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Kumbatine National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.35pm

Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.46pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.35pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

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

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm to Mon 23 May 2022, 4.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Charles Hamey lookout closed due to maintenance

Charles Hamey lookout is closed from Monday 16 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022 whilst maintenance works are underway.

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

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 12.00am to Thu 19 May 2022, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls walking track (part) and lookout closed for repairs

Lookouts and walking tracks past the Eagle View lookout near Chandler Falls and Chandler River areas are closed, and pedestrian bridges are under repair.

For further information, please contact the local NPWS office in Armidale on 6738 9100 or Walcha office on 6777 4700.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 10.49am to Tue 31 May 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.44am

Closed areas: Access to Crowdy Gap via Harrington only

Vehicle access to Crowdy Gap campground is from the south via Harrington only.

The north section of Crowdy Gap Road is accessible by 4WD vehicles only. Please use caution when travelling on this section of the road. Remediation works will begin when weather permits. For further information please call the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 2.05pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 31 July 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

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 Armidale NPWS area office for more information on 67389100.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.19pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.39pm

Safety alerts: Safety Alert - closed roads and floodwaters

The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 12.00am to Sun 22 May 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: East Kunderang Homestead closed

East Kunderang Homestead is closed from Monday 16 May to midnight, Sunday 22 May 2022 for weed control and due to hazardous road conditions.

For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100, or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 9.30am to Sun 22 May 2022, 11.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Halls Peak campground and picnic area closed

Halls Peak campground and picnic area are closed until midnight, Sunday 22 May 2022 due to rainfall and hazardous road conditions.

For further information, contact the local NPWS office in Armidale on 02 6738 9100, or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.54am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.45am

Other planned events: Areas closed for upgrades

NPWS is undertaking upgrades to Eagles Nest walking track and the two Point lookout platforms. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 2 May 2022 and are planned for completion by October 2022, weather permitting.

During construction, the following areas will be closed for public safety:

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • Weeping Rock track east of the lower Lyrebird junction
  • One of the two lookout platforms.

Park visitors will be able to access one of the lookout platforms, and all other walking tracks at Point lookout.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900. 

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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 Mon 16 May 2022, 3.31pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.19pm

Other planned events: Notice of Bitou Bush Aerial Spray Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying bitou bush by helicopter between 16th and 27th May 2022.  Some beaches, headlands, roads and walking tracks in Hat Head NP, Goolawah NP and Limeburners NP will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety. 

The program is expected to take approximately 4 days to complete with suitable weather conditions.  Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the operation.  Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions of NPWS staff.

Please contact the local NPWS Macleay Office for more information on (02) 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: 1st and 2nd Bay campgrounds closed

The following areas are closed until 1 July 2022 due to severe erosion damage to enable repairs to be undertaken:

  • 1st Bay campground
  • 2nd Bay campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to storm and flood damage

The following areas are closed until Friday 1 July 2022 due to severe storms and flooding and damage to park infrastructure:

  • New England Wilderness trail
  • All park roads except Point lookout precinct

Thungutti campground, The Residence, The Chalet and Toms Cabin are all open.

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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 1 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park have are open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.19pm to Sat 28 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Youdale Hut campground and picnic area closed

The following areas are closed from Monday 2 May to 10am Saturday 28 May 2022 due to construction:

  • Youdale Hut campground
  • Youdale Hut picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 12.21pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive closure

Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive in Dooragen National Park is closed due to landslip. Remediation works will be undertaken by local council. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.07pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Road Closures

Spring Creek Rd and Bobs Creek Fire Trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve will be close from 1st May until the 30th May 2022 for maintenance works. 

 

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.33pm to Sun 12 Jun 2022, 10.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed

The following roads in this park will be closed from 5am, Monday 2 May until Sunday 12 June 2022: 

  • Scrub Road
  • Wallaby Creek Road
  • Quarry Road

These roads are closed for maintenance and storm remediation works.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 10.12am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Road closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road/Trail is closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech Campground south through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 3.39pm to Mon 23 May 2022, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in the following reserves from Monday 2 May to Monday 16 May 2022.

  • Crowdy Bay National Park
  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve
  • Innes Ruins Historical Site
  • Lake Innes State Conservation Area
  • Queens Lake State Conservation Area

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.

For more information contact the local Hastings Macleay NPWS area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe flood damage

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

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 2.28pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.11pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 1 August 2022 due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

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 on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable. 

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kumbatine-national-park/local-alerts

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