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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 June 2018, 10.21am

Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 8.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10.21am.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations

Some areas along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes national parks, including Broughton Island, will be closed between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018 due to a helicopter spraying operation. The treated areas are closed on a temporary basis and usually for 1 day or less.

Aerial spraying is planned for:

  • Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018, in the Seal Rocks and Yagon areas. This will include Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Beach, Yellow Rock, Treachery Beach, Yagon Headland, Yagon Beach and Yagon campground.
  • Saturday 23 June 2018, on Broughton, Little Broughton and Stormpetrel Island nature reserves.

The operation involves spraying with the herbicide Metsulfuron methyl 600WG to control bitou bush. NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. Please ensure you follow all warning signs and directions from NPWS staff.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 9 May 2018, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 1.57pm.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operation underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WGis for the control of bitou bush. The spraying will be carried out in the following areas:

  • Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (north Rock and Inner Rock)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve 

For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

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Applies from Thu 3 May 2018, 1.33pm to Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures

The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:

  • Mungo Brush south
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 65910300.

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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 Mon 25 Jun 2018, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jun 2018, 11.49am

Closed areas: Lake Side Walking Track

Partial closure – precinct/locality/remote locations/particular tracks or trails (immediate effect/known duration)

 

Some areas of this park are closed due to Helicopter operations in the area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Lake Side Walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Manning 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 Mon 7 May 2018, 8.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10.21am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations

Some areas along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes national parks, including Broughton Island, will be closed between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018 due to a helicopter spraying operation. The treated areas are closed on a temporary basis and usually for 1 day or less.

Aerial spraying is planned for:

  • Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018, in the Seal Rocks and Yagon areas. This will include Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Beach, Yellow Rock, Treachery Beach, Yagon Headland, Yagon Beach and Yagon campground.
  • Saturday 23 June 2018, on Broughton, Little Broughton and Stormpetrel Island nature reserves.

The operation involves spraying with the herbicide Metsulfuron methyl 600WG to control bitou bush. NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. Please ensure you follow all warning signs and directions from NPWS staff.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Beach driving closed – Worimi Conservation Lands

The stormy weather combined with current high tides has made the beach impassable to all vehicles.

Visitors can still access the 350 hectare recreational vehicle area at the southern end of the park via the Lavis Lane 4WD entry.

For your safety, please don't attempt to traverse the beach between Lavis Lane and Anna Bay as there is a real risk of vehicles becoming swamped by the sea. Driving behind the frontal dunes is also dangerous and illegal.

NPWS will continue to monitor the beach and will reopen it to four-wheel driving when conditions improve.

For further information contact the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the Worimi Conservation Lands website.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.06pm

Safety alerts: Roads slippery on the Barrington Tops

Following recent roadworks and subsequent wet weather, the roads on the Barrington Tops - in particular Tubrabucca Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road (Scone - Gloucester Road) - have become slippery. While these roads remain open, please use extreme care when driving. Motorists are advised to avoid using Tubrabucca Road.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jun 2018, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout will be closed from Thursday 14 June 2018 due to a major upgrade. The site will remain closed for at least a month (weather dependent) 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 Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jun 2018, 12.33pm

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

4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2018 to 1 October 2018 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:

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

Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Wed 9 May 2018, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 1.57pm

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operation underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WGis for the control of bitou bush. The spraying will be carried out in the following areas:

  • Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (north Rock and Inner Rock)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve 

For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 10.53am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs

NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve

 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 3 May 2018, 1.33pm to Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures

The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:

  • Mungo Brush south
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 65910300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 May 2018, 1.50pm

Other planned events: FoxTAP 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program - Barrington Tops

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting 1080 baiting for foxes and wild dogs, as part of our FoxTAP program, on the plateau south of Barrington Tops Forest Road. The baiting program will begin on Monday 30 April 2018, and will run for 3 weeks. For further information call the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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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: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am

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 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington 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) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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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 15 Jun 2018, 3.08pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

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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.
    • Great Lakes (Pacific Palms)
      (02) 6591 0300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • "The Ruins" Camping Ground, Booti Booti National Park, The Lakes Way, Pacific Palms NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6554 0489
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Emergency services

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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer