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Bretti Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Fri 13 November 2020, 3.50pm

Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm.

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 8 Feb 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.59am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are closed from Wednesday 13 January to Monday 8 February 2021 due to upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Williams Top Road closed due to storm damage

Some parts of this park are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed Williams Top Road due to a washed-out culvert. Access to Black Swamp and Wombat Creek campgrounds is affected.

The closed areas are:

  • Williams Top picnic area (Upper Rocky Crossing walk)
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail

Sites in Barrington Tops Plateau, including Wombat Creek campground and Black Swamp campground, can still be accessed via Link trail (Kerripit Road, Gloucester Tops) or Junction Pools (via Barrington trail).

Burraga Swamp track can now be accessed via Allyn River Road (use either Salisbury Gap Road from Salisbury or Bingleburra Road from Dungog). If you're in a 2WD vehicle, drive with caution and avoid this area in wet weather.

Check conditions before travelling because causeways rise quickly with rain. 

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8.02pm

Other planned events: Wallingat campground closure

Wallingat campground and access to Whoota Whoota lookout will be closed between Monday 15 February and Wednesday 31 March 2021. The closure is due to planned roadworks on Sugar Creek Road, involving the replacement of several bridges.

The closure could be extended if rainfall delays work. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.51pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to major flood damage

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 21 December 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021 while a washed away section of the Wilsons River Bridge is repaired. The closed areas are:

  • Wilsons River Bridge
  • Wilsons River picnic area
  • Palm Grove walk
  • Waterfall walk
  • Botanic walk

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.27pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.31pm

Fire bans: Jacky Barkers campground - Fire Ban

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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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.50am

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

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 Sat 7 Nov 2020, 4.47pm to Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Safety alerts: Access to Wallingat River campground and picnic area restricted to Sugar Creek Road

Visitors to Wallingat River campground and picnic area are advised to remain on Sugar Creek Road rather than following the Google map directions and turning off onto Link Road. This is due to the current poor condition of Link Road.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently underway. 

The closed areas are:

  • Brushy Mountain campground 
  • Racecourse trail (leading onto Coachwood trail in Willi Willi National Park)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 8.57am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.51am

Safety alerts: Jerusalem Creek trail pedestrian bridge damaged

Jerusalem Creek trail currently has a damaged pedestrian bridge. A diversion is in place. Please take care and follow on-site signs.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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/bretti-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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