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Bull Island Nature Reserve

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Applies from Mon 18 Sep 2023, 5.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Sep 2023, 5.23pm

Fires - Advice: CYPRESS TRAIL

There is a fire in this park called CYPRESS TRAIL. 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 Thu 21 Sep 2023, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Sep 2023, 3.29pm

Fires - Advice: MAYERS POINT RD, MAYERS FLAT

There is a fire in this park called MAYERS POINT RD, MAYERS FLAT. 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 7 Jul 2023, 10.02am to Sun 1 Oct 2023, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 3.05pm

Safety alerts: Construction work - The Ruins campground and picnic area

The Ruins beach amenities block is temporarily closed from Monday 30 January 2023 due to construction works. Please avoid the construction zone and use the northern track from the picnic area carpark.

The main amenities block is still open for use.

For further information please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.12pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans - Due to Current Conditions

A park fire ban is in place in Selected Day Use and Campgrounds in theses park due to current conditions 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)

Affected campgrounds picnic area Include:

Bulagaranda

Halls Peak Day Use and Campground

Long Point Day Use and Campground

Budds Mare Day Use and Campground

Riverside Day Use and Campground

Youdale Hut Day Use and Campground

Jacky Barker Day Use and Campground

Green Gully Track

Mooraback Day Use and Campground

 

For further details contact our local offices at Armidale on 02 6738 9100 or Walcha on 02 6777 4700.

 

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.

Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 11.00am

Closed areas: Mungo Track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage. You will need to follow the detour on the Mungo Track at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to rejoin the Mungo Track route. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 10.59am

Closed areas: Sandy Point trail closed

Sandy Point trail is closed to non-authorised vehicles until further notice due to vandalism. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 4.56pm

Hazard reduction burns: West Shoal Bay HR

There is a fire in this park called West Shoal Bay HR. The fire is west of Government Road and east of Anna Bay Boreline. Visitors should avoid this area. 

Tomaree Coastal Walk remains open.

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 Wed 6 Sep 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.12am

Hazard reduction burns: Harwoods SFAZ

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 06/09/2023. The fire is called Harwoods SFAZ. 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 Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Sep 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2023, 8.57am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Aug 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Jarrah Road closed

Jarrah Road off Booral Road is closed until further notice for the demolition of a flood-affected bridge and installation of a new bridge.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 9.00am to Tue 14 May 2024, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2023, 11.17am

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks Track is closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks Track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area from Monday 8 May 2023 until further notice.

This track has a highly unstable landslip. 

Walkers should not use this track under any circumstances.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2023, 7.51am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/bull-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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