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Coolah Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 1.04pm

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Mar 2020, 4.36pm

Closed areas: High visitation areas and hard roofed accommodation closed

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has temporarily closed all campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW until further notice.

All campgrounds are closed.

The following high visitation areas and hard roofed accommodation are also closed:

Blue Mountains National Park

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area
  • Govetts Leap picnic area
  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Evans Lookout picnic area
  • Glenbrook precinct (Red Hands Cave, Jelly Bean Pool, Mount Portal and Nepean lookout)
  • Vale of Avoca area
  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre - calls and emails only

Wollemi National Park

  • Newnes picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee Homestead
  • Capertee Cottage

Hartley Historic Site

  • Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery)
  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Trahlee
  • St Bernards Presbytery
  • St Bernards Church

Hill End Historic Site

  • Bald Hill Tourist Mine
  • Hill End Heritage Centre
  • Lyle Park picnic area
  • Hospital picnic area
  • Hosies, the Pines, Post Office residence

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Goulburn River National Park

  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

Burragorang State Conservation Area

  • Burragorang lookout

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

  • Thirlmere Lakes picnic area

Bargo River State Conservation Area

  • Caves Creek picnic area.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.28pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds
  • Lees Pinch walking track
  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

The rest of the park remains open. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 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 please call the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 3.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.30am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - Aerial pest management operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 6am, Thursday 12 March 2020 until 6pm, Friday 13 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 3.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.49pm

Safety alerts: The Drip walking track - pedestrian bridge destroyed due to flooding

The pedestrian bridge along "The Drip" walking track has been destroyed by flash flooding. Another stepped section at the downstream end of the walking track has also been impacted. 

If you're planning to visit The Drip walking track, you'll need to walk through the flowing Bobadeen Creek to continue to The Drip walking track. Water levels will be constantly monitored, and NPWS will close the track if water levels become too high. Families with children should exercise caution. The Drip walking track is not suitable for small children. Similarly the track is not suitable for disabled walkers. Please obey warning signage.

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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

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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