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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 12.38pm

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm.

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully Track closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully Track will also be closed until further notice. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 2.53pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire damage

This park is closed because it was damaged in the recent fires and is no longer safe to enter.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Part of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground and walking tracks
  • Plateau Beech picnic area and walking tracks
  • Racecourse trail and Coachwood trail

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.24pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Never Never picnic area closed

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 6657 2319 or email for information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to road works

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.00am to Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.07pm

Closed parks: Cathedral Rock National Park closed

Cathedral Rock National Park is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. For further information call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.39pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Campground closed

Maxwells Flat is closed to camping until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.17am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.24pm

Closed parks: Majority of park closed - Werrikimbe

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Plateau and Brushy Mountain picnic areas and campgrounds are due to open on Tuesday 30 June 2020

These dates are indicative only. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9.24am to Fri 29 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.24pm

Closed parks: Closed areas due to bushfire

Cottan-Bimbang National Park and State Conservation Area have been damaged by bushfires. Maxwell Flat picnic area is open. However, Myrtle Scrub scenic drive is closed until Saturday 30 May 2020. Please monitor this website for further updates and alerts. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.38pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully Track closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. East Kunderang Homestead and Green Gully Track will also be closed until further notice. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.14am

Other planned events: Post fire relief program - Notice of 1080 aerial baiting and ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be conducted and on-going program between Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets 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 further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. 

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.59pm

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

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

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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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.29am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.43am

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest Centre closed

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 6582 3355 or email for information.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.34pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Public toilet closure

The Public toilets in Macquarie Nature Reserve are currently closed until further notice.

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

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 3.51pm to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 11.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed due to storm damage

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed due to damage to the access roads from recent storms. The picnic area is due to be reopened on Thursday 9 April 2020.

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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

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