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Richmond Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 8 March 2018, 11.28am

Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am.

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 13 Dec 2018, 10.23am to Fri 28 Dec 2018, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Dec 2018, 10.33am

Closed areas: Cooradilla Road closure

Cooradilla Road in Mooball National Park is closed due to road repair works. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 8 Dec 2018, 2.58pm to Thu 20 Dec 2018, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Dec 2018, 3.01pm

Other planned events: Tree felling operations - Cutters Camp campground

A tree felling program will be carried out in the lower campground area at Cutters Camp campground between 8am and 3.30pm, Monday 17 December to Thursday 20 December 2018. 

Please pay attention to signs, follow directions from NPWS staff, and drive carefully while passing by the site on Cadell Road.

Some noise will be generated from tree felling activities.

For more information please contact the NPWS Tweed area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.51pm to Fri 21 Jun 2019, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Sat 8 Dec 2018, 3.32pm

Other planned events: Online booking commencement

As of Wednesday 21 November 2018, campsites at Cutters Camp Campground are no longer available upon arrival. Reservations must be made via the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website, or by phoning the call centre.

To book, visit the NPWS Mebbin National Park webpage and click the 'Book Now' button.

Alternatively you can call 1300072757.

NPWS appreciates your cooperation with the new booking reservation system. Your camp fees will be reinvested into ongoing upgrades to Cutters Camp Campground.

 

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Applies from Thu 13 Dec 2018, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Newton Drive Mount Nardi

Some areas of this park are closed from Thursday 13 December to Friday 14 December due to engineering works.  All public vehicle and pedestrian access into the site will be closed for this period. Access to walking tracks in this section is also closed.

This closure will remain unless extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Dec 2018, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 2.26pm

Other planned events: Online booking commencement

As of Wednesday 12 of December 2018, campsites at Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds will no longer be available upon arrival. Reservations must be made via the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website, or by phoning the call centre.

To book, visit the NPWS Border Ranges National Park webpage and click the 'Book now' button. Alternatively you can call 1300 072 757.

NPWS appreciates your cooperation with the new booking reservation system. Your camp fees will be reinvested into ongoing upgrades to Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds.

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 12.55pm to Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Nov 2018, 2.45pm

Other planned events: Traffic delays due to roadworks

Roadworks within Mebbin National Park will cause traffic delays to some roads. The roadwork times and affected roads include:

  • Cadell Road: Monday 12 November to Sunday 25 November 2018 
  • North Boundary Road: Monday 10 December to Saturday 24 December 2018

Additional bridge repair work will take place on Cadell Road between Monday 26 November to Sunday 9 December 2018.

Please note, these repair works will not cause any road or campground closures. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Murwillumbah area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 10 Oct 2018, 3.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9.03am

Closed areas: Lynches Creek Road closed

Lynches Creek Road is currently closed for bridge replacement work. Alternative access to Border Ranges National Park is via Grady's Creek Road, Simes Road and Forest Road. Simes Road is not considered suitable for caravans or motorhomes.

Tweed Range Scenic Drive and Brindle Loop Road are open to traffic. Please take caution travelling along new roadworks.

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 Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 2.31pm

Other incidents: 1080 baiting program - ongoing ground and aerial baiting

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog ground and aerial baiting program will be conducted between Tuesday 24 September 2018 and Monday 26 November 2018, weather permitting in this reserve. 

There will be signs at main park entry points and around the baited areas to alert the public about 1080 baiting in these parks. 1080 baits will not be placed in the vicinity of campgrounds, lookouts, walking tracks or picnic areas. However, baits may be placed along existing trails within these reserves during ground baiting, as per the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order.

The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy involving Local Land Services and landholders. This includes trapping and shooting, with the aim to minimise the impact of pests on neighbouring stock. The majority of reserves within the Northern Tablelands area will be baited during this time.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

For more information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6736 0700.

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Applies from Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11.02am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Oct 2018, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Toilet removed at Broadwater Beach picnic area

The toilet at Broadwater Beach picnic area has been removed due to extensive vandalism and will be replaced by June 2019. The picnic area and beach access remains open. 

For more information, please contact NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Sep 2018, 8.51am

Other incidents: Gas BBQs not operational

The gas fueled BBQs are no longer operational at Minyon Falls picnic area and Minyon grass picnic area. The gas bottles in both locations have been stolen and facilities vandalised. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has consistently replaced gas bottles and secured the gas bottle lock up facilities. We apologies for any inconvenience and recommend visitors to bring their own portable gas BBQ equipment for the medium term. NPWS is seeking alternative options for the 70 litre gas bottles, which have continuously been stolen over the past three years. For further information please contact the Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2016, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2016, 10.12am

Closed areas: Mt Clunie Road closed until further notice

Mt Clunie road is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge. There is a locked gate and access is restricted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

 

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Sep 2014, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed

Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Local alerts

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Culmaran Loop, Richmond Range National Park. Photo: J Atkins/NSW Government