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Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 30 November 2023, 2.30pm

Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.32pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.30pm.

Other planned events: Walking track evaluation camera survey

Please note that NPWS staff will be undertaking a walking track survey in this location from November to early December 2023.

The survey will involve NPWS staff carrying a 360-degree camera to visually record walking track features, as part of an annual asset maintenance assessment.

This information is to ensure quality safe NPWS walking tracks for public enjoyment.

You'll be able to identify this survey as NPWS staff will be dressed in uniform carrying an above-head mounted camera.

NPWS respects your privacy. If you do not wish to be filmed, please respectfully ask the NPWS staff member to pause the camera until you pass out of camera frame.

The survey will be undertaken across multiple parks during November 2023, so will involve only very minimal time at each location and will be scheduled outside peak visitation times, so the survey it is unlikely to affect visitors.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 9.53am.

Closed areas: Part walking track closures due to track construction - Emerald Beach

Some parts of these parks are closed while upgrades are made to the walking tracks and stairs. The closed areas are:

  • Part of Dammerels Headland walking track, from Fiddamans road to the beach access stairs

Solitary Island Coastal Walk will remain open during construction. Work will be completed in stages to maintain public access. Please follow directional signage during construction.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 66520900.

Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.46am.

Other planned events: Moonee Beach NR Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2023, 10.08am.

Closed areas: Moonee Creek south bridge (Caravan park to Green Bluff access) closed

Moonee Creek (Sugar Mill Creek) Bridge is closed until further notice, due to damage from coastal erosion.

The bridge crossing provides access:

  • To Reflections Holiday Park
  • From Moonee south to Coffs Coast Regional Park, Green Bluff and Sapphire North.

Reflections Holiday Parks have closed the bridge until further notice, due to an engineering assessment deeming the bridge unsafe for pedestrians.

If you are planning to do the Solitary Islands coastal walk please reroute:

  • West along Moonee Beach Road to the south-west corner of the shopping centre
  • South along new concrete path on eastern side of Pacific Highway
  • South onto southern end of North Solitary Drive
  • East onto North Sapphire Road to the beach access at Beachstone Cafe

Green Bluff is alternatively accessible from the south via Rutile trail, off Ivory Circuit in North Sapphire.

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee manages this bridge and is contactable on 02 6653 6552.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 2.01pm

Other planned events: Summer Maintenance Grading Lake Arragan Campground

Summer maintenance road grading is underway. Park visitors should anticipate short term road closures and NPWS earthmoving equipment in use on these roads. NPWS staff are on site.

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Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2023, 9.13am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 9.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.39am

Other planned events: Wonga walk partial closure

Crystal Shower Falls walk is partially closed from The Glade picnic area until Saturday 16 December 2023. The closure is to allow construction works to take place. Access to the falls remains open from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre via the lower Wonga walk.

Wonga walk will be completely re-opened during school holidays from Saturday 16 December 2023. Partial closures will be re-introduced after the school holidays, on Tuesday 30 January 2024.

For further information contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 5913.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.32pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.30pm

Other planned events: Walking track evaluation camera survey

Please note that NPWS staff will be undertaking a walking track survey in this location from November to early December 2023.

The survey will involve NPWS staff carrying a 360-degree camera to visually record walking track features, as part of an annual asset maintenance assessment.

This information is to ensure quality safe NPWS walking tracks for public enjoyment.

You'll be able to identify this survey as NPWS staff will be dressed in uniform carrying an above-head mounted camera.

NPWS respects your privacy. If you do not wish to be filmed, please respectfully ask the NPWS staff member to pause the camera until you pass out of camera frame.

The survey will be undertaken across multiple parks during November 2023, so will involve only very minimal time at each location and will be scheduled outside peak visitation times, so the survey it is unlikely to affect visitors.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 8.55am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details are:

  • Wooli River crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon River crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock River crossing - no commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2023, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 1.44pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to current wildfire

This park is currently closed due to the safety risk of the ongoing fires in the park. NPWS will make an assessment when the park can be reopened due to the current public safety risk. All enquires please call NPWS Coffs Coast Area Office on 0266520900.     

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Applies from Wed 8 Nov 2023, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 1.43pm

Other planned events: Urumbilum Creek Road - Road Closure due to Bridge Replacement

NPWS are replacing the Timber Bridge on Urumbilum Creek Road as the bridge has reached end of life. The timber structure will be replaced with a pre cast concrete and steel bridge. The road will be closed for the duration of the project and the closure is expected to last for 4 weeks subject to weather. The closure will commence on Wednesday 22nd November until 15th December.                    

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 11.28am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The shelter will be reconstructed in 2024.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2023, 7.01am to Fri 5 Jan 2024, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 11.12am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yuraygir National Park from Tuesday 1 August 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 7.00am to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 11.11am

Other planned events: Repair works underway - Some roads may be closed

Roadworks will be underway on Barcoongere and McPhillips Roads from October 2023 until December 2023. Information regarding closures and access will be displayed on signage.

For more information contact Forestry Corporation of NSW on 02 6656 8800.

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Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2023, 6.00pm to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 11.09am

Other planned events: Rocky Point walk track works

Track repair works will take place on Rocky Point walk in Yuraygir National Park, near Minnie Water from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December 2023, weather-permitting.

For further information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2023, 10.48am to Sat 2 Dec 2023, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 10.51am

Closed parks: Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area closed for pest control operations 17 November to 1 December

Chaelundi National Park, Flora Reserve and State Conservation Area will be closed for pest control operations from 8am 17 November to 5pm 1 December.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 66520900.

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Oct 2023, 8.50am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 9.53am

Closed areas: Part walking track closures due to track construction - Emerald Beach

Some parts of these parks are closed while upgrades are made to the walking tracks and stairs. The closed areas are:

  • Part of Dammerels Headland walking track, from Fiddamans road to the beach access stairs

Solitary Island Coastal Walk will remain open during construction. Work will be completed in stages to maintain public access. Please follow directional signage during construction.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 66520900.

Affects 2 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 9.40am

Closed areas: Slees road closed due to bridge failure

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross and road closure signs have been put in place. Replacement has been scheduled.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 1.21pm to Wed 13 Mar 2024, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.46am

Other planned events: Notice of Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and also must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Oct 2023, 7.07pm

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.46am

Other planned events: Bongil Bongil NP Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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/moonee-beach-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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