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Coxcomb Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 6.09pm

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Fri 14 May 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 6.09pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

This park is closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and consequential widespread flooding. 

For your safety, please avoid this reserve. NPWS is conducting condition assessments of access roads and visitor precincts to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

This closure will be reviewed weekly, however it is expected some reserves will be impacted for an extended period due to extensive damage.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.06pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5030.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 1.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 12.56pm to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Closed areas for aerial spraying program

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 10 May 2021 and Friday 25 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Khapphinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • and some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 2.19pm to Fri 14 May 2021, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 6.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather event

This park is closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and consequential widespread flooding. 

For your safety, please avoid this reserve. NPWS is conducting condition assessments of access roads and visitor precincts to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

This closure will be reviewed weekly, however it is expected some reserves will be impacted for an extended period due to extensive damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park closed due to flood damage

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, walking tracks and picnic areas. 

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.39am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings-Macleay area

Several parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.13am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.10am

Closed parks: Dooragan National Park closed

Dooragan National Park remains closed to vehicles as the access road via Captain Cook Bicentennial drive is closed.

For council road closure updates visit Road and bridge closures - Flood impacts. Laurieton walking track remains closed until Monday 31 May 2021.

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Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 9.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Sea Acres Boardwalk partially closed

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk will be partially closed from Tuesday the 4th of May 2021 to allow for maintenence of the structure. Most of the boardwalk remains open allowing out and back access from both directions. The access fee is reduced to half price. The boardwalk will be re opened completely on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and returned to full price. 
This work will be ongoing through the winter months and its duration will be weather dependent. 

The Rainforest Centre, Cafe and Coastal walk remain open. 

For Further informaiton please call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 5534 2770 or email seaacres@environment.nsw.gov.au

This partial closure will be reviewed on 1 June 2021.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.44pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads are closed due to flood damage:

  • Rimau Road
  • Cockerawombeeba Road

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 11.48am

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 impacts to trails from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips 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 National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 9.54am to Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 10.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Program - Post Fire Pest Relief Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 10 May to Sunday 23 May 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the Manning Great Lakes Office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.37pm

Closed areas: 4WD beach access and Indian Head campground closed

The following areas are closed:

  • Kylies Beach 4WD access is closed due to flood damage.
  • Indian Head campground remains closed until Friday 11 June 2021.
  • Kylies Hut and Metcalfes walking track remain closed until it's safe to re-open

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.00pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 8.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge, from Thursday 17 December 2020 until further notice.

All main visitor areas remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. 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 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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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/coxcomb-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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