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Bundjalung National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 11 February 2019, 12.47pm

Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 8.00am to Mon 25 Mar 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Feb 2019, 12.47pm.

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed for construction and maintenance works

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 17 March to 8.30am Monday 25 March 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head office and amenities
  • Woody Head picnic area
  • Woody Head cabins and cottages
  • Forest and Swamp houses

There will be no public access during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence north area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am.

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am.

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm.

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm.

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
22 February 2019 Closed areas Closure of Richmond River area of Bundjalung National Park - Tropical Cyclone Oma Details

Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10.00am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.43pm

The northern section of Bundjalung National Park in the Richmond River area will be closed due to the forecast impacts of Tropical Cyclone Oma. This closure will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

All campgrounds in the Richmond River area have been closed as a precaution from 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019 until Wednesday 27 February 2019. Refunds or re-bookings will be available to all campers that have existing bookings at this campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 1.45pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed - Tropical Cyclone Oma

Shelley Head campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.

This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore, and potentially directly damage the campground

NSW National Parks apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11.16am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Sandon River campground closure - Cyclone Oma

Sandon River campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.
This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore and beach, and potentially directly damage the campground.

Visitors who have booked sites at Sandon River campground can move their booking to future available dates or receive a full refund. To do this, please call 13000 PARKS (72757) or email parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au. The 13000 Parks line is available 7 days a week.

The NPWS apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.06pm

Closed parks: Richmond River area park closures - Tropical Cyclone Oma

All parks and reserves in the Richmond River area will be closed due to the forecast impacts of Tropical Cyclone Oma. These closures will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

All campgrounds in the Richmond River area have been closed as a precaution from 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019 until Wednesday 27 February 2019. The closed campgrounds include Rummery Park, Black Rocks, Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds. Refunds or re-bookings will be available to all campers that have existing bookings at these campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm to Mon 25 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Feb 2019, 10.39am

Closed areas: 4WD access to beach closed

4WD access to Richmond River Nature Reserve beach is closed. Large, dangerous surf conditions and possible damaging winds are predicted as a result of Cyclone Oma. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 25 February 2019, depending on the cyclone’s impact. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 8.00am to Mon 25 Mar 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Feb 2019, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed for construction and maintenance works

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 17 March to 8.30am Monday 25 March 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head office and amenities
  • Woody Head picnic area
  • Woody Head cabins and cottages
  • Forest and Swamp houses

There will be no public access during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence north area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 22 Jan 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jan 2019, 6.23pm

Fires - Advice: Lardners Lookout

There is a fire in this park called Lardners Lookout. 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 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11.02am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Oct 2018, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Toilet removed at Broadwater Beach picnic area

The toilet at Broadwater Beach picnic area has been removed due to extensive vandalism and will be replaced by June 2019. The picnic area and beach access remains open. 

For more information, please contact NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach Closure

Partial closure – precinct/locality/remote locations/particular tracks or trails (immediate effect/known duration)

 

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pebbly Beach Camping Area. 

    The NPWS would like to advise that the Pebbly Beach Camping Area in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitor access from 1:00pm Friday the 22nd February 2019, until 1:00pm Wednesday the 27th February 2019. 
    This closure is due to impacts to the foreshore and beach from the large ocean swells.  It is expected over the weekend there will be increasing impacts to the foreshore and potentially direct damage to the camping area by sea conditions and weather associated with Cyclone Oma.
    The NPWS apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Grafton Office 66411500 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/bundjalung-national-park/local-alerts

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Black Rocks Beach, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary