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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.51pm

Other planned events: Temporary detour for accessing park via Moses Rock Road

If you're accessing Codhole or Platypus Flat campgrounds via Cascade, be aware that a section of Moses Rock Road in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest will be closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 to allow for a bridge replacement by Forestry Corporation NSW.

During this time, a 6km single-lane detour will be in place from Moses Rock Road (via Welcome Creek Road, Tramline Road and Cedar Road). The detour will be accessible by 2WD in dry weather only, and will also be used by logging trucks.

There is an alternate route to Platypus and Codhole campgrounds via Moonpar Forest Drive, Bostobrick.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.08am

Closed areas: Diggers Beach middle platform closed due storm damage

The Diggers Beach middle platform is closed due to storm damage that has exposed the foundations. The structure will be assessed by an engineer and repairs scheduled.

Please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 11.07am

Closed parks: Hastings-Macleay area - All parks closed due to flooding

Parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed until Monday 19 April 2021. 

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.18pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.56am

Closed areas: Smoky Cape campground and beach access closed

Smoky Cape campground and 4WD beach access are closed due to flood damage. Richardson 4WD trail is open.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.10pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.54am

Closed areas: Parts of Arakoon National Park closed

Trial Bay Gaol is closed due to flood damage. Car parking and beach access is also restricted due to erosion of the beach. Overshot Dam Loop Road is also closed due to flood damage.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.55pm to Tue 1 Jun 2021, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: The Junction campground closed and no through access to river

The Junction campground is closed due to fire recovery works. There is no through access to the river until the works are completed.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.00am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.46am

Closed areas: Sherwood Road partially closed

Sherwood Road from Arthurs Gap to the Railway Repeater Station is closed to vehicles.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Sun 2 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 8.35am

Other planned events: No access to Sherwood Nature Reserve via Sherwood Road due to roadworks

Forestry Corporation of NSW is doing roadwork on Sherwood Road, off Bucca Road, in Wedding Bells State Forest. This road will be closed to all traffic during these works.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 9.57am

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed

Bindarray picnic area is closed due to flood damage on the access road. This will be repaired as access and resources permit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads, Campgrounds and Picnic Areas closed

Werrikimbe and Willi Willi National Parks accessed by the Hastings Forest Way from the east is closed due to flood damage. Moorabak camping area and other Werrikimbe National park facilities accessed from Walcha are open.

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Applies from Tue 30 Mar 2021, 12.44pm to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Eagles Nest track partial closure

Eagles Nest track is closed between Lyrebird track and Eagles Nest lookout due to a large tree fall.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 30 Mar 2021, 11.55am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.00am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to storm damage

Urumbilum Creek picnic area and part of Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route is closed due to storm damage on the access road. The closure is expected to be in place until mid-April.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.26am

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.37am to Thu 24 Jun 2021, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Apr 2021, 1.56pm

Closed areas: No access to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

The access road to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is closed due to a major land slip that has taken over half of the road. Restoration works are currently being planned by NPWS.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 66520900.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.58am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11.10am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge Campground Closed

Doon Goonge Campground, in Chaelundi National Park, is closed until 1st May 2021 due to damaged roads and bridges on access roads outside the national park. For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 66520900.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire repair

Kumbatine Brook and Tuckybunyabah Roads in Kumbatine National Park are closed until Friday 30 April 2021. The closure is to enable bushfire recovery works to repair roads and walking tracks.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 3.42pm

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Mar 2021, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area will be closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and the Wonga walk.

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire damaged bridges.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Waihou Road closure

Waihou Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Monday 30 November 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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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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