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Nightcap National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Nightcap National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

NSW National Parks Visitor Infrastructure Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a range of projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.

Learn more about the Tweed Byron Hinterland trails project

Preserving biodiversity

Nightcap National Park observes and supports the plant and animal species within its borders. Efforts to minimise the impacts of threats are ongoing within this park and include frequent monitoring and pest management. NPWS is committed to plant and animal conservation, and protects threatened, vulnerable and endangered species within all NSW national parks.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Nightcap National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as cane toad and wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.

Conservation program

Wild dog control program

Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is committed to providing numerous high-quality facilities for visitors to enjoy in all its parks. Park visitors are well catered for, and the park’s recreational facilities are frequently reviewed, with opportunities examined for future amendments.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

Contact

  • 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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Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund