Current alerts in this area
Last reviewed: Mon 20 March 2023, 9.30am
Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am
to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm.
Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.30am.
Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage
Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.
Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. After heavy rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
Affects 1 location in this park:
Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.19am
Safety alerts: Road safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions
Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.
Due to current NSW Forestry Corporation operations access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield.
Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Sun 26 Mar 2023, 2.00pm to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 10.24am
Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
The following reserves are closed from 6am Monday 27 March to 10am Wednesday 5 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation being conducted by NPWS in conjunction with Local Land Services and neighbouring landholders.
- Kings Plains NP
- Severn River NR
- Nullamanna CCAZ1 NP
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 8.54am
Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only
Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.
For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.53am
Closed areas: Bald Rock walk to the base of Bald Rock closed
Bald Rock Summit walking track will be closed to the base of Bald Rock from 8am Monday 9 January 2023. This closure is to support the installation of a new pedestrian bridge as part of upgrade works along the track to make the walk more accessible to all visitors. This closure includes the walking route directly up and down the face of Bald Rock.
Bungoona walk to the summit will remain open during this time, which is a more gradual climb around the side of Bald Rock to the summit.
For your safety please follow any directions from signage or staff on site. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.
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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 8.51am
Closed areas: Road closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.
The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.
- Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
- Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm
Other incidents: Camping requirements
If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.
All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.
Read more about COVID safe camping here.
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