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Hat Head National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.30pm

Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.48pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.30pm.

Closed areas: Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages closed

Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages are closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access the lighthouse and lookout.

For more information, please contact npws.property@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 16 Jul 2019, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2019, 11.29am

Hazard reduction burns: Lone Pine HR

There is a fire in this park called Lone Pine HR. 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2019, 11.25am

Hazard reduction burns: Raspberry Road HR

There is a fire in this park called Raspberry Road HR. 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 3.26pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Road closed

Lighthouse Road in Sea Acres National Park will be closed from Matthew Flinders Drive to Tacking Point Lighthouse from Tuesday 19 June until Monday 30 September 2019. This is because Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC) is upgrading the road. 

This will affect access to Lighthouse Road carpark and Port Macquarie coastal walk. Visitors can access the coastal walk and Tacking Point Lighthouse via Shelley and Miners Beach walking tracks.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings office on 02 6588 5555 or PMHC on 02 6581 8111.

 

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7.20am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ. 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 Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/hat-head-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Hat Head National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach.  The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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View of beach in Hat Head National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary