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Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 14 October 2021, 9.07am

Applies from Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Dalmorton campground closed

Dalmorton campground is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires at the northern end of Chaelundi Road.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 9.49am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

The Never Never picnic area shelter is closed due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The closure will remain in place until the shelter is assessed by an engineer.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open.  

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 5.12pm

Closed areas: Bangalore Falls lookout platform closed

The Bangalore Falls viewing platform is closed pending an engineers safety inspection. The platform will be re-opened when determined safe.

 

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Thu 20 Oct 2022, 9.32am to Mon 12 Dec 2022, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Robinsons Knob Trail partially closed for works

Robinsons Knob Trail is closed for maintenance from Monday 17 October to Friday 9 December

 2022.

This closure means access the following attractions can only be accessed via the Lyrebird Track Network:

  • Wrights lookout walking track
  • Cascades walking track
  • New England Wilderness walk

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Coffs Coast Area Office on 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 12.34pm

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.

Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.

Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park

The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.37am

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Binderray picnic area closed

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed to vehicles due to flood damage to the access road. Repairs will be undertaken as road conditions permit. Walk in access from the entry to the park is permitted.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11.07am

Safety alerts: 4WD is currently recommended to access Codhole and Platypus Flat Campgrounds

4WD vehicle is recommended on the main access roads to Codhole and Platypus Flat campgrounds (including Moonpar, Mills and Moses Rock Roads).

Access to these campgrounds is best via Cascade.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 11.44am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.47am

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 10.11am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

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 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.34pm

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.07pm

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 8.30am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety and is expected to re-open before the December school holidays.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

Please check this alert for updates.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2022, 10.52am

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure

Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.

This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.

Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.

For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.

For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.18am

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

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green camping areas 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 camping areas.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2022, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 8.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Other incidents: Magistrate trail closed to heavy vehicles

Magistrate trail in Capoompeta National Park is closed to heavy vehicles until further notice, due to flood damage.

For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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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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