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Coolah Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 12 July 2018, 11.13am

Applies from Wed 6 Jun 2018, 2.27pm to Sat 1 Sep 2018, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jul 2018, 11.13am.

Closed areas: Closure of The Forest Road at Hildegard Road intersection (locked gate)

Some areas of this park are closed due to wet conditions and impassable road conditions. The Forest Road is impassable beyond the Hildegard Road intersection and has been locked. The closed areas are:

  • All of the plateau east of The Forest Road at the Hildegard Road intersection. The gate has been locked at The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection
  • All visitor facilities located beyond The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection within the Coolah Tops National Park. This includes Talbragar River Road, the largest Snow Gum walking track, Breeza lookout and Shepherds Peak.

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 Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre (02) 68254364 or NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jun 2018, 2.27pm to Sat 1 Sep 2018, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jul 2018, 11.13am

Closed areas: Closure of The Forest Road at Hildegard Road intersection (locked gate)

Some areas of this park are closed due to wet conditions and impassable road conditions. The Forest Road is impassable beyond the Hildegard Road intersection and has been locked. The closed areas are:

  • All of the plateau east of The Forest Road at the Hildegard Road intersection. The gate has been locked at The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection
  • All visitor facilities located beyond The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection within the Coolah Tops National Park. This includes Talbragar River Road, the largest Snow Gum walking track, Breeza lookout and Shepherds Peak.

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 Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre (02) 68254364 or NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 31 May 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 May 2018, 2.31pm

Hazard reduction burns: Wilpinjong HR

There is a fire in this park called Wilpinjong HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 10.53am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs

NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve

 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 3.15pm to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 May 2018, 12.12pm

Other incidents: 1080 wild dog aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial and ground baiting in Manobalai Nature Reserve as part of the Hunter Valley Combined Wild Dog Management Plan Program.

Aerial baiting is expected to occur between Tuesday 1 May and Tuesday 15 May 2018, depending upon suitable weather conditions. Ground baiting is expected to occur from Monday 7 May to Saturday 9 June 2018. In both baiting operations NPWS will using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to mitigate the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to become involved in the cooperative program please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted within the nature reserve. We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on (02) 6574 5555.

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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/coolah-tops-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

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Emergency services

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Brackens Cottage, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbins/NSW Government