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Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 April 2022, 3.43pm

Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 3.43pm.

Closed areas: Davidson Whaling Station bottom carpark closed

Bottom Carpark is closed until further notice due to recent rain events.

Top carpark is open for small vehicles only. There is no parking for buses or coaches.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 3.26pm.

Closed parks: Davidson Whaling Station closed - hazardous road conditions

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is closed due to hazardous road conditions.

For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 May 2022, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Delays on Bournda, Scotts Bay and Bournda Lagoon Roads

Expect short delays on the following between Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 May 2022 due to roadworks:

  • Bournda Road
  • Scotts Bay Road
  • Bournda Lagoon Road

Please drive safely and follow all signage and directions from staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5001.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 3.15pm to Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Bemboka River Road closed

Bemboka River Road is closed between Fastigata Road and Fraxinoides Road from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 2 June 2022 due to wet conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 2.59pm to Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 5.06pm

Closed areas: Fastigata Road closed

Fastigata Road is closed between the National Park Boundary and Nitens Road from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 2 June 2022 due to wet conditions.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 9.19am to Fri 27 May 2022, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.16am

Closed areas: Pinnacles loop walking track closed

Some parts of Ben Boyd National Park are closed from Monday 13 December 2021 to Friday 27 May 2022 while Pinnacles loop walking track is being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 8.38am

Closed areas: White Rock Road closed due to hazardous conditions

White Rock Road is closed from Friday 13 May 2022 due to hazardous conditions.

This road will re-open when conditions improve and assessed as safe.

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.37pm

Other planned events: Prickly Pear weed spraying works

A weed spraying program will take place between Monday 23 May 2022 and Friday 10 June 2022 to control prickly pear in the eastern Coolangubra section of the park.

For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.22pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at the entry to 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.

For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 2.11pm to Fri 17 Jun 2022, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 3.28pm

Other planned events: Pulpit Rock Road Closed for upgrades

Pulpit Rock Road closed to vehicles from 23rd May to 17th June 2022 whilst road works are occurring.

Light to Light Walking track remains open.

For more information please contact the Merimbula Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

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.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 10.11am to Sun 6 Nov 2022, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a continuous and ongoing baiting program from Thursday 5 May 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 in Bournda National Park and Bournda Nature Reserve.

The program will use manufactured, fresh meat and canid pest ejector’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be

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.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Boyds Tower precinct closed for upgrades

The Boyds Tower precinct will be closed from Monday 21 February until August 2022 for upgrades.

The Light to Light walk will remain open.

For further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Apr 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 3.04pm

Closed areas: NSW National Parks section of Packers Swamp Road closed

The NSW National Parks section of Packers Swamp Road is closed to the public due to recent rain events that have caused hazardous road conditions.

Access to Nunnock Swamp and Alexanders Hut is via Creewah Road.

For further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Davidson Whaling Station bottom carpark closed

Bottom Carpark is closed until further notice due to recent rain events.

Top carpark is open for small vehicles only. There is no parking for buses or coaches.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 3.26pm

Closed parks: Davidson Whaling Station closed - hazardous road conditions

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is closed due to hazardous road conditions.

For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 8.58am

Other planned events: Herbicide program - Brown Mountain

From Wednesday 4 May until Friday 6 May 2022, herbicide is being applied to control Crofton weed in the Brown Mountain section of South East Forests National Park.

Qualified contractors will be conducting this program to control invasive weeds in this area.

For more information, call the Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Wallagoot Viewing Platform and Steps Closed

The Facilities at Wallagoot Gap in Bournda National Park are closed due to recent storm damage. These facilities will be reopened when they are repaired.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Bondi Lake walking track partial closure

Bondi Lake walking track is partially closed, adjacent to the West side of  Bondi Lake, from Wednesday 13 April 2022 until further notice due to flooding.

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 Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.32pm

Safety alerts: Wog Way temporary closure

Wog Way is closed from Kanoonah Road in the north through to the park boundary in the south. Above average rainfall in March and April has caused deterioration of the road surface with a section becoming very boggy and unsuitable for vehicles. Coolangubra Forest Way provides alternative access for park visitors travelling to Waratah Campground or Pheasants Peak from Imlay Road. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Kangarutha Walking Track - Areas closed due to severe weather/flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 4 April 2022 and on going until works are finished due to severe storm surge washing out bridge and sections of track:

  • North end of Kangarutha Walking Track – Kianinny Bay to Boulder Bay North.

 

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 11 Apr 2022, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.45pm

Safety alerts: Newline Road temporary closure

Newline Road is closed from Tantawangalo Mountain Road to Dragon Swamp Road to through traffic.

Some sections of the road are boggy and unsuitable for vehicles due to rainfall.

Creewah Road, east of Cathcart township, provides alternative access for park visitors travelling to Nunnock Swamp or Alexanders Hut. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 31 Mar 2022, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather

Haycock Road network is now open but may change at short notice due to forecasted weather. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to the current rain events. Please drive to the conditions.

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

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Applies from Sat 2 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Area closed due to flooding

The northern entry into Kangarutha walking track at Kianinny Bay is closed. Flood waters and sea surge have washed the pedestrian bridge away. Conditions at the crossing are unsafe. Please do not attempt to cross. 

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

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Applies from Sun 3 Apr 2022, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Apr 2022, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Light to Light walking track - Dangerous conditions

Light to Light walking track creek crossings at the northern and southern ends of Saltwater Creek Beach, and Bittangabee Bay are hazardous due to sea surge.  

Remember, it’s never safe to walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through these 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).

 

 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Mar 2022, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Mar 2022, 5.36pm

Closed areas: Wallagoot Lake entrance impassable

The Wallagoot Lake entrance at the northern end of Bournda Beach is impassable for pedestrians.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Mar 2022, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Cattlemans track closed due to flood damage

Cattlemans track in the Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Alexander's Hut through to Tantawangalo Creek at Postman's Camp due to severe road damage from recent heavy rainfall. 

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Mitchells Creek trail closed

Mitchells Creek trail in South East Forest National Park is closed until Wednesday 9 March 2022 until further notice. The closure is to enable trail maintenance works, to repair damage to the trail due to heavy rainfall.

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

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Jewfish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2022.

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 10.51am

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay will be closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

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Applies from Tue 28 Dec 2021, 4.41pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.30am

Other planned events: 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 Saturday 1 January to Thursday 30 June 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section) 
  • Ben Boyd 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 Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 4.10pm

Other planned events: Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicles

Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicle access from Walkers Rock intersection due to recent rain events.  

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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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/davidson-whaling-station-historic-site/local-alerts

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