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Murrah Flora Reserves

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Last reviewed: Fri 6 October 2023, 2.51pm

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 2.51pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this 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. 

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.

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Applies from Sun 3 Dec 2023, 10.05am to Tue 5 Dec 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Dec 2023, 10.56am

Closed areas: Beowa National Park South Closure

Beowa National Park South has been closed due to wet conditions making tracks unsafe for vehicle access.

The park condition will be reassessed by NPWS staff later in the day on 5th December 2023.

For further information please contact NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 12.51pm to Fri 8 Dec 2023, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 9.59am

Closed areas: Light to Light walk closure

The Light to Light walk is currently closed between Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek from late July 2023 until December 2023 to allow for track upgrades. These closures will impact plans to complete the return-walk. This closure will not affect Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee campgrounds.

If you're booking your walk through a licensed tour operator, you can expect that these operators are being regularly informed by NPWS, so that track closure impacts can be planned for and managed.

Please monitor NPWS alerts for track closures, be prepared to modify your itinerary while track upgrades are being completed and consider transport options to divert around closed sections of the walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.17pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.32pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Friday 1st December 2023 Sunday 30 June 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bournda National Park.

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 local Merimbula NPWS area office for more information on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Bendethera campground closed due to severe weather warning

Bendethera campground and associated access trails will be closed until further notice. This is because a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds has been issued for the South Coast.

The following roads and trails leading into Bendethera campground may be severely impacted by this weather event:

  • Bendethera fire trail
  • Merricumbene fire trail
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Dampier Mountain fire trail
  • Minuma Range fire trail

Trail surface damage and tree fall is possible on these trails.

Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast, with possible flooding expected in some areas. Please note: River and creek levels may rise suddenly and become impassable – do not drive or walk through floodwaters and do not attempt to cross flooded rivers or creeks.

For updated weather information check Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ and keep up to date by listening to the local ABC radio.

For more information or assistance during Severe Weather contact State Emergence Service on https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/ or in life threatening situations call Emergency Services on Triple Zero 000.

Please check the NPWS website before travelling to Deua National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Mount Dromedary Trail will be closed to vehicles until further notice, this is due forecast heavy rain.

Mount Dromedary Trail in Gulaga National Park will be closed to vehicles until further notice, this is due to prevent surface damage due to forecast heavy rain.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds has been issued for the South Coast on 28.11.2023. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast, with possible flooding expected in some areas.

Trail surface damage and tree fall is possible on this trail.

For updated weather information check Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ and keep up to date by listening to the local ABC radio.

For more information or assistance during Severe Weather contact State Emergence Service on https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/ or in life threatening situations call Emergency Services on Triple Zero 000.

Please check the NPWS website before travelling to Gulaga National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.56am

Closed areas: Bogola Head Road and Plovers Lane access closed due to road surface damage

Bogola Head Road and Plovers Lane access road will be closed to vehicles until further notice, this is due to road surface damage which may become impassable due to rain.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds has been issued for the South Coast on 28.11.2023. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast, with possible flooding expected in some areas.

For updated weather information check Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ and keep up to date by listening to the local ABC radio.
For more information or assistance during Severe Weather contact State Emergence Service on https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/ or in life threatening situations call Emergency Services on Triple Zero 000.

Please check the NPWS website before travelling to Eurobodalla National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2023, 4.42pm to Thu 14 Dec 2023, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 4.52pm

Closed areas: Kangarutha Track - modified access

The Kianinny access to Kangarutha walking track is modified due closed areas for the construction of a pedestrian bridge of Kianinny Creek. Works will occur from Monday the 18th September to Friday 14th December 2023.

Follow all directional signs for the temporary access track and do not enter closed areas. Visitors will continue to have access to the playground, BBQs and some picnic tables at the Kianinny Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Merimbula Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 8.23am

Closed areas: Areas Closed for Roadworks – Brou Lake Road, Brou Lake Campground and South Tuross Beach Road

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 25th October to Friday 30 November 2023 while road and track works take place on the following roads:

  • South Tuross Beach Road

The closure of the listed roads affects access to - part Tuross Lake (south) and South Tuross Beach. The closed areas will be sign-posted and barriers will be placed at all relevant access points and road users are advised to avoid the area until works are completed.

