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Gibraltar Range National Park

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Bark Hut Road closed for roadworks

Bark Hut Road in Barool National Park is closed until 5pm, Friday 19 August 2022.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 6.00am to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.23am

Closed areas: Bald Rock National Park partial closure

The following areas are closed from 6am, Monday 1 August 2022 until 5pm, Friday 2 September 2022 to allow for roadworks along the existing fire trails:

  • Bald Rock Trig lookout
  • Border walk
  • Carrolls Creek walk
  • Little Bald Rock walking track

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

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Applies from Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.14am

Closed areas: Access road closed

The only access road into Butterleaf National Park, across the adjoining state forest, is closed until further notice. This is because it is impassable for vehicle traffic due to damage from multiple rain events. Visitors can still access the park on foot.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.19pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood and storm damage - Coffs Coast area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until Friday 2 September 2022 due to widespread flooding. The closure is also to allow risk assessments and repairs to take place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Access to the following areas remains open:

  • Hard-roofed accommodation that is on-park
  • All campgrounds are opened.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 10.02am

Closed areas: Bungoona walking track closed

Bungoona walking track, which gradually climbs around the side of Bald Rock to the summit, will be closed from 8am Monday 15 August until 5pm Friday 26 August. This closure is to support maintenance and reconstruction works on the track.

The Rockface walk to the summit will remain open during this time, but is a hard walk directly up the face of Bald Rock.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 10.00am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 8.48am

Closed areas: Misty Creek Road closed due to roadworks

Misty Creek Road in Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed for roadworks to repair flood damage from 8am Monday 8 August until 5pm Friday 19 August. The following locations will be closed while these works are undertaken:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Chaelundi Falls lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • Lucifers Thumb lookout
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Spring Gully picnic area

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.48pm

Closed areas: Western Nymboi-Binderay National Park closed

The western side of Nymboi-Binderay National Park (west of Nymboida River) is closed until Monday 5 September 2022 due to severe wet weather and road damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Repairs will be carried out as conditions dry.

Moonpar Forest Drive is accessible to 4WD vehicles.

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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.44pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 5.38pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park and Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi National Park is closed until Wednesday 30 September 2022 due to widespread flood damage.

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

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.58am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road at GR503055 6671267. 

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 5.04pm

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

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

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 5.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek 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 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.

Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.

Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park

The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.58pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 8.42am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 12.33pm

Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground baiting program in this park from Monday 18 July to Friday 19 August 2022.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 locations. 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 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jul 2022, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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 NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage

Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.

Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. Due to recent rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Other incidents: Magistrate trail closed to heavy vehicles

Magistrate trail in Capoompeta National Park is closed to heavy vehicles until further notice, due to flood damage.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park

 

From 06/06/2022 to 06/12/2022 

 

Aerial Baiting is scheduled for 06/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

 

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 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900 or the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed until further notice due to road collapse and walking track damage as a result of flooding. 

Geotechnical assessment and design repairs have been completed for the NPWS road sections, and works are scheduled for August-September 2022 as conditions dry.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 8.49am

Closed parks: Access road closed due to roadworks

Basket Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to weather damaged access roads. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 23 Feb 2022, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Upper Ebor Falls - Toilets closed

The public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls carpark will be temporarily closed during park infrastructure upgrades. Please note that toilets are available, including disabled access, at the Lower Ebor Falls carpark area, by following the access road past the Upper Falls parking area.

Thank you for your patience during this time. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green campgrounds in Warra National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Long Point and The Green campgrounds.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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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.

    Buy annual pass
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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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