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Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Dec 2023, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kerosene Creek Fire

There is a fire in this park called Kerosene Creek Fire. 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 Tue 28 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 6.00pm

Safety alerts: A Park Fire Ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area, Jacky Barkers, Muluerindie, The Green Gully Track and Youdales areas, due to current conditions

A park fire ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area (Mt Yarrowyck), Jacky Barkers (in Nowendoc National Park), Muluerindie (in Warrabah National Park), The Green Gully Track and Youdales day use and camping areas (in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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.

For further information, contact the Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100 or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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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.

Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 11.59am to Sun 17 Dec 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 12.05pm

Other planned events: Tia Falls main walking Track and Gorge Lookout Closed for Track Upgrade works

Walking Track and Gorge Lookout closed due to maintenance upgrades underway on Tia Falls Main Walking Track from Midnight Monday 4 September to Midnight Sunday 17 December. Signage will be in place. The campground, day use area and Tiara Walking Track remain open.

  For further information contact NPWS Office Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale on 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Ebor Falls precinct

Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP will be temporarily closed from 16 October 2023, to allow for construction works of new lookouts and visitor precincts to be fast-tracked. This closure will include the Upper and Lower Falls visitor areas, the Ebor Falls Road (part only) and the Ebor Village walking track. Access to the Ebor Cemetery off Ebor Falls Road will remain open.

It is anticipated the Upper Falls precinct will reopen to the public in December 2023.

During the closure no toilet, picnic or rest stop facilities will be available at Ebor Falls. Travellers on the Waterfall Way are advised to use alternate amenities located in Ebor township or at the Ebor Sportsground.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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