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Torrington State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 1 August 2022, 9.37am

Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am.

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. Due to recent 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.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 6.00am to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.23am

Closed areas: Bald Rock National Park partial closure

The following areas are closed from 6am, Monday 1 August 2022 until 5pm, Friday 2 September 2022 to allow for roadworks along the existing fire trails:

  • Bald Rock Trig lookout
  • Border walk
  • Carrolls Creek walk
  • Little Bald Rock walking track

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 Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.14am

Closed areas: Access road closed

The only access road into Butterleaf National Park, across the adjoining state forest, is closed until further notice. This is because it is impassable for vehicle traffic due to damage from multiple rain events. Visitors can still access the park on foot.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 10.02am

Closed areas: Bungoona walking track closed

Bungoona walking track, which gradually climbs around the side of Bald Rock to the summit, will be closed from 8am Monday 15 August until 5pm Friday 26 August. This closure is to support maintenance and reconstruction works on the track.

The Rockface walk to the summit will remain open during this time, but is a hard walk directly up the face of Bald Rock.

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 Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.

Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.

Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park

The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.

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 Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

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. Due to recent 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.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Other incidents: Magistrate trail closed to heavy vehicles

Magistrate trail in Capoompeta National Park is closed to heavy vehicles until further notice, due to flood damage.

For further information please 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: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

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 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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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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