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Gibraltar Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 2.43pm

Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 10.05am to Wed 3 Jun 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 2.43pm.

Closed areas: Gibraltar House closed

Gibraltar House is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

If you would like to stay at Gibraltar House after Thursday 4 June 2020, you’ll need to revisit this web page and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds, campsites, cottages and other NPWS accommodation will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.23pm.

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Campgrounds in Gibraltar Range National Park are closed until 1 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

Affects 2 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 11.31am.

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am.

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 4.22pm to Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 9.41am

Closed areas: Cod Hole picnic area and campground closed to 1 July

Cod Hole picnic area and campground is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 4.47pm

Closed areas: Platypus Flat campground available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Platypus Flat campground is closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 10.05am to Wed 3 Jun 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Gibraltar House closed

Gibraltar House is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

If you would like to stay at Gibraltar House after Thursday 4 June 2020, you’ll need to revisit this web page and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds, campsites, cottages and other NPWS accommodation will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Campgrounds in Gibraltar Range National Park are closed until 1 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.36pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Four Bull Hut closed

Campgrounds and Four Bull Hut are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.58am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Torrington State Conservation Area has been damaged by bushfires. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information call the NPWS Tenterfield area office on 02 6736 4298, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permissible in this national park until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 1.34pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.06pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Closed parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.17am

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to roadworks

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel on.

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

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 10.33am

Closed parks: 1080 pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh and manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is ongoing from Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020 in Everlasting Swamp National Park.

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. 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 Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on target animal activity.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 10.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 8 May 2020, 4.52pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 12.06pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 1 August 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.01pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Part 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. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

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 Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 11.32am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 11.31am

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wahoo Road closure

Wahoo Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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

Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage is missing.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 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/gibraltar-range-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Duffer Creek walk, Gibraltar Range National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary