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Wallaroo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 11 June 2024, 9.54am

Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.07pm to Mon 17 Jun 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.54am.

Other planned events: Fox and Wild Dog Trapping Program 3 June to 16 June 2024

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a fox and wild dog control program (soft-jaw foot-hold trapping) in Wallaroo National Park and Tilligerry State Conservation Area from 3 June 2024 to 16 June 2024.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Works are conducted in collaboration with Local Land Services and neighbouring landowners.

Signs will be placed at main entrances to the affected reserves. Park users should keep to the middle of trails and not interfere with traps.

Neighbours and park users are reminded that domestic pets are never permitted in these NPWS reserves.

Please contact the Hunter Coast NPWS office for more information on 02 4984 8255.

Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.32am.

Safety alerts: Damaged Bridge on Lone Pine Rd

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed while damage to a bridge is being repaired. 

 

The Common picnic area is still accessible by 4WD only, from Limeburners Creek Road via Callaghans Trail and Lone Pine Rd.

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Applies from Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10.08am to Mon 17 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10.13am

Closed areas: Mountain bike track temporary closure due to wet weather conditions

NPWS advises riders not to use the Mountain Bike Track network due to the wet conditions. Using wet or muddy tracks causes damage and can be unsafe.

Please help protect our tracks by riding on Management Trails only in wet conditions or after rain events.

NPWS is monitoring track conditions and will re-open when considered safe and suitable.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Sat 15 Jun 2024, 9.51am to Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 9.57am

Closed areas: Local flooding- Hobarts Forrest Road

Hobarts Forrest Road in Karuah National Park is closed due to heavy rain and water damage.

 

Access to Double Wharf Picinic Area and Tattersalls Campground is still available via Witt Road,

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 4.24pm to Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Beach front partially closed to vehicles

Beach front driving is temporarily closed between the Gan Gan entry at Anna Bay and the Lavis Lane entry at Williamtown from Friday 14 June to Tuesday 18 June, due to hazardous surf conditions and beach erosion.

The following areas are open for 4WD access:

  • Lavis Lane entry
  • Recreational vehicle area
  • Ganyamalbaa campground

Please remember to:

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check forecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife staff and signs. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 1.54pm to Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.56am

Closed areas: Track Upgrades Big Rock Trail

Big Rocky Trail is closed from Wednesday 12 to Tuesday 18 June 2024 while NPWS contractors undertake upgrade works. Walk in access to Big Rocky is still available via the Tomaree Coastal Walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Hunter Coast Office on 02 4984 8200

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.22am to Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Lavis Lane 4WD Track closed for maintenance - Tuesday 18 June

Visitors are advised that the Lavis Lane 4WD beach access at Williamtown will be temporarily closed on Tuesday 18 June 2024 to enable essential track maintenance. For beach driving, please access the Worimi Conservation Lands via the Gan Gan 4WD beach access at Anna Bay or the Fern Bay 4WD beach access at Fern Bay. Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.28am to Thu 20 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 6.03pm

Closed areas: Beachfront driving closed

Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is closed to vehicles from Sunday 2 June to Thursday 20 June, due to flooding of the access track.

The following areas are closed:

  • Samurai Beach 4WD access track
  • Samurai Beach campground

The beach, including Tomaree Coastal Walk, remains open for pedestrian access, but check forecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife staff and signs. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.11am to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.42am

Safety alerts: Visitor Safety Alert: Feral Horses

Feral horses move through this campground day and night. Campers at Little Murray and Polblue campgrounds should set up tents as close to their vehicles as possible.

 

Aggressive horse behaviour can pose a safety risk for visitors. Aggressive behaviour includes snorting, head bobbing, stomping front legs, ears erect, aggressive stance and approaching in an aggressive manner.

 

What to do around aggressive horses:

· avoid the animals, especially if a stallion is present and there are mares nearby

· retreat to your vehicle

· wave your arms around and make lots of noise

· walk in a group rather than as an individual

· always be aware of your immediate surroundings.

 

Please report any such interaction or aggressive horse behaviour to NPWS Gloucester on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 11.11am

Closed areas: Glenrock State Conservation Area

Closed area: Reload Track, Glenrock State Conservation Area

The track will be closed while improvements and maintenance works are being carry out.

