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Richmond Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 4.14pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.14pm.

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.20pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed

Frazers Reef and Back Beach picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 1.15pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit walking track part closure

Bar Mountain Circuit walking track is partly closed. Access to Bar Mountain lookout remains open. Falcorostrum loop walk is also open. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed because it is impassable and requires significant clearing works. This track will remain closed until further notice. For further information please contact the local office on 6632 0000. 

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Applies from Mon 3 Feb 2020, 4.12pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground and trail closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 3 February to Friday 1 May 2020 while the Sheepstation creek campground is upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Sheepstation Creek campground
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Palm forest walking track
  • Booyung walking track

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.43pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 2.02pm

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed - construction works

Cutters Hut, within Cutters Camp campground, is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing Stage 2 of the Cutters campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.42am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.40am

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 Thu 6 Feb 2020, 12.26pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Mar 2020, 9.57am

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and recovery operations. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen on Monday 30 March 2020. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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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 Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10.18am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 2.55pm

Other incidents: No BBQ facilities at Terania Creek picnic area

Due to the theft of BBQ equipment/ hardware and gas bottles, there is no BBQ facilities provided at the Terania Creek picnic area until further notice.

The Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls walking track remains open.

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Applies from Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.47am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 12.55pm

Closed areas: Western area and roads closures - bushfires and recovery

The western area and some roads and trails within this park are closed due to bushfire recovery works.

The closed areas, roads and trails are west of Rummery Park campground and include the western shared trail network. The closed roads and trail network include:

  • Peates Mountain Road 
  • Perlite Road
  • Eastern Fire Break
  • Blue Fig Road
  • Rummery Road
  • Gibbergunyah Road
  • Nixon Road
  • Tungun Road
  • Tuntable trail
  • Number One trail
  • North Rocks Road 

Historic Nightcap track remains closed from Rummery Park campground through to Mount Nardi and the Sphinx.

The areas, walking tracks and trails that remain open include:

  • Rummery Park campground
  • Boggy Creek walk
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls loop
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • All trails associated with the shared trail network east of Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Park campground, including Telephone Road, Boomerang Road, Quandong trail and Eastern Boundary trail.

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

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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 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 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 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

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