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Pilliga Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 3.01pm

Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 2.43pm to Sat 17 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 3.01pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga East State Conservation Area, Willala Aboriginal Area and Pilliga Nature Reserve from Tuesday 17th May 2022 to Saturday 17th September 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Castlereagh NPWS area office for more information on 02 6843 4000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 11 Feb 2022, 6.30am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park partial closure

Coolah Tops National Park is partially open to the public. 

Some visitor areas are closed because:

  • Tree branches are hung up in the tree canopy
  • Trees have fallen over tracks
  • There is extensive road damage to some creek crossings.

NPWS is working with contractors to make the park safe for visitors.

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Norfolk Falls walking track 
  • Norfolk Falls link track - Storm damage to the walking track
  • Norfolk Falls picnic area
  • Norfolk Falls Road - The causeway to the falls is damaged from flooding; maintenance is underway 
  • Bald Hill Fire Trail - creek crossing damaged, waiting for dry conditions to complete restoration works.  
  • Bald Hill Falls - closed because of creek crossing damage and track damage
  • Pine trees campground - Areas closed under the pine trees
  • Bundar Management fire trail  
  • Forest Road beyond the seasonal gate and all other roads east of this gate
  • Grass Trees track cannot be accessed via Barracks campground - track damaged

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

The following areas are open to visitors:

  • Barracks campground
  • Cox's Creek fire trail
  • Sawmill ruins
  • Pines campground 
  • Cox's Creek campground
  • Brackens Hut 
  • Joes Hut
  • Bundella lookout 
  • Pinnacle lookout 
  • Pinnacle walking track 
  • Grass Trees walking track - Pinnacle road entrance only
  • Forest Road - Entrance to the seasonal gate 
  • Pinnacle Road
  • Coxs Creek fire trail
  • Hildegard Road to Brackens Hut

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road to the park's entrance is managed and maintained by Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any enquiries concerning this section of the road directly to the council. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pillga Discovery Centre in Baradine on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Southern fire trail closed

Southern fire trail on the southern boundary of Binnaway Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to wet conditions. Vehicles may become bogged and damage roads. There is limited phone reception in this area.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.07am to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 8.44am

Closed areas: Barraba track closure

Barraba track is closed due to fire trail upgrades until Thursday 1 September 2022. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 12.12pm to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 8.44am

Closed areas: Dawsons Spring nature trail partially closed

Dawsons Spring nature trail is closed from the Bundabulla Link track turn-off to the Summit track turn-off, due to tree fall damage. This section will remain closed until Thursday 1 September 2022. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 3.45pm

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required

If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Warrumbungle National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 May 2022, 12.48pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

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, and 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.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 2.43pm to Sat 17 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 3.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga East State Conservation Area, Willala Aboriginal Area and Pilliga Nature Reserve from Tuesday 17th May 2022 to Saturday 17th September 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Castlereagh NPWS area office for more information on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 1.26pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 1.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.41am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to ongoing rain events and flooding:

  • Brumby Road
  • All management trails within Pilliga West National Park and State Conservation Area.

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 Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 between 9am and 4pm daily.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.30am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 8.20pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 8.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: West Spirey Creek walking track closed

West Spirey Creek walking track will be closed from Wednesday 30 March 2022 for maintenance and renewal work. The current estimated reopening of this walking track is late September 2022. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Sat 12 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 10.25am

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Roads in Timmallallie National Park are rough in some sections because of erosion caused by flooding in January 2022. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011.

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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/pilliga-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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