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Richmond Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 4.19pm

Applies from Tue 14 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 4.19pm.

Safety alerts: Short delays on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive - roadworks

There will be short delays on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from Tuesday 14 May to Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to roadworks.

Please drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Follow the directions of all road signage.

For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area, Kyogle office on 02 66270 200.

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Applies from Tue 9 Apr 2019, 7.30am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9.39am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 April until Friday 31 May 2019. The parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves.

For further information, please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

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 Wed 22 May 2019, 10.10am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 10.30am

Safety alerts: Take care on access roads to Minyon Falls and Rummery Park

Local government roads leading to Minyon Falls and Rummery Park campgrounds are in poor condition. Minyon Falls Road hash deep ruts and sections of Nightcap Range Road have deep potholes. Drive slowly and carefully along these sections. We advise that these sections of road are not suitable for vehicles with very low clearance.

For more information, call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Fri 6 Sep 2019, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed - construction works

Cutters Hut, within Cutters Camp campground, is closed due to construction works. NPWS are currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 2.00pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.44am

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 8.30am 30 May 2019. This is for construction, weed spraying and maintenance works. The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head office and amenities
  • Woody Head picnic area
  • Woody Head cabins and cottages
  • Forest and Swamp houses

There will be no public access during this closure. These areas will be closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence north area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Sat 18 May 2019, 1.45pm to Thu 30 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 1.36pm

Closed areas: The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works.

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 26 May to 830am Thursday 30 May 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head office and amenities
  • Woody Head picnic area
  • Woody Head cabins and cottages
  • Forest and Swamp houses

There will be no public access during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence Area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Short delays on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive - roadworks

There will be short delays on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from Tuesday 14 May to Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to roadworks.

Please drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Follow the directions of all road signage.

For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area, Kyogle office on 02 66270 200.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Short delays on Tweed Scenic Drive - roadworks

There will be short delays on the Barkersvale end of Tweed Range Scenic Drive from Tuesday 14 May to Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to roadworks.

Please drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Follow the directions of all road signage.

For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area, Kyogle office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.17pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.42pm

Closed parks: Entire park closed due to wildfire

This park is closed due to safety issues caused by a recent bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 9 Apr 2019, 7.30am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9.39am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 April until Friday 31 May 2019. The parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves.

For further information, please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: New road conditions at Black Rocks campground - take care

There have been recent roadworks around Black Rocks campground. These roadworks include newly graded road and refreshment of existing speed bumps. Visitors are reminded to travel at the recommended signposted speed limit.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 13 Feb 2019, 9.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 10.19am

Closed parks: Wildfire - Talmoi Road, Wallangarra

This area is closed due to wildfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Glen Innes NPWS area office on 02 6739 0700, visit the RFS website, Fires Near Me, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 2.49pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

This park is closed due to bushfire and dangerous fire weather conditions, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

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 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 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 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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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2019, 8.00am to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 12.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial and ground baiting for wild dog and fox control in this park. The program will start on Monday 8 April and finish by Monday 1 July 2019.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program cooperatively with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW. This is to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 1.34pm to Mon 17 Jun 2019, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground closed

Rummery Park campground will be closed from Monday 20 May until Monday 16 June 2019 due to roadworks. This is because the causeway is being upgraded. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area, Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/richmond-range-national-park/local-alerts

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