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Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 30 March 2021, 3.31pm

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 10.16am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Warra National Park is currently closed due to flood damage, and will reopen as soon as conditions allow.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 19 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Warra National Park

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.58am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground, in Chaelundi National Park, is closed until Saturday 1 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 Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls Closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls is temporarily closed due to recent flooding and rock-fall risk.  Access to the Crystal Shower Falls bridge on the Wonga walk remains open.

For further information please contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 66 575913

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.13pm

Closed parks: Hastings-Macleay area - Many parks closed due to flood damage

Parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

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 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 Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.37pm to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.01pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed from Sunday 18th of April to Saturday 24th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

A number of visitor areas and walking tracks will be closed during this period, with signage installed for notification.

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Carrai National Park and Carrai State Conservation Area are closed from 1am Sunday 18 April to 11pm Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Partial closure for pest control operation

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed from Sunday 18th of April to Saturday 24th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

A number of visitor areas and walking tracks will be closed during this period, with signage installed for notification. 

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

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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 Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.29pm to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Closed for pest control operation

Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area are closed from Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. All visitor areas are closed during this time. 

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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 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 Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9.28pm

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 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 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, 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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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-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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