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Gourock National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 16 March 2021, 1.30pm

Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 1.30pm.

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 12.49pm.

Closed parks: Gourock National Park closed

Gourock National Park is closed until bushfire safety and rehabilitation works are completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.54pm

Hazard reduction burns: Honeymoon HR

There is a fire in this park called Honeymoon HR. 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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 2.35pm to Wed 28 Apr 2021, 8.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The south west area of Wadbilliga National Park around Yankees Creek within the Kybeyan Valley will be closed from 7am Monday 26th April until 6pm Tuesday 27th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The operation will target feral deer, pigs and goats and aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Merimbula park office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 1.50pm to Wed 28 Apr 2021, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation

The area within a 5km radius of Badja Swamps Nature Reserve will be closed from 7am Monday 26th April until Wednesday 28th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Merimbula park office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 1.53pm to Wed 28 Apr 2021, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.56pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Badja Swamps NR is closed from 7am Monday 26th April until 6pm Tuesday 27th April for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Merimbula park office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Other planned events: 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 wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Conjola National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve

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.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Mystery Bay and 1080 Beach closed – hazard reduction burning

The Mystery Bay section of Eurobodalla National Park, including 1080 Beach, is closed for hazard reduction burning from Tuesday 20 April to Friday 23 April 2021. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This burn is called Mystery Bay HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Siltstone and Honeymoon fire trails closed

Siltstone and Honeymoon fire trails are closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April 2021. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Honeymoon HR. For more information, contact the local office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.51am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Flooded river crossings

Recent severe weather and flooding has caused significant damage to the river crossing on Dry Creek fire trail. This river crossing is currently impassable. There is no access from Merricumbene fire trail to Araluen Road.

All other river crossings should be treated with extreme caution, if driving through. Some river crossings may have changed or become unstable due to flooding.

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Applies from Thu 11 Mar 2021, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance

Roadworks will be underway within Eurobodalla National Park during April and May.

The following roads will remain open to public access whilst works are carried out depending on conditions:

  • Bogola Head Road
  • Honeysuckle Road
  • Blackfellows Point Road to Beachcomber Holiday Park

Visitors may enter these areas with care; noting that the road surface may be uneven and slippery during this time. Please drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff.

Congo campground access road will be closed for resurfacing for the month of May 2021. The campground will be closed from Saturday 1 May to Friday 11 June 2021. Visitors are not permitted to enter closed work areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Boundary fire trail closed at Mongarlowe River crossing

Boundary fire trail is currently closed to all traffic at the Mongarlowe River crossing. Recent significant flood damage at this river crossing has made it impassable.

It is not safe to cross at this location. Please follow signage directions and do not drive around any closure barriers. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Assessments and rectification works are scheduled, and the crossing will remain closed until these are completed. NPWS will be reviewing the closure and will update when completed. Please check this website for updates or changes. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.02am

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures in June 2021 when some areas may be able to be reopened, however it is likely that some areas will remain closed beyond this point. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following rain. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 12.20pm

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.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 5.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least June 2021.

Do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road partial closure and campground access

Currently, the following campgrounds can only be accessed via Braidwood:

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

Araluen Road is partially closed due to essential roadworks.  

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and any cordoned off areas. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 1.30pm

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 12.49pm

Closed parks: Gourock National Park closed

Gourock National Park is closed until bushfire safety and rehabilitation works are completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 12.34pm

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

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

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.58am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.47pm

Other planned events: 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 Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.14am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Dec 2020, 10.17am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. Do not enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of the Lowden Road and includes Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

For information on closures affecting the Mulloon Firetrail contact Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. For closures affecting Tallaganda State Forest contact Forestry Corporation NSW.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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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