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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 29 January 2019, 3.00pm

Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm.

Fire bans: Park 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm.

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.19pm to Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bongil picnic area closed

Bongil picnic area is closed from 3pm on Friday 22 February until at least 8am on Monday 25 February 2019 due to strong winds and the risk of falling trees and tree limbs. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Feb 2019, 4.19pm to Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Feb 2019, 4.57pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting in Cascade National Park and Dorrigo National Park

A 1080 wild dog control program is being conducted in Cascade National Park and Dorrigo National Park from Friday 8 February 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For more information, please call the NPWS Dorrigo office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 1.07pm

Fire bans: Park 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9.28am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jan 2019, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Flood damage

Significant rainfall has resulted in damage to Black Mountain Forest Road and The Junction Road. Please use caution when travelling on these roads. Flood debris has blocked access to the river at the Junction campground and the lower section of the campground.

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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9.40am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and the Chittick property, from Sunday 11 November 2018 until Saturday 11 May 2019.

For further information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to unstable rocks falling onto the walk track. The walk behind the waterfall will remain closed until further notice.

The Wonga Walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Park users and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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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 that charge vehicle entry fees: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Vehicle entry fee is $20, or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary