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Mount Kaputar National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 20 July 2021, 9.27am

Applies from Mon 29 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 4.04pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire recovery

Some parts of this park are closed for bushfire recovery works. The closed areas are:

  • Bundabulla Circuit walking track
  • Kaputar Summit walking track. Note: The Summit lookout is accessible via road.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.33am to Mon 26 Jul 2021, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.50am.

Closed areas: Governor Summit walking track closed

Governor Summit Corrunbral  Borowah walking track beyond the Governor lookout is closed from Monday 19 July to Monday 26 July 2021. This is because an elevated walkway has been damaged by trees that have fallen in recent heavy snowfall.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.27am.

Closed areas: Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track closed

Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park are closed from Monday 12 July until further notice. Recent wet weather has made the black soil access road impassable for vehicles. 

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

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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 Wed 21 Jul 2021, 5.33pm to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 12.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 and sodium nitrite pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and Sodium Nitrite poison for the control of of pigs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 26 July and Friday 6 August 2021.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 29 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire recovery

Some parts of this park are closed for bushfire recovery works. The closed areas are:

  • Bundabulla Circuit walking track
  • Kaputar Summit walking track. Note: The Summit lookout is accessible via road.

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.33am to Mon 26 Jul 2021, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.50am

Closed areas: Governor Summit walking track closed

Governor Summit Corrunbral  Borowah walking track beyond the Governor lookout is closed from Monday 19 July to Monday 26 July 2021. This is because an elevated walkway has been damaged by trees that have fallen in recent heavy snowfall.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.27am

Closed areas: Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track closed

Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park are closed from Monday 12 July until further notice. Recent wet weather has made the black soil access road impassable for vehicles. 

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Jun 2021, 2.15pm to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) will be conducting a baiting program between Thursday 17 June 2021 and Thursday 19 August 2021 in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section, south of Dog Proof Fence Road).

The program is for the control of foxes and will involve the use of meat baits and canid pest ejectors 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 AWC on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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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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Applies from Sat 23 Jan 2021, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Drive with caution - No.1 Break Road

No.1 Break Road is rough in sections. Hazard signage indicates areas where extra caution should be taken. Take care and drive safely.

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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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Emergency services

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