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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 11 October 2018, 1.11pm

Applies from Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.55am to Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 1.11pm.

Closed areas: Temporary closure of The Wells campground

The Wells campground is temporarily closed until December 2018, for essential maintenance works and improvements. The works include replacement of wood fireplaces, site raising and levelling, drainage works and site numbering.

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm.

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am.

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

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. 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 Fri 14 Dec 2018, 11.56am to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Zenith Beach Loop Rd and Zenith Beach Picnic Area (18/12/2018)

Tomaree NP Partial closure – precinct and particular tracks or trails (Tuesday 18 December 2018)

 

Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to essential road repairs planned for Tuesday 18 December 2018.

 

Closed areas are:

  • Zenith Beach Loop Road 
  • Zenith Beach Picnic Area
  • Zenith Beach Car park

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Hunter Coast Area on 02 4984 8200) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

Alternative access to Zenith Beach is via the Zenith Beach walking track from Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 12.07pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Box Beach Road and Box Beach Carpark (19/12/2018)

Tomaree NP: Partial closure – Box Beach Road and Box Beach car park (Wednesday 19/12/2018)

 

Some areas of Tomaree National Park are closed to vehicles due to essential road repairs. Closed areas are:

  • Box Beach Road
  • Box Beach Carpark

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Hunter Coast Area on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Dec 2018, 2.30pm

Safety alerts: Damaged bridge, Whoota lookout - drive carefully

A timber vehicle bridge has damage to the deck, and part of the bridge is closed. Please be cautious when driving across the bridge. Access to Whoota Whoota lookout remains open to vehicles.

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Applies from Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9.14am

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Barrington trail closed to vehicles south of the junction with Junction Pools trail
  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 2.32pm to Mon 24 Dec 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Nov 2018, 5.26pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox baiting program on Ash Island, Hunter Wetlands National Park.

The program will start on Tuesday 6 November and finish on Monday 24 December 2018. Please remember that domestic pets are not allowed in NSW national parks. 

For further information contact the NPWS Newcastle area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10.58am to Wed 9 Jan 2019, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11.53am

Closed areas: Flying fox loop closure

The flying fox loop section of the Wingham Brush boardwalk in this park is closed due to the grey-headed flying fox breeding activities. This closure will remain until the breeding activities are no longer affected by visitors along the boardwalk. It is expected the flying fox loop will be reopened prior to the Christmas holidays, but this will depend on the weather.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Taree office on 02 6552 4097 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Oct 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 2.58pm

Hazard reduction burns: Pile Burn Camp Elim

There is a fire in this park called Pile Burn Camp Elim. 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 Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Oct 2018, 8.38am

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road within Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road due to the failure of a old log culvert. The National Parks and Wildlife Service are working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, however this is dependent upon resource availability and the weather.

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Applies from Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.55am to Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure of The Wells campground

The Wells campground is temporarily closed until December 2018, for essential maintenance works and improvements. The works include replacement of wood fireplaces, site raising and levelling, drainage works and site numbering.

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Nov 2018, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout is closed due to a major upgrade. The site is closed to visitors to allow these works to be completed safely.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops are still open:

  • Andrew Laurie lookout
  • the Antarctic Beech forest walk
  • the River walk
  • Gloucester Tops picnic area.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ. 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 Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 10.21am

Closed areas: Rainforest walk to Riverside Park - closed due to fire

Rainforest walk to Riverside Park is closed due to a fire in Hunter Wetlands National Park. This area will remain closed until a tree assessment is carried out in this area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 4.04pm

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 10 Jul 2017, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted at Tomago and Hexham within Hunter Wetlands National Park. 1080 poison can affect non-target species including cats and dogs. The pubic are advised not to allow their pets to stray into these sections of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Domestic pets are not allowed in Hunter Wetlands National Park, either on a leash or off-leash. The baiting program will finish on 11 September 2017.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9.14am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area from Tuesday 30 October 2018. The program will continue for the next 6 months.

For further information, contact 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 25 Sep 2014, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Closed areas: Crangan Bay

The Crangan Bay section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed pending rehabilitation of the former coal chitter fire site. For safety reasons there is no public access to this area until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes 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 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 Mon 29 Sep 2014, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Barbecue out of order Sugar Creek picnic area

The barbecue at Sugar Creek picnic area is out of service. 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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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed

Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

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

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. 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 an annual pass.
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Emergency services

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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer