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Koukandowie Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 6 February 2020, 2.44pm

Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 12.26pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Feb 2020, 2.44pm.

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen Monday 30 March 2020. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.59am

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track closed

Wilsons Headland walking track in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to dangerous conditions from Thursday 20 February 2020 until further notice. Beach access is still available by stairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.44am

Closed parks: Partial closure - bushfire damage

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas remain open:

  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area
  • Wollomombi Falls - The camping and Edgars lookout are the only areas open. The picnic area and walking tracks are closed.

Do not enter the closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.57am

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed due to storm damage

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed due to damage to the access roads from recent storms.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.45am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.46am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6.00am to Tue 25 Feb 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 10.43am

Closed parks: Park closed - aerial pest control operations

NPWS are conducting aerial pest control operations as part of the bushfire response. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4.45pm to Tue 25 Feb 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park are closed from Tuesday 11 February to Tuesday 25 February 2020 due to road damage from floodwater. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 12.26pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Feb 2020, 2.44pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen Monday 30 March 2020. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.23am

Closed parks: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open so you can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Monitor this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.13pm

Closed parks: National parks and reserves in Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and bushfire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This park is expected to reopen on Monday 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Feb 2020, 2.37pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire operations or bushfire recovery. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.30pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 8.28am

Closed parks: Nymboi-Binderay National Park and State Conservation Area closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to the Muck Creek and Bees Nest bush fires. Do not enter the park.

This closure includes:

  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground
  • Norm Jolly precinct

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Feb 2020, 11.02am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Sunday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 3.05pm to Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 8.47am

Closed areas: The Junction, Platypus Flat and Cod Hole campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds in Nymboi-Binderray National Park are closed for major repairs until Wednesday 1 April 2020 after fire destroyed park infrastructure:

  • The Junction campground
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground

Nymboida River campground in Nymboida National Park will reopen on Friday 20 December 2019.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 11.54am to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 12.05pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Monday 5 August 2019 until Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 11.37am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/koukandowie-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

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