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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 2 July 2020, 11.36am

Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.26pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 8.02pm.

Closed areas: Yagon campground closed for upgrade works

Yagon campground is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works. For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 3.48pm.

Other planned events: Korsmans campground - Limited campsites

A number of campsites at Korsmans Campground are temporarily unavailable due to recent upgrade works. Works include defining and levelling campsites, replacement of wood fireplaces and improvements to drainage and access to sites.  

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 11.36am.

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 1.25pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 7.35am.

Other planned events: Lesser-known campgrounds

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 Myall Lakes 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.

Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.06pm to Fri 18 Sep 2020, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.28pm.

Closed areas: Dees Corner campground closed due to upgrade works

Dees Corner campground is closed from Monday 11 May 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works.  For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 July 2020 Closed areas Broughton Island campground closure Details

Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 12.58pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 12.09pm

Broughton Island campground in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from Monday 27 July to Friday 21 August 2020, for the replacement and upgrade of the public toilet.

The island will remain open to day visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 11.49am

Safety alerts: Jerusalem Creek trail pedestrian bridge damaged

Jerusalem Creek trail currently has a damaged pedestrian bridge. A diversion is in place. Please take care and follow on-site signs.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails
  • Cockerawombeeba Road
  • Forbes River Road 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.26pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 8.02pm

Closed areas: Yagon campground closed for upgrade works

Yagon campground is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works. For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 3.48pm

Other planned events: Korsmans campground - Limited campsites

A number of campsites at Korsmans Campground are temporarily unavailable due to recent upgrade works. Works include defining and levelling campsites, replacement of wood fireplaces and improvements to drainage and access to sites.  

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.40pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.56am

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening within the eastern section of Khappinghat National Park post fire. The trapping area is bounded by private property to the east, Old Bar to the north, and Metz Road to the west.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.37pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.48am

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening in this park in the area bounded by Possum Brush Road, Southern Boundary Road and Kiwarrak State Forest.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jun 2020, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Indian Head campground

Indian Head campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. The campground is expected to reopen early October 2020. Do not enter this campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 1.25pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 7.35am

Other planned events: Lesser-known campgrounds

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 Myall Lakes 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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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 9.18am

Closed areas: Barrington Tops seasonal 4WD trail closures

The following 4WD trails are closed to all public vehicles from Monday 1 June 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 for the winter seasonal closure:

  • Barrington trail - south
  • Barrington trail - central
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

Vehicle access to Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds and associated walking tracks and facilities is closed during this time. Visitors can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.06pm to Fri 18 Sep 2020, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Dees Corner campground closed due to upgrade works

Dees Corner campground is closed from Monday 11 May 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works.  For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Khappinghat National Park and Nature Reserve bushfire damage

Most roads in this park have now reopened. Some fire management trails remain closed with work continuing to re-open. Reserve closed signs will be removed once all works are complete. 

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call 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: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

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're 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.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're 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, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

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 Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

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

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that 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 31 Jan 2020, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Most of Talawahl Nature Reserve closed with some roads open

Talawahl Nature Reserve remains closed. The following roads within Talawahl Nature Reserve have been made safe to travel on:

  • Coates Road
  • Breakneck Road
  • Blackbutt Road.

 Visitors must only use these roads as thoroughfares and must not stop in the nature reserve. NPWS is continuing to work on reopening additional public roads within the reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • 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, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 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 annual 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