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Tapin Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 23 September 2019, 3.42pm

Applies from Thu 8 Aug 2019, 7.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 3.42pm.

Fires - Advice: Kerriki Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kerriki Forest. 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.

Applies from Fri 23 Aug 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 3.46pm.

Closed areas: Dingo Tops picnic area and campground closed

The following areas are closed due to bushfire:

  • Dingo Tops picnic area and Dingo Tops campground
  • Mountain Brush and Rainforest walking tracks off Dingo Tops picnic area
  • Knodingbul Road south of Dingo Tops Road to Koala Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning area office on 02 6552 4097 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 5.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1.28am

Fires - Advice: Jacky Barker

There is a fire in this park called Jacky Barker. 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 Thu 8 Aug 2019, 7.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 3.42pm

Fires - Advice: Kerriki Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kerriki Forest. 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 9 Sep 2019, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8.58am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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 Sun 15 Sep 2019, 8.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 8.43am

Closed areas: Jacky Barker campground closed

Jacky Barker campground and access trails are closed due to a bushfire until at least Friday 20 September 2019. 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 the local NPWS office or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 1.54pm to Fri 27 Sep 2019, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Polblue campground closed

Polblue campground will be closed from Wednesday 18 September to Friday 27 September 2019 due to construction works. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Alternative campsites will be available at Horse Swamp campground, Devils Hole campground and Polblue overflow campground. Toilet and barbecue facilities are available in Polblue picnic area. 

Polblue Swamp walk will remain open. Visitors need to be aware of trucks moving through the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Barrington Tops area office at Scone on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.21pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.23pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire until Tuesday 1 October 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.41am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wildfires

Some areas of this park are closed due to wildfire. The closed areas are:

  • Halls Peak
  • East Kunderang 

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 the NPWS Armidale office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700. Or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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 1 May 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 2.02pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ. 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 Fri 23 Aug 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Dingo Tops picnic area and campground closed

The following areas are closed due to bushfire:

  • Dingo Tops picnic area and Dingo Tops campground
  • Mountain Brush and Rainforest walking tracks off Dingo Tops picnic area
  • Knodingbul Road south of Dingo Tops Road to Koala Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning area office on 02 6552 4097 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2019, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails in Barrington Tops

The following 4WD trails in Barrington Tops are closed to all vehicles from Saturday 1 June to Tuesday 1 October 2019 for the annual seasonal closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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/tapin-tops-national-park/local-alerts

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Rowleys Rock lookout, Tapin Tops National Park. Photo: Kevin Carter/NSW Government