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Karuah National Park

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.28pm to Mon 13 Jun 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.52pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island closed for maintenance works

Fingal Island is closed to the public from Monday May 30 until Friday June 10 2022 for maintenance works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.23pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for works

Big Rocky Trail and carparks in Tomaree National Park will be closed to the public from 6am to 5pm on Monday May 30 2022 for operational purposes.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 9.56am to Fri 27 May 2022, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Dark Point carpark closure

The Dark Point carpark is closed from 6am to 5pm on Monday 23 May 2022 due to works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 3.45pm to Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.37am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.

The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 more information about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 1.33pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.23am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south closed

Due to the on-going wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, Barrington trail south is closed to public vehicles. This closure brings forward the annual seasonal closure that usually commences on 1 June. You can still walk or ride a mountain bike on the trail during this period.

This closure affects public vehicle access to a number of destinations on the southern Barrington plateau, including:

  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Aeroplane Hill walking track
  • Edwards Swamp walking track

For further information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Dees Corner campground
  • Bungarie Bay
  • Wells campground
  • Joes Cove campground
  • Mackaway Bay campground
  • Brambles Green campground
  • Neranie campground and picnic area (Hearts Point picnic area and boat ramp open).
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.58pm to Sat 2 Jul 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from Sunday 22 May 2022 to Saturday 4 June 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 the 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 Bulga NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Temporary track closures due to Tomaree Coastal Walk upgrades

NPWS will be temporarily closing several sections of existing walking tracks in Tomaree National Park due to the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

NPWS is currently working on the track sections between Fingal Bay and Boat Harbour including:

  • building a new coastal track section to link Boat Harbour and One Mile Track.
  • upgrades and maintenance along Fingal Ridge Trail, Ocean Track and One Mile Track.

These tracks are closed and will remain closed until mid-July 2022 when works are finished, weather and site conditions permitting.

During the construction period for this section of track NPWS will conduct occasional helicopter lift operations transporting track building materials. 

To find out more visit https://environment.nsw.gov.au/tomareecoastalwalk

Enquires can be directed to the local Nelson Bay office on (02) 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 2.27pm to Sun 5 Jun 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.25am

Closed areas: Great North walk closed

Great North walk (excluding vehicle management trails and public roads) in the following parks is closed until further notice due to damage from recent severe weather events:

  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
  • Jilliby State Conservation Area

Flooding, damaged infrastructure and impassable trail surfaces have been reported.

For your safety, please avoid these areas until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe for visitors.

The following vehicle management trails will remain open:

  • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail
    • Warrah Trig Road
    • Vah Dahls fire trail
    • Dillons fire trail
    • Tunnel fire trail
    • Mt Wondabyne fire trail
    • Tommos Loop fire trail
    • Rifle Range fire trail
    • Reservoir Road
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    • Palm Grove management trail
  • Jilliby State Conservation Area
    • Tooheys Road between Forest Road to camping area (take care as road may be slippery)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 May 2022, 1.23pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 9.35am to Fri 20 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Ramsar Road closed for maintenance

Ramsar Road in Hunter Wetlands National Park is closed for maintenance from Thursday 5 May to Monday 20 May 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program Watagans National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Watagans National Park from Sunday 22 May 2022 to Sunday 6 June 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 the 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 Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah for more information on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 1.57pm to Fri 24 Jun 2022, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.42pm

Safety alerts: Georges Road safety alert

Georges Road has been affected by rain and 4WD damage. The road is very slippery with waterfilled holes that will affect driver safety.

Please avoid driving on this road until weather conditions improve.

Walkers using the Great North Walk can still traverse the walking track.

For further information please contact the NSW Central Coast Area office on 02 4972 9000. 

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit Walk closed

Tomaree Head precinct is closed for walking track construction on from 8am to 4pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Zenith Beach Loop Road and Zenith Beach are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

 

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 6.00am to Fri 20 May 2022, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Area closed for helicopter operations

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 17 May to Friday 20 May 2022 due to a helicopter operation:

  • The Ruins campground
  • Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.17pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Wallingat River campground closed due to heavy rainfall

Wallingat River campground is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall that has made the campground unsuitable for use.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 23 Apr 2022, 2.13pm to Fri 20 May 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Watagan Forest Road closed for works

Watagan Forest Road is closed due to recent heavy rain affecting ongoing roadworks. There is no access to Boarding House Dam picnic area.

The road is extremely wet and slippery and is unsafe for all vehicles. Current conditions are preventing work from continuing. The road is expected to reopen in late May, however this depends on conditions. Please use Martinsville Hill Road to access Olney State Forest visitor areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000. 

