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Chaelundi National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 March 2020, 5.02pm

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 5.02pm.

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to road works

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel.

For more information call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900.

Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.51pm.

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.24pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Never Never picnic area closed

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 6657 2319 or email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. 

East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track will also be closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 3 Apr 2020, 12.20pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 1.20pm

Closed parks: Muttonbird Island closed

This park is closed from 4pm Friday 3 April 2020 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 1.19pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 10.45am to Fri 10 Apr 2020, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.33am

Closed areas: Look At Me Now carpark closure

Look At Me Now carpark is closed for maintenance from Thursday 2 April 2020 until Friday 10 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Harbour area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Part of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground and walking tracks
  • Plateau Beech picnic area and walking tracks
  • Racecourse trail and Coachwood trail

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Tue 17 Mar 2020, 11.35am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.49pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 30 May 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.40pm

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

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. 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.

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

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to road works

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel.

For more information call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.07pm

Closed parks: Cathedral Rock National Park closed

Cathedral Rock National Park is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. For further information call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.17am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.24pm

Closed parks: Majority of park closed - Werrikimbe

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Plateau and Brushy Mountain picnic areas and campgrounds are due to open on Tuesday 30 June 2020

These dates are indicative only. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Four Bull Hut closed

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in Washpool National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Four Bull Hut will also be closed until further notice. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.06pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Closed parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.16pm

Closed parks: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Monitor this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - Gibraltar House closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Gibraltar Range National Park until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Gibraltar House will also be closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.56am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.35am

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 3.51pm to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 11.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed due to storm damage

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed due to damage to the access roads from recent storms. The picnic area is due to be reopened on Thursday 9 April 2020.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11.53am

Closed areas: No access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park are closed. The closure is due to a major washout on McPhillips Road caused by floodwater making the road impassable. This is the only access road to the campgrounds and there is no alternate access. NPWS will advise via this website when access is available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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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 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

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 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 Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. 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.

  • 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 Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 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/chaelundi-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Non-wilderness parts of Chaelundi National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government