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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.31pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park picnic area and Dilgry Circle intersection. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.48am to Mon 22 Aug 2022, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 5.39pm

Closed areas: Bells trail closure

Bells trail is closed until Monday 22 August 2022, weather-permitting, to allow storm damage repair works to take place. There will be no vehicle or visitor access to Bells trail during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.00am to Wed 10 Aug 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Jacky Barkers Campground is closed due to heavy rainfall

Jacky Barkers campground is closed until midnight on Wednesday 10 August 2022 due to heavy rainfall.

This closure may be extended, weather-dependent.

For further information, please contact the local Walcha office on 6777 4700, or the Armidale office on 6738 9100.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 10.23am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park from Sunday 31 July to Monday 30 January 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 12.38pm to Thu 25 Aug 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Brambles Green
  • Dees Corner campground
  • Freshwater
  • Joes Cove
  • Mackaway Bay
  • Shelly Beach
  • Johnsons Beach
  • Two Mile Sands
  • Violet Hill
  • Wells campground

Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.24pm to Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 10.32am

Closed areas: Craddocks Creek trail closure

Craddocks Creek trail will be closed until Wednesday 10 August 2022, weather-permitting, to allow storm damage repair works to take place. There will be no vehicle or visitor access to Craddocks Creek trail during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jul 2022, 1.22pm

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road conditions

The following areas are closed to public vehicle access from Tuesday 19 April to Monday 31 October 2022 due to significant road damage:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville camping area
  • Carrow Brook walking track
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Youngs Trail picnic area

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 11.09am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is inaccessible by vehicles until furthe rnotice, due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather.

The road will re-open when conditions allow. For more details, please visit the Forestry Corporation NSW website or contact the local park office.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 8.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.31am

Safety alerts: 4WD or SUV recommended for Gloucester Tops Road in wet weather

NPWS recommends that access to Gloucester Tops Road past the campground should be via 4WD or SUV only, during wet weather. The combination of on-going wet weather and recent roadworks has meant some sections of the road may becoming slippery in wet conditions.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For more information contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.31am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.49am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Blue Gum Loop trail part closure

Part of the Blue Gum Loop trail is closed due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. NPWS is working to clear the trail and reopen as soon as possible.

The following areas are currently open:

  • Williams River picnic area and part of Blue Gum Loop trail (including 250m accessible section to first steel bridge)
  • Rocky Crossing walk (access via Williams River picnic area due to Forestry Corporation closure of Williams Top Rd)
  • Jerusalem Creek trail and picnic area

Take care and follow onsite signage.

For more information contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 3.32pm

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Mackaway Bay campground - closed until Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Brambles Green campground - closed until Thursday 15 September 2022
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area - closed until Wednesday 3 August 2022  (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed for maintenance

The Bombah Point ferry will be closed from Monday 30 May 2022, and will recommence operation on Thursday 1 September 2022. This is so essential maintenance and survey inspection work (out of water slipping) can be done.

For more information, contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.32pm

Closed areas: Closed Area due to blue-green algae

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued in the following area:

  • northern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point

The following areas are closed:

  • Northern Broadwater picnic area

Do not undertake activities where you may come into contact with the water.

Blue-green algae levels will be monitored and the closures will be lifted as soon it is safe to do so.

Updates on blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be found on the WaterNSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Monday 30 May 2022 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 7.32am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11.28am

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11.28am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.41am to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Mungo Brush South campground closure

Mungo Brush south campground is closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until Thursday 15 September 2022 for winter maintenance. There is no public access during this period.  Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Mungo Brush north campground will remain open.  

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.07pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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