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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9.06am

Safety alerts: Bongil Bongil Roads Slippery

Due to recent roadworks and current weather conditions some roads within Bongil Bongil NP have been closed as they slippery and dangerous for driving. Hunters Road and School Road have been closed and will be monitored by NPWS staff for reopening when weather conditions allow. 

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Applies from Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2.44pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Shannon Creek forest drive closed

Shannon Creek forest drive is closed from Tuesday 19 January until Friday 31 December 2021. This is due to two bridges being destroyed by bushfire on Shannon Creek Road within the adjacent Boundary Creek State Forest.

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Applies from Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2.54pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Tramline walking track closed

Tramline walking track is closed from Tuesday 19 January to Friday 31 December 2021 due to damage by bushfires.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.46am to Mon 25 Jan 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access

Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rains. Please take caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.

For more information contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Some walking tracks in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.51pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to major flood damage

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 21 December 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021 while a washed away section of the Wilsons River Bridge is repaired. The closed areas are:

  • Wilsons River Bridge
  • Wilsons River picnic area
  • Palm Grove walk
  • Waterfall walk
  • Botanic walk

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 3.47pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for bushfire repair

Kumbatine Brook Road in Kumbatine National Park is closed until Friday 30 April 2021. The closure is to enable bushfire recovery works to repair roads and walking tracks.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Hickeys Road

Hickeys Road is closed due to ongoing safety works and repairs to fire damaged bridges.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Yellow Gully trail closed

Yellow Gully trail in Queens Lake Nature Reserve is closed due to a damaged bridge, from Thursday 17 December 2020 until further notice.

All main visitor areas remain open.

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.27pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.31pm

Fire bans: Jacky Barkers campground - Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 3.05pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Jan 2021, 11.08am

Closed areas: The Chalet and The Residence

The Chalet and The Residence will be closed for renovations from Monday 1 February to Monday 31 May 2021 for renovations.

For more information, please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently underway. 

The closed areas are:

  • Brushy Mountain campground 
  • Racecourse trail (leading onto Coachwood trail in Willi Willi National Park)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 10 Sep 2020, 3.57pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 11.49am

Other planned events: Campers at Platypus Flat

Platypus Flat is still recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. One of the two toilet blocks was destroyed by these fires. Until a new facility is constructed, a set of portaloos are available for campers to use in addition to the surviving toilet block.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Sep 2020, 1.51pm

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.15pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 11.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds and will be ongoing between Tuesday 11 August 2020 and Sunday 28 February 2021 in Bongil Bongil National Park. 

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 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 further information please call NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 2.12pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice. 

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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