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Torrington State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Wed 6 December 2023, 10.12am

Applies from Wed 6 Dec 2023, 8.00am to Tue 12 Dec 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Dec 2023, 10.12am.

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 12.53am

Fires - Advice: Rockdale Rd, Bolivia

There is a fire in this park called Rockdale Rd, Bolivia. 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 Tue 5 Dec 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 12.30am

Fires - Advice: GWYDIR HWY, JACKADGERY

There is a fire in this park called GWYDIR HWY, JACKADGERY. 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 Wed 6 Dec 2023, 8.00am to Tue 12 Dec 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Dec 2023, 10.12am

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Mon 27 Nov 2023, 4.37pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout - Closed for Construction

Some parts of Boonoo Boonoo National Park are closed from Monday 27 November to Friday 15 December 2023 while the Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout is being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout
  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls Walking Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on (02) 6739 0700. Please note the Boonoo Boonoo Falls Picnic Area will remain open.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure - Ebor Falls precinct

Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River NP will be temporarily closed from 16 October 2023, to allow for construction works of new lookouts and visitor precincts to be fast-tracked. This closure will include the Upper and Lower Falls visitor areas, the Ebor Falls Road (part only) and the Ebor Village walking track. Access to the Ebor Cemetery off Ebor Falls Road will remain open.

It is anticipated the Upper Falls precinct will reopen to the public in December 2023.

During the closure no toilet, picnic or rest stop facilities will be available at Ebor Falls. Travellers on the Waterfall Way are advised to use alternate amenities located in Ebor township or at the Ebor Sportsground.

Please do not attempt to enter these areas during the closure period, and follow the direction of any signage, staff and contractors. 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 Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 9.48am

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 8.32am

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.

Please note:

  • 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 Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Ironbark camping area closed

The area in Kings Plains NP known locally as Ironbark camping area will be closed from Thursday 1 June 2023 until further notice, to allow for works to install facilities so that this area can be used as a formal campground.

The tent-only campground in the park, Kings Plains Creek campground, remains open during these works, and bookings remain essential.

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 5 Dec 2023, 8.32am

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 Tue 1 Aug 2023, 6.00am to Fri 12 Jan 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 4.07pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions on Spirabo Forest Way

Access to visitor facilities, campgrounds and walking tracks in the south of Washpool NP, accessible from the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton, is open and not impacted by the warning listed below.

NSW Forestry Corporation are conducting operations and access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions until 1 January 2024, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield. Access to the following locations should be via Mount Spirabo Road off the New England Highway at Bolivia, or via Ten Mile Road and Cox's Road at Deepwater:

  • Four Bull Hut
  • Washpool horse riding trails
  • Billyrimba Falls and lookout
  • Spirabo Forest Way drive through Capoompeta and Washpool NPs

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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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/torrington-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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  • Torrington State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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