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Mount Kaputar National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 4 October 2022, 3.14pm

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.14pm.

Safety alerts: Kaputar Plateau Fire Trail closed between Rangers Lookout and Scutt's Fire Trail.

The Kaputar Plateau walk is currently closed between Ranger's Lookout and Scutt's Fire Trail. Beyond Ranger's Lookout there is a large number of fallen trees across the trail as well as several hazardous standing trees. Walkers may still walk from the Rocky Plateau carpark on Kaputar Road to Ranger's Lookout and return, however it is not currently possible walk the full circuit via Scutt's Fire Trail and Bark Hut .

For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office on Tel. 6792 7300.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.11pm.

Closed areas: Barraba track closed due to weather

Barraba track is closed until Monday 10 October 2022, due to wet weather. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 8.45am to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 11.43am.

Closed areas: Waa Gorge closed due to wet weather

Waa Gorge is closed due to wet weather until Friday 7 October 2022. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.00am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 8.12am.

Closed areas: Bark Hut campground closed

Bark Hut campground will be closed due to redevelopment works from Thursday 1 September until Tuesday 1 November 2022.

The following areas will be impacted by this closure:

  • Bark Hut camp sites, picnic areas, barbecues and amenities
  • Euglah Rock lookout and walking track

As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Dawsons Spring campground.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office 02 6792 7300.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.37pm

Safety alerts: Flooding of Gum Hole campground

Camp sites along the edge of the lagoon at Gum Hole campground have been flooded following recent heavy rainfall in the area. It is recommended that campers camp at Warrabah campground while the Namoi River is experiencing high flows. 

For further information please contact the Narrabri NPWS office on 6792 7300.

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Applies from Thu 22 Sep 2022, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 9.29pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous stream crossings on Namoi River Road - 4WD only

Namoi River Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. Recent rainfall has increased the water level at stream crossings along the access road to Warrabah National Park. It is recommended that anyone attempting to travel to the campgrounds and picnic area on the western side of Warrabah National Park use a 4WD vehicle.

Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office on 0439 591 450.

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Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 1.26pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 1.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program 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.

Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

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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/mount-kaputar-national-park/local-alerts

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  • Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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