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Nightcap National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 June 2023, 7.47am

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7.47am.

Closed areas: Minyon falls Platform closed for 2 hrs 07:00am to 09:00am

The Minyon Falls platform is closed from 07:00 to 09:00am from Monday the 5th , Tuesday the  6th , Wednesday the 7th, Thursday the 8th and including Friday the 9th of June2023.

The platform will be open all day on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of June 2023.

The Platform will then be closed from 07:00 am to 09:00am monday the 12th, Tuesday the 13th, Wednesday the 14th, Thursday the 15th and Friday the 15th of June 2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 0266270200.
 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 8.53am.

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only

Whian Whian mountain bike trails open with possible machinery on tracks randomly.

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area

Historic Nightcap track will be closed until November 2023.

Pholis Walking track now OPEN

 

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3.30pm to Mon 19 Jun 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 9.38am.

Closed areas: Minyon Falls lookout and day use area closed for event Sunday 18th of June

Minyon Falls lookout and day use area will be closed from 7:00am on the 18th of June to 17:00 on the 18th of June due to an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Nightcap National Park.  The closed areas are:

  • Minyon Falls lookout
  • Minyon Falls day use area
  • Rummery park camp ground

Note: Minyon Grass day use area and the Minyon east walking track from Minyon Grass to the base of Minyon Falls will remain open.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 3.54pm.

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Sunday 31 December 2023. The road is currently unsafe to traffic. This closure maybe extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2023, 7.30am to Wed 7 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Bundjalung Street closed for maintenance

Bundjalung Street of Gumma Garra precinct of the Bundjalung National Park is closed for maintenance from Tuesday 6 June 2023.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 66 270200.

 

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.22am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground closed

Black Rocks campground will be closed from Monday 8 May 2023 until further notice for construction works. The gate will be closed at Gap Road. This closure period will be reviewed on Monday 26 June 2023. 

Affected areas include:

  • Black Rocks campground
  • Esk River paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek walk

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 10.29am

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP part closure

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 27 January 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

- Hells Hole waterfalls

- Sand Ridge Road

- North Chowan road

- Gilwah Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 8.00am to Wed 1 Nov 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.59am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park from Monday 1st May 2023  to Wednesday 1st November 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Clarence Area Office on 02 6641 1500.

 

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Applies from Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 5.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

Bundjalung National Park visitors may experience loud aircraft noise until further notice. RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head Air Weapons Range may be heard and seem from the Black Rocks campground and Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.30pm to Thu 20 Jul 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.41am

Closed parks: Park closed due to road repairs

Mooball National Park is closed from 2 March to 20 July 2023 due to major road repairs throughout the park. Heavy plant will be in use on Cooradilla Road and Smarts Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 9.51am

Closed areas: Booyong and Rosewood Loop Walking Tracks closed

The Booyong walking track is currently closed due to numerous tree falls.

The Rosewood Loop walking track remains closed while repairs are being made to a flood affected footbridge.

 

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2023, 7.40am

Closed areas: Mebbin National Park Campground Open with closed access to some trails

Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp Campground - OPEN 

Some of the walking tracks and trails remain closed and undergoing roadworks due to landslips and erosion caused by the severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions during February/March 2022.

Areas that remain CLOSED until they are made safe:

  • Original section of Byrrill Creek Walking Track (closed due to severe landslip) an alternative walking track is now available.
  • Plantation Road Fire Trail (Closed with road repair works scheduled from 8 May 2023 for 3 weeks)
  • North Boundary Road Fire Trail (Closed due to severe erosion)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 66 708 600.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 1.00am to Sun 16 Jul 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 9.39am

Closed areas: Cape Byron walking track partial closure

A section of the Cape Byron walking track between Wategos Beach and the Cape Byron Lighthouse will be closed from the Wednesday 26 April to Sunday 16 July 2023. Walkers will not be able to access the lighthouse from Wategos Beach.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Apr 2023, 9.09am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track will remain closed pending the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and further joint management arrangements, with future management of the park to be guided by Aboriginal custodians.

Infrastructure work is progressing to reopen Korrumbyn Creek and Breakfast Creek Day Use Areas and Lyrebird track, which were damaged by severe flooding in 2022 and ongoing wet weather. Subject to favourable weather, these areas will reopen by July 2023.

For further information visit this web page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.39am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Walk on Water walking track boardwalk closed

The majority of the timber boardwalk on the Walk on Water walking track is closed until further notice. A small section of the timber boardwalk provides access to Ukerebagh Nature Reserve via Ukerebagh track.

For your safety, please don't enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 4.10pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 8.53am

Closed areas: Park closed due to storm damage

Area's within Toonumbar National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

The closed areas include:

  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.15pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 8.36pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due road maintenance works and flood damage.

This park is closed from Monday 2 May 2022 until Friday 30 June 2023, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.38am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Jun 2023, 9.09am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of this park has been extended until Friday 30th June 2023, due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events.

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 2.49pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Sun 7 May 2023, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Closed walking tracks

Wilson Nature Reserve North and South walking tracks are closed indefinitely due to widespread damage from recent weather events.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6627 0200.

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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/nightcap-national-park/local-alerts

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  • in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.

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