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Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 2 April 2020, 5.16pm

Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.16pm.

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

The majority 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. Monitor this website for updates on closures.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 17 Mar 2020, 11.35am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 12.07pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 30 May 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 9.39am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.24pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Never Never picnic area closed

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 6657 2319 or email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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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 Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to road works

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.07pm

Closed parks: Cathedral Rock National Park closed

Cathedral Rock National Park is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. For further information call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Four Bull Hut closed

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in Washpool National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Four Bull Hut will also be closed until further notice. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.06pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Closed parks and reserves - Clarence area

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 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.16pm

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

The majority 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. Monitor this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - Gibraltar House closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Gibraltar Range National Park until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Gibraltar House will also be closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.56am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.35am

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

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 Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 3.51pm to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 11.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed due to storm damage

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed due to damage to the access roads from recent storms. The picnic area is due to be reopened on Thursday 9 April 2020.

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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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