27 February 2019, 2.00pm

Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 2.00pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, from Sunday 11 November 2018 until Saturday 11 May 2019. For further information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 10.32am

Other planned events: Woko National Park hazard reduction burn

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on the ridge lines above Woko campground today, Wednesday 24 April 2019. There may still be smoke in the area for a number of days and NPWS will be monitoring the situation.

For more information, call the NPWS Goucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, from Sunday 11 November 2018 until Saturday 11 May 2019. For further information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9.14am

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Barrington trail closed to vehicles south of the junction with Junction Pools trail
  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

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 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 3.48pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve from Sunday 11 November 2018 until Saturday 11 May 2019.

For further information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout is closed due to a major upgrade. The site is closed to visitors to allow these works to be completed safely. This project has unfortunately taken longer than expected due to unforeseen site issues. NPWS apologies for any inconvenience caused and is working on opening the new facility as soon as possible.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops is still open:

  • Andrew Laurie lookout
  • the Antarctic Beech forest walk
  • the River walk
  • Gloucester Tops picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or 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 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

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 Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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-halls-gap-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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