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Border Ranges National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.23pm

Applies from Thu 26 May 2022, 9.08am to Fri 24 Jun 2022, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.23pm.

Closed parks: Park closed for repairs

Border Ranges National Park is closed until 19 June 2022 for repair and maintenance works. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 3 June 2022.

Note Border Loop lookout and picnic area are also closed for repairs and due to landslips on the Lions Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.37am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.36pm

Closed parks: Richmond Range National Park closed

Richmond Range National Park is closed until further notice due to damage sustained in recent floods. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 26 September 2022. 

For safety reasons, neighbour access to Western Boundary trail is limited to 4WD vehicles only. No trucks or heavy plant/machinery are permitted.

Access from Peacock Creek Road is strictly closed, with access only available from the south via the Bruxner Highway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 7 Feb 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Terania Creek picnic area (Protestors Falls) closed

Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls will be closed until June 2023 due to flood and storm damage. No access is permitted.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking track, accessible from Newton Drive

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 26 May 2022, 9.08am to Fri 24 Jun 2022, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.23pm

Closed parks: Park closed for repairs

Border Ranges National Park is closed until 19 June 2022 for repair and maintenance works. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 3 June 2022.

Note Border Loop lookout and picnic area are also closed for repairs and due to landslips on the Lions Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.15pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed for upgrades

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed until December 2022 for a major upgrade of facilities and safety work.

A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve is currently underway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 26 May 2022, 11.17am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 11.21am

Closed areas: Moore Park walking track closed for repairs

Moore Park NR walking track is closed for repairs and maintenance work until 1 July 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 26 May 2022, 11.13am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 11.17am

Closed areas: Moore Park walking track closed for repairs

More Park NR walking track is closed for maintenance and repairs until Friday 1 July 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.58am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Wilsons Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.36pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.54am

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

Toonumbar National Park and Toonumber State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to damage sustained in recent floods. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 26 September 2022.

The closed areas include:

  • Iron Pot Creek campground
  • Murray Scrub walking track
  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 4.19pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.51am

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail

Access to Mount Babyl trail it limited due to landslips and storm damage. 

There is no access to Mount Babyl trail from the north via Peacock Creek Road/Sextonville Road due to a major landslip on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive.

Access from the south is limited to LV 4WD only due to a rockfall which has only been partly cleared on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. Extreme care should be taken when driving through the rock fall area and the road should not be used during wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.47am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road closed

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice.

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.46am

Closed areas: Nightcap National Park partially closed

Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area are open with some closed areas and facilities due to flood damage sustained in the recent floods and impacts of ongoing wet weather. This alert will be updated on Monday 6 June.

The following areas are now open and accessible via Newton Drive or Nightcap Range Road:

  • Peate's Mountain track
  • Mount Nardi trail head
  • Mount Matheson loop
  • Rummery Park campground (only accessible via Nightcap Range Road)
  • Big Scrub loop walk (access via Rocky Creek Dam picnic area only)
  • Rocky Creek Dam walk (access via Rocky Creek Dam picnic area only)

The following areas will re-open on Monday 6 June 2022 and will only accessible via Nightcap Range Road:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area and lookout 
  • Boggy Creek walk 

The following areas remain closed until further notice:

  • Minyon Drive access road
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails

Note Minyon Drive access road is closed until 1 July 2022 due to road repair works. All visitors are to use either Nightcap Range Road or Newton Drive. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.30am

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground open - Sites 1-6 and Goanna group site closed

Rummery Park campground is now partially open . Sites 1-6 and Goanna group site remain closed until Friday 17 June 2022 due to wet conditions.

The campground can only be accessed via Nightcap Range Road. Minyon Drive access road remains closed for repairs until further notice. 

Walking options are limited with Peate's Mountain track the only track currently open near the campground. 

The following tracks and areas are re-opening on Monday 6 June 2022: 

  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Boggy Creek walking track

The following areas will remain closed until further notice due to damage sustained in the recent floods:

  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon Loop track
  • Historic Nightcap walking track
  • Whian Whian mountain bike trails

For a full list of areas and tracks closed, see Nightcap National Park alerts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6670 0200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 1.56pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.20am

Closed areas: Minyon Falls visitor precinct and loop walk closed

Minyon Falls picnic area and viewing platform will be closed until Monday 6 June, pending successful completion of flood repair works and impacts of the latest weather event.

However, other walks and visitor facilities are now open:

  • Mount Nardi picnic area, Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking tracks, accessible from Newton Drive
  • Big Scrub Loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Rummary Park campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 4.34pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 4.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 4.44pm

Closed areas: Minyon Drive closed

Due to major road works, Minyon Drive will be closed from Monday 16 May to Monday 20 June between the park boundary and Rummery Park campground. This closure may be postponed or extended depending on weather and pending successful completion of works.

There will be no access to the park from the eastern end of Minyon Drive for the duration of the closure. All visitors are to use Nightcap Range Road to access Rummery Park campground and Peate's Mountain Track.

Minyon Falls picnic area and lookout, Minyon Grass picnic area and Minyon Loop remain closed until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 24 May 2022, 1.27pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 4.10pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather

This park is closed from Tuesday 24 May due to severe weather event.

  • Many roads are impassable due to severe weather causing dangerous conditions
  • This park will re-open as soon as it is safe

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Sun 15 May 2022, 9.09am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.34am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.04pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 9.26am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Byron Bay NPWS office on 026 639 8300.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 11.44am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, remains closed until the end of June 2022 due to the impacts of widespread flooding in the region.

The closure is also to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: O'Connors fire trail closed for maintenance

O'Connors fire trail is closed from Monday 10 January 2022 for maintenance and upgrades. Signs will be in place around closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.54am

Closed areas: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed to public access until further notice due to damage from recent weather events and roadworks happening on Joes Box Road, South Yabbra Road, Yabbra Plains Road and Pocupar Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle park office on 02 6632 0000.

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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/border-ranges-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Border Ranges 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. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system at entry. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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