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Richmond Range National Park

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Last reviewed: Tue 11 June 2024, 3.51pm

Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 3.26pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 3.51pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive Closure - 14 May to 31 June 2024

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from 14 May to 31 June 2024 for land slip repairs. Additional closures will apply for subsequent surface repair works with specific dates to be provided closer to commencement of works.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and related walking tracks will remain closed for the duration of road works
  • There will be no access to the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area during most of the closure period. Guests can contact the cabin owner regarding their stay and access requirements.

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.18pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 3.51pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive partial closure

Due to storm damage, Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl until 31 July 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The road will remain open between Cambridge Plateau picnic area and the Bruxner Highway. This section of road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather and is not suitable for heavy vehicles until slip repairs in May 2024.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed via Peacock Creek Road, Sextonville Road or Iron Pot Creek Road
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Culmarran Valley Track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Guests wish to access the cabin north of Cambridge Plateau picnic area can do so from the south via the Bruxner Highway
  • Many local roads are still impacted by pot holes and similar damage from recent flooding, all visitors should drive with care and to conditions

Penalties apply for non-compliance.For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 11.29am

Hazard reduction burns: Hurley's West HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 17/06/2024. The fire is called Hurley's West HR. 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 Thu 11 Jan 2024, 1.17pm to Sun 1 Sep 2024, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road closed

From 1 January 2024, Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed until winter 2024. Estimated re-opening date is July due to maintenance works.

Sherwood lookout and Murray Scrub lookout remain closed until the roads are re-opened. Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are only accessible via Murray Scrub Road from Afterlee.

Both roads are not safely trafficable in wet conditions and are therefore seasonally closed from late spring until late autumn dependant on rainfall during the wet season. There may also be additional closures during forecast weather events and damage during the winter period.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 10.07am to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.32am

Closed parks: Jubullum Flat Camp closed

Jubullum Flat Camp Aboriginal Area is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and related works.

 

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 2.00pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.49am

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Coachwood Drive

Roadworks will be taking place on Coachwood Drive, the primary access road into Washpool NP from the Gwydir Highway, from 2pm Thursday 6 June until 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.

Please exercise caution if accessing Coachwood Drive, and follow any instructions from signage, staff or contractors.

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

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Bundjalung St - Gummigarrah closed to vehicle traffic for maintenance works

Bundjalung St (Gummigarrah) will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2024 while maintenance works are undertaken to carpark areas. Pedestrian traffic only beyond Bundjalung St gate. 

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.28am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 7.36am

Closed areas: Protesters Falls and Terania Creek picnic area closed 17th-21st June for maintenance

Terania Creek Road in Nightcap National Park will be closed for maintenance from Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June 2024. During this time, there will be no access to:

  • Protesters Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.25am to Wed 26 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Manns Road maintenance works Mon - Fri, 17 June to 26 June 2024

Essential roadworks will be undertaken to Manns Road between South Chowan Road and Main Arm Road weekdays from 07:00:00 am Monday 17 June 2024 until 05:00:00 pm Wednesday 26 June 2024. Expect short delays while the roadworks are underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and traffic control staff. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.03pm to Sun 25 Aug 2024, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 7.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial and ground baiting programs. Aerial baiting is scheduled from 10/06/2024 to 17/06/2024. Ground baiting is scheduled from 10/06/2024 to 18/08/2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

Aerial and ground baiting will occur in

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

 

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on-

 

  • Richmond River Area – 02 6632 0000
  • Clarence Area – 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast Area – 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay Area – 6588 5555

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 4.00pm to Sat 22 Jun 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.50am

Other planned events: Gap Rd maintenance roadworks

Roadworks will be underway on Gap Rd from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 21 June 2024. The road may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

For more information please contact the Alstonville NPWS Office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.42am

Other planned events: NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head.

NPWS is planning to undertake emergency stabilisation works on the Woody Head Bay Beach and the adjacent rock wall from Monday 03 June to Friday 28th of June 2024. Works will involve seawall repair and beach nourishment. Rehabilitation works to Woody Head Bay will be ongoing once sand nourishment is complete. There will be no pedestrian access to Woody Bay Beach and the adjacent rockwall. All other areas in Woody Head will remain open for use, this includes the boat ramp. There will be traffic control on the Woody Head road during these time. Drive safely, slowly and follow all directions of NPWS staff, roadwork and closure area signs.


Works will involve seawall repair and beach nourishment. Seawall repair works will occur to the rockwall adjacent Woody Bay Beach to be made safe and stabilise the wall. Beach nourishment involves approximately 2,500 m³ of sand extracted and placed on Woody Bay Beach for initial beach nourishment and dune rebuilding.

 

There will be some noise associated with the works, but only between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There will be no works over weekends or over the Kings birthday long weekend including Monday 10 June 2024.

For further information contact the Grafton National Parks office or 13000 PARKS.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 2.20pm to Sat 22 Jun 2024, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Iron Pot Creek campground closed - 17 to 21 June

The Iron Pot Creek campground will be closed from Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2024 for maintenance works.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area and Parts of the River Walk Closed for Construction

Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is closed approximately 2km south of the Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area from 7am Monday 29 April 2024 until 5pm Friday 28 June 2024. This closure extends to the Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area, Rockpools View walk, Falls Lookout walk, Rockpool Ramble walk, Boonoo Boonoo Falls Lookout, and 2km of the River walk, north of Link Road.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 9.02am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.22am

Closed areas: Blackbutt lookout picnic area temporarily closed

Blackbutt lookout picnic area is closed until the 30 June due to reconstruction work on the lookout.

During this time the area is closed to public access.

All Campgrounds and other Day Use Areas remain open.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance for more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000 or email npws.richmondriver@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2024, 8.00am to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.13am

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Tweed Shire Council are conducting a one-off ground baiting program on Tweed Shire Council properties at Kyogle Rd, Dum Dum 2484 (Lots 102, 87 and 92 DP 755702) and Mt Nullum Nature Reserve (Lots 70 and 71 DP 755702) from Monday 20 May to Monday 1 July 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should 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 more information, contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 12.02pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 8.23am

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, planned roadworks and ongoing pest control programs.  Joes Box Road, Yabbra Plains Road, South Haystack Feeder Road  and Pocupar Road are management trails only with only authorised vehicles permitted.  

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS managed lands. 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 Mon 1 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program on the 1st April to 30th June 2024 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cataract State Conservation Area
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek National Park
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Maryland National Park
  • Nullamanna National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Washpool State Conservation Area

The operations will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NPWS managed lands. 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 Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.47pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 7.35am

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until Wednesday 30 June 2024 for maintenance.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 7.54am

Closed areas: Byrrill Creek walking track closed

Byrrill Creek walking track is closed due to landslips and erosion following severe rainfall. 

An alternative walking track is now available. Visitors can access this 3km return track from behind the camp kitchen in Cutters Camp campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 2.20pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 7.36am

Closed areas: Walking Track Closed - Wilsons Nature Reserve

The Walking track is currently closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 66270 200

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 8.14am

Closed areas: Wollumbin (Mount Warning) Summit track and Aboriginal Place closed

Parts of Wollumbin National Park, including the Korrumbyn Creek picnic area, Lyrebird walking track, and visitor facilities at Breakfast Creek, are open.

Please note Mount Warning Road is flood damaged and has traffic control in place. Parking at Korrumbyn Creek and Breakfast Creek is limited.

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track and the Aboriginal Place remains closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information visit our webpage at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/wollumbin-national-park. For up to date visitor information check www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wollumbin-national-park

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 2.43pm

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Sunday 30 June 2024. The road is currently unsafe to traffic. This closure maybe extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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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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