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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 17 July 2019, 10.16am

Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10.16am.

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks will continue herbicide spraying between Monday 5 August and Friday 30 August 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. The areas in Myall Lakes National Park to be sprayed are:

  • Yaccaba Headland
  • Bennetts Beach
  • Broughton Island

The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

Spraying was not completed between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019 due to unsuitable weather conditions. The remaining spraying is expected to take 3 days to complete with suitable weather. Spraying has now been completed in Booti Booti National Park, Corrie Island Nature Reserve, Stormpetrel Nature Reserve and the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.

For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground closed

Stewart and Lloyds campground is closed for maintenance until Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance and weed control programs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning-Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 11.56am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.31pm.

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground closed

White Tree Bay campground is temporarily closed from Tuesday 7 May to Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance during the cooler months. Alternative campgrounds are available nearby.

For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 11.53am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.32pm.

Other planned events: Dees Corner campground closed August to December 2019

Dees Corner Campground will be temporarily closed from August to December 2019 for upgrade works. These works include improvements to drainage, campsite levelling,installation of new fireplaces and road works. Alternative campgrounds nearby that allow wood fires include:

  • Banskia Green campground
  • The Wells campground
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • Korsmans Landing campground

Please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm.

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.  

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 2.45pm.

Closed areas: Section of Mungo walking track closed

The section of Mungo walking track between Robinsons Crossing and the start of Brambles Green trail is closed until December 2019. This is for public safety during the road construction works on Mungo Brush Road.

For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.06am.

Closed areas: Duck Hole fire trail closed

Duck Hole fire trail in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed for public safety between April and December 2019 due to roadworks. A section of Mungo Brush Road is being relocated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates on the relocation.

Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10.16am

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks will continue herbicide spraying between Monday 5 August and Friday 30 August 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. The areas in Myall Lakes National Park to be sprayed are:

  • Yaccaba Headland
  • Bennetts Beach
  • Broughton Island

The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

Spraying was not completed between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019 due to unsuitable weather conditions. The remaining spraying is expected to take 3 days to complete with suitable weather. Spraying has now been completed in Booti Booti National Park, Corrie Island Nature Reserve, Stormpetrel Nature Reserve and the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.

For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 26 Jun 2019, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2019, 10.43am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog control program underway in the Dungog area

NSW National Parks will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for wild dog control as buried baits and capsules in ejector devices. Baits will be laid in Monkerai Nature Reserve and Black Bulga State Conservation Area from Wednesday 10 July. The program will end by Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks, state conservation areas or nature reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits and capsules are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 9.56am

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground closed

Stewart and Lloyds campground is closed for maintenance until Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance and weed control programs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning-Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2019, 12.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2019, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Barbecues out of order in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

The barbecues in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park are out of order until Saturday 30 July 2019 while new barbecues are being installed. We're sorry for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2019, 4.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 9.45am

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track and gliding pad closed

Hickson Street walking track and gliding pad in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed for upgrades from:

  • Tuesday 11 June to Saturday 15 June 2019
  • Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2019
  • Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2019

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2019, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails in Barrington Tops

The following 4WD trails in Barrington Tops are closed to all vehicles from Saturday 1 June to Tuesday 1 October 2019 for the annual seasonal closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 12.49pm

Other planned events: Wild dog and fox baiting program in southern Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dogs and foxes in the southern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. This program starts on Thursday 23 May and will finish by Wednesday 31 July 2019. It will run next to Harrington, Crowdy Head and Crowdy Bay Beach.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. It is also being carried out to reduce the impact of foxes on native wildlife.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

All baiting areas will have 1080 baiting signs at the access points.

For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach Road closure

Dudley Beach Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Thursday 16 May 2019 due to road repairs. It will reopen on Friday 15 May 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am

Closed areas: Scout Camp Road closure

Scout Camp Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Wednesday 15th May 2019 due to road repairs. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 11.56am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.31pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground closed

White Tree Bay campground is temporarily closed from Tuesday 7 May to Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance during the cooler months. Alternative campgrounds are available nearby.

For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 11.53am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.32pm

Other planned events: Dees Corner campground closed August to December 2019

Dees Corner Campground will be temporarily closed from August to December 2019 for upgrade works. These works include improvements to drainage, campsite levelling,installation of new fireplaces and road works. Alternative campgrounds nearby that allow wood fires include:

  • Banskia Green campground
  • The Wells campground
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • Korsmans Landing campground

Please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.  

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Section of Mungo walking track closed

The section of Mungo walking track between Robinsons Crossing and the start of Brambles Green trail is closed until December 2019. This is for public safety during the road construction works on Mungo Brush Road.

For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.06am

Closed areas: Duck Hole fire trail closed

Duck Hole fire trail in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed for public safety between April and December 2019 due to roadworks. A section of Mungo Brush Road is being relocated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates on the relocation.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.45am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and Morisset picnic area. Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site.

Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety because they are subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/myall-lakes-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy a pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer