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New England National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm

Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial wild dog program – New England Escarpment

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Please do not not handle or disturb any baits.

Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on (02) 6657 2309.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 13 Oct 2018, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Oct 2018, 10.53am

Closed areas: Binderay picnic area closed due to flooding

Bindarray picnic area is closed due to flooding. 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 the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 13 Oct 2018, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Oct 2018, 10.50am

Closed areas: Flooding Woolgoolga picnic area

Some areas of this park are closed due to flooding. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Woolgoolga picnic area
  • Falls walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 18 Nov 2018, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Muttonbird Island closed - Rally Australia Special Stage

Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve will be closed to the public from 3pm to 6am on both Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November 2018. The nature reserve will be closed to minimise disturbance to bird nesting habitat during the Rally Australia Special Stage at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 2.31pm

Other incidents: 1080 baiting program - ongoing ground and aerial baiting

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog ground and aerial baiting program will be conducted between Tuesday 24 September 2018 and Monday 26 November 2018, weather permitting in this reserve. 

There will be signs at main park entry points and around the baited areas to alert the public about 1080 baiting in these parks. 1080 baits will not be placed in the vicinity of campgrounds, lookouts, walking tracks or picnic areas. However, baits may be placed along existing trails within these reserves during ground baiting, as per the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order.

The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy involving Local Land Services and landholders. This includes trapping and shooting, with the aim to minimise the impact of pests on neighbouring stock. The majority of reserves within the Northern Tablelands area will be baited during this time.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

For more information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6736 0700.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Sep 2018, 10.50am

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Kosekai Road

Road grading and associated logging traffic will be using Kosekai Road for the next 3 months, subject to weather conditions.  

Visitors using Kosekai Road need to travel to conditions and ensure they keep left at all times. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Campground site closures

Paperbark campground (lower section containing 6 sites) is closed until further notice due to flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 7 Sep 2018, 11.52am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Sep 2018, 1.51pm

Other planned events: Trail Bay Goal kiosk opening hours

Trial Bay Gaol kiosk restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 2pm.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 11.54am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 9.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program Moonee beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in the Moonee beach area and park from Monday 10 September 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the Pied Oyster Catcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8.48am

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to recent rockfall and unstable rocks. It will remain closed until further assessment by geotechnical specialists is completed.

Wonga walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Aug 2018, 11.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Thu 26 Jul 2018, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 9.50am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Residents in the Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head areas and park users are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in this park from Sunday 5 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Park users and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 4 Jul 2018, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 11.50am

Other planned events: Sandon River crossing

Visitors walking the Yuraygir coastal walk are advised to organise their own transport to cross the Sandon River. The NPWS does not provide this service.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial wild dog program – New England Escarpment

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Please do not not handle or disturb any baits.

Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on (02) 6657 2309.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2016, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Banda Banda Road and Banda Banda Forest loop walk closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to storm damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Banda Banda Road - closed due to tree fall and land slip 
  • Banda Banda Forest loop walk - closed due to tree fall

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

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Point lookout, New England National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government