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Merriwindi State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 25 November 2021, 3.40pm

Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3.40pm.

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 2.02pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December 2021 due to flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Sculptures in the Scrub walking track, picnic area and campground.
  • Salt Caves tower, picnic area and campground.
  • No.1 Break Road
  • Rocky Road

Other roads may be damaged or impassable in the Pilliga Forest. Do not drive through floodwaters.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 6.00am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 9.35am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

National Parks and Wildlife Service (Castlereagh Area) will be conducting an aerial pest control operation in Warrumbungle National Park between Monday 29 November and Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Some areas in the National Park will be closed during this time, and some walking tracks and visitor facilities may not be accessible for 1-2 days.  

The following areas will remain open for the duration of the operation:

  • Wambelong Nature Track
  • Timor Rock & Timor Firetrail
  • Campers Link Track
  • Whitegum Walking Track and Lookout
  • Gurianawa Track
  • Warrumbungle Visitor Information Centre
  • Canyon picnic area
  • Tara Cave Track
  • The Woolshed carpark and picnic area
  • Belougery flats circuit
  • Belougery Trail
  • Middle Belougery Trail
  • Camp Blackman
  • Camp Walaay
  • Camp Wambelong

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364 or the Coonabarabran Office on 6842 1311.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3.40pm

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to ongoing rain events and flooding:

  • Western Way
  • Brumby Road
  • Wangan Road
  • All management trails within Pilliga West National Park and State Conservation Area.

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 Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 between 9am and 4pm daily.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 9.30pm

Closed areas: Belougery Split Rock walking track closed

Belougery Split Rock walking track will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday 20 October until further notice. The walking track will reopen in the coming months and this alert will be updated soon with an estimated reopening date. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Coonabarabran NPWS area office on 02 6842 1311.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Jun 2021, 9.28am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

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, and 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.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.06am

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required

If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk 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 Warrumbungle National Park, 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/merriwindi-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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