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Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 14 November 2019, 12.29pm

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 12.29pm.

Closed parks: Manning Great Lakes national parks and reserves closed due to fire conditions

This park is closed due to prevailing bushfire conditions.

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 12.00pm to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 8.41am.

Closed areas: Dark Point carpark and walking track closed

Dark Point carpark and walking track in Myall Lakes National Park are closed from Monday 21 October to Monday 9 December 2019, pending delays from recent fire weather and park closures. This closure is due to an upgrade and roadworks.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 22 Oct 2019, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 11.43am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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 Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Nov 2019, 10.19am.

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

Roadworks in progress on Mungo Brush Road until mid December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays. 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: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 12.51pm.

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 Fri 18 Oct 2019, 9.10pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Nov 2019, 5.18am

Fires - Advice: Minimbah Road

There is a fire in this park called Minimbah Road. 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 Sun 17 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 3.42pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 1.13am

Fires - Advice: Bills Crossing Crowdy

There is a fire in this park called Bills Crossing Crowdy. 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 Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 12.29pm

Closed parks: Manning Great Lakes national parks and reserves closed due to fire conditions

This park is closed due to prevailing bushfire conditions.

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 12.00pm to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 8.41am

Closed areas: Dark Point carpark and walking track closed

Dark Point carpark and walking track in Myall Lakes National Park are closed from Monday 21 October to Monday 9 December 2019, pending delays from recent fire weather and park closures. This closure is due to an upgrade and roadworks.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.01am

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 Fri 8 Nov 2019, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.25am

Closed parks: Closed due to potential fire threat

This park is closed due to potential bushfire threat. Do not enter the park. Areas to avoid include Mining Road and Old Gibber track within Myall Lakes National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 7 Nov 2019, 4.19pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.19am

Closed parks: Crowdy Bay National Park closed - Current bushfire and extensive damage to park

This park is closed due to current bushfire activity within the park. Road closures are in place at the southern and northern entrances to the park. 

Do not enter the park. The active bushfire and dangerous trees pose a dangerous threat.

All campers that are due to check in to Diamond Head and Crowdy Gap campgrounds on or before Monday 18 November 2019 will be notified via mobile and email and full refunds will be issued. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Bills Crossing Crowdy. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 11.43am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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 Mon 21 Oct 2019, 10.50am to Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 11.28am

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track closed

Hickson Street walking track in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed for track upgrades from Monday 21 October to Monday 30 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 6.09pm to Mon 23 Dec 2019, 6.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 10.22am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Crowdy Bay National Park.

This baiting program will run from Monday 14 October to  Monday 23 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and/or threatened species in the park.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12.05pm to Tue 24 Dec 2019, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12.05pm

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Hunter Wetlands National Park on Ash Island. The baiting program will run from Tuesday 1 October to Tuesday 24 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park.

There will 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried Penalties apply for non-compliance. Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in National Parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cars. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Nov 2019, 10.19am

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

Roadworks in progress on Mungo Brush Road until mid December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays. 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 Thu 26 Sep 2019, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails closed

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails are closed from Friday 27 September 2019 because of unsafe trail conditions. All visitor areas will remain open. Visitors can access Gummi Falls campground via Bullock Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the Scone NPWS office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 3.56pm

Closed areas: Medowie State Conservation Area closed to vehicles

All trails in this park are closed to vehicles due to illegal dumping and arson. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These trails are still open for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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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 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: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 12.51pm

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 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 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