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Goulburn River National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 24 November 2022, 9.53am

Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 1.36pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.53am.

Closed areas: Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 1 February 2023 due to damage to the causeway on Mogo Rd:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River 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 NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
5 December 2022 Closed areas Goulburn River NP closed for Pest Management Details

Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.48pm

Goulburn River National Park is closed from 9am, Monday 5 December to 6pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000

The Drip Walking Track and surrounds are not included in this closure.  

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.26am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late December 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 31 December 2022.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.10am

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 December 2022. 

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

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Applies from Sun 20 Nov 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 8.11am

Closed areas: Area closed for campground upgrade

Finchley campground is closed for an upgrade from 12pm, Sunday 13 November until 2pm, Friday 9 December 2022.

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 2.20pm

Safety alerts: High Clearance 4WD Only to the Valley Lookout

Due to wet weather, river crossings and trail surface damage there is only HIGH CLEARANCE 4WD ACCESS to the Valley Lookout.

2WD and AWD vehicles are only able to access Capertee National Park to the Woolshed Flat Area of the reserve.  

Please check the condition and depth of the river crossings before crossing.  Recovery of bogged vehicles may take several hours and incur a cost from a private towing/recovery company.

Mobile phone service is patchy throughout the reserve.  If in doubt please don't cross the river

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 10.45am

Closed areas: Southern section of Capertee National Park is closed due to flood damage

The southern section of Capertee National Park is closed to vehicles due to flood damaged causeways.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas/attractions:

  • Policeman's Point Campground
  • Airly Lookout
  • Carinya Fire Trail
  • Airly Gap Fire Trail
  • Port Macquarie Fire Trail

 

Visitors can still walk or cycle on these trails.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please the Mudgee Area on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.37am

Safety alerts: 4WD Only to Capertee Campground

High Clearance 4WD access to Capertee Campground.  Due to the recent wet weather the Capertee River causeway used to access the Capertee Campground is only suitable to high clearance 4wd's only.  No 2WD or All Wheel Drive vehicles will be able to access the campground.

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.27pm

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation

Capertee National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area are closed from 9am, Monday 21 November to 5pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 8 Oct 2022, 9.25am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Oct 2022, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall causing the following creek crossings along the following roads to rise: 

Hildegard Road between Pines Campground and Brackens Hut

Pinnacle Road between Barracks Campground and Bundella Lookout. 

It's advised to approach these creeks with caution and use a 4WD / vehicle with plenty of ground clearance. 

Barracks Campground., Cox's Creek Campground, Pines Campground, Norfolk Falls Picnic Area and the Grass Trees Track are still accessible by 2WD.  

 

The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls 
  • Bald Hill Road is closed due to a damaged creek crossing. Restoration works will take place when conditions allow.
  • Parts of Pines campground - the campground areas in the eastern section under the pine trees.
  • Bundar Management fire trail
  • Forest Road is closed beyond the seasonal gate. This road normally takes you to the eastern side of the park. 
  • Grass Trees track entrance via Barracks campground due to track damage
  • Breeza lookout
  • Snow Gums walking track

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain resulting in damage to sections of the road. 

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.41am

Closed areas: Bald Hill walking track closed

The Bald Hill walking track in Hill End Historic Site is closed from Tuesday 4 October due to recent rainfall events causing part of the track to collapse. 

The track will reopen once assessment and remediation works have occurred to ensure park user safety.

For more information, please contact the Hill End Historic Site Office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 7.32am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 1 March 2023 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.13am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.47am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  

An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 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 Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 18 Apr 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.34am

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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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/goulburn-river-national-park/local-alerts

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