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Bundjalung National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 10 June 2022, 1.55pm

Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.55pm.

Safety alerts: Changed conditions in areas around Black Rocks campground

The following visitor facilities around Black Rocks campground are closed due to recent flooding and storm damage:

  • Emu walking track at Jerusalem Creek
  • Jerusalem Creek Pontoon

Due to changed beach conditions, access is limited to the path opposite campsites 21 and 23. All other beach accesses are strictly closed. Visitors should take care in beach and creek areas, as flood debris continues to wash up on northern NSW beaches.

Please be aware that there may be water covering sections of the Jerusalem Creek walk to remote campsites. All campsites are open and accessible to the public.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.10pm.

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 5.39pm.

Safety alerts: Water ponding on Woody Head Road

Water is ponding along Woody Head road. The road edge is currently under water in sections due to the high amount of rainfall, causing traffic to form one lane. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 66411500.

 

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 21 Jun 2022, 9.10am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 10.39am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach campground closed

Pebbly Beach campground is closed from Tuesday 21 June, and is due to reopen Friday 1 July 2022. The campground is closed so that repairs to the campground and the access creek crossing can be completed, following damage from severe weather.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.55pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions in areas around Black Rocks campground

The following visitor facilities around Black Rocks campground are closed due to recent flooding and storm damage:

  • Emu walking track at Jerusalem Creek
  • Jerusalem Creek Pontoon

Due to changed beach conditions, access is limited to the path opposite campsites 21 and 23. All other beach accesses are strictly closed. Visitors should take care in beach and creek areas, as flood debris continues to wash up on northern NSW beaches.

Please be aware that there may be water covering sections of the Jerusalem Creek walk to remote campsites. All campsites are open and accessible to the public.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jun 2022, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Sandon Back track

Sandon Village Back track is currently closed due to flood inundation causing unsafe track conditions. The backtrack will remain closed until the water recedes. 

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 9.42am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed due to landslip

Shelley Head campground is closed until further notice due to landslips on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 7.00am to Tue 2 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 11.33am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Tuesday 2 August 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 5.39pm

Safety alerts: Water ponding on Woody Head Road

Water is ponding along Woody Head road. The road edge is currently under water in sections due to the high amount of rainfall, causing traffic to form one lane. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 66411500.

 

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.05pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Wilsons Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.43am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 4.59pm

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until September 2022 due damaged sustained in recent floods.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.17am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.31am

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until 23 September 2022 in the following areas due to landslips caused by flood damage:

  • From Angourie to Lake Arragan
  • From Wooli to Pebbly Beach

Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds - 4WD vehicles only

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road only. McPhillips Road is closed.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care

Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.

NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.

 

For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.00pm to Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Mar 2022, 11.06am

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground closed

Boorkoom campground is closed for upgrades from 12pm Sunday 12 June until 9am Wednesday 29 June 2022.

There is no public access during this time.

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.44am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted between 1 July 2020 until Thursday 30 June 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 4.06pm

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.

The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 4.30pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 12.02pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2022 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

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 - No commercial service available

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

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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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