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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Last reviewed: Sun 3 December 2023, 5.13pm

Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Dec 2023, 5.13pm.

Fires - Advice: Kerosene Creek Fire

There is a fire in this park called Kerosene Creek Fire. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 6.00pm.

Safety alerts: A Park Fire Ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area, Jacky Barkers, Muluerindie, The Green Gully Track and Youdales areas, due to current conditions

A park fire ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area (Mt Yarrowyck), Jacky Barkers (in Nowendoc National Park), Muluerindie (in Warrabah National Park), The Green Gully Track and Youdales day use and camping areas (in Oxley Wild Rivers National 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.

For further information, contact the Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100 or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 11.59am to Sun 17 Dec 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 12.05pm.

Other planned events: Tia Falls main walking Track and Gorge Lookout Closed for Track Upgrade works

Walking Track and Gorge Lookout closed due to maintenance upgrades underway on Tia Falls Main Walking Track from Midnight Monday 4 September to Midnight Sunday 17 December. Signage will be in place. The campground, day use area and Tiara Walking Track remain open.

  For further information contact NPWS Office Walcha on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale on 02 6738 9100.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2023, 9.13am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 9.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Nov 2023, 9.39am

Other planned events: Wonga walk partial closure

Crystal Shower Falls walk is partially closed from The Glade picnic area until Saturday 16 December 2023. The closure is to allow construction works to take place. Access to the falls remains open from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre via the lower Wonga walk.

Wonga walk will be completely re-opened during school holidays from Saturday 16 December 2023. Partial closures will be re-introduced after the school holidays, on Tuesday 30 January 2024.

For further information contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 5913.

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Applies from Tue 28 Nov 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 6.00pm

Safety alerts: A Park Fire Ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area, Jacky Barkers, Muluerindie, The Green Gully Track and Youdales areas, due to current conditions

A park fire ban is in place for Bulagaranda Aboriginal Area (Mt Yarrowyck), Jacky Barkers (in Nowendoc National Park), Muluerindie (in Warrabah National Park), The Green Gully Track and Youdales day use and camping areas (in Oxley Wild Rivers National 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.

For further information, contact the Armidale office on (02) 6738 9100 or Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.32pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.30pm

Other planned events: Walking track evaluation camera survey

Please note that NPWS staff will be undertaking a walking track survey in this location from November to early December 2023.

The survey will involve NPWS staff carrying a 360-degree camera to visually record walking track features, as part of an annual asset maintenance assessment.

This information is to ensure quality safe NPWS walking tracks for public enjoyment.

You'll be able to identify this survey as NPWS staff will be dressed in uniform carrying an above-head mounted camera.

NPWS respects your privacy. If you do not wish to be filmed, please respectfully ask the NPWS staff member to pause the camera until you pass out of camera frame.

The survey will be undertaken across multiple parks during November 2023, so will involve only very minimal time at each location and will be scheduled outside peak visitation times, so the survey it is unlikely to affect visitors.

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Applies from Fri 11 Aug 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 11.14am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area Construction Commenced

Construction has commenced on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety. 

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open during this period.

 

The following roads will be subject to temporary closures over the course of the construction phase:

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road
  • Sergents Road

 

Construction works are expected to take 6 to 8 months to complete thirty kilometres of fencing and other works.

Construction works include:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area 

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2023, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 1.44pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to current wildfire

This park is currently closed due to the safety risk of the ongoing fires in the park. NPWS will make an assessment when the park can be reopened due to the current public safety risk. All enquires please call NPWS Coffs Coast Area Office on 0266520900.     

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Applies from Wed 8 Nov 2023, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 1.43pm

Other planned events: Urumbilum Creek Road - Road Closure due to Bridge Replacement

NPWS are replacing the Timber Bridge on Urumbilum Creek Road as the bridge has reached end of life. The timber structure will be replaced with a pre cast concrete and steel bridge. The road will be closed for the duration of the project and the closure is expected to last for 4 weeks subject to weather. The closure will commence on Wednesday 22nd November until 15th December.                    

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 11.28am

Closed areas: Never Never picnic area shelter shed closed

Never Never picnic area shelter is closed until further notice due to damage sustained during extended wet weather. The shelter will be reconstructed in 2024.

Walking tracks and Never Never picnic area remain open. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 10.51am

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

Cockerawombeeba Road and Trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

The roads will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jul 2023, 10.02am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.13am

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 15 December 2023:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Oct 2023, 8.50am

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground is closed for public safety.

Alternate nearby campgrounds include Dalmorton, Thungutti, Cod Hole and Platypus Flat, that can be booked on the NPWS website.

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

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Ebor Falls precinct

Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP will be temporarily closed from 16 October 2023, to allow for construction works of new lookouts and visitor precincts to be fast-tracked. This closure will include the Upper and Lower Falls visitor areas, the Ebor Falls Road (part only) and the Ebor Village walking track. Access to the Ebor Cemetery off Ebor Falls Road will remain open.

It is anticipated the Upper Falls precinct will reopen to the public in December 2023.

During the closure no toilet, picnic or rest stop facilities will be available at Ebor Falls. Travellers on the Waterfall Way are advised to use alternate amenities located in Ebor township or at the Ebor Sportsground.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jul 2023, 7.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Landslip on Hanging Rock Road in State forest

Access to Kosekai Lookout is currently NOT possible via Hanging Rock Road due to a section of Hanging Rock Road being damaged during March 2021 flooding event.  The damaged section of road is managed by Forestry Corporation.  Access to the lookout is now only possible in 4WD vehicles from the south via Boat Harbour Road and then turning onto Kosekai Road

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2023, 10.46am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 9.40am

Closed areas: Slees road closed due to bridge failure

The bridge on Slees road on the boundary of Viewmont State Forest and Bollanolla Nature Reserve has been severely impacted by the 2022 floods and is not currently trafficable.

It is not safe to cross and road closure signs have been put in place. Replacement has been scheduled.

For further information contact Coffs Coast on 66520900. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Charles Hamey Lookout closed due to vandalism

Charles Hamey Lookout is closed due to vandalism. Anyone with information regarding this damage to visitor infrastructure is encouraged to contact NPWS Port Macquarie on (02) 6588 5555 or Laurieton Police on (02) 6559 9044.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed permanently due to storm damage road failure

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic following the second major pavement collapse in an area of highly dispersible soils. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens roads.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.39pm to Fri 24 Jul 2026, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Oct 2023, 7.07pm

Closed areas: West End of New England National Park closed

West end of New England National Park between Kilprotay Road & Hickeys Creek Road permanently closed.

For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.46am

Other planned events: Bongil Bongil NP Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from 10 August 2023 to 28 February 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Please contact the local Coffs Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Nov 2023, 8.34am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Nov 2023, 8.34am

Closed areas: Areas in Bago Bluff national park closed due to flood damage

Lemon Tree Road is currently closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding. These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Nov 2023, 8.34am

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 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Nov 2023, 8.34am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

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

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Applies from Sun 8 Nov 2020, 3.50pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2023, 8.52am

Closed parks: No entry to Innes Ruins Historic Site

Innes Ruins is closed to public entry except by guided tour. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: New England National Park walking track closures

The following areas are closed for public safety, to allow NPWS to assess and manage rockfall hazards.

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • All access to Weeping Rock
  • The lower eastern section of Lyrebird track including Tree Fern Valley 

For further information please contact 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 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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Emergency services

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