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Richmond Range National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 23 July 2019, 1.23pm

Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 11.04am to Fri 9 Aug 2019, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 1.23pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau scenic drive closed

Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is closed until 9th August to allow for completion of roadworks. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The following areas are also closed:

  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area
  • Culmaran loop trail
  • Culmaran Valley track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6627 0219.

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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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 11.04am to Fri 9 Aug 2019, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jul 2019, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau scenic drive closed

Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is closed until 9th August to allow for completion of roadworks. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The following areas are also closed:

  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area
  • Culmaran loop trail
  • Culmaran Valley track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6627 0219.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jul 2019, 7.19am

Hazard reduction burns: Timbarra HR

There is a fire in this park called Timbarra 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 Mon 22 Jul 2019, 7.00am to Sun 28 Jul 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Iluka Bluff, Frazers Reef and Back Beach roads closed

Some areas along Iluka Peninsula in Bundjalung National Park are closed for road maintenance from 7am on Monday 22 July to 4pm on Sunday 28 July 2019. The closed areas are:

  • Iluka Bluff Road and carpark
  • Frasers Reef Road and carpark
  • Back Beach Road and carpark

These roads will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 8.30am to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2019, 10.06am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

NSW National Parks will run a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 December 2019. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits have been laid.

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas. Avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan to protect breeding threatened shorebirds.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jul 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 9.25am

Hazard reduction burns: Bogglamore Swamp HR

There is a fire in this park called Bogglamore Swamp 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 Mon 1 Jul 2019, 2.37pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Areas closed after recent bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to safety issues caused by a recent bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Morgans Gully
  • Cypress campground
  • Cockatoo walk

The closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the 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 Mon 1 Jul 2019, 2.17pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 3.34pm

Closed parks: Entire park closed due to recent 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 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 10.11am

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 minor noise disturbance to visitors. 

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

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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 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 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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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