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Richmond Range National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 8 February 2021, 2.24pm

Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm.

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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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
25 October 2021 Closed areas Section C fire trail bridge closed Details

Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.52am to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 8.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 2.26pm

The bridge on Section C fire trail will be closed from Monday 25 October to Monday 15 November while a new bridge is constructed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please all the Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 7.43am to Mon 25 Oct 2021, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive partial closure

Tweed Range Scenic Drive will be closed from The Pinnacle to Bar Mountain on Thursday 21 October and Monday 25 October 2021 due to storm damage. The following areas are also closed:

  • Blackbutts lookout
  • Bar Mountain circuit
  • Bar Mountain lookout
  • Bar Mountain picnic area

The Pinnacle lookout remains open. This closure may be extended. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Sep 2021, 8.00am to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Roadworks in park - 4WD only

Roadworks are happening in Basket Swamp National Park to repair damage from flooding. Due to the condition of the roads, and ongoing wet weather, access to the park is limited to 4WD only. Please be cautious and drive to the conditions.

For further information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Tue 14 Sep 2021, 2.51pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Pine Road closed due to flooding

Pine Road is currently closed due to significant flood damage. 

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 11.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Jellum picnic area closed for maintenance

Jellum picnic area will be closed from Thursday 14 October to Tuesday 30 November 2021 for maintenance work. Please note, this alert may be extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Alstonville Depot on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.19am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Mount Matheson Loop temporarily closed

Mount Matheson Loop walking track is temporarily closed due to maintenance works on Newton Drive. For further information please contact the Alstonville depot on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.03am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Pholis Gap walking track temporarily closed

Pholis Gap walking track is temporarily closed due to maintenance works happening on Newton Drive. For further information please contact the Alstonville depot on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sat 16 Oct 2021, 7.24pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Oct 2021, 8.21pm

Fires - Advice: Broadwater Evans Head Rd, Broadwater

There is a fire in this park called Broadwater Evans Head Rd, Broadwater. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades from Monday 1 March 2021 to Wednesday 1st December 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 4.12pm

Closed areas: O'Connors and North Boundary fire trails closed

The following fire trails are closed from Monday 11 October 2021 until Monday 20 December 2021 (approx.) for maintenance, upgrading and bridge works:

  • O'Connors fire trail
  • North Boundary fire trail
  • Sections of Cutters Camp fire trail

Signs will be in place around closed areas

Cutters Camp campground and picnic area will remain open, and visitors can still access Byrrill Creek walking trail.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 1.45pm

Closed areas: South Chowan Road closed

South Chowan Road and the Unicorn Falls area will be closed to the public from Monday 11 October to Monday 8 November 2021 for roadworks. Only residents will have access through South Chowan Road. 

Heavy machinery will be in use and short delays may occur. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed-Byron Area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.43am to Fri 5 Nov 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.13am

Closed areas: Newton Drive closed due to landslip

Newton Drive (from the park boundary) is closed until Friday 5 November 2021 due to a landslip. There is no vehicle or pedestrian acess access to Mt Nardi via Newton Drive during this time.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access during this time. You can still access The Historic Nightcap Track from Rummery Park campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Richmond River Area on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.13am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park is closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

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 Wed 6 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Closed areas: Washpool walking track track closed for maintenance

Washpool walking track is closed from 7am Wednesday 6 October 2021 until 5pm Wednesday 27 October 2021 for urgent maintenance works in support of ongoing bushfire recovery efforts in the park.

The short loop Washpool walk remains open during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 1.23pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed to the public for a major upgrade of facilities and safety works and is expected to re-open in early 2022. A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve will also occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.55am

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 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 2.57pm

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 Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 23 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.58am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic aerial and ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operation will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 23 August 2021 to Friday 19 November 2021 in the following reserves:

  • Barool NP
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Gibraltar Range NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kwiambal NP CCAZ (Arthurs Seat)
  • Nymboida NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Washpool NP

This program has been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.40am

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area

From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. 

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

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 Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

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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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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