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Last reviewed: Tue 23 April 2024, 9.19am

Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 9.19am.

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

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

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area and Parts of the River Walk Closed for Construction

Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is closed approximately 2km south of the Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area from 7am Monday 29 April 2024 until 5pm Friday 14 June 2024. This closure extends to the Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area, Rockpools View walk, Falls Lookout walk, Rockpool Ramble walk, Boonoo Boonoo Falls Lookout, and 2km of the River walk, north of Link Road.

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.26pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 11.28am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive Closure - 14 May to 31 June 2024

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from 14 May to 31 June 2024 for land slip repairs. Additional closures will apply for subsequent surface repair works with specific dates to be provided closer to commencement of works.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and related walking tracks will remain closed for the duration of road works
  • There will be no access to the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area during most of the closure period. Guests can contact the cabin owner regarding their stay and access requirements.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Apr 2024, 9.00am to Fri 24 May 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Granite lookout and picnic area closed for roadworks

To allow for roadworks to be undertaken Granites Trail, off Coachwood Drive in Washpool NP, will be closed from Monday 22 April until Friday 24 May 2024. Access to Granite walk and lookout, and the Granite picnic area will be unavailable during this closure.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

 

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 24 May 2024, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.59am

Closed areas: Park closed due to roadworks

To allow for flood recovery roadworks to be conducted the primary access road to most visitor facilities in Washpool NP, Coachwood Drive, will be closed from 7am Monday 29 April until 2pm Friday 24 May 2024. Due to this closure Bellbird and Coombadjha campgrounds, the Coachwood picnic area, and all walks that depart from these locations are also closed.

This road closure will not impact the World Heritage Walk, but for visitors intending to undertake the Walk during this time please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 to discuss camping options.

This closure does not extend to Four Bull Hut or the horse riding trails in the north-west area of Washpool NP.

Do not enter closed areas and follow any direction from signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2024, 8.07am

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive Eastern enterance of Park closed due to ongoing council work

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive East Road is closed at the gates at Bar mountain and at the eastern entrance to Park, due to council works on a road slip.

All Campgrounds and Day Use Areas remain open,

Access from the western entry to park via Wiangaree NSW 2474

Penalties apply for non-compliance for more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 2.10pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 1.39pm

Closed areas: Ironpot Creek campground closed May 20-24

Ironpot Creek campground will be closed for maintenenace activities from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May 2024, re-opening Saturday 25 May.

Ironpot Creek loop walk will also be closed for the duration of the works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 1.17pm to Sun 1 Sep 2024, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2024, 8.04am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road closed

From 1 January 2024, Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed until winter 2024. Estimated re-opening date is early June due to ongoing wet weather.

Sherwood lookout and Murray Scrub lookout remain closed until the roads are re-opened. Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are only accessible via Murray Scrub Road from Afterlee.

Both roads are not safely trafficable in wet conditions and are therefore seasonally closed from late spring until late autumn dependant on rainfall during the wet season. There may also be additional closures during forecast weather events and damage during the winter period.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 4.13pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 1.39pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Walking Track closed until 1 June 2024

Murray Scrub walking track is closed due to storm damage until 1 June 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 12.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 1.36pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, planned roadworks and ongoing pest control programs.  Joes Box Road, Yabbra Plains Road, South Haystack Feeder Road  and Pocupar Road are management trails only with only authorised vehicles permitted.  

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 13 Apr 2024, 6.18pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 6.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground 4WD/AWD access only

Peacock Creek Campground is accessible by 4WD or AWD only until further notice.

Many local roads are still impacted by large pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions.

- Iron Pot Creek Road is suitable for 4WD or AWD only due to the current condition of the crossing at Toonumbar Dam

- Sextonville Road and Peacock Creek Road (western end) are only suitble for 4WD due to deep creek crossing and severe road surface damage

- The north of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is currently closed due to hazardous conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.18pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive partial closure

Due to storm damage, Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl until 31 July 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The road will remain open between Cambridge Plateau picnic area and the Bruxner Highway. This section of road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather and is not suitable for heavy vehicles until slip repairs in May 2024.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed via Peacock Creek Road, Sextonville Road or Iron Pot Creek Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Culmarran Valley Track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Guests wish to access the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area can do so from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Many local roads are still impacted by pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

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

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS 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 Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.07am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.23pm

Closed parks: Jubullum Flat Camp closed

Jubullum Flat Camp Aboriginal Area is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and related works.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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