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Monkerai Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 8 November 2021, 3.33pm

Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 3.33pm.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.38pm to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 8.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Bachelor Road closed for maintenance

Bachelor Road on the western side of the Wallingat River is closed until Friday 17 December 2021 for road maintenance. Completion of the work has been delayed by recent wet weather.

The main section of the park on the eastern side of the Wallingat River is open and includes access to the campground, Whoota lookout and boat ramp. Please access the campground off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Tuesday 31 May 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 6.27am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 8.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.55am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks

The following areas will be closed from Monday 6 December until Thursday 10 December 2021 due to roadworks:

  • Violet Hill Road
  • Violet Hill campground
  • Bungarie Bay campground

Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.54am

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed

This park is closed to vehicles from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 due to widespread, severe weather and large swells.

Beachfront driving and the recreational vehicle area in Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) is closed. You can access Worimi Conservation Lands on foot, however no private vehicles can go past the entry stations.

Barriers and signs are in place. Sea foam has restricted visibility and drop offs, gutters and hazards are not visible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Access to beach driving will be reviewed on Monday 29 November and this alert will be updated.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Dec 2021, 11.00am

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Barrington Trail south (past the Junction Pools intersection) - there is currently no public vehicle access to Mt Barrington.
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 9.05am

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.28pm

Other planned events: Box Beach access road - road works

Road works on Box Beach access road are happening from Monday 22 November to Tuesday 23 November 2021. Expect delays and please obey signs and instructions.

The access road will remain open during this work, and there will be access to Box Beach. However, parking and traffic flow will be interrupted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.08pm

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed

East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from Friday 19 November, with work due to be completed on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

However, the trail will be open over the weekend.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 11.27am

Closed areas: Kingsley Beach access track - works

The Kingsley beach access track is closed for track works from Monday 6 December 2021 to Friday 10 December 2021.

There will be no access to Kingsley beach and the carpark will be closed during construction. There will be signs and barriers in place. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 11.57am

Safety alerts: Mount Royal and Cassels Road 4WD vehicles only

Mount Royal and Cassels Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles because recent rain has made the road very slippery. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 3.33pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.08pm to Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 10.02am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for upgrades

The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 16 December 2021 for upgrades:

  • Joes Cove campground til 18/12/21
  • Johnsons Beach campground
  • Mackaway Bay

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.29pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Fire trail road works

Please be aware roadworks and vegetation management operations are underway on all fire trails in this park. The works will occur from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 10 December 2021.

There may be some delays. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed for road works

The East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from 7 October 2021.

This management trail is being upgraded for fire vehicle access between Zenith Beach carpark and Box Beach Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.39am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Mon 27 Sep 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Oct 2021, 9.01am

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops and Gloucester River campground closed

Gloucester River campground and the Gloucester Tops precinct are currently closed. This is because the bridge on Gloucester Tops Road, just inside the park entry, has been deemed unsafe for traffic. 

NPWS is working urgently on replacing the bridge, but it may take up to 6 months. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jun 2021, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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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/monkerai-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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