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Chaelundi National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 22 April 2021, 4.28pm

Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.58am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 4.28pm.

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground, in Chaelundi National Park, is closed until Saturday 1 May 2021 due to damaged roads and bridges on access roads outside the national park. For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm.

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9.27am to Sun 11 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track part closure

Wilsons Headland walking track will be closed between Boorkoom campground and Wilsons Headland until Wednesday 30 June 2021. 

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

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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.

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Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 10.25am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Muttonbird Island raised walkway construction and closures

Muttonbird Island walking track is being upgraded to improve visitor safety and shearwater habitat, with 330m of elevated boardwalk being built across the island. 

Work will commence on Wednesday 12 May 2021, and the walking track will be closed until Thursday 20 May 2021 as materials are helicopter slung onto the island. 

From Friday 14 May to Sunday 1 August 2021, the walking track will be open to the first (western) platform and closed beyond this point.

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 3.01pm

Safety alerts: 4WD required for Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

High clearance 4WD capable vehicles are required to access Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. This includes water crossings which can change quickly dependent on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

McPhillips Road is presently closed due to damage to bridge infrastructure. Please use Barcoongere Way.

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Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 9.22am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed

A number of areas in Yuraygir National Park will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Tuesday 1 June and Tuesday 29 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying of herbicide Metsulfuron methyl 600WG is being used to control bitou bush. The program is expected to take 1 to 2 days to complete, weather dependent. Please follow warning signs and directions given by staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Clarence area office on 02 66 411 530

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 9.02am

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

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls, however the Lower Ebor Falls visitor area and escarpment walk from the Upper Ebor Falls to Lower remains closed. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Lower Ebor Falls day use area
  • Escarpment walk from Upper Ebor Falls to Lower Ebor Falls
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Fri 23 Apr 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed between Mara Creek and Shelley Headland

The walking track between Mara Creek and Shelley Headland is closed until further notice for bushfire recovery work.

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park closed due to flood damage

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, walking tracks and picnic areas. 

Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 11.04am

Other planned events: Bridge repair works - Breinerville precinct

Repair works are underway to replace 2 bridges in the Breinerville precinct that were damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires.

If you plan to take New England wilderness walk, please watch out for heavy machinery and observe road signage. Both sites are easily diverted by walking down the creek below the bridges. For further information contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.   

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 10.06am to Tue 8 Jun 2021, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.44pm

Other planned events: Notice of ground baiting program

A ground baiting program will be undertaken from Monday 17 May 2021 to Monday 7 June 2021. This program will use meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. All baiting locations will be identified 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 should 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 more information, contact the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

 

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Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 11.22am to Thu 20 May 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 1.26pm

Other planned events: Lake Arragan and Redcliffe campgrounds - Amenities upgrade

Amenities at Lake Arragan and Redcliffe campgrounds will be unavailable during maintenance and upgrade works between Wednesday 28 April and Thursday 20 May 2021.

Please note:

  • Portal toilets will be in place during these work
  • Power tools and machinery may be in use during daylight hours  

For more information or if there are issues, please call the NPWS Grafton area office on  02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.15pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 26 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bald Rock NP
  • Barool NP
  • Basket Swamp NP
  • Bluff River NR
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Butterleaf NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Cataract NP
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kings Plains NP
  • Mann River NR
  • Maryland NP
  • Nullamanna NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Torrington SCA
  • Washpool NP

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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

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Applies from Sun 9 May 2021, 8.55am to Sat 22 May 2021, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 9.10am

Other planned events: Yuraygir National Park - Closure Illaroo Road/Illaroo Beach 4wd access road

Illaroo/Sandon Beach 4WD access road - The 4wd access road will be closed to the public for a period of a week while bitumen works are being undertaken. The road closure will be during mid May (dates to be confirmed) and only Sandon Village residents will be permitted through.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.58am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground, in Chaelundi National Park, is closed until Saturday 1 May 2021 due to damaged roads and bridges on access roads outside the national park. For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.11am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 19 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Warra National Park

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls Closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls is temporarily closed due to recent flooding and rock-fall risk.  Access to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge on the Wonga walk remains open.

For further information please contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 66 575913

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.51pm

Other planned events: Temporary detour for accessing park via Moses Rock Road

If you're accessing Codhole or Platypus Flat campgrounds via Cascade, be aware that a section of Moses Rock Road in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest will be closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 to allow for a bridge replacement by Forestry Corporation NSW.

During this time, a 6km single-lane detour will be in place from Moses Rock Road (via Welcome Creek Road, Tramline Road and Cedar Road). The detour will be accessible by 2WD in dry weather only, and will also be used by logging trucks.

There is an alternate route to Platypus and Codhole campgrounds via Moonpar Forest Drive, Bostobrick.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.08am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach middle platform closed due storm damage

The Diggers Beach middle platform is closed due to storm damage that has exposed the foundations. The structure will be assessed by an engineer and repairs scheduled.

Please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.55pm to Tue 1 Jun 2021, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: The Junction campground closed and no through access to river

The Junction campground is closed due to fire recovery works. There is no through access to the river until the works are completed.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.00am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.46am

Closed areas: Sherwood Road partially closed

Sherwood Road from Arthurs Gap to the Railway Repeater Station is closed to vehicles.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 9.57am

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed

Bindarray picnic area is closed due to flood damage on the access road. This will be repaired as access and resources permit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.11am

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. 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 Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.37am to Thu 24 Jun 2021, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Apr 2021, 1.56pm

Closed areas: No access to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

The access road to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is closed due to a major land slip that has taken over half of the road. Restoration works are currently being planned by NPWS.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 66520900.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.00pm

Closed parks: Everlasting Swamp National Park closed until further notice

Everlasting Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to forecast minor/ moderate flooding of the Clarence River.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9.28pm

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Other planned events: 1080 fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring foxes and running a 1080 pest management program. Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Waihou Road closure

Waihou Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Monday 30 November 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 9.37am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on 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 at Angourie picnic area and re-join the coastal walk south of the mouth of Mara Creek. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 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 Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Mara Creek picnic area

Mara Creek picnic area in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. 

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green campgrounds in Warra National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Long Point and The Green campgrounds.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

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 - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton 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 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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