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Richmond Range National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 23 October 2020, 11.59am

Applies from Thu 22 Oct 2020, 9.16am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59am.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Drive is closed from Saturday 24 October to Monday 2 November 2020 due to forecasted bad weather. Access to Peacock Creek is permitted via Sextonville Road.

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, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 1.17pm.

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground access

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are impassable for 2WD vehicles, and in very poor condition. 

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.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Oct 2020, 2.36pm

Closed parks: Park closed for road repairs

This park is closed for road repairs from Wednesday 27 October to Monday 2 Novemeber 2020.

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Oct 2020, 12.08pm

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closure - roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020:

  • All main visitor areas will remain open
  • Rummery Park campground will remain open
  • Signs will be in place and the road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • You can still access Minyon Falls and Rummery Park campground via Minyon Drive via Rosebank
  • 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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.32am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

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. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information or contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 22 Oct 2020, 9.16am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Drive is closed from Saturday 24 October to Monday 2 November 2020 due to forecasted bad weather. Access to Peacock Creek is permitted via Sextonville Road.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.58pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Manns Road, Middle Ridge Road and South Chowan Road

Roadworks will be underway on Manns, Middle Ridge and South Chowan roads from Tuesday 13 October to Friday 23 October 2020. The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. Look out for heavy machinery and drive appropriately.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 9.34am

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed due to 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 campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

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

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.37am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Oct 2020, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

Toonumbar National Park is closed until Monday 30 November 2020 for the redevelopment of Iron Pot campground and picnic area. This closure includes Iron Pot Creek picnic area and Murray scrub walking track.

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.19pm to Wed 18 Nov 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Booyong walking track

Booyong walking track between Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds is currently closed due to a number of fallen trees blocking the track and making access difficult.

Please avoid this track until NPWS field staff are able to clear the area and make it safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 10.38am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 1.17pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground access

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are impassable for 2WD vehicles, and in very poor condition. 

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.

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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 Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1.24pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Iron Pot campground

Iron Pot campground is remaining closed until Monday 2 November 2020 while extensive hazardous tree management works are completed.

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Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.28pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

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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 Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. 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 Thu 23 Jul 2020, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 11.16am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed due to fire damage

Washpool walk is closed due to fire damage.

All other walking tracks are open, including:

  • Coombadjha walk
  • Loop walk
  • Coombadjha link track
  • World Heritage walk.

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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 Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am

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 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: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am

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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