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Cottan-Bimbang National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 April 2020, 2.39pm

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.39pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 1.30pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed

Maxwells Flat is closed to camping until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.24am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 2.39pm.

Closed parks: Closed areas due to bushfire

Cottan-Bimbang National Park and State Conservation Area have been damaged by bushfires. Maxwell Flat picnic area is open. However, Myrtle Scrub scenic drive is closed until Saturday 30 May 2020. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Campground and picnic area closures

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 1.43pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 3.05pm

Closed areas: Karamea Homestead closed due to COVID-19 holiday travel restrictions

Karamea Homestead in Curracabundi National Park is closed due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions from Tuesday 7 April to Tuesday 30 June 2020. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 11.34am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. 

East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track will also be closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Some areas of Crowdy Bay National Park closed due to bush fire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bush fire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Crowdy Gap campground and Crowdy Gap walking track
  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.39pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Campground closed

Maxwells Flat is closed to camping until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Regenerators section of boardwalk closed for repair

The Regenerators section of the boardwalk walk in Wingham Brush Nature reserve is closed for repair. This includes the section of the boardwalk between Isabella Street to Graham Allen walk.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.24am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 2.39pm

Closed parks: Closed areas due to bushfire

Cottan-Bimbang National Park and State Conservation Area have been damaged by bushfires. Maxwell Flat picnic area is open. However, Myrtle Scrub scenic drive is closed until Saturday 30 May 2020. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

The Cliff Face walking track is closed due to post fire tree danger. Woko campground is open. Brush Turkey walking track is open. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. Alternatively call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.24am to Mon 11 May 2020, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Crowdy Bay National Park - pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a wild dog and fox baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison, in Crowdy Bay National Park. The program will take place from Monday 2 March 2020 to Monday 11 May 2020. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs close to the baiting areas should be restrained or muzzled, and must not enter the baiting locations. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Most of Talawahl Nature Reserve closed with some roads open

Talawahl Nature Reserve remains closed. The following roads within Talawahl Nature Reserve have been made safe to travel on:

  • Coates Road
  • Breakneck Road
  • Blackbutt Road.

 Visitors must only use these roads as thoroughfares and must not stop in the nature reserve. NPWS is continuing to work on reopening additional public roads within the reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 Tue 11 Feb 2020, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Newbys Creek Road

Newbys Creek Road is closed due to erosion and unstable road surface. The road is closed at both ends at the intersections with Coopernook Forest Way. This closure will be reviewed on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

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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/cottanbimbang-national-park/local-alerts

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Cotten-Bimbang National Park, Maxwells Flat campground. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government