Roadworks on the following roads has been undertaken and visitors are reminded to drive to road conditions, especially during wet weather. In the event of high rainfall these roads maybe closed at short notice to prevent road damage.

  • Brou Lake Road - completed.
  • Brou Access track to Beach - completed.

Please follow directions from NPWS officers, NPWS authorised traffic controllers and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Eurobodalla Area Office on 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Sun 3 Dec 2023, 3.59pm to Fri 8 Dec 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.32am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park will be closed to the public from 3pm on Sunday 3 December until 3pm Friday 8 December 2023 for an aerial pest control operation.

The closed areas include:

  • Alexanders Hut
  • Alexanders Hut campground
  • Nunnock campground
  • Nunnock grasslands walking tracks
  • Packers Swamp
  • Dragon Swamp

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs, foxes and other pests. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

The closed areas will be sign-posted at relevant access points. Visitors should avoid these areas and not enter the closed areas during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000

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Applies from Sun 3 Dec 2023, 4.37pm to Fri 8 Dec 2023, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11.32am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The following sections of park will be closed to the public from 3pm Sunday 3 December until 3pm Friday 8 December 2023 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Frogs Hole Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Berlang campground
  • Deua National Park – West of Merricumbene Fire Trail
  • Bendethera Valley campground
  • The Big Hole walking track
  • Wyanbene campground
  • South East Forest National Park – North of Snowy Mountain Highway
  • Wadbilliga National Park – West of Wadbilliga road and Razorback Fire Trail

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs, foxes and other pests. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

The closed areas will be sign-posted at relevant access points. Visitors should avoid these areas and not enter the closed areas during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 4.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Beowa National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section and North of Snowy Mountain Hwy)
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.55am

Other incidents: No access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Fire Trail

Please note - There is no access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Firetrail. Access via Mackeys lane is private property and not permitted.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office - 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 8.25am

Safety alerts: Blackfellows Point road works

Following a landslip, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently working to repair Blackfellows Point Road in Eurobodalla National Park. The road remains open, but temporary barriers are in place to restrict access to the affected areas.

Please drive safely, proceed cautiously, and follow the directions of road signs.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 2.51pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this 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. 

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.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2023, 8.42am

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 3 May 2023, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2023, 9.23am

Closed areas: Pooles Day Use Area closed due to construction works

Pooles Beach in Eurobodalla National Park is closed from Wednesday 3rd May until end of September 2023 for repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Sep 2023, 8.44am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2023, 9.24am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Remediation roadworks have completed on sections of Araluen Road previously closed to traffic in the Eurobodalla Shire. However, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council have identified sections of Araluen Road that require urgent slope stabilisation works and will be implementing temporary daytime closures on the western section of Araluen Road with targeted completion date being in October 2023. This may impact access to the following campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park from the western approach (via Braidwood/Majors Creek/Araluen):

  • Bakers Flat Campground
  • Deua River Campground
  • Dry Creek Campground

 

For more information and updates regarding closures on Araluen Road, please visit the QPRC website Araluen Road flood damage repairs - Queanbeyan-Palerang (nsw.gov.au) or call on 1300 735 025.

 

To assist with planning your trip, please visit Livetraffic.com for updates on any road closures and safety alerts.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2023, 9.23am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 9.03am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 9.03am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 24 Feb 2023, 12.25pm to Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.12am

Closed areas: South East Forests - Nungatta Predator Free Area Closure

Roads and trails closed for public access include Laings Road, Link Track, Alex Hut Fire Trail, Reef Road East, Reef Road West, Mervs East Fire Trail, Mervs West Fire Trail and Sandplot Track. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 9.04am

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Dec 2023, 10.56am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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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/murrah-flora-reserves/local-alerts

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  • in the South Coast region
  • Murrah Flora Reserves are always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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