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Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 7 January 2020, 2.39pm

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 Sat 18 Jan 2020, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Jan 2020, 3.56pm

Closed areas: Closure of causeway across Repentance Creek between Minyon Falls Lookout and Rummery Park Campgroun

A small section of Minyon Drive is closed due to a flooded causeway across Repentance Creek in Whian Whian State Conservation Area. This closure of part of Minyon Drive is between Minyon Falls Lookout and Rummery Park Campground. To access Rummery Park Campground please use Nightcap Range Rd. To access Minyon Falls Lookout please use Minyon Drive. Rummery Park Campground remains open. Minyon Falls Lookout and Day Use Area remain open. Minyon Grass Day Use Area remains open. Minyon Loop Walking Track remains open. Do not attempt to cross this causeway on foot or by vehicle. 

 

 

 

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Applies from Sat 18 Jan 2020, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Jan 2020, 11.51am

Closed areas: Terania Creek Day Use area and Protestor Falls Track closed

Terania Creek Day Use Area and Protestors Falls Walking Track are closed due to heavy rainfall.

 

 

 

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Applies from Sat 18 Jan 2020, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Jan 2020, 11.50am

Closed parks: Border Ranges National Park closed due to wet weather

Border Ranges National Park is closed due to heavy rainfall making park roads dangerous to travel. Sheep station creek campground remains open and is only accessible from Wyangaree.

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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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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 Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.04am

Closed areas: Take care on beaches in Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Some areas of Cape Byron State Conservation Area have been impacted by former Tropical Cyclone Oma. Areas have been reopened but please take care as hazards remain in:

  • Wategos Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • The Pass

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 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/brunswick-heads-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Harry's Hill, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Photo: L Cameron/NSW Government