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Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 2 December 2022, 10.47am

Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.47am.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 8 Dec 2022, 3.58pm to Wed 14 Dec 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Wilson River Road & picnic area closed for remediation works

The following areas are closed for remediation works until approximately Wednesday 14 December 2022.

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River 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 25 Nov 2022, 12.32pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.17pm

Other planned events: The Rainforest Centre and Cafe are open the Boardwalk is effected by maintenance

The Rainforest Centre and Cafe are open 7 days.

The Rainforest boardwalk is half closed until mid to late December 2022 to allow for major ugrades to the structure.
Boardwalk fees are half price.

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

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 2.28pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.19am

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed

The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.18am

Safety alerts: Detour to Bird Tree Picnic Area

Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road.  

Park visitors can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access to Bird Tree Picnic Area from Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to this land slip.  

For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555. 

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Applies from Sun 4 Dec 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Dec 2022, 4.21pm

Other planned events: Construction works - Kylies Beach 4x4 access

Works are currently underway at Kylies Beach campground to construct an alternative 4x4 beach access point to the northern end of Kylies Beach.

Access to the beach carpark will be restricted while these works are completed. 

This project will provide a safer access point to the northern end of Kylies Beach following damage sustained to the original access in consecutive flood events in 2021 and 2022. 

The project has been joint funded by NPWS and MidCoast Council and will be undertaken by the NSW Soil Conservation Service. 

For more information please contact NPWS Port Macquarie on 6588 5555. 

 

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Applies from Sat 1 Oct 2022, 12.41pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 9.56am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage

The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons 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 Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.47am to Sun 18 Dec 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed.

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is closed and is due to partially re-open mid December 2022.

 

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre during business hours on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 8.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 10.16am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage caused by severe weather/flooding

The following areas are closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road

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 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.47am

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.

Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed until further notice. Reopening planning is underway.

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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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.29am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Closed areas: Cockerawombeeba Roadand trail closed for repairs

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

There is no access from Plateau Beech campground south, through to Forbes River Road.

The road 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 Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.44am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2022, 9.15am

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 Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 3.52pm

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure

Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.

This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.

Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.

For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.

For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 3.46pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 10.16am

Closed parks: Maria National Park closed

This park 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 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jul 2022, 1.20pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 10.27am

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 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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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/rawdon-creek-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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