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Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 12.11pm to Thu 16 Jun 2022, 12.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.15am

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park access

The Murrumbidgee River is currently rising. Access to campgrounds and park trails may not be possible. Trails are already wet and have not fully dried following previous flooding. If travelling to the park, please check weather updates and monitor the river height. Please don’t damage trails by driving on them when they're wet. Don’t drive through flood waters. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. Willows campground remains unaffected and open unless there has been wet weather.

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 Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.42pm

Other incidents: Algae Alert

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The species of algae are yet to be identified but are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open but people should avoid contact with the water. For more information visit WaterNSW website.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed

The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 

The Willandra campground remains open.

For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

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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