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Kumbatine National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 July 2021, 4.16pm

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 4.16pm.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings/Macleay area

Several parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi 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 the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 27 Jul 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 2.55pm

Hazard reduction burns: Julians HR

There is a fire in this park called Julians HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.13am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 3.02pm

Closed parks: Dooragan National Park closed

Dooragan National Park remains closed to vehicles as the access road via Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive is closed. For council road closure updates visit Road and bridge closures - Flood impacts.

Laurieton walking track remains closed until approximately mid-August 2021.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9.00am to Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Sea Acres Boardwalk partially closed

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is partially closed from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to allow for maintenance of the structure. Most of the boardwalk remains open allowing access from both directions. The access fee is reduced to half price. The boardwalk will be re-opened completely on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and returned to full price.

This work will be ongoing through the winter months, and its duration will be weather dependent. The partial closure will be reviewed on Sunday 1 August 2021.

The Rainforest Centre, cafe and Coastal walk remain open.

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 10.03am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to flood damage. Repairs and maintenance by Forestry Corp due for completion 31st August 2021.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 4.16pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings/Macleay area

Several parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Middle Brother National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges and other park facilities.

The closure is likely to be for an extended period. The park will be reopened as soon as it is safe to access.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.03pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge. All main visitor areas remain open.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road closed

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire-damaged bridges.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 1.15pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Jul 2021, 11.14am

Closed areas: Jack Perkins walking track closed

Jack Perkins walking track in Hat Head National Park is closed from Monday 31 May 2021 due to damage sustained during extreme weather events .

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.54am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 11.07am

Closed areas: Road access to Gap Beach North

Road access to Gap Beach North is closed from Monday 19 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to damage caused by flooding. Road access to Gap Beach South has now reopened.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 11.04am

Closed areas: 4WD beach access and Indian Head campground closed

The following areas are closed:

  • Kylies Beach 4WD access, due to flood damage
  • Indian Head campground, until Friday 10 September 2021
  • Kylies Hut and Metcalfes walking track, until safe to re-open

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 4.15pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park closed due to flood damage

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, walking tracks and picnic areas. 

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Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11.39am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Jun 2021, 1.12pm

Other planned events: Oxley Highway closed between Gingers Creek and Mount Seaview

The Oxley Highway between Gingers Creek and Mount Seaview Road is closed due to landslides. Travellers are advised to access campgrounds and visitor areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Werrikimbe National Park and Cottan-Bimbang National Park via Walcha.

This closure is estimated to be resolved by late-July 2021. Please check back for updates. For more information, please call the local office.

 

            

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 11.50am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 11.05am

Closed areas: Monument Hill walking track closed due to flood damage

Monument Hill walking track is currently closed due significant surface damage to the walking track after the recent flood event.

For further information or information about alternative walking tracks please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 27 May 2021, 11.53am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 May 2021, 2.43pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed until Monday 1 November 2021 due to recent flood damage and landslides. Repair works are ongoing and the closure may be extended.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi 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 the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 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 30 Apr 2021, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other planned events: Bridge repair works - Breinerville precinct

Repair works are underway to replace 2 bridges in the Breinerville precinct that were damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires.

If you plan to take New England wilderness walk, please watch out for heavy machinery and observe road signage. Both sites are easily diverted by walking down the creek below the bridges. For further information contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.   

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

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 66520900.

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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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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/kumbatine-national-park/local-alerts

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