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Border Ranges National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 10 August 2021, 12.35pm

Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.35pm.

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm.

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.52am to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 8.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Section C fire trail bridge closed

The bridge on Section C fire trail will be closed from Monday 25 October to Monday 15 November while a new bridge is constructed.

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

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.19am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Mount Matheson Loop temporarily closed

Mount Matheson Loop walking track is temporarily closed due to maintenance works on Newton Drive. For further information please contact the Alstonville depot on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.03am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Pholis Gap walking track temporarily closed

Pholis Gap walking track is temporarily closed due to maintenance works happening on Newton Drive. For further information please contact the Alstonville depot on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades from Monday 1 March 2021 to Wednesday 1st December 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 4.12pm

Closed areas: O'Connors and North Boundary fire trails closed

The following fire trails are closed from Monday 11 October 2021 until Monday 20 December 2021 (approx.) for maintenance, upgrading and bridge works:

  • O'Connors fire trail
  • North Boundary fire trail
  • Sections of Cutters Camp fire trail

Signs will be in place around closed areas

Cutters Camp campground and picnic area will remain open, and visitors can still access Byrrill Creek walking trail.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 1.45pm

Closed areas: South Chowan Road closed

South Chowan Road and the Unicorn Falls area will be closed to the public from Monday 11 October to Monday 8 November 2021 for roadworks. Only residents will have access through South Chowan Road. 

Heavy machinery will be in use and short delays may occur. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed-Byron Area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.43am to Fri 5 Nov 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.13am

Closed areas: Newton Drive closed due to landslip

Newton Drive (from the park boundary) is closed until Friday 5 November 2021 due to a landslip. There is no vehicle or pedestrian acess access to Mt Nardi via Newton Drive during this time.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access during this time. You can still access The Historic Nightcap Track from Rummery Park campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Richmond River Area on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.13am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park is closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

 

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 1.23pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed to the public for a major upgrade of facilities and safety works and is expected to re-open in early 2022. A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve will also occur.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 2.57pm

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. 

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

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

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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 Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle 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.

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