  • The track will be closed from 20th May 2024 up to 5 weeks, dependent on weather

For the safety of contractors please follow and respect any signage and safety measures in place.

Using the track during works will cause damage and delay the reopening of the track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100 

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.08pm to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 5.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 9.05am

Other planned events: Walking Track Maintenance

Yuelarbah Walking Track maintenance is occurring on the pedestrian bridges and elevated boardwalk. The track will generally remain open during works. Periodically detour signs and barriers will be in place to ensure public safety. The works are expected to be completed 30/06/24, subject to suitable weather.

For the safety of visitors, NPWS staff and contractors please follow and respect any signs and safety measures in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2024, 9.02am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 9.05am

Other planned events: Road Maintenance Ash Island - Scott's Pt Way, The Lane and Ramsar Rd affected

There will be limited pedestrian and vehicle access to Scott's Point Way, The Lane, and Ramsar Road during maintenance works.

Maintenance to these Roads will be undertaken between Wednesday 5/6/2024 to Friday 21st June 2024.

For any further information, call Lower Hunter Area office on 4946 4100. 

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Applies from Fri 29 Dec 2023, 2.47pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Dangerous water conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming here.

The beach is remote, unpatrolled and has dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited here - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

SWIM BETWEEN THE RED AND YELLOW FLAGS AT BIRUBI POINT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB AT ANNA BAY.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 7.00am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles from Friday 31 May 2024 due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks, lookouts and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 8.13pm to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 8.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 8.25pm

Closed parks: The Glen Road closed for Fire Access and Fire Trail Upgrades (FAFT)

The Glen Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 29th May through to the 28th of June to allow contractors to deliver gravel to undertake Fire Access and Fire Trail Upgrades (FAFT) works. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependent.

 

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Sat 27 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 11.25am

Safety alerts: Tomago Wetlands in Hunter Wetlands National Park - 1080 Baiting Program - 3 June until 27 July 2024

Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Hunter Wetlands National Park at Tomago Wetlands from 3 June 2024 to 27 July 2024.

The operation will use1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Lower Area Office NPWS for more information on 4946 4100

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Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.07pm to Mon 17 Jun 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.54am

Other planned events: Fox and Wild Dog Trapping Program 3 June to 16 June 2024

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a fox and wild dog control program (soft-jaw foot-hold trapping) in Wallaroo National Park and Tilligerry State Conservation Area from 3 June 2024 to 16 June 2024.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Works are conducted in collaboration with Local Land Services and neighbouring landowners.

Signs will be placed at main entrances to the affected reserves. Park users should keep to the middle of trails and not interfere with traps.

Neighbours and park users are reminded that domestic pets are never permitted in these NPWS reserves.

Please contact the Hunter Coast NPWS office for more information on 02 4984 8255.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2024, 12.01pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Werakata National Park

Some parts of the Northern section of Werakata National Park are closed from Wednesday 20 June to Friday 28 June 2024 while Road maintenance works are carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Lomas Lane
  • Third Street
  • Gibson's Loop and Third Street

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach Track Closed

Wreck Beach Track is closed due to storm damage.

 

Upgrade works are commencing on Monday May 20th to re-establish visitor access to wreck beach.

 

For more information phone your local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.43pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.52pm

Safety alerts: Works occuring on Tomaree Headland

Contractors are undertaking maintenance and upgrade works on the visitor infrastructure on Tomaree Headland. Impacted Areas include:

- Tomaree Coastal Walk

- Tomaree Summit Walk

- WW2 Fortifications

- Connection Track

Access to Tomaree Summit will remain open during this time. Visitors are advised to acknowledge work-zone signage and follow directions from staff and contractors on site.

For more information phone the local NPWS office on; 02 4984 8200   

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.34pm to Thu 28 Nov 2024, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks Track closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks Track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area until further notice.

 

The track has a highly unstable landslip. Please do not use this track under any circumstances.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200 

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Applies from Mon 11 Mar 2024, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 12.05pm

Safety alerts: Bombala Walking Track

Upgrade works will be occurring on Bombala Walking Track from Monday 26th February. The work will address beach access, erosion and drainage issues, rehabilitation of a decommissioned track section and upgrading sections of track surface.

