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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 9.02am

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls, however the Lower Ebor Falls visitor area and escarpment walk from the Upper Ebor Falls to Lower remains closed. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Lower Ebor Falls day use area
  • Escarpment walk from Upper Ebor Falls to Lower Ebor Falls
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 8.00am to Thu 13 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for road maintenance

A number of areas are closed while road maintenance is underway. They include:

  • Dangars Gorge precinct, including Dangars Falls picnic area and Dangars Gorge campground - closed Monday 10 May to Wednesday 12 May 2021
  • Apsley Falls precinct, including Apsley Falls picnic area and Apsley Falls campground - closed Wednesday 12 May to Thursday 13 May

Tia Falls and Wollomombi Falls are alternative destinations during this period.

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 6.07pm to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.30am

Closed areas: Smoky Cape campground closed

Smoky Cape campground remains closed until Monday 10 May 2021 for repair of storm and flood damage. 

For alternative campgrounds nearby, visit Trial Bay campground at South West Rocks or  Hungry Gate campground in Hat Head National Park.

4WD beach access at Smoky Cape campground is now repaired and has reopened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park closed due to flood damage

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, walking tracks and picnic areas. 

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 11.04am

Other planned events: Bridge repair works - Breinerville precinct

Repair works are underway to replace 2 bridges in the Breinerville precinct that were damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires.

If you plan to take New England wilderness walk, please watch out for heavy machinery and observe road signage. Both sites are easily diverted by walking down the creek below the bridges. For further information contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.   

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.39am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings-Macleay area

Several parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.54am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.31am

Closed areas: Gap Beach Road access

Road access to Gap Beach North is closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to a significant localised rain event and flooding. Road access to Gap Beach South has now reopened.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.53pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 9.40am

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to unsafe conditions

A number of walking tracks are closed from Monday 5 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to significant localised rain and flooding resulting in unsafe conditions. The closed tracks are:

  • Jack Perkins track
  • Hungry Road to the junction with Connors track at Kemps Headland
  • Kinchela Trig lookout walk

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.44pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads are closed due to flood damage:

  • Rimau Road
  • Cockerawombeeba Road

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.15pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 26 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bald Rock NP
  • Barool NP
  • Basket Swamp NP
  • Bluff River NR
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Butterleaf NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Cataract NP
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kings Plains NP
  • Mann River NR
  • Maryland NP
  • Nullamanna NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Torrington SCA
  • Washpool NP

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.11am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 19 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Warra National Park

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls Closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls is temporarily closed due to recent flooding and rock-fall risk.  Access to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge on the Wonga walk remains open.

For further information please contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 66 575913

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.11am

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 66520900.

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9.28pm

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021.

For more information, please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable. 

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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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/gads-sugarloaf-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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