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Guy Fawkes River National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 23 July 2019, 1.26pm

Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 1.26pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Horseshoe HR, Chaelundi

There is a fire in this park called Horseshoe HR, Chaelundi. 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.

Applies from Tue 16 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 12.28pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Peak Creek

There is a fire in this park called Peak Creek. 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 Wed 10 Apr 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 1.26pm

Hazard reduction burns: Horseshoe HR, Chaelundi

There is a fire in this park called Horseshoe HR, Chaelundi. 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 16 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 12.28pm

Hazard reduction burns: Peak Creek

There is a fire in this park called Peak Creek. 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 16 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 12.27pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mann River South

There is a fire in this park called Mann River South. 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 16 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 12.21pm

Hazard reduction burns: Marsupial HR

There is a fire in this park called Marsupial 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 Sat 13 Jul 2019, 8.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 12.19pm

Fires - Advice: 1732 Old GI, Chambigne

There is a fire in this park called 1732 Old GI, Chambigne. 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 Fri 19 Jul 2019, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 10.57am

Hazard reduction burns: Owens Creek HR

There is a fire in this park called Owens Creek 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 16 Jul 2019, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 10.47am

Hazard reduction burns: Lone Pine HR

There is a fire in this park called Lone Pine 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 10.45am

Hazard reduction burns: Raspberry Road HR

There is a fire in this park called Raspberry Road 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Jul 2019, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10.55am

Hazard reduction burns: Crows Mountain HR

There is a fire in this park called Crows Mountain 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 Mon 15 Jul 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2019, 7.19am

Hazard reduction burns: Timbarra HR

There is a fire in this park called Timbarra 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 Thu 18 Jul 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Jul 2019, 10.20am

Fires - Advice: Lemon Tree Creek

There is a fire in this park called Lemon Tree Creek. 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2019, 3.19pm

Hazard reduction burns: Wooloweyah 1 HR

There is a fire in this park called Wooloweyah 1 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 Thu 4 Jul 2019, 3.25pm to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Pine Road closed

Pine Road is closed because of wet conditions following maintenance work. Visitors can still access Bangalore Falls via Range Road, Ulong. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 11.54am to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Monday 5 August 2019 until Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

Applies from Tue 16 Jul 2019, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2019, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Delays for Wooleweyah hazard reduction burn

There will be delays on Pegas Drive and Lakes Boulevard on Wednesday 17 July and Thursday 18 July 2019. This is because of hazard reduction activities. Traffic management will be in place but we suggest taking an alternative route.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 4.26pm

Hazard reduction burns: Lakes Blvd HR

There is a fire in this park called Lakes Blvd 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 Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2019, 5.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NPWS is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program in the following national parks:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area
  • Yuraygir National Park
  • Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions and associated restricted access. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2019, 11.06am to Fri 9 Aug 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2019, 9.43am

Closed areas: Aerial bitou bush treatment program - areas closed

Trails and beaches along Yuraygir coastal walk will be closed for approx. 4hrs between Sunday 30 June and Wednesday 31 July 2019. This is so NSW National Parks can treat bitou bush infestations on the coastal dunes.

The areas being treated have dense bitou bush infestations that are not accessible using other treatment methods. This program is part of a systematic pest control approach. 

The aerial treatment areas include:

  • Yuraygir Coastal Walk between Angourie/Mara Creek picnic areas and Lake Arragan campground
  • The remote sand dunes of Northern Illaroo beach
  • Remote areas of northern Brooms Head back beach

NPWS staff will be at these areas to secure the treatment sites, and advise of the closure on the day. Each site will be closed for approximately 3 hours.

Shelley campground will be closed for the treatment, reopening once the operation is complete. All other campgrounds will remain open.

The chemical treatment being used is Roundup Biactive, with an active constituent of 360 g/L glyphosate, present as isopropylamine salt.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence office on 02 6641 1500 or email npws.clarence@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Tue 2 Jul 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 9.25am

Hazard reduction burns: Bogglamore Swamp HR

There is a fire in this park called Bogglamore Swamp 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 Mon 1 Jul 2019, 11.57am to Thu 1 Aug 2019, 12.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 3.35pm

Safety alerts: Planned hazard reduction burn - access to remote wilderness areas affected

A planned hazard reduction burn may affect access to remote wilderness areas. For more information, please call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2019, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 11.32am

Other planned events: Road maintenance works underway

Road maintenance is underway in northern Yuraygir National Park in the Lake Arragan, Mara Creek and Angourie areas. Office of Environment and Heritage staff and heavy earthmoving equipment will be on roads. Traffic control is in place in work zones. Drive safely and be aware of changed road conditions.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2019, 12.31pm to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 4.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for wild dogs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dog control in the following parks and reserves:

  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

The program starts on Thursday 30 May and will finish by Friday 30 August 2019.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program cooperatively with Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW. This is to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to unstable rocks falling onto the walk track. The walk behind the waterfall will remain closed until further notice.

The Wonga Walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2019, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 2.02pm

Safety alerts: Vehicle access to riverbank campsites affected by storm damage

Vehicle access to some riverbank campsites is affected by storm damage. Access barriers are in place.

For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500 for further information.

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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/guy-fawkes-river-national-park/local-alerts

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Ebor Falls, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: NSW Government