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Lake Innes Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 5 March 2021, 5.00pm

Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.00pm.

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.20pm

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

Kylies Beach 4WD access is closed due to flood damage.

Indian head campground remains closed until Friday 11 June 2021.

Other affected areas include:

  • Kylies Hut and Metcalfes walking track remain closed until safe to re-open
  • Cheesetree picnic area remains closed until safe to reopen

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

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Applies from Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4.25pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay Road 4WD only in some sections

Crowdy Bay Road can be accessed by 4WD only between Crowdy Gap campground and Coralville Road due to water over the road.

You can access Crowdy Gap campground from Harrington. You can also access Diamond Head and Kylies Beach from Laurieton or Coralville Road.

Wet weather is causing rough surfaces on all park roads. Please drive with caution. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.37am to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Campground Closure - Racecourse Campground

Racecourse campground sustained damage in recent flood event and is closed for repairs

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 5.17pm

Closed areas: Roads, Campgrounds and Picnic Areas closed

Werrikimbe and Willi Willi National Parks accessed by the Hastings Forest Way from the east is closed due to flood damage. Moorabak camping area and other Werrikimbe National park facilities accessed from Walcha are open.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.13pm

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

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 Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.58am to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Hungry Gate campground - 4WD only access

Hungry Gate campground and beach access road is via 4WD vehicles only.

Hungry Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to flooding of the causeway near the campground entry. 2WD access will be restored once the water in the causeway naturally drains over the coming week. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.54am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: Gap Beach road access closed due to significant rain and flooding

Road access to Gap Beach North and South is closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to a significant localised rain event and flooding.

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.37pm to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.01pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed from Sunday 18th of April to Saturday 24th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

A number of visitor areas and walking tracks will be closed during this period, with signage installed for notification.

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Carrai National Park and Carrai State Conservation Area are closed from 1am Sunday 18 April to 11pm Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed from 1am, Sunday 18 April to 11pm, Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial  pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Partial closure for pest control operation

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed from Sunday 18th of April to Saturday 24th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

A number of visitor areas and walking tracks will be closed during this period, with signage installed for notification. 

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.13am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 11.58am

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 Friday 30 April 2021.

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.36pm to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Partial closure for aerial pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Mooraback campground, picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cobcroft picnic area

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.29pm to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Closed for pest control operation

Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area are closed from Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. All visitor areas are closed during this time. 

Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire repair

Kumbatine Brook and Tuckybunyabah Roads in Kumbatine National Park are closed until Friday 30 April 2021. The closure is to enable bushfire recovery works to repair roads and walking tracks.

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

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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 Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.00pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice.

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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 Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge, from Thursday 17 December 2020 until further notice.

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 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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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/lake-innes-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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