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Kooraban National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 29 September 2022, 1.27pm

Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 1.27pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.39am

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 1.27pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage

The following roads are closed until further notice due to rain damage:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point Trail
  • Honeysuckle Road

Please do not enter these areas. These areas are being continually assessed and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.46pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene campground closed due to wet weather

Wyanbene campground is closed until further notice due to high river levels. 

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 2.20pm

Safety alerts: Restricted access to Bendethera Valley campground

Due to severe flood damage on Middle Mountain Road (western access), Bendethera Valley campground is only accessible from the east via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera fire trail. 

If you're planning a trip to Bendethera Valley campground, please check recent weather alerts before travelling, as rainfall will affect river crossing levels.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma Office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire and flood recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula fire trail
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Middle Mountain Rd

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 7.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.

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 the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 3.04pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 8.33am

Closed areas: Dalmeny Pedestrian Bridge closed due to works

Dalmeny Pedestrian Bridge is closed from Monday 5 September until the end of October 2022 for repair works.

Access to Dalmeny Beach and this part of Eurobodalla National Park is via the eastern end of Brou-Dalmeny Beach.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock 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 Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.57am

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only

Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access

Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.

Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 15 Mar 2022, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Mumbulla Creek Road - Access restricted

The section of the Mumbulla Creek Road road within 500m of the Dr George Mountain Road intersection has become boggy from water saturation and may become temporarily impassable to some vehicles. 

Residents should drive with care, follow onsite directional signs and where possible, minimise use of the road during this time whilst urgent repairs to maintain access are being carried out.

Large or heavy vehicles should not use this road at this time. Visitors should avoid this area until the road dries out and road repairs are completed. Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbula Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 9.18am

Closed areas: Tuross Falls walking track closed

Tuross Falls walking track is closed. Planning and works are underway to replace damaged infrastructure. 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 6.53am

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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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/kooraban-national-park/local-alerts

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