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Smiths Lake Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.12pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire

This park is closed because it's currently affected by fire or by the ongoing bushfire conditions.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.44am

Closed parks: Partial closure - bushfire damage

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas remain open:

  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area
  • Wollomombi Falls - The camping and Edgars lookout are the only areas open. The picnic area and walking tracks are closed.

Do not enter the closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.45am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 11.02am

Other planned events: Driving delays due to bridge assessment work

Bridge assessment work is being undertaken in Wallingat National Park from Monday 17 February until Friday 21 February 2020. As a result of this work there may be some short delays while driving through the park. Please follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 9.55am

Closed areas: The Mungo walking track - Myall Lakes National Park

The Mungo walking track is temporarily closed until Friday 21 February 2020. Please contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Most of Talawahl Nature Reserve closed with some roads open

Talawahl Nature Reserve remains closed. The following roads within Talawahl Nature Reserve have been made safe to travel on:

  • Coates Road
  • Breakneck Road
  • Blackbutt Road.

 Visitors must only use these roads as thoroughfares and must not stop in the nature reserve. NPWS is continuing to work on reopening additional public roads within the reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.13pm

Closed parks: National parks and reserves in Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and bushfire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This park is expected to reopen on Monday 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground temporary closure

Ferny Creek campground remains temporarily closed due to elevated fire risk, and damaged bridge along access road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 20 Nov 2019, 1.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8.27pm

Closed areas: Some areas closed in Saltwater National Park

Many areas of this park are closed to public access due to fire damage. Do not enter the fire-affected or forested areas of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

These areas are closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Saltwater picnic area and access to the beach remain open.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 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/smiths-lake-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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