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Goolawah National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 June 2022, 5.24pm

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 5.24pm.

Safety alerts: Be cautious on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damages are present on walking tracks, road surfaces and managed areas across national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits. Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks.

For more information, contact the local NPWS offices: Hastings on 02 6588 5555 or Macleay on 02 6561 6700.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 23 Jun 2022, 4.34pm to Tue 28 Jun 2022, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 4.43pm

Other planned events: Weed spraying planned at Crowdy Gap Campground

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning to undertake important weed control at Crowdy Gap Campground on Monday 27th June 2022.

The program is designed to reduce infestations of invasive weeds species such as bitou bush, lantana and morning glory. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to the spraying location. Access along the walking track to the beach may be impacted on this day. 

Please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555 for more information. 

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Applies from Wed 22 Jun 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 1.19pm

Other incidents: Pines picnic area barbecues out of order

The barbecues at Pines picnic area are out of order. There has been damage to the structure and gas bottles have been removed. Plans are in place to have this replaced. The toilets and picnic tables are still operational.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 11.49am

Closed areas: Weekday closure of Kattang Nature Reserve

Kattang Nature Reserve will be closed for maintenance work Monday to Friday until Friday 1 July 2022.

Perpendicular Point walking track and Flower Bowl circuit will be closed on weekdays but reopen on weekends from 5pm on Friday to 7am on Monday.

Charles Hamey lookout will remain closed throughout this period.

This alert is weather-dependent and may be extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 7.00am to Sat 30 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Coastal walk and Miners Beach stairs closed

The following areas will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 June 2022 until the below specified dates:

  • Coastal walk - closed until Friday 24 June 2022
  • Miners Beach stairs - closed until Saturday 30 July 2022

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.29am

Safety alerts: Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area - 4WD only

Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road, and wet conditions due to ongoing recent rainfall. It is not suitable for 2WD access. 

4WDs can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access on Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to a significant land slip.  

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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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 Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 5.24pm

Safety alerts: Be cautious on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damages are present on walking tracks, road surfaces and managed areas across national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits. Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks.

For more information, contact the local NPWS offices: Hastings on 02 6588 5555 or Macleay on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.54am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.45am

Other planned events: Areas closed for upgrades

NPWS is undertaking upgrades to Eagles Nest walking track and the two Point lookout platforms. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 2 May 2022 and are planned for completion by October 2022, weather permitting.

During construction, the following areas will be closed for public safety:

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • Weeping Rock track east of the lower Lyrebird junction
  • One of the two lookout platforms.

Park visitors will be able to access one of the lookout platforms, and all other walking tracks at Point lookout.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900. 

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to storm and flood damage

The following areas are closed until Friday 1 July 2022 due to severe storms and flooding and damage to park infrastructure:

  • New England Wilderness trail
  • All park roads except Point lookout precinct

Thungutti campground, The Residence, The Chalet and Toms Cabin are all open.

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 2 May 2022, 12.21pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive closure

Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive in Dooragen National Park is closed due to landslip. Remediation works will be undertaken by local council. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 10.12am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Road closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road/Trail is closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech Campground south through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe flood damage

This park is closed until 31 August 2022 date due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 2.28pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

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 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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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 Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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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/goolawah-national-park/local-alerts

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