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Bundjalung National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.44am

Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 2.00pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.44am.

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 8.30am 30 May 2019. This is for construction, weed spraying and maintenance works. 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. These areas will be closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

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

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Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 1.45pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 1.36pm.

Closed areas: The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works.

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 830am Thursday 30 May 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 Area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm.

Safety alerts: New road conditions at Black Rocks campground - take care

There have been recent roadworks around Black Rocks campground. These roadworks include newly graded road and refreshment of existing speed bumps. Visitors are reminded to travel at the recommended signposted speed limit.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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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
17 June 2019 Closed areas Black Rocks campground closed for maintenance Details

Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2019, 10.00am to Thu 20 Jun 2019, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 2.09pm

Some areas of this park are closed due to maintenance from Monday 17 June to Thursday 20 June 2019. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Black Rocks campground
  • Jerusalem Creek picnic area
  • Jerusalem Creek walking track
  • Jerusalem Creek canoeing or swimming

For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 3.24pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Section of Red Cliff campground closed

The section of Red Cliff campground immediately south of Red Cliff lookout is closed due to drainage and site stabilisation work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton Office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 2.00pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.44am

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 8.30am 30 May 2019. This is for construction, weed spraying and maintenance works. 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. These areas will be closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

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

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Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 1.45pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 1.36pm

Closed areas: The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works.

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 830am Thursday 30 May 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 Area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2019, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 4.47pm

Other planned events: Roadworks near Illaroo campground

Road maintenance is underway on the Illaroo campground access road. The road will remain open with traffic control in place. Traffic control signs will be in place in work zones. Park visitors may encounter earthmoving equipment.

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

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

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Applies from Tue 9 Apr 2019, 7.30am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9.39am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 April until Friday 31 May 2019. The parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves.

For further information, please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: New road conditions at Black Rocks campground - take care

There have been recent roadworks around Black Rocks campground. These roadworks include newly graded road and refreshment of existing speed bumps. Visitors are reminded to travel at the recommended signposted speed limit.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2019, 1.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NPWS is advising all neighbours and visitors that it is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program in the following national parks:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area
  • Yuraygir National Park
  • Yuraygir State Conservation Area

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs.

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

Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions and associated restricted access. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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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: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

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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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