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Monkerai Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 3 April 2020, 3.16pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.16pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.15am

Closed areas: Big Rocky trail closed for roadworks

Big Rocky trail in Tomaree National Park is closed for routine roadworks, including grading and rolling, from Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2020.

Signs will be in place at the Gan Gan Road entrance.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.01am

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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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 8.59am

Closed areas: Cutlers Cottage temporarily closed

Cutlers Cottage is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Regenerators section of boardwalk closed for repair

The Regenerators section of the boardwalk walk in Wingham Brush Nature reserve is closed for repair. This includes the section of the boardwalk between Isabella Street to Graham Allen walk.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.13am to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.17pm

Closed parks: No beach driving on Worimi Conservation Lands

NPWS has temporarily closed beach vehicle driving on Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) beachfront north of Newcastle from Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice. Vehicles are also banned from the designated Recreational Vehicle Area.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.25am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 1.29pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head closed

All high use visitor areas of Tomaree Head, such as the summit, lookouts, the gun emplacements, stairways and picnic tables, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted. 

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.33am

Closed areas: Youngville campground toilet is closed

The Youngville campground toilet in Mount Royal National Park is closed for repair.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 13 Apr 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Safety alerts: Aerial pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is happening between Tuesday 31 March and Monday 13 April 2020 in Mount Royal National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. Pets and working dogs may be affected by 1080 (it is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Most of Talawahl Nature Reserve closed with some roads open

Talawahl Nature Reserve remains closed. The following roads within Talawahl Nature Reserve have been made safe to travel on:

  • Coates Road
  • Breakneck Road
  • Blackbutt Road.

 Visitors must only use these roads as thoroughfares and must not stop in the nature reserve. NPWS is continuing to work on reopening additional public roads within the reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground temporary closure

Ferny Creek campground remains temporarily closed due to elevated fire risk, and damaged bridge along access road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7.09pm

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mount Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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