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Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 September 2021, 3.42pm

Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 3.42pm.

Other incidents: Camping closed due to moderate flooding

Camping is not permitted due to moderate flooding of the Murrumbidgee River. There is no access to many campsites.

For your safety, please do not enter floodwaters. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 26 Sep 2021, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Sep 2021, 5.31pm

Hazard reduction burns: SW Boundary Trail HR

There is a fire in this park called SW Boundary Trail HR. 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 Fri 24 Sep 2021, 5.26pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 5.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 5.35pm

Safety alerts: Deniliquin precinct, Murray Valley Regional Park, access affected by floodwater

River Road is currently affected by floodwater please obey signage, don't drive through floodwater.

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Sep 2021, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail partial closure

The Tin Mines trail is closed between Lankey's Creek Road and the Ferndale pine plantation due to road damage. The road is impassable to 4WD vehicles.

Tin Mines campground and North's lookout are accessible by foot and mountain bike only.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 4.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Sat 11 Sep 2021, 12.01am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on Mungo National Park

Some parts of this park will be closed from Saturday 11 September to Thursday 30 September 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The closed areas are:

  • Main campground
  • Mungo Shearers' Quarters 

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

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Applies from Sat 25 Sep 2021, 12.00am to Sat 9 Oct 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3.50pm

Closed parks: Hunthawang precinct closed for 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be undertaken in the Hunthawang precinct between Saturday 25 September to Saturday 9 October 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. 

For more information, contact the Riverina Area office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 20 Sep 2021, 8.00am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3.14pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operation

NPWS is undertaking an aerial pest operation for the management of feral pest animals from Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021. This is to protect the biodiversity and cultural values of Yanga reserves. Only qualified aerially trained personnel will participate in this program. This program supplements other control measures that happen throughout the year.

Visitor facilities will be open to the public during the pest control operation, but restrictions will be in place for other areas requiring authorised access. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities.

For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.20pm to Sat 9 Oct 2021, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Aerial and ground 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Saturday 25 September to Saturday 9 October 2021.

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

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information call the NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 9.32am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.38am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

From 9am on Friday 10 September 2021, the following precincts and all campgrounds within them are closed until further notice:

  • Quat Quatta East 
  • Corowa
  • Collendina
  • Mulwala
  • Boomanoomana
  • Cottadidda, including Quicks Beach campground
  • Barooga
  • Woperana
  • Thornley
  • Millewa 

These closures are due to widespread flooding and to protect visitor safety.

Available campgrounds in Murray Valley National Park can be booked via the Lesser known campgrounds page.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 9.31pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Roads and campsites closed due to flooding

The following roads are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Edward River Road
  • Millewa River Road
  • Quambies Road
  • Dudley's Road
  • Taylors Bridge Road 
  • Tin Hut Road
  • Burnt Bridge Road 
  • Duffer Road
  • Fisherman's Bend Road
  • Toupna Crossing Road
  • Middle Road
  • Tuppal Road
  • Plantation Road
  • Fire Hut Road
  • Sam's Road
  • Glenn's Road
  • Warri Yards Road
  • Clay Island Road
  • Walthouses Road
  • Campbells Road
  • Little Edwards Road
  • Bowls Kiln Road
  • Algeboia Road
  • Dora Creek Road

All campsites located along the Murray River in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National and Murray Valley Regional Park are closed.

Please remember that it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Sep 2021, 4.46pm

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 12.21pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed. 

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.43pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 1 September 2021 and Thursday 17 March 2022 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should 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 NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sun 29 Aug 2021, 9.56am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 8.53am

Other planned events: 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using chicken wings and/or commercially prepared bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 1 September and Thursday 30 September 2021 in Yanga National Park, Yanga Nature Reserve and Yanga State Conservation Area.

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 the local office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road is closed.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. 

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.17pm

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/murrumbidgee-valley-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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