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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 26 November 2021, 2.15pm

Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 5.00pm to Sun 5 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 2.15pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to severe weather

The following areas are closed from 5pm Monday 22 November to 12am Sunday 5 December 2021 due to severe weather and potential for flooding:

  • Halls Peak campground and picnic area
  • Youdales campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Armidale office on 6738 9100 or Walcha office on 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10.59am to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 2.15pm.

Closed areas: The Green Gully track closed

The Green Gully track is closed from Friday 26 November until Thursday 2 December 2021 due to rising creek levels resulting in dangerous conditions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6777 4700. 

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 9.50am to Sun 12 Dec 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.26pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous conditons

The following areas are closed from Monday 22 November to 12am 12 December 2021 due to severe weather, hazardous road conditions and possible flooding:

  • Riverside Ccmpground
  • Budds Mare to Riverside walking track

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3.40pm.

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.18pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.05pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 5.24pm

Closed parks: Dooragan NP - Captain Cook Bicentennial Drv closed due to landslip

Park is closed from Monday 22 November 2021 due to a landslip on Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.47pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.56pm

Closed areas: Areas of Park Closed for Aerial Pest Control Operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 9am, Tuesday 30th November 2021 to 9pm, Wednesday 1st December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • All areas and fire trails west of Point Plomer Rd
  • Big Hill Trail 
  • Fisho's Trail
  • Limeburners Quarry Trail
  • Dick's Hole Trail
  • Saltwater Trail

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.48am

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation

The following areas are closed from 1pm, Monday 29 November to 2pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021 for a pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve - Perch Hole picnic area and Bells, Plots and Corduroy trails.
  • Limeburners Creek National Park - Big Hill, Saltwater and Dicks Hole trails.
  • Hat Head National Park - Russells, Honeytalk and Juliens trails.

All other campgrounds and walking tracks in Limeburners Creek National Park, Hat Head National Park and Lake Innes Nature Reserve will remain open.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 5.00pm to Sun 5 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to severe weather

The following areas are closed from 5pm Monday 22 November to 12am Sunday 5 December 2021 due to severe weather and potential for flooding:

  • Halls Peak campground and picnic area
  • Youdales campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Armidale office on 6738 9100 or Walcha office on 6777 4700.

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Applies from Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10.59am to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 2.15pm

Closed areas: The Green Gully track closed

The Green Gully track is closed from Friday 26 November until Thursday 2 December 2021 due to rising creek levels resulting in dangerous conditions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6777 4700. 

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.48pm to Sun 5 Dec 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 11.35am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather

This park is closed from Monday 22 November to 12am Sunday 5 December 2021 due to severe weather and potential for flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale Office on 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 9.50am to Sun 12 Dec 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous conditons

The following areas are closed from Monday 22 November to 12am 12 December 2021 due to severe weather, hazardous road conditions and possible flooding:

  • Riverside Ccmpground
  • Budds Mare to Riverside walking track

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3.40pm

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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Applies from Tue 9 Nov 2021, 12.52pm to Wed 15 Dec 2021, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wonga walk partial closure due to works

Sections of the Wonga trail network are closed due to track reconstruction.

Access is available to Crystal Shower Falls from The Glade picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6657 5913.

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Applies from Tue 23 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 9.12am

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 Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.43pm to Wed 8 Dec 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.41pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

The following parks are closed from 6am Monday 30 November to 7pm Wednesday 8 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Clybucca Aboriginal Area
  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Parks 

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.48am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.16pm

Other planned events: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk partially closed weekdays

Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is partially closed from Tuesday 4 May 2021 for maintenance works. During partial closures, the boardwalk access fee is reduced to half price.

Most of the boardwalk remains open, allowing out and back access. 

The boardwalk will be re-opened completely on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and returned to full price.

This work will be ongoing through to 2022 and its duration is weather-dependent. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 17 December 2021.

The Rainforest Centre and Rainforest Cafe remain open 7 days.

For further information email or call Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 5.15am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 9.57am

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. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

The baiting area 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Nov 2021, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to bushfire damage

The following walking tracks are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk
  • Western section of Cathedral Rock track is closed Monday 25 October to Tuesday 30 November 2021.

The Cathedral Rock track is open, however is only accessible from Barokee, off Round Mountain Road.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 12.08pm

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is not possible from the north on Chaelundi Road. This is due to bridge damage sustained during bushfires in the Dalmorton area. The best route is from the south via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 2.45pm to Wed 15 Dec 2021, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 11.45am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program from Monday 25 October to Monday 15 November 2021, in Deer Vale Nature Reserve. The operation will involve the use of manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. 

The baiting area 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 the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 8.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 10.11am

Closed areas: Coastal walking track partial closure

Coastal walking track is closed between south Miners Beach and the southern park boundary at Little Bay from Mondays to Fridays until further notice. The track will remain open on weekends.

The Lighthouse Road carpark is also closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555 during office hours.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 3.33pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Cockeawombeeba Road closed due to flood damage

Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to extensive flood damage.

Repairs and maintenance are being completed by Forestry Corporation. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Nov 2021, 12.43pm

Safety alerts: Ebor Falls open - Facilities may be fire-affected

The Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River National Park is open. However the park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.

Please follow safety directions, and do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. 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 Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.24pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 5.04pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area

Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.

These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

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Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Safety alerts: No access from the north on Chaelundi Road

Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.

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

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable. 

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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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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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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