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Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 5.25pm

Hazard reduction burns: Kianniny HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 22/05/2023. The fire is called Kianniny HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 2.42pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Millangandi HR stage 2)

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 18/05/2023. The fire is called NPWS Millangandi HR stage 2). Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 2.41pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Merimbula Ck HR (stage 2)

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 18/05/2023. The fire is called NPWS Merimbula Ck HR (stage 2). Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 7.00am to Tue 30 May 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Chalk Hills Road Closed for repair

Chalk Hills Road is closed for repairs from Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 May 2023. There is no public access to Goodenia Rainforest Picnic area and Goodenia Rainforest walking track via Chalk Hills Rd during this time.

Contact Merimbula NPWS office for more information 6495 5000

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Applies from Tue 16 May 2023, 3.28pm to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to ground pest control operation

The following sections of Beowa National Park will be closed from 4pm to 8am daily, from Monday 5 June to Friday 9 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation:

  • Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek section of Light to light walk
  • Mowarry Trig trail, and;
  • Mowarry Point trail.

You can still access these areas from 8am to 4pm as well as other sections of Beowa National Park.

This operation will involve ground shooting of feral deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods (4pm to 8am).

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 12.12pm

Closed areas: North Head boadwalk and viewing platforms closed

The carpark, boardwalk and viewing platforms at North Head in Beowa National Park are closed for upgrades from Monday 13 March to Friday 23 June 2023.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 12.51pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Light to Light walk partial closure

The section of Light to Light walk near Boyds Tower, between Leather Jacket Bay and Mowarry is closed until further notice due to track upgrades. An alternative route with signage is in place.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.29am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 7.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 May 2023, 7.30am

Closed areas: Summerells Fire trail closed

Summerells Fire Trail is closed to vehicles from 1 December 2022 to 30 June 2023. Storm / water damage has made the road unsafe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 64585960

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Applies from Wed 22 Feb 2023, 12.21pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.16am

Closed areas: Lennards Island walking track and carpark closure

Lennards Island walking track and carpark will be closed from Monday 16 January 2023 to Friday 16 June 2023 due to upgrade works.

The area is closed to the public. Workers will be present on the walking track and carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 2.18pm to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 2.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program using fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 29th May to Friday 29th September 2023. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be undertaken in:

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

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

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Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 1.09pm to Sun 25 Jun 2023, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 8.51am

Closed areas: Nunnock swamp and Alexanders Hut closed for ground pest control operation

The Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park will be closed to the public from 2pm on Tuesday 13th of June until 11:59pm Sunday 25th of June 2023 for an ground pest control operation.

The closed areas include:

  • Nunnock campground
  • Nunnock grasslands walking tracks
  • Alexanders Hut
  • Alexanders Hut campground
  • Packers Swamp
  • Dragon Swamp

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer and feral pigs during day time or night as required. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs may be targeted if observed during the operation.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The following campgrounds will remain open to the public:

  • Six Mile Creek campground
  • Postmans campground

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 3 Apr 2023, 7.47am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.25am

Closed areas: Nadgee Nature Reserve Wilderness Area Closed

Nadgee Nature Reserve Wilderness Area will be closed to the public from the 26th - 30th of June for a ground pest control operation. 

  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
  • Other pest animals, including pigs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer during daylight and/or night time. Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2023, 4.30pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 10.31am

Closed areas: Bega Swamp, Packers Swamp and Dragon Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park as well as Packers Swamp and Dragon Swamp sections of South East Forest National Park, will be closed from 4pm to 8am weekdays between Monday 22 May to Friday 30 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer and feral pigs during day time or night as required. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs may be targeted if observed during the operation.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 17 Apr 2023, 7.23am to Mon 12 Jun 2023, 7.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Apogee Road closed for bridge upgrade

Apogee Road is closed for bridge upgrade works between 17 April to 12 May 2023.

No access to South east Forest National Park via Apogee Road during that period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance 

For more information contact Bombala NPWS office on 6458 5900

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Applies from Mon 17 Apr 2023, 7.37am to Thu 15 Jun 2023, 7.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Terrace Beach access closed

The access stairs to Terrace Beach are closed for upgrades from Monday 17 April to Thursday 15 June 2023. There is no safe access to Terrace Beach during this period.

For more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 9.56am

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

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

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Jew Fish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2023.

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 9.56am

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 Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 9.09am

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 2022 to Saturday 30 June 2023.

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 Fri 24 Feb 2023, 12.25pm to Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 9.08am

Closed areas: South East Forests - Nungatta Predator Free Area Closure

Roads and trails closed for public access include Laings Road, Link Track, Alex Hut Fire Trail, Reef Road East, Reef Road West, Mervs East Fire Trail, Mervs West Fire Trail and Sandplot Track. 

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 10.15am

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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