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Montague Island Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 24 Sep 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 12.05pm

Hazard reduction burns: HR Spinnaker place Moruya Heads

There is a fire in this park called HR Spinnaker place Moruya Heads. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.27pm to Mon 12 Oct 2020, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.32am

Other planned events: No vacancy at Mimosa Rocks campgrounds

All Mimosa Rocks National Park campgrounds are fully booked for the school holidays from Thursday 24 September to Sunday 11 October 2020. Only visitors with a valid camping reservation who have pre-booked online or via the NPWS Contact Centre will be permitted to camp.

You must not camp without a valid reservation and will be required to leave the park. Alternative campsites maybe available nearby. Check the NSW National Parks website or phone the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 between 7am and 7pm.

Camping is not permitted in closed areas, carparks or picnic areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Sep 2020, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed for ground pest control operations

The following visitor areas, including surrounding forested areas and beaches, in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed each day from 5pm to 9am the following day. These closures are in place from Monday 7 September to Friday 25 September 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Middle Beach campground
  • Middle Beach
  • Middle Lagoon walking track
  • Middle Beach to Bithry Inlet walking track
  • Birthy Inlet picnic area
  • Bithry Inlet Beach
  • Penders area - walking tracks and beaches
  • Myer House area - walking tracks/roads
  • Picnic Point - beaches
  • Aragunnu - beaches

This program will target pest animals, primarily foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native animals, including threatened shorebird species.

For safety reasons, do not to enter the closed areas. Signs will be erected on the access to closed areas.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 6.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Aragunnu campground partial closure

Parts of Aragunnu campground are closed to camping due to tree fall risk. The closed areas are signposted. Reopening will occur once the trees have been assessed and works are completed. The expected reopening date is Friday 23 October 2020. Updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Middle Beach campground

Middle Beach campground is closed to camping. The closure is due to tree fall risk following recent months of wet weather leading to the flooding and water logging of the campground. The closed areas are signposted.

Reopening will occur once the trees have been assessed and works are completed. The expected reopening date is Friday 23 October.

Updates will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 11.23am

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following heavy rain in July and August. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 4.51pm

Closed parks: Majority of Deua National Park closed

Most of Deua National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. However Berlang campground and Big Hole walking track are open for public use, but will be closed from Wednesday 2 September to Wednesday 9 September 2020 due to pest control operations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. Do not enter this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.07pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Gulaga National Park

There will be signs at entrance and exits to the baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 11.13am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area 
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deau National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/montague-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Please note that Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators (go to www.eurobodalla.com.au for details).

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Aerial view of Montague Island lighthouse and cottages at sunset, Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Daniel Tran/OEH