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Nombinnie Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 10.26am

Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 10.26am.

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 10.24am

Closed areas: Lookouts closed on Jacks Creek walking track

Walking track upgrade work at Jacks Creek has been completed, and the walking track has reopened to visitors. Lookouts remain closed due to dangerous cliff edges. Please stay on the formed walking track and obey all signs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Griffith NPWS office on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 11.11am to Mon 27 May 2024, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 11.15am

Closed areas: Park access road and camping ground closed due to wet conditions.

Koonaburra National Park & Whispering Oaks camping ground is closed from Tuesday 21st May and will be reviewed for access conditions by Monday 27th May 2024, due to previous localised rain affecting trail surfaces.

On-ground conditions will be re-assessed on Monday 27th May, and an update provided at that time.

Please drive to the conditions.

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Public council roads providing access to the park may also be closed. Check the Cobar Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites for up-to-date information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Central West area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 7.00am to Sat 25 May 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 8.23am

Closed parks: Park Closed for Aerial Pest Control Operation

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED from Monday 20 May to Saturday 25 May 2024,
due to Aerial Shooting Operations being conducted. 

For more information contact the NPWS Griffith Area office on 02 6866 8100. 




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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 11.30am

Closed parks: Willandra National Park Closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.


In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.


This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2024, 6.17pm to Tue 17 Sep 2024, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.40am

Other planned events: Ongoing Poison 1080 ground baiting program - controlling fox impacts for Biosecurity values.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between 17 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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