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Queens Lake Nature Reserve

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.26pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8.06am

Closed areas: Coachwood Road closed for remediation works

Coachwood Road between Kookaburra and Racecourse Trail is closed until further notice for remediation works following damage from recent weather events.

Please consider alternative roads, such as Hastings Forest Way and Kangaroo Flat Road during this time. Access to Carrai and Werrikimbe national parks remain open from Carrai Road and Racecourse Trail.

For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sun 8 Nov 2020, 3.50pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8.06am

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 Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8.04am

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 Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8.03am

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 Sat 6 Jul 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 7.35am

Safety alerts: Slippery and eroded walking tracks - Coastal Walk

Recent rain events have resulted in some sections of the Coastal Walk in Sea Acres National Park becoming eroded and slippery. The affected sections are between Miners Beach and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Walkers proceeding with the walk should exercise caution and wear appropriate footwear. 

Upgrades to this section of the Coastal Walk are planned to commence Monday 22 July 2024, subject to favourable weather conditions. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 7.33am

Closed areas: Section of track closed on Coastal Walk (Miners Beach to Tacking Point Lighthouse)

A section of the Coastal Walk within Sea Acres National Park will be closed for track maintenance works from Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August 2024 (subject to favourable weather conditions). The closed section of track is between Tacking Point Lighthouse and the carpark located adjacent to the intersection of Matthew Finders Drive and Lighthouse Road. 

Access from Shelly Beach and the stairs to Miners Beach will remain open.

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

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Applies from Sat 6 Jul 2024, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 9.17am

Safety alerts: Adverse road conditions - Diamond Head Road

Recent wet weather has impacted road conditions in Crowdy Bay NP. Drivers should reduce their speed and exercise caution when driving on roads throughout the park. 

Access for low clearance vehicles and caravans to Diamond Head, Indian Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds is best from the north along Diamond Head Road, via Dunbogan.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 9.06am

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 Wed 3 Jul 2024, 12.57pm to Mon 30 Dec 2024, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 1.01pm

Closed areas: Dawson River Walking Track - Closed for Repairs

Dawson River Walking Track is closed for bridge repairs from 10th January 2024 to 30th December 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 10.02am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.07am

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

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 28 February 2025

  • 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 Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.32am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.39am

Other planned events: Track works on Laurieton Track

Expect short delays on Laurieton Track from 3 June to 30 September 2024. Walking trail improvements and maintenance will be underway. Please follow the directions of signs and contractors at all times.

For more information, contact the Port Macquarie NPWS office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.09am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9.31am

Other planned events: Expect delays on Grey Gum Ridge Road

Expect short delays on Grey Gum Ridge Road from 24th June to 31st July. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. To avoid delays getting to Bird Tree Picnic Area please use Haydons Road. 

For more information, contact the Port Macquarie NPWS office on (02) 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from Monday 10 June 2024 to Monday 17 June 2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10 June 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in:

  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservations Area
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Yabbra National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 NPWS area office for more information:

  • Richmond River area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.04pm

Other planned events: Coachwood Road closed for remediation works

Coachwood Road between Kookaburra and Racecourse Trail is closed until further notice for remediation works following damage from recent weather events.

Please consider alternative roads, such as Hastings Forest Way and Kangaroo Flat Road during this time. Access to Carrai and Werrikimbe national parks remain open from Carrai Road and Racecourse Trail.

For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

 

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  • in the North Coast region
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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