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Toonumbar State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 8 February 2021, 2.24pm

Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm.

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

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.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 8.24am to Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 8.37am

Other planned events: Weed Spraying Operation Toonubar National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a weed control program at Toonumbar National Park Wednesday 12th May

The operation will involve hand-pulling and spraying of Metsulfuron Methyl and Glyphosate herbicides for the control of lantana and other environmental weeds. For further information email the NPWS Richmond River area office or call 02 66270200

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.42am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

Access to Peacock Creek campground is by 4WD only due to road damage and wet weather impacts.

Please note:

  • Peacock Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to water over creek crossings
  • Iron Pot Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to severe road surface damage and gullying 

Sextonville Road

  • Roadworks are commencing from Monday 10 May and continuing for 2 weeks
  • 4WD and limited AWD will continue during this time, but expect some delays. This is due to erosion and storm damage to the road surface. 
  • Preferred access during this time would be via Peacock Creek Road.

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 10.00am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 3.42pm to Sat 7 Aug 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed for tree removal

The Brindle Creek walking track is closed at the Selva Falls for hazardous tree removal from the Wednesday 28 April to Saturday 7 August 2021.

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Apr 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of June 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Closed areas: Brindle Creek Walking Track

The Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed due to storm damage.

The nearby Helmholtzia walking track and Red Cedar walking track are open.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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 Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

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 Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

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.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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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 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 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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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/toonumbar-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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