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Hat Head National Park

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.18pm

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 renovations.

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park - Areas closed for bushfire repair

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 31 October 2020 to Sunday 31 January 2021 while bushfire damage to roads and walking tracks is being repaired. The closed areas are:

  • Kumbatine Brook Road
  • Bears Road
  • Cooperabung Range Road
  • Ballengara Road
  • Rolland Plains Road

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

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 underway. 

The closed areas are:

  • Brushy Mountain campground 
  • Racecourse trail (leading onto Coachwood trail in Willi Willi National Park)

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road - New England National Park

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 Mon 19 Oct 2020, 4.34pm to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 10.00am

Other planned events: Bayview camp kitchen construction - closure of amenities

The construction of Bayview camp kitchen will take place from Monday 19 October to Friday 18 December 2020. The Bayview amenities will be closed from Monday 19 October until Friday 23 October 2020.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 8.46am

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 Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.28pm

Other planned events: 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 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.15pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 11.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds and will be ongoing between Tuesday 11 August 2020 and Sunday 28 February 2021 in Bongil Bongil 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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 2.12pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 2.28pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Apsley Falls Stairway and lower platforms closed

The stairway and the associated 2 lower platforms are closed at Apsley Falls. The main upper lookout remains open.

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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 always open 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

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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