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Sherwood Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 17 December 2018, 11.15am

Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9.16am to Wed 19 Dec 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.15am.

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closure

Some areas of this park are closed until 4pm Wednesday 19 December due to storm damage. The closed areas are:

  • Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
  • Falls walking track.

The closure can be extended and will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.13am

Closed areas: Moonpar Forest Drive west access

Some areas of this park are closed due to storm damage following heavy rainfalls in Dorrigo National Park. The closed areas are:

  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Moonpar Forest Drive west access (Nymboida River bridge)

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9.19am to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.16am

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area storm damage closure

Bindarray picnic area is closed due to storm damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9.16am to Wed 19 Dec 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.15am

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closure

Some areas of this park are closed until 4pm Wednesday 19 December due to storm damage. The closed areas are:

  • Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
  • Falls walking track.

The closure can be extended and will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Nov 2018, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 02 6649 2730.  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 2.31pm

Other incidents: 1080 baiting program - ongoing ground and aerial baiting

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog ground and aerial baiting program will be conducted between Tuesday 24 September 2018 and Monday 26 November 2018, weather permitting in this reserve. 

There will be signs at main park entry points and around the baited areas to alert the public about 1080 baiting in these parks. 1080 baits will not be placed in the vicinity of campgrounds, lookouts, walking tracks or picnic areas. However, baits may be placed along existing trails within these reserves during ground baiting, as per the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order.

The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy involving Local Land Services and landholders. This includes trapping and shooting, with the aim to minimise the impact of pests on neighbouring stock. The majority of reserves within the Northern Tablelands area will be baited during this time.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

For more information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6736 0700.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 11.54am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 9.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program Moonee beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in the Moonee beach area and park from Monday 10 September 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the Pied Oyster Catcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to unstable rocks falling onto the walk track. The walk behind the waterfall will remain closed until further notice.

The Wonga Walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Aug 2018, 11.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Park users and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 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/sherwood-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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Scenic views, Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: B Webster