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Richmond River Nature Reserve

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Applies from Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.41pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP part closure

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 27 January 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

• Hells Hole waterfalls

• Sand Ridge Road

• North Chowan road

• South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)

 

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.26pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Gummigurrah picnic area in Bundjalung NP Closed

Some parts of this park will be closed while roadworks are carried out on Bundjalung Street, Evans Head from Monday 30th January 2023 until COB Wednesday 1st February 2023.   There will be no access to Gummigurrah picnic Area & Canoe Evans River Paddle Route during this closure.   Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 10.47am

Closed parks: Parks closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until  Friday 30 June 2023, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 2.41pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track will remain closed pending the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and further joint management arrangements, with future management of the park to be guided by Aboriginal custodians.

The remainder of Wollumbin National Park, including Lyrebird Track, is also closed until further notice. This is due to visitor infrastructure being significantly impacted by recent flooding events.

For further information visit this web page.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.19pm to Mon 1 May 2023, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 8.18am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park from Tuesday 1 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until 1 March 2023.

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Historic Nightcap track will be closed until November 2023.

 

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 1.12pm

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 Sat 30 Jul 2022, 1.38pm to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 9.58am

Closed areas: Walking track closed and areas open

The following areas are closed until 1 March 2023 due to recent severe flooding causing multiple treefalls and landslips:

  • Booyong track
  • Rosewood track
  • Palm Valley track
  • Brushbox Falls lookout

These areas will open as soon as repairs are carried out and they are deemed safe for public access.

The following areas are open:

  • Red Cedar loop walking track
  • Helmholtzia loop walking track
  • Brindle Creek walking track
  • Pinnacle lookout and walking track
  • Blackbutts lookout and picnic area
  • Bar Mountain picnic area
  • Beech Glade
  • Falcorostrum loop
  • Bar Mountain Circuit including Bar Mountain lookout

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Mebbin National Park Campground Open with closed access to some trails

Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp Campground - OPEN 

Some of the walking tracks and trails remain closed due to landslips and erosion caused by the severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions during February/March 2022.

Areas that remain CLOSED until they are made safe:

  • Original section of Byrrill Creek Walking Track (closed due to severe landslip) alternative walking track now available.
  • Lemon Tree Road Fire Trail
  • Walters Road Fire Trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 66 708 600.

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 12.44pm

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Friday 30 June 2023. 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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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 12.55pm

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until February 2023 due damaged sustained in recent floods.

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

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.38am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 9.58am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of this park has been extended until Tuesday 28 February 2023, due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events.

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 2.49pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Closed walking tracks

Wilson Nature Reserve North and South walking tracks are closed indefinitely due to widespread damage from recent weather events.

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

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