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Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 27 August 2018, 9.50am

Applies from Thu 26 Jul 2018, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 9.50am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Residents in the Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head areas and park users are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in this park from Sunday 5 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 13 Oct 2018, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Oct 2018, 10.53am

Closed areas: Binderay picnic area closed due to flooding

Bindarray picnic area is closed due to flooding. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 7.30am to Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Partial track closure - Wonga walk

The section of the Wonga walk between Satinbird Stroll and Tristania Falls, including Crystal Shower Falls is closed due to maintenance works for the entire 24 hour period.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 18 Nov 2018, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Muttonbird Island closed - Rally Australia Special Stage

Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve will be closed to the public from 3pm to 6am on both Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November 2018. The nature reserve will be closed to minimise disturbance to bird nesting habitat during the Rally Australia Special Stage at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Sep 2018, 10.50am

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Kosekai Road

Road grading and associated logging traffic will be using Kosekai Road for the next 3 months, subject to weather conditions.  

Visitors using Kosekai Road need to travel to conditions and ensure they keep left at all times. 

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Applies from Fri 7 Sep 2018, 11.52am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Sep 2018, 1.51pm

Other planned events: Trail Bay Goal kiosk opening hours

Trial Bay Gaol kiosk restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 2pm.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 11.54am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 9.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program Moonee beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in the Moonee beach area and park from Monday 10 September 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the Pied Oyster Catcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8.48am

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to recent rockfall and unstable rocks. It will remain closed until further assessment by geotechnical specialists is completed.

Wonga walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jul 2018, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 9.50am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Residents in the Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head areas and park users are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in this park from Sunday 5 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Park users and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2016, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Banda Banda Road and Banda Banda Forest loop walk closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to storm damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Banda Banda Road - closed due to tree fall and land slip 
  • Banda Banda Forest loop walk - closed due to tree fall

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/gaagal-wanggaan-south-beach-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Warrell Creek, Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park. Photo: A Ingarfield