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Crowdy Bay National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 24 September 2020, 3.28pm

Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.28pm.

Closed areas: Kylies Hut walk-in campground closed - bushfire damage

Kylies Hut walk-in campground is closed due to recent bushfire damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park - Areas closed for bushfire repair

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 31 October 2020 to Sunday 31 January 2021 while bushfire damage to roads and walking tracks is being repaired. The closed areas are:

  • Kumbatine Brook Road
  • Bears Road
  • Cooperabung Range Road
  • Ballengara Road
  • Rolland Plains Road

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

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Applies from Thu 19 Nov 2020, 3.11pm to Wed 16 Dec 2020, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 4.43pm

Other planned events: Short term construction work - Stewart and Lloyds campground

Construction work will be carried out to install a new toilet at Stewart and Lloyds campground from Monday 23 November to approximately Wednesday 16 December 2020, from 7am to 6pm. The campground will remain open, but visitors are advised that some low-level noise will be generated during construction. 

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Applies from Thu 19 Nov 2020, 11.59am to Thu 17 Dec 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 4.21pm

Other planned events: Wild dog trapping - Khappinghat National Park

NPWS is conducting wild dog and fox trapping within Khappinghat National Park. This is part of a cooperative program with Forestry Corporation and Local Land Services to address wild dog attacks on stock within private property between Pampoolah and Old Bar. 

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 1.18pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Nov 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Camping at Neranie limited to Forest campsites only

Neranie campground has recently been upgraded to improve drainage, parking and campsite access. From Tuesday 10 November 2020, camping is available on Forest sites only. Lake camping sites remain temporarily closed the end of November to allow sites to stabilise and grass to grow.

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

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 4.47pm to Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10.14am

Safety alerts: Access to Wallingat River campground and picnic area restricted to Sugar Creek Road

Visitors to Wallingat River campground and picnic area are advised to remain on Sugar Creek Road rather than following the Google map directions and turning off onto Link Road. This is due to the current poor condition of Link Road.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 8.37am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 11.32am

Safety alerts: McBrides Beach vehicle access closed and new walking track construction

NPWS is changing access to McBrides Beach at Cape Hawke within Booti Booti National Park. 

The vehicle trail to the beach is severely eroded, and is being temporarily closed to address immediate safety concerns.

NPWS is constructing a new walking track from the Council carpark on Cape Hawke Drive down to McBrides Beach, to provide safe public access to the beach. Construction of the walking track is underway and will be completed by mid-December 2020, subject to weather conditions. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or download this fact sheet.

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Applies from Thu 5 Nov 2020, 7.06am to Thu 17 Dec 2020, 7.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.33pm

Other incidents: Reduced campsite availability due to flood damage

Johnsons Beach campground has been impacted by recent flooding, and a number of campsites are temporarily unavailable.

For further information please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jun 2020, 9.04am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Nov 2020, 10.12am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

Roto House in Macquarie Nature Reserve is currently closed for the safety of visitors and volunteers.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information, or call the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently underway. 

The closed areas are:

  • Brushy Mountain campground 
  • Racecourse trail (leading onto Coachwood trail in Willi Willi National Park)

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 1.49pm

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.26pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground closed

Maxwells Flat campground in Cottan-Bimbang National Park is currently closed until Saturday 31 October 2020, due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use 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.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.28pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use 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.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

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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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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 2.12pm

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 Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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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/crowdy-bay-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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