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Nightcap National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 8 January 2021, 10.49am

Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jan 2021, 10.49am.

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Monday 1 February 2021.

Please use Minyon Falls Road via Repentance Creek Road and Coopers Creek Road to access the following areas:

  • Minyon Falls
  • Minyon Grass and Rummery Park and the associated walking tracks.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of February 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Border Ranges closures including eastern park entrance

All access to Border Ranges National Park will be from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. This is due to a landslip between Bar Mountain picnic area and the eastern park entrance at Barkers Vale on Tweed Range Scenic Drive.

Other closures include:

  • Brindle Creek Loop Road 
  • Brindle Creek picnic area
  • Antartic Beech picnic area
  • Brindle Creek walking track and Helmholtzia walking track 

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Peacock Creek Road

Some creek crossings along Peacock Creek Road approaching Richmond Range National Park are impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. Alternative access to Peacock Creek campground for 2WD and low clearance vehicles is from the east via Sextonville Road only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance and major repair works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 11.53am

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 6.06pm to Wed 10 Feb 2021, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 9.34am

Safety alerts: Iron Pot Creek campground - Barbecue at Galley not to be used

The barbecure located in the Galley near site 2 in the Iron Pot campground is not to be used until after Wednesday 10 February 2021. Galley is still open and able to be used. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 3.28pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice. 

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jan 2021, 10.49am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Monday 1 February 2021.

Please use Minyon Falls Road via Repentance Creek Road and Coopers Creek Road to access the following areas:

  • Minyon Falls
  • Minyon Grass and Rummery Park and the associated walking tracks.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 4.46pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 2.39pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed

The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.

Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11.38am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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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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