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Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Thu 29 September 2022, 3.24pm

Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.24pm.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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.

Applies from Mon 26 Sep 2022, 9.58am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 11.14am.

Closed areas: Mountain Maid Mine closed for works

The Mountain Maid Mine area is closed for essential remediation works from Monday 26 September to Thursday 1 December 2022.

There will be no Mountain Maid Goldmine Tours during this period. The Twilight Tours and Cultural Tours are open. The Hidden Treasure walking track and Basin Loop walking track remain open.

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.05pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.32am

Closed parks: Park closed due to hazardous road conditions

Nowendoc National Park is closed from Friday 23 September to 2pm, Friday 7 October 2022 due to widespread rain and hazardous road conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Jackie Barker campground and related walks are impacted by this closure.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office at Walcha on 02 6777 4700.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Fri 25 Nov 2022, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for up to 6 weeks (weather dependent) for upgrades.

This closure includes access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.27pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting and CPE program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve / National Park from 15th September 2022 to 14th March 2023.

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.24pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

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 Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Barrington Trial south partial closure

Barrington Trail south remains closed south of the Junction Pools trail intersection.  The last 5km of the trail is not in good enough condition to open to the public after the very wet weather conditions that have been experienced over winter.

Visitors can still access both Junction Pools and Little Murray camping areas by 4WD on the section of the track that is open.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 10.28am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Jerusalem Creek trail partially closed due to track works

Jerusalem Creek trail is closed below the falls viewing platform due to track works. Wet weather has impacted works and the reopening date is not known at this stage. Jerusalem Creek picnic area and the walk to the falls remain open.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 11.59am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is closed to vehicles until further notice. This is due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather and land slips.

The road will reopen 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 Tue 23 Aug 2022, 4.25pm to Sat 29 Oct 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 10.11am

Closed areas: Thomas Road closed due to erosion damage requiring repairs

Thomas Road is closed until further notice due to erosion damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 11.43am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing walk partially closed due to works

Rocky Crossing walk is currently closed above Blue Gum loop through to the Rocky Crossing turn-off due to track works. Works have been delayed due to wet weather, and the reopening date is not known at this stage.

You can still access Rocky Crossing falls from Williams Top picnic area. Williams River picnic area and Blue Gum loop trail remain open, but take care on Blue Gum loop as contractors may be operating in the area. Follow onsite signage and directions from staff and contractors.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor 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: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 5.43pm

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 Thu 22 Sep 2022, 3.38pm to Tue 15 Nov 2022, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.

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 the 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.

Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.38pm

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure

Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.

This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.

Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.

For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.

For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.36pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.14pm

Closed areas: Brambles Green campground closed due to flood damage

Brambles Green is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please do not enter the area.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 2.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

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.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 8.37am

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 Fri 19 Aug 2022, 11.11am to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 7.50am

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 7.23am

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 Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Sep 2022, 8.39am

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 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 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 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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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/copeland-tops-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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