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Clarence Estuary Nature Reserve

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There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 9.54am

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 31 March 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Sunday 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 Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11.00am

Closed areas: Part of Yuraygir coastal walk closed - bushfire damage

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed from Angourie to Lake Arragan due to bushfire damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 66411 500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 8.30am to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 8.05am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

NSW National Parks will run a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 December 2019. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits have been laid.

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas. Avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan to protect breeding threatened shorebirds.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on 02 6627 0200.

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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 Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 2.34pm

Safety alerts: New road conditions at Black Rocks campground - take care

There have been recent roadworks around Black Rocks campground. These roadworks include newly graded road and repair of existing speed bumps.

Visitors are reminded to travel at the recommended signposted speed limit for the safety of other visitors. The speed bumps are in place to reduce traffic speed given the number of other visitors in the campground.

Small vehicles should exercise caution when crossing speed bumps.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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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 Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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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/clarence-estuary-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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