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Hattons Bluff Nature Reserve

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 10.43am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.38pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for repair

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 9 September to Wednesday 30 November 2022 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hells Hole
  • Unicorn Falls
  • Sand Ridge trail
  • Clay Pot trail
  • Gilwah road
  • Rockface road
  • Middle ridge trail
  • Whiskey Creek trail
  • North Chowan road
  • Baratta road
  • Wallace road
  • South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Aug 2022, 12.56pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.38pm

Other planned events: Expect delays on Main Arm Road

Please expect traffic delays on Main Arm Road between 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday, from Monday 22 August to Friday 23 September 2022.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Sun 15 May 2022, 9.09am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.17am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Sat 30 Jul 2022, 1.38pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Border Ranges National Park walking tracks

The following areas are closed from Saturday 30 July 2022 due to recent severe flooding causing multiple treefalls and landslips:

  • Booyong track
  • Rosewood track
  • Palm Valley track
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Brindle Creek walking track to Antarctic Beech picnic area

These areas will open as soon as repairs are carried out and they are deemed safe for public access.

The following areas are open:

  • Red Cedar Loop walking track
  • Helmholtzia Loop walking track
  • Pinnacle lookout and walking track
  • Blackbutts lookout and picnic area
  • Bar Mountain picnic area
  • Beech Glade
  • Falcorostrum Loop
  • Bar Mountain Circuit including Bar Mountain Lookout

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Sep 2022, 8.34am

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until Saturday 1 October 2022.

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.39am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2022, 8.57am

Closed areas: Walk on Water walking track boardwalk closed

The majority of the timber boardwalk on the Walk on Water walking track is closed until further notice. A small section of the timber boardwalk provides access to Ukerebagh Nature Reserve via Ukerebagh track.

For your safety, please don't enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 8.33am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, remains closed until the end of October 2022 due to the impacts of widespread flooding in the region.

The closure is also to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about future management of the site.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jul 2022, 9.24am

Closed parks: Park closed for repairs

Mebbin National Park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.

There is no public access during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 13 Jun 2022, 3.16pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 7.00am

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and Museum

The Lighthouse Precinct is open. However if you are looking at including a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum during your visit, please contact the office on 0266398300 to ensure there are tours on your day and time of choice. 

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: O'Connors fire trail closed for maintenance

O'Connors fire trail is closed from Monday 10 January 2022 for maintenance and upgrades. Signs will be in place around closed areas.

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

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