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Guy Fawkes River National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 3 March 2021, 4.37pm

Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 4.37pm.

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 Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 4.37pm

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 Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.42pm

Closed areas: No access to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

The council access road to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is closed due to land slip and road damage. Half the road has washed away. Restoration works are currently being carried out by Coffs Harbour City Council.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Sun 2 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 3.17pm

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

There is no access to Sherwood Nature Reserve via Sherwood Road from Monday 1 March to Tuesday 2 May 2021. Gentle Annie Road is also closed due to a landslip, expected to be cleared by Sunday 7 March 2021.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.54pm to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.08pm

Other planned events: Platypus Flat campground closure

Platypus Flat campground will be closed to all visitors from Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2021, due to new toilets being constructed. This work is the final fire recovery work.

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2.44pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Shannon Creek forest drive closed

Shannon Creek forest drive is closed from Tuesday 19 January until Friday 31 December 2021. This is due to two bridges being destroyed by bushfire on Shannon Creek Road within the adjacent Boundary Creek State Forest.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Mar 2021, 8.35am

Closed areas: No access to Bindarray picnic area

Access to Bindarray picnic area is temporarily closed due to flooding. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Harbour area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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 Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 3.57pm

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

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 pest management program. Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. 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.

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.

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 Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.53pm

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 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 Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Jan 2021, 11.08am

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 renovations.

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

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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 Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green campgrounds in Warra National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Long Point and The Green campgrounds.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.44am

Other planned events: Grassy Creek campground

If you plan to stay at Grassy Creek campground in Washpool National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or, complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4.27pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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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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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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