The walking track will remain open to the community during the work.

For the safety of the community and workers, please follow any directions by contractors and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 8.38am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek Road repairs

Road works have begun on Ferny Creek Road and Ferny creek campground access trail. The closure will remian in place due to inclement weather and will re-open as soon as the trail is safe to do so.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing Walk closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works

Rocky Crossing Walk is closed for pedestrian bridge replacement works. The reopening date is not known at this stage. This is for the safety of visitors and contractors and preservation of track surface in wet conditions. Blue Gum Loop Walk and Williams River Picnic Area remain open. 

For more information, phone NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Fri 23 Feb 2024, 11.50am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Other planned events: Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing Walking Track Works

Track works will occur on Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing walks between March and June 2024. Temporary closures may occur and will be posted as a separate alert. Be aware of contractors and machinery operating in the area and follow any onsite signage or directions from staff or contractors.

For more information contact Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Dec 2023, 7.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 10.34am

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp Walk Closed

Burraga Swamp walking track is currently inaccessible to vehicles due to closure of Mt Allyn Rd. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed the road due to a failed bridge. The reopening date is not known at this stage. For more information, phone Gloucester NPWS Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jun 2024, 9.16am

Other planned events: Watagan Forest Road traffic delays due to road maintenance works

Drivers / vehicles on Watagan Forest Road are advised to expect temporary delays due to road maintenance works being carried out.

Works include vegetation maintenance and surface grading on the road. Traffic control will maintain contraflow through out the works but delays may be incurred.

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Applies from Sun 21 Apr 2024, 10.47am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 1.52pm

Closed parks: Berrico Nature Reserve closed for essential bridge repairs

Berrico Nature Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1st May to Sunday 30th June 2024 to allow contractors to undertake essential bridge repairs and replacement. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependant.

 

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 20 Mar 2024, 3.23pm to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 1.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 7.56am

Safety alerts: Dangerous sea and unsafe swimming conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at unpatrolled beaches in Tomaree National Park. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming at several locations within the park.

Many of the beaches are remote, unpatrolled and have dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

NPWS recommends swimming at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags at the following locations:

- Fingal Beach

- One Mile Beach

- Anna Bay

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely

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Applies from Thu 9 Mar 2023, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.43am

Closed areas: Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge

Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge, off Cobbans Track on Ash Island is closed from Thursday 9 March 2023 until further notice due to the bridge needing maintenance

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2024, 1.18pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.26pm

Other planned events: Yacaaba Headland walking track upgrade

NPWS is upgrading Yacaaba Headland walking track in Myall Lakes National Park between March and August 2024 to address extensive erosion and risks to public safety. The track will remain open for the majority of the upgrade. Please follow safety signs and stay out of construction and revegetation areas. Check this alert for updates before your visit.

For further information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or via email.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.34pm to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Major Roadworks in Jilliby State Conservation Area - Commencing 27 December 2023

Major roadworks are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 27th December 2023 in Jilliby State Conservation Area (Southern Precinct) and part of Ourimbah State Forest.

Partial and intermittent road closures should be expected. The roads that will be affected are:

  • Red Hill Road
  • Prestons Ridge Road
  • Bradleys Point Road
  • Campbells Point Road and 
  • Tooheys Road.

 

Visitors are asked to avoid the area (if possible). Otherwise, please be aware of trucks and machinery using and working on the above roads and to drive to the conditions. Warning signs and traffic control will be in place. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The work is funded as part of the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) program aimed at providing safe and strategic fire trails for fire response and access.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.43pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

The section of Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable for 4WD vehicles only.

To prevent further damage to the road and to protect visitor safety, please avoid this area and other trails in the reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 8.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Climbers Walking Track Closed after Wildfire - Watagans NP

The Climbers Walking Track between Gap Creek Camping Area and Bangalow Camping Area is closed due to the recent wildfire. Timber steps and walking track edges have been lost and the track surface is now unstable. It will take some time to repair and make safe. Visitors are asked not to use the track for their own safety. The nearby Gap Creek Waterfall track is open and available to visitors. For further information please contact the NPWS area office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 10.10am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.07am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk Closed - Watagans NP

Gap Creek