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Richmond Range National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 18 January 2021, 3.21pm

Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3.21pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of February 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 3.23pm.

Safety alerts: Limited access through Peacock Creek Road

Some creek crossings along Peacock Creek Road approaching Richmond Range National Park are impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. Alternative access to Peacock Creek campground for 2WD and low clearance vehicles is from the east via Sextonville Road only.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 11.53am.

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 4.46pm.

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.27pm to Thu 28 Jan 2021, 5.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 4.15pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Cadell Road - Delays and closures

Roadworks will be underway on Cadell Road from Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 28 January 2021. There will be delays on Wednesday 27 January and the road will be closed 7am to 3pm on Thursday 28 January. Byrill Creek Road is an alternative route.

The road may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed

All access to Border Ranges National Park will be from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. This is due to a landslip between Bar Mountain picnic area and the eastern park entrance at Barkers Vale on Tweed Range Scenic Drive. 

All campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and picnic areas remain open with the exception of Bar Mountain circuit and Booyong walking track between Rosewood Loop and Forest Tops campground. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Dec 2020, 3.31pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Trough Creek/Koreelah picnic area

The following areas in Koreelah National Park are closed from Saturday 26 December 2020 to Sunday 28 March 2021 to allow repair works for storm damage to take place:

  • Gorge walking track
  • Koreelah/Trough Creek picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 11.59am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance and major repair works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 9.49am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of February 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Peacock Creek Road

Some creek crossings along Peacock Creek Road approaching Richmond Range National Park are impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. Alternative access to Peacock Creek campground for 2WD and low clearance vehicles is from the east via Sextonville Road only.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 11.53am

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 6.06pm to Wed 10 Feb 2021, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 9.34am

Safety alerts: Iron Pot Creek campground - Barbecue at Galley not to be used

The barbecure located in the Galley near site 2 in the Iron Pot campground is not to be used until after Wednesday 10 February 2021. Galley is still open and able to be used. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 3.28pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice. 

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jan 2021, 10.49am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Monday 1 February 2021.

Please use Minyon Falls Road via Repentance Creek Road and Coopers Creek Road to access the following areas:

  • Minyon Falls
  • Minyon Grass and Rummery Park and the associated walking tracks.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 4.46pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Dec 2020, 11.31am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.47am

Safety alerts: North Yabbra Road - Height restriction

North Yabbra Road has a current height restriction of 2.2m. This is due to a large tree falling across a cut in road section. NPWS are working to resolve this problem. Please take care and drive with caution

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11.38am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.23pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with recent drought has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future uses of the area. 

Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.44am

Other planned events: Grassy Creek campground

If you plan to stay at Grassy Creek campground in Washpool National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or, complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 8.02am

Closed areas: Closed roads in Yabbra National Park

Roads in Yabbra National Park are closed to allow for post fire repair works. Only Pocupar Road and Joes Box Road remain open to traffic, take care and be aware of road conditions.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4.27pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage is missing.

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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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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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