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Gourock National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 2 January 2023, 12.06pm

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.06pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.31pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.34pm

Closed parks: Yanununbeyan National Park & State Conservation Area closed for aerial pest control operation

Yanununbeyan National Park & State Conservation Area is closed from 6am, Monday 13 February to 9pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. This operation is part of an ongoing program for the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the Parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.20pm

Closed parks: Tinderry Nature Reserve closed for aerial pest control operation

Tinderry Nature Reserve is closed from 6am, Monday 13 February to 9pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. This operation is part of an ongoing program for the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the Nature Reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Plovers Lane Walking Track Closed for Pest Control Program

Plovers Lane Walking Track will be closed between 5pm to 5am daily from Monday 23 January to Monday 30 January 2023 inclusive for a ground pest control operation.

This program targets foxes and aims to reduce their impact on threatened and migrating shorebirds.

The closed areas will be sign-posted and barriers will be placed at all relevant access points. Please avoid these areas and do not enter closed areas during this time. Please follow directions from NPWS officers and NPWS authorised contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.07pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Tue 17 Jan 2023, 2.40pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Intermittent Road Closures for road resealing works - Eurobodalla National Park

From 16th January through to 28th February 2023, NPWS will be completing reseal works to roads in visitor precincts within the Eurobodalla National Park. The works will require intermittent closures of these roads to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to allow for works access and protect public safety across the construction site.

The areas impacted will be

- Shelly Beach parking area

- Toragy Loop Road 

- Elizabeth Street

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. Do not attempt to enter areas that have been closed for works temporarily. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Jan 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage

The following roads are closed until further notice due to rain damage:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point trail
  • Honeysuckle Road

Please do not enter the above areas. These areas are being continually assessed, and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Areas of Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.53am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 5.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery including Mumbulla Falls

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works on walkways and viewing platforms.

Please follow Park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to access these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 28 Dec 2022, 4.17pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jan 2023, 2.48pm

Closed parks: Coornartha Nature Reserve closed

Reserve closed for fence construction.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8.49am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in this park, using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 5 December 2022 until Wednesday 8 February 2023. Baiting will be conducted in:

  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Wadjan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area

These areas are located within the East Monaro/Central South coast Wild Dog Management Plan.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. For further information please call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.42am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in Monga National Park are currently closed due to significant flood damage causing dangerous conditions after recent heavy rains:

  • Bolaro Road
  • Buckenbowra River crossing on No Name Mountain Road

These roads will be re-opened for access once they have been fully assessed and any remedial woks completed. Please follow signage and do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 10.42am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also affected due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.09pm

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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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/gourock-national-park/local-alerts

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