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Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 July 2020, 9.37am

Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am.

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm.

Closed parks: Part 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. 

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 Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 3.30pm

Hazard reduction burns: River Flats

There is a fire in this park called River Flats. 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 23 Jul 2020, 3.00pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 3.55pm

Other planned events: Road closed at Middle Creek Bridge on Sherwood Creek Road

Roadworks are happening on Middle Creek Bridge from Thursday 23 July to Monday 30 November 2020. Sherwood Creek Road is closed at Middle Creek Bridge during this time. The only access to the Middle Creek / Scout Falls area is from the Glenreagh side. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadworks signs.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jul 2020, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 11.16am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed due to fire damage

Washpool walk is closed due to fire damage.

All other walking tracks are open, including:

  • Coombadjha walk
  • Loop walk
  • Coombadjha link track
  • World Heritage walk.

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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 Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 5.12pm

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed until 8am, Monday 31 August 2020. The closure is due to ongoing safety works, steep slippery clay surfaces and high tree risk.

The closed areas are:

  • Kilprotay Road
  • O'Neils Road
  • Postman's trail

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.49am

Safety alerts: Asbestos risk on New England Wilderness walk

On the Brinerville section of the Wilderness walk there are several buildings destroyed by bushfire that contain asbestos. These sites are identified with warning signs. Walkers must not approach any destroyed buildings due to the risks from burnt/friable asbestos. The asbestos will be removed in the coming months as part of bushfire recovery works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails
  • Cockerawombeeba Road
  • Forbes River Road 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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 Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1.10pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Cathedral Rock National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some areas in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed. The closed areas include:

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

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.24pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.48am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Friday 12 June and Friday 10 July 2020 in Deervale Nature Reserve, Junuy Juluum Nature Reserve, Cascade National Park, Bindarri National Park and Dorrigo 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 (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 please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 1.34pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Part 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. 

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 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.05am

Closed areas: Wahoo Road closure

Wahoo Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 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 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am

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-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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