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Hat Head National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 20 May 2020, 4.16pm

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track closed

Campgrounds, East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully track are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. . Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permissible in this national park until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 4.12pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 May 2020, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds

All campgrounds in this park are 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, 11.29am to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 May 2020, 4.32pm

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest Centre closed

Sea Acres 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 6582 3355 or email.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 12.27pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 May 2020, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Trial Bay Gaol is closed

Trial Bay Gaol is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still email or call us on 02 6566 6168.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.23pm to Thu 18 Jun 2020, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.04pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Monday 18 May and Thursday 18 June 2020 in the following parks:

  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park (Majors Point area and Barren Mountain area)
  • Moount Hyland Nature Reserve and Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting areas.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.01pm

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 Fri 17 Apr 2020, 11.46am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Apr 2020, 11.58am

Closed areas: Wilderness walk closed

This walk is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. This walk is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66520 900.

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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.

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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.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.34pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Public toilet closure

The Public toilets in Macquarie Nature Reserve are currently closed until further notice.

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

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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.

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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.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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

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