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Mount Kaputar National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 27 October 2021, 1.10pm

Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.24pm to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The majority of areas in this park are closed from 7am Wednesday 27 October to 7pm Friday 29 October 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

The following areas are open:

  • All accommodation
  • All walks in the Dawson's Spring precinct
  • Lindsay Rock Tops walk
  • Governor Lookout walk
  • Bark Hut campground
  • Euglah Rock walking track and picnic area
  • Sawn Rocks walk

This program will target pigs and goats. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species such as Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies and the high elevation slug and snail community.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barwon Area office in Narrabri on 02 6792 7300.

Affects 13 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 24 Aug 2021, 8.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 8.48am.

Closed areas: Barraba Track closed

The Barraba Track in Mt Kaputar National Park is closed from Tuesday 24 August 2021 until further notice to prevent damage to the track surface following recent heavy rainfall.

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

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 6.00am to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 8.31am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

A baiting program will be undertaken from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Wednesday 3 November 2021. The program will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information, please call the Barwon Area office on 02 6792 7300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.24pm to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The majority of areas in this park are closed from 7am Wednesday 27 October to 7pm Friday 29 October 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

The following areas are open:

  • All accommodation
  • All walks in the Dawson's Spring precinct
  • Lindsay Rock Tops walk
  • Governor Lookout walk
  • Bark Hut campground
  • Euglah Rock walking track and picnic area
  • Sawn Rocks walk

This program will target pigs and goats. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species such as Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies and the high elevation slug and snail community.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Barwon Area office in Narrabri on 02 6792 7300.

Affects 1 park and 13 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 24 Aug 2021, 8.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Barraba Track closed

The Barraba Track in Mt Kaputar National Park is closed from Tuesday 24 August 2021 until further notice to prevent damage to the track surface following recent heavy rainfall.

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 6.00am to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 8.31am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

A baiting program will be undertaken from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Wednesday 3 November 2021. The program will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information, please call the Barwon Area office on 02 6792 7300.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 4.03pm to Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 May 2021, 10.56am

Closed parks: Ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff will be undertaking an ongoing 1080 poison pest control operation from Tuesday 25 May to Thursday 25 November 2021. This will involve continuous aerial and ground baiting programs using meat baits, meat bait products, ejectors and grain containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison. 

This pest control operation aims to reduce the impacts and populations of feral pigs, dogs and foxes in these parks and surrounding private property.

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to domestic animals. Dogs, cats and stock are prohibited in lands managed by NPWS. Please be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning, and keep domestic animals and stock away from baiting areas at all times. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 

The program will be continuous and ongoing in:

  • Arakoola Nature Reserve
  • Bullala National Park
  • Burral Yurrul National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Dthinna Dthinnawan National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Gunyerwarildi National Park
  • Gwydir River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ironbark Nature Reserve
  • Planchonella Nature Reserve
  • Taringa Nature Reserve
  • Warialda National Park and State Conservation Area

For more information call the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300.  

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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

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • 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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