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Capertee National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 5 October 2018, 10.59am

Applies from Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 10.59am.

Other planned events: Pest management progam - Capertee National Park

NSW National Parks, in conjunction with the Ilford Running Stream Pest Control Group and the Central Tablelands LLS, is undertaking a wild dog-trapping program along trails in the southern half of Capertee National Park.  

All vehicle access is restricted from the Visitor Information Bay south along the following trails:

  • Port Macquarie fire trail
  • Carinya trail
  • Airly Gap trail
  • Oakey Creek trail
  • Wallaby Creek trail

For more information call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Mon 27 Aug 2018, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.53pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park, (see exemptions below) from Saturday 1 September 2018, and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

However, from Saturday 1 September 2018 until Sunday 14 October 2018, solid fuel fires will be allowed in the main camping area and around the homestead, in the steel fireplaces provided.

From Monday 15 October 2018, the solid fuel fire ban will apply across the whole park with no areas exempted.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
23 October 2018 Closed parks Pest Management Capertee National Park and Mugii Murum-ban SCA Details

Applies from Tue 23 Oct 2018, 12.00am to Tue 23 Oct 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Sep 2018, 2.11pm

This park is closed due to a pest management operation for the entire 24 hour period. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 5.24pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 11.24am

Fire bans: Part park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Euroka, Burralow Creek, Green Gully, Murphys Glen, Mount Werong and Batsch Camp picnic areas and campgrounds. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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 2 m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.32am to Wed 10 Apr 2019, 7.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 10.52am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway - Glen Alice trail, Wollemi National Park

NSW National Parks will be using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) to bait wild dogs along Glen Alice trail in Wollemi National Park from Wednesday 10 October 2018 for up to 6 months.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017, and the Pesticide Control (1080 Ejector Capsules) Order 2015.

We will take precautions to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 10.59am

Other planned events: Pest management progam - Capertee National Park

NSW National Parks, in conjunction with the Ilford Running Stream Pest Control Group and the Central Tablelands LLS, is undertaking a wild dog-trapping program along trails in the southern half of Capertee National Park.  

All vehicle access is restricted from the Visitor Information Bay south along the following trails:

  • Port Macquarie fire trail
  • Carinya trail
  • Airly Gap trail
  • Oakey Creek trail
  • Wallaby Creek trail

For more information call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.37am

Safety alerts: 4WD access only to Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area

The Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There are large ruts and washed out sections in the Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles. For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000. 

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.51pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until Tuesday 19 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 1.32pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.36pm

Fire bans: Turon National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 31st March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except The Diggings and Woolshed Flat campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 27 Aug 2018, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.53pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park, (see exemptions below) from Saturday 1 September 2018, and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

However, from Saturday 1 September 2018 until Sunday 14 October 2018, solid fuel fires will be allowed in the main camping area and around the homestead, in the steel fireplaces provided.

From Monday 15 October 2018, the solid fuel fire ban will apply across the whole park with no areas exempted.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. 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 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. 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 28 Sep 2017, 11.46am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2018, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area

Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires as there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, 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/capertee-national-park/local-alerts

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Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton