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Montague Island Nature Reserve

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.58am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.38am

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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park

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 area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road partial closure and campground access

Currently Deua River campground, Bakers Flat campground and Dry Creek campground can only be accessed via Braidwood.

Araluen Road is partially closed due to essential roadworks.  

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene Caves closed

Wyanbene Caves are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Do not enter this area. For more information please contact 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1.46pm to Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.49am

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 Friday 16 October to Friday 16 April 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua 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 area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Merricumbene fire trail
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and any cordoned off areas. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.44pm

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Do not enter these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma 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 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 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: A minimum age of 5 years applies for all visitors. 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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