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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.37am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.20pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Richmond Range National Park is closed until Sunday 16 October 2022 due to damage sustained in floods.  

For safety reasons, neighbour access to Western Boundary trail is limited to 4WD vehicles only. No trucks or heavy plant/machinery are permitted.

Access from Peacock Creek Road is strictly closed, with access only available from the south via the Bruxner Highway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 8.00am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 9.04am

Closed parks: Basket Swamp National Park closed due to access road damage

Basket Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to weather-damaged access roads in the adjoining state forest. Access into the park will be restored by December 2022, pending weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: Bald Rock walk to the base of Bald Rock closed

Bald Rock Summit walking track will be closed to the base of Bald Rock until 5pm Wednesday 30 November 2022. This closure is to support maintenance and reconstruction works along the track to make the walk more accessible to all visitors. This closure includes the walking route directly up and down the face of Bald Rock.

Bungoona walk to the summit will remain open during this time, which is a more gradual climb around the side of Bald Rock to the summit.

For your safety please follow any directions from signage or staff on site. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.26pm

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

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 Wed 17 Aug 2022, 12.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.19pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, and roadworks on Joes Box, South Yabbra, Yabbra Plains and Pocupar Roads.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 30 Jul 2022, 1.38pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Border Ranges National Park walking tracks

The following areas are closed from Saturday 30 July 2022 due to recent severe flooding causing multiple treefalls and landslips:

  • Booyong track
  • Rosewood track
  • Palm Valley track
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Brindle Creek walking track to Antarctic Beech picnic area

These areas will open as soon as repairs are carried out and they are deemed safe for public access.

The following areas are open:

  • Red Cedar Loop walking track
  • Helmholtzia Loop walking track
  • Pinnacle lookout and walking track
  • Blackbutts lookout and picnic area
  • Bar Mountain picnic area
  • Beech Glade
  • Falcorostrum Loop
  • Bar Mountain Circuit including Bar Mountain Lookout

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 4.19pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail

Access to Mount Babyl trail it limited due to landslips and storm damage. 

There is no access to Mount Babyl trail from the north via Peacock Creek Road/Sextonville Road due to a major landslip on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive.

Access from the south is limited to LV 4WD only due to a rockfall which has only been partly cleared on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. Extreme care should be taken when driving through the rock fall area and the road should not be used during wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.36pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 1.26pm

Closed parks: Park closed

Toonumbar National Park and Toonumber State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to damage sustained in recent floods. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 26 September 2022.

The closed areas include:

  • Iron Pot Creek campground
  • Murray Scrub walking track
  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed for upgrades

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed until December 2022 for a major upgrade of facilities and safety work.

A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve is currently underway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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