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Middle Brother National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 4.27pm

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 4.27pm.

Safety alerts: Be cautious on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damages are present on walking tracks, road surfaces and managed areas across national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits. Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks.

For more information, contact the local NPWS offices: Hastings on 02 6588 5555 or Macleay on 02 6561 6700.

Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 4.27pm

Safety alerts: Be cautious on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damages are present on walking tracks, road surfaces and managed areas across national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits. Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks.

For more information, contact the local NPWS offices: Hastings on 02 6588 5555 or Macleay on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 10.49am to Tue 31 May 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.44am

Closed areas: Access to Crowdy Gap via Harrington only

Vehicle access to Crowdy Gap campground is from the south via Harrington only.

The north section of Crowdy Gap Road is accessible by 4WD vehicles only. Please use caution when travelling on this section of the road. Remediation works will begin when weather permits. For further information please call the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 2.05pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.48pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 31 July 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 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.

Please contact the local Armidale NPWS area office for more information on 67389100.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.19pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.39pm

Safety alerts: Safety Alert - closed roads and floodwaters

The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 2.33pm to Tue 5 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barakee State Conservation Area
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 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.

Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.31pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.19pm

Other planned events: Notice of Bitou Bush Aerial Spray Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying bitou bush by helicopter between 16th and 27th May 2022.  Some beaches, headlands, roads and walking tracks in Hat Head NP, Goolawah NP and Limeburners NP will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety. 

The program is expected to take approximately 4 days to complete with suitable weather conditions.  Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the operation.  Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions of NPWS staff.

Please contact the local NPWS Macleay Office for more information on (02) 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 12.21pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive closure

Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive in Dooragen National Park is closed due to landslip. Remediation works will be undertaken by local council. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.07pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Road Closures

Spring Creek Rd and Bobs Creek Fire Trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve will be close from 1st May until the 30th May 2022 for maintenance works. 

 

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.33pm to Sun 12 Jun 2022, 10.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed

The following roads in this park will be closed from 5am, Monday 2 May until Sunday 12 June 2022: 

  • Scrub Road
  • Wallaby Creek Road
  • Quarry Road

These roads are closed for maintenance and storm remediation works.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 10.12am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Road closed for repairs

Cockerawombeeba Road/Trail is closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

There is no access from Plateau Beech Campground south through to Forbes River Road.

The road will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.46pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.35pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 date due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.44pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.12am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

This park is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe flood damage

This park is closed until 31 August 2022 date due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 2.28pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 9.10am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.11pm to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 1 August 2022 due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:

  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground

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 6588 5555.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 12.01pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure

Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.

You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

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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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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/middle-brother-national-park/local-alerts

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  • in the North Coast region
  • Middle Brother National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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