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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.00am to Wed 21 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Trail and Campground Closures

The western area of Brindabella National Park is closed until Wednesday 21 December due to hazardous trail conditions which are likely to deteriorate further with the forecast wet weather. Park closures are regularly assessed may be extended if trail conditions are unsafe for public access.

This closure affects the following trails:

  • Drs Flat Road (between Baldy Range Tr and the northern park entrance)
  • Webbs Ridge Tr
  • Folly Tr
  • Waterfall Tr
  • McIntyres Tr
  • Lowells Flat Tr
  • Dingi Dingi Tr
  • Powerline Tr
  • Bells Camp Tr
  • Bag Range Tr
  • Coodravale Tr
  • Baldy Range Tr
  • Maginot Tr
  • Link Tr

 

There is no access to McIntyres campground or Lowells Flat campground. 

 

Please note that Brindabella National Park trails are suitable for 4WD only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Trail and crossing closures may be implemented at short notice and all updates will be included on the NPWS website as soon as possible. Always check weather forecasts and the NPWS website for closures and updates before heading out into remote areas and trails. 

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.21pm

Safety alerts: Drive with caution - roadworks underway

Works are underway to repair various firetrails in Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area.

  • Trails are eroded from flooding and not suitable for 2WD vehicles
  • There is increased truck and heavy plant activity on the trails. Look out for signage.
  • Please drive to conditions, take care and drive safely

For more information, contact the Queanbeyan NPWS office on (02) 6119 7166.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Fri 16 Sep 2022, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Road closure

Webbs Ridge trail (north of Dingi Dingi trail) is closed from Friday 16 September 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trail conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 13 Nov 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire and flood recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula fire trail
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Middle Mountain Rd

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 11.01am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 11.00am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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