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Goolawah National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 5.08pm

Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 5.08pm.

Closed areas: Temporary closures for aerial weed spraying operation

Sections of coastal areas in national parks between Hat Head and Harrington will be closed between Monday 20 May and Friday 31 May 2019. This is for a weed control operation targeting bitou bush.

Sections of beaches, carparks, roads and walking tracks will be closed temporarily while the aerial spraying operations are underway. The affected parks are:

  • Hat Head National Park
  • Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park
  • Limeburners Creek National Park
  • Crowdy Bay National Park
  • Kattang Nature Reserve

NSW National Parks staff will be on-site during the closures, and signs will be in place advising of the work.

This operation is dependent on weather conditions. Aerial spraying won't be carried out within 150m of campgrounds or neighbouring residences. It also won't be carried out during weather conditions where spray drift may impact these areas. All areas will reopen after completion.

Hungry, Racecourse, Delicate, Melaleuca, Point Plomer, Diamond Head, Indian Head, Kylies Beach and The Gap campgrounds will remain open at all times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings Macleay office on 02 6588 5555  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 12.49pm

Other planned events: Wild dog and fox baiting program in southern Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dogs and foxes in the southern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. This program starts on Thursday 23 May and will finish by Wednesday 31 July 2019. It will run next to Harrington, Crowdy Head and Crowdy Bay Beach.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. It is also being carried out to reduce the impact of foxes on native wildlife.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

All baiting areas will have 1080 baiting signs at the access points.

For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 10.48am to Tue 25 Jun 2019, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 2.36pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial and ground baiting for wild dogs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial and ground baiting for wild dog and fox control in the following parks and reserves:

  • New England National Park 
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve 
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland nature reserve and state conservation area
  • Gagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

The program starts on Monday 20 May and will finish by Friday 30 August 2019.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program cooperatively with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW. This is to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at the access points to areas where baiting is happening. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Temporary closures for aerial weed spraying operation

Sections of coastal areas in national parks between Hat Head and Harrington will be closed between Monday 20 May and Friday 31 May 2019. This is for a weed control operation targeting bitou bush.

Sections of beaches, carparks, roads and walking tracks will be closed temporarily while the aerial spraying operations are underway. The affected parks are:

  • Hat Head National Park
  • Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park
  • Limeburners Creek National Park
  • Crowdy Bay National Park
  • Kattang Nature Reserve

NSW National Parks staff will be on-site during the closures, and signs will be in place advising of the work.

This operation is dependent on weather conditions. Aerial spraying won't be carried out within 150m of campgrounds or neighbouring residences. It also won't be carried out during weather conditions where spray drift may impact these areas. All areas will reopen after completion.

Hungry, Racecourse, Delicate, Melaleuca, Point Plomer, Diamond Head, Indian Head, Kylies Beach and The Gap campgrounds will remain open at all times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings Macleay office on 02 6588 5555  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2019, 9.50am to Fri 31 May 2019, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 12.59pm

Other incidents: Road in poor condition - Wilson River picnic area

The access road to Wilson River is in poor condition. NSW National Parks recommends that visitors use 4WD vehicles to access the area. Please avoid travelling to the area during wet weather. For further information call 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 8.00am to Fri 7 Jun 2019, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Diamond Head campground - main ammenity block closed

The main amenity block at Diamond Head campground will be closed from Monday 6 May to Friday 7 June 2019 for maintenance. Portable toilets and showers are available while this maintenance is being completed.

For more information, please call the NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7.20am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2019, 9.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2019, 10.40am

Closed areas: Little Bay shelter shed closed

An assessment of Little Bay shelter shed has found that it needs to be replaced, due to evidence of crumbling concrete. The shelter shed has been fenced off from the public since December 2018. It will be demolished in March 2019. NSW National Parks is undergoing a planning process to replace the shelter.

Other picnic facilities in Little Bay remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Trial Bay Gaol on 02 6566 6168 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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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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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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A man looking out to sea through binoculars at Goolawah National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH