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Lachlan Valley National Park

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Visitor attractions closed due to flooding

The following day-use areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Regatta Beach Picnic Area
  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Some campgrounds are also impacted, check website before travel to avoid disappointment. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.24pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Kyalite precinct closed

Kyalite precinct is closed until further notice, including all campgrounds due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit.  Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please contact the Buronga office on 

03 5021 8900

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.44pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is closed due to flooding

Benarca precinct including all campgrounds will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.45am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.23am

Closed areas: Thermal pool walking track closed

Thermal Pool and Glory Farm walking tracks will be closed from Monday 10 October to Friday 9 December 2022, due to maintenance works.

The thermal pool will remain open to the public for the duration of works. Access to and from the thermal pool will be via River walk track.

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

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.18am

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct is closed due to widespread flooding.

The following attractions will be closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Boat ramp
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 10.28am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Closed due to flooding Whymoul, Noorong, Wetuppa precincts of Murray Valley National Park

The Whymoul, Noorong and Wetuppa precincts of the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to flooding, this includes all campground areas.

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 Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 11.07am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.14am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin precinct Campground closures

Due to high rainfall and flooding, Deniliquin precinct, including all the campgrounds such as Willoughby's Beach will be closed until further notice.

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.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.12am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:

Barooga precinct

  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds

Cottadidda precinct

  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds

Boomanoomana precinct

  • Boomanoomana campgrounds

Mulwala precinct

  • Mulwala campgrounds

Collendina precinct

  • Collendina campgrounds

Corowa precinct

  • Corowa campgrounds

Quat Quatta precinct

  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds

Thornley precinct

  • Thornley campgrounds

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 12.10pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.09am

Closed areas: Barooga precinct, Ski Beach picnic area closed due to flooding

Ski Beach picnic area is closed until further notice due to widespread flooding. 

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.16pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.08am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:

Gulpa Island precinct:

  • All campgrounds
  • Edward River Bridge campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island drive
  • Gulpa Creek walk

Millewa precinct:

  • All campgrounds and access roads

Moira precinct:

  • All campgrounds and access roads
  • Swifts Creek campground
  • Moira drive

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 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.01am

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Koorawatha Nature Reserve is closed from 7am, Tuesday 13th December to 7am, Friday 16th December 2022 for a ground shoot pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain

Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain. The Wilcannia to Wanaaring access road remains closed.  For updates please contact the Central Darling Shire Council on 08 8091 5155 or call the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9.47am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.05pm to Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Many areas above about 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are currently snow covered from recent snowfalls and post winter snow. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

Avalanche:

  • Even at this time of year there is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter or spring and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Main Range higher areas - areas above about 2100m, including: Higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk:

Expect some continuous snow cover and long stretches:

  • Skis or snowshoes may make your trip easier and safer. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.

 

Main Range lower areas - areas above 1900m, including lower parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short stretches of snow cover:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

 

For more information, call the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 10 Nov 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.53am

Closed areas: Port Phillip trail partial closure

Port Phillip trail is closed east of Ghost Gully campground due to poor trail conditions. The management trail is closed between Ghost Gully campground and the Causeway on Tantangara Dam. 

Ghost Gully campground is open and accessible. The western foreshores of Tantangara Dam are not accessible while this closure is in place.

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.00am to Wed 21 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Trail and Campground Closures

The western area of Brindabella National Park is closed until Wednesday 21 December due to hazardous trail conditions which are likely to deteriorate further with the forecast wet weather. Park closures are regularly assessed may be extended if trail conditions are unsafe for public access.

This closure affects the following trails:

  • Drs Flat Road (between Baldy Range Tr and the northern park entrance)
  • Webbs Ridge Tr
  • Folly Tr
  • Waterfall Tr
  • McIntyres Tr
  • Lowells Flat Tr
  • Dingi Dingi Tr
  • Powerline Tr
  • Bells Camp Tr
  • Bag Range Tr
  • Coodravale Tr
  • Baldy Range Tr
  • Maginot Tr
  • Link Tr

 

There is no access to McIntyres campground or Lowells Flat campground. 

 

Please note that Brindabella National Park trails are suitable for 4WD only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Trail and crossing closures may be implemented at short notice and all updates will be included on the NPWS website as soon as possible. Always check weather forecasts and the NPWS website for closures and updates before heading out into remote areas and trails. 

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 1.48pm

Other planned events: Visitor facility upgrades

The following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from NPWS staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on this NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11.44am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 8.22am

Closed parks: Closed due to severe storm damage to access and internal trails.

Nangar National Park is closed due to severe storm impacts to access trails and internal trails. The campgrounds and walking tracks are also closed and require safety assessments and repairs to occur before they can be opened.

Dripping Rock Road will be closed by Cabonne Council staff due to the poor condition of this road as a result of the severe storm damage. Please check the Cabonne Council website for current information; Road Closures - Cabonne Council (nsw.gov.au)

The access trail is closed to all traffic and wash aways need to be repaired prior to any traffic using this access.

For more information, please contact Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 for the most up to date information.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are 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.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.54am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) closed

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.51am

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed until further notice from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate due to a landslip. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tom Groggin Horse campground closed

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently closed for maintenance. The toilet at the campground is also closed.

Toilet facilities are still available at Tom Groggin main camping and picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to wet weather trail conditions.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.00pm to Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

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

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 the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Slippery / Boggy Road conditions

Due to prolonged wet weather, road conditions within the Woomargama Reserves have suffered portions of pavement failure. While access is still permitted for 4wd vehicles extreme caution should taken when using the reserve road system. It is advised to defer trips into the reserve by vehicle if at all possible. 

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 1.54pm to Thu 22 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 10.49am

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 22 December 2022:

  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.01am

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather

The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are washed out completely or are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 17 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.02am

Closed areas: All trails closed due to wet weather

The fire trails in this reserve are closed to all vehicles due to wet conditions. Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads, leaving them washed out and under water. Vehicles that enter the park are likely to become bogged and need specialist recovery. 

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted.

For more information, contact the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive part closure

Sections of the Mungo self-guided drive tour road remain closed. No access is permitted beyond Red Top lookout.

Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

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

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.43am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 10.27am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in Mungo National Park and remains in place from midnight Monday 10 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months.  The closure will be re-assessed on 1 February 2023. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.32pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

Entry into 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 NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.09am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11.49am

Safety alerts: Rough surfaces and deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails.

Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing.

The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground.

As of 10 November there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

In addition a recent thunderstorms activity has further impacted the natural surface road condition causing some severe washouts on the eastern side of Terarra Creek campground preventing vehicle access to Dripping Rock day use area.  The road has now been closed to all vehicles on the eastern side of the campground.  Access to the track head for Chinamens Garden Walking Track and Mount Nangar walking track will have to be on foot from the campground.

Please do not drive around road closed signs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.00am to Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11.24am

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout or Dripping Rock Day Use Area.

The following areas are closed to vehicles until further notice due to recent wet weather:

  • Mount Nangar lookout
  • Nangar fire trail
  • Goanna fire trail
  • Terarra Creek fire trail is closed east of Terarra Creek campground and picnic area. 

Trail conditions will be monitored and trails will be reopened as soon as trafficable.

Terarra Creek campground remains accessible to 4WD vehicles.   All walking tracks can be accessed from Terarra Creek Campground by walking along the fire trails to their staring points.

There is deep water in the creek crossings along Dripping Rock Fire Trail and Terarra Creek Fire Trail.   As of 10 November there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes or gutters in this ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

Please do not drive around road closed signs.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2022, 10.30am

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 9 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Oct 2022, 9.43am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

Entry into 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 NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 5.36pm to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Other planned events: Construction impacting traffic on Hanel's Road

Please be aware traffic on Hanel's Road may be disrupted from September to December 2022 while Greater Hume Shire construction is underway in the area.

Heavy machinery will be in operation during this time. Please follow all safety signage and instructions from staff and contractors.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.37am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 August 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

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 further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 8.49am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 7.49am

Safety alerts: Access to Holy Camp. 4WD recommended

Ongoing wet weather has impacted the road to access Holy Camp within this park.

4WD is now recommended for Holy Camp Road.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 63327640.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite Reserves) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office on 0350 201764 before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Oct 2022, 8.55am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. This situation is not expected to change in the foreseeable future. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Oct 2022, 9.00am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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 please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 8.48am to Tue 27 Dec 2022, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Delanys Hut picnic area closure

Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 December 2022. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Fri 16 Sep 2022, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Road closure

Webbs Ridge trail (north of Dingi Dingi trail) is closed from Friday 16 September 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trail conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8.02am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 6.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 should 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 NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7.24am to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 7.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works

The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:

  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground

This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:

  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Sun 4 Sep 2022, 12.02pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 6.20pm

Safety alerts: Portions of Lynchs Loop walking track trail may be slippery

Please be aware that following the recent rains sections of this trail may be slippery, in particular the eastern arm of this loop trail which follows and crosses the drainage line of Small Basin Gully. Caution is advised. 

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2022, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.16am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.31pm

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.

This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the risk area.

No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.11am

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/lachlan-valley-national-park/local-alerts

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