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 2.33pm to Tue 5 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barakee State Conservation Area
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve 

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 the 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 NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 8.44am

Safety alerts: Part of Watagan Road not suitable for 2WD vehicles

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

This council road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. The road is also obstructed by a fallen tree and rock debris. This road should only be used for essential traffic. Take care and drive safely.

Roadworks planned to begin in May 2022 have been deferred to the new financial year.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 10.16am to Fri 27 May 2022, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.35pm

Other planned events: Native Dog Road - maintenance

Maintenance works are happening on Native Dog Road from Monday 9 May to Friday 27 May 2022, pending weather conditions. Please follow directions provided on site. 

For further information contact your local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: Samurai beach - 4WD access on beach front

Samurai Beach is open for day use visitors only. Beach camping is not permitted. 

Please be aware that the beach may not be passable at high tide. 

Erosion caused by high tides and large swells has created sand scarps or cliffs on the beach front. These sand scarps are unstable and unpredictable, and we advise visitors to avoid these areas because they may collapse. 

Take care and drive safely. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

For more information contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: The Bluff trail closed

The Bluff trail in Awabakal National Reserve will be closed on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 5 May to Friday 6 May 2022
  • Monday 9 May to Friday 13 May 2022
  • Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May 2022

This is because vegetation and surface works are happening on the trail during these times. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4101.

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Applies from Sat 12 Mar 2022, 11.46am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: Landslip on Watagan Forest Road - Drive with caution

A landslip has recently occurred below Watagan Forest Road between Pile Road and Carrolls Road. Vehicle access is now restricted to a single lane. Please slow down, exercise caution and don't overtake other vehicles. The road may need to be closed if heavy rain threatens the site. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.09pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 9.02am

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.26pm to Fri 10 Jun 2022, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Closed areas

The following areas in this park are closed:

  • Leichhardt's lookout closed from Wednesday 20 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022 due to works for the barrier refurbishments.
  • Yuelarbah walking track closed from Monday 2 May to Friday 10 June 2022 due to works for the handrail refurbishment project. There will be short detour signage in place for the duration for the project, via the management trail. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.28pm

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road conditions

The following areas are closed to public vehicle access from Tuesday 19 April to Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to significant road damage:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville camping area
  • Carrow Brook walking track
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Youngs Trail picnic area
     

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 1.46pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 7 March to Wednesday 31 August 2022 for fire trail upgrades. The following fire trails will be closed:

  • Big Hill
  • Bee Box
  • Boundary (Werakata)
  • Dam
  • Elcom
  • Ferguson
  • Fishers Folly
  • Kearsley South
  • Kitchener East
  • Missing Link
  • No 1
  • North Basin
  • Pelton
  • Pinnacle
  • Powerline (Kitchener)
  • Racecourse
  • Red Hill
  • Sandpit
  • Sawpit (Kitchener)
  • South Basin
  • Southams
  • Tomalpin
  • Unnamed Kata
  • Unnamed Werakata

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

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.49am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Blue Gum Loop trail part closure

Part of the Blue Gum Loop trail is closed due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. NPWS is working to clear the trail and reopen as soon as possible.

The following areas are currently open:

  • Williams River picnic area and part of Blue Gum Loop trail (including 250m accessible section to first steel bridge)
  • Rocky Crossing walk (access via Williams River picnic area due to Forestry Corporation closure of Williams Top Rd)
  • Jerusalem Creek trail and picnic area

Take care and follow onsite signage.

For more information contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 11.34am

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 11.30am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Rocky Crossing walk

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 5.22pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 11.29am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is inaccessible by vehicle due to the closure of Mt Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest due to wet weather.

The road will re-open when conditions allow. For more details, please visit FCNSW website or contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.30am to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Other incidents: SUV / 4WD Recommended for Gloucester Tops Rd

NPWS is currently recommending SUV / 4WD for Gloucetser Tops Rd beyond the campground. Due to both weather and bridge weight restrictions over the last 12 months NPWS has been unable to undertake the necessary maintenance required. Now that the bridge has been repaired, roadworks are scheduled (weather permitting) for the next couple of months.

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For further information contact the local office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Apr 2022, 2.36pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.44pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.12am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

This park is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to widespread flood damage.

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

Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 9.47am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides. The following areas remain closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.

NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored prior to the end of August 2022. Delays in preparing the tender documents, heavy rain, new landslips and COVID staff shortages have again delayed work commencing.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.24am

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Apr 2022, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 10.09am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Mar 2022, 11.45am

Closed areas: Hickson Street lookout - Tower works

Works will be commencing on the Hunter water tower at Hickson Street lookout, to enable construction of a new communications tower. As such, there will be a walking track detour.

The minor diversion and will not impact on community access to the lookout. Directional signage will be in place.  

For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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