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Carrai State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 August 2023, 11.22am

Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 11.22am.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • 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
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • 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

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023

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 area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 8 May 2023, 11.00am to Wed 1 Nov 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Part of Wollomombi Falls picnic area is closed

Part of Wollomombi picnic area is closed until Wednesday 1 November 2023 at 4:00pm due to geotechnical investigations.  This closure may be extended.

For further information, contact Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100, or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 11.59am to Fri 6 Oct 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Tia Falls main walking Track and Gorge Lookout Closed for Track Upgrade works

Walking Track and Gorge Lookout closed due to maintenance upgrades underway on Tia Falls Main Walking Track from Midnight Monday 4 September to Midnight Friday 6 October. Signage will be in place. The campground, day use area and Tiara Walking Track remain open.

  For further information contact NPWS Office Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale on 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Wed 6 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 6th September to 30th October 2023 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek CCAZ1 National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 National Park (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Maryland National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.12pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans - Due to Current Conditions

A park fire ban is in place in Selected Day Use and Campgrounds in theses park due to current conditions and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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)

Affected campgrounds picnic area Include:

Bulagaranda

Halls Peak Day Use and Campground

Long Point Day Use and Campground

Budds Mare Day Use and Campground

Riverside Day Use and Campground

Youdale Hut Day Use and Campground

Jacky Barker Day Use and Campground

Green Gully Track

Mooraback Day Use and Campground

 

For further details contact our local offices at Armidale on 02 6738 9100 or Walcha on 02 6777 4700.

 

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For 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 11 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 8.03am

Safety alerts: Road works on Misty Creek Road

Road works will be taking place on Misty Creek Road from Monday 11 September until Friday 29 September 2023. Please exercise caution if accessing areas via Misty Creek Road, and follow any instructions from signage, staff or contractors. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

Cockerawombeeba Road and Trail and the southern section of Hastings Forest Way are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

The roads will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jul 2023, 10.02am to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Aug 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Tuesday 31 October 2023:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 11.43am

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 10.20am

Closed areas: Upper Ebor Falls closed for construction

The Upper Ebor Falls precinct is closed with construction works to be completed over this Summer.

The Lower Ebor Falls picnic area and toilets will remain open, however no views of the Falls will be possible due to barriers required to ensure public safety during platform construction. NPWS appreciates patience and understanding at this time while the work is carried out.

If visitors are seeking certainty with wishing to view the Falls it is recommended to delay visiting until the construction phase is completed with updates appearing on the public website.

Additional public toilets are located on the eastern side of  Waterfall Way at Ebor Sports ground.

Please do not enter construction areas and follow all signage or directions from staff and contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 8.56am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice, due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 9.40am

Closed areas: Slees road closed due to bridge failure

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross and road closure signs have been put in place. Replacement has been scheduled.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 11.22am to Tue 14 Nov 2023, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 11.22am

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in

  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom Naional Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • 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
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • 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

 

from 14/05/2023 to 14/11/2023

Aerial baiting is scheduled for 21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023

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 area office for more information on-

Richmond River – 02 6627 0200

Clarence – 02 6641 1500

Coffs Coast – 02 6652 0900

Hastings Macleay – 02 6588 5555

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Applies from Fri 11 Aug 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Aug 2023, 10.19am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area Construction Commenced

Construction has commenced on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety. 

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open during this period.

 

The following roads will be subject to temporary closures over the course of the construction phase:

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road
  • Sergents Road

 

Construction works are expected to take 6 to 8 months to complete thirty kilometres of fencing and other works.

Construction works include:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area 

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jul 2023, 2.51pm

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Sat 15 Jul 2023, 10.27am to Sun 8 Oct 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Deervale NR Wild Dog Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in Deervale Nature Reserve using manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between  10 August to 8 September 2023.

The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jul 2023, 8.58am

Hazard reduction burns: Mill Creek HR

There is a fire in this park called Mill Creek HR. 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 Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 8.55am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 8.55am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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/carrai-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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