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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 31 March 2020, 12.44pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.44pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 2.53pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire damage

This park is closed because it was damaged in the recent fires and is no longer safe to enter.

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

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Part of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

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

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground and walking tracks
  • Plateau Beech picnic area and walking tracks
  • Racecourse trail and Coachwood trail

Do not enter the closed areas. 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 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Polblue picnic area and the Polblue Swamp track remain open.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.17am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.24pm

Closed parks: Majority of park closed - Werrikimbe

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Plateau and Brushy Mountain picnic areas and campgrounds are due to open on Tuesday 30 June 2020

These dates are indicative only. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.13am to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.17pm

Closed parks: No beach driving on Worimi Conservation Lands

NPWS has temporarily closed beach vehicle driving on Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) beachfront north of Newcastle from Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice. Vehicles are also banned from the designated Recreational Vehicle Area.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.25am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head closed

All high use visitor areas of Tomaree Head, such as the summit, lookouts, the gun emplacements, stairways and picnic tables, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted. 

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Playground and barbeque facilities closed

Playground and barbeque facilities are closed. Public access to these facilities will not be permitted from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

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 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.16pm

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 Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Big Rocky trail closed for roadworks

Big Rocky trail in Tomaree National Park is closed for routine roadworks, including grading and rolling, from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2020.

Signs will be in place at the Gan Gan Road entrance.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.24am to Mon 11 May 2020, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Crowdy Bay National Park - pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a wild dog and fox baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison, in Crowdy Bay National Park. The program will take place from Monday 2 March 2020 to Monday 11 May 2020. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs close to the baiting areas should be restrained or muzzled, and must not enter the baiting locations. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Tue 17 Mar 2020, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Part of Wingham Brush boardwalk closed

The Graham Allen part of Wingham Brush boardwalk, from Regenerator's walk to Flying Fox loop walk, will be closed while the boardwalk is fixed and upgraded. Once complete, Regenerators walk will then be upgraded and this section reopened. 

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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 Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.22am

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 Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

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

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

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 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 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 1.39pm

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 Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground temporary closure

Ferny Creek campground remains temporarily closed due to elevated fire risk, and damaged bridge along access road. 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 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 Wed 20 Nov 2019, 1.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8.27pm

Closed areas: Some areas closed in Saltwater National Park

Many areas of this park are closed to public access due to fire damage. Do not enter the fire-affected or forested areas of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

These areas are closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Saltwater picnic area and access to the beach remain open.

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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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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

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 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 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Some areas of Crowdy Bay National Park closed due to bush fire damage

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

  • Crowdy Gap campground and Crowdy Gap walking track
  • 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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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).

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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