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Goonook Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm

Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 2.33pm to Tue 5 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barakee State Conservation Area
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve 

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 the 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 NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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 Mon 27 Jun 2022, 6.00am to Wed 29 Jun 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 4.36pm

Closed areas: Scenic Drive closed for roadworks

Scenic Drive (Janies Corner) will be closed from Monday June 27 until Wednesday 29 June 2022 for maintenance.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Jun 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Graham Allan walk closed at recreation ground

Access from Graham Allen walk to the riverside recreation area (MCC) is closed for upgrade works within the adjacent council-managed recreation area.

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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 Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 4.49pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 12.38pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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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 Tue 17 May 2022, 3.45pm to Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 12.38pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.

The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 more information about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 2.33pm to Tue 5 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barakee State Conservation Area
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve 

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 the 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 NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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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 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, 3.44pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.12am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

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

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

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 Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.11pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 1 August 2022 due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

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 local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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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 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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