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Budawang National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 17 January 2023, 10.42am

Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 10.42am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also affected due to recent rain events.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.52pm

Other planned events: Other planned event: wild dog trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Parma Creek Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.31pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.34pm

Closed parks: Yanununbeyan National Park & State Conservation Area closed for aerial pest control operation

Yanununbeyan National Park & State Conservation Area is closed from 6am, Monday 13 February to 9pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. This operation is part of an ongoing program for the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the Parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.20pm

Closed parks: Tinderry Nature Reserve closed for aerial pest control operation

Tinderry Nature Reserve is closed from 6am, Monday 13 February to 9pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. This operation is part of an ongoing program for the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the Nature Reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Plovers Lane Walking Track Closed for Pest Control Program

Plovers Lane Walking Track will be closed between 5pm to 5am daily from Monday 23 January to Monday 30 January 2023 inclusive for a ground pest control operation.

This program targets foxes and aims to reduce their impact on threatened and migrating shorebirds.

The closed areas will be sign-posted and barriers will be placed at all relevant access points. Please avoid these areas and do not enter closed areas during this time. Please follow directions from NPWS officers and NPWS authorised contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.07pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

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

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.54pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 1.53pm

Other planned events: Other planned event: wild dog trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 3rd February 2023.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Tue 17 Jan 2023, 2.40pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Intermittent Road Closures for road resealing works - Eurobodalla National Park

From 16th January through to 28th February 2023, NPWS will be completing reseal works to roads in visitor precincts within the Eurobodalla National Park. The works will require intermittent closures of these roads to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to allow for works access and protect public safety across the construction site.

The areas impacted will be

- Shelly Beach parking area

- Toragy Loop Road 

- Elizabeth Street

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. Do not attempt to enter areas that have been closed for works temporarily. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.34am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage

The following roads are closed until further notice due to rain damage:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point trail
  • Honeysuckle Road

Please do not enter the above areas. These areas are being continually assessed, and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Areas of Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.52am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.53am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.12am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8.49am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8.49am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.52am

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather

Please be aware roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition due to wet weather.

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.

Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches

Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Flood damage and roadworks

Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Conjola National Park are in very poor condition. As a result, some roads may be impassable and a 4WD vehicle is recommended for open roads. 

The closed​​ roads include:

  • Grasstree Road
  • Berrara Road
  • Fishermans Rock road
  • Boundary road

Roadworks will commence in October 2022 and be ongoing into 2023. Expect short delays and road closures across the parks' road network due to these roadworks. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock 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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.37am

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area

The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 

The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 9.00am

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed

Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed due to widespread flooding, forecast rain events, impacts on access tracks and closure of the council ferry service. The reserve will re-open after tracks dry out and and are made safe for general access.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.09pm

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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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/budawang-national-park/local-alerts

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