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Border Ranges National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 15 January 2020, 11.57am

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 11.57am.

Fires - Advice: Border Trail, Woodenbong

There is a fire in this park called Border Trail, Woodenbong. 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.

Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 12.34pm to Sat 1 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 2.39pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Tweed-Byron and Richmond River areas

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 1.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 1.35pm

Fires - Advice: MT Nardi Np, continuation 2

There is a fire in this park called MT Nardi Np, continuation 2. 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 Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 11.57am

Fires - Advice: Border Trail, Woodenbong

There is a fire in this park called Border Trail, Woodenbong. 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.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 12.34pm to Sat 1 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 2.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Tweed-Byron and Richmond River areas

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 34 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 11.20am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 9.21am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to fire

Tooloom National Park and Yabbra National Park are closed due to bushfires in and nearby the area. Fire fighters are active in these areas. To assist them and to ensure your safety, do not enter these parks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The fires are called 'Blue Gum Road' and 'Bangala Creek'.

These parks may reopen Monday 30 March 2020, pending assessment after the current fires are controlled. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10.18am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 2.55pm

Other incidents: No BBQ facilities at Terania Creek picnic area

Due to the theft of BBQ equipment/ hardware and gas bottles, there is no BBQ facilities provided at the Terania Creek picnic area until further notice.

The Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls walking track remains open.

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Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.47am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Dec 2019, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Western area and roads closed due to bushfires and recovery

The western area and some roads and trails within this park are closed due to ongoing bushfire activity and bushfire recovery works.

The closed areas, roads and trails are west of Rummery Park campground and include the western shared trail network. The closed roads and trail network includes:

  • Peates Mountain Road 
  • Perlite Road
  • Eastern Fire Break
  • Blue Fig Road
  • Rummery Road
  • Gibbergunyah Road
  • Nixon Road
  • Tungun Road
  • Tuntable trail
  • Number One trail
  • North Rocks Road 

Historic Nightcap track remains closed from Rummery Park campground through to Mount Nardi and the Sphinx.

The areas, walking tracks and trails that remain open include:

  • Rummery Park campground
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls loop
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • All trails associated with the shared trail network east of Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Park campground, including Telephone Road, Boomerang Road, Quandong trail and Eastern Boundary trail.

For further information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2016, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2016, 10.12am

Closed areas: Mt Clunie Road closed until further notice

Mt Clunie road is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge. There is a locked gate and access is restricted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

 

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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.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Pinnacle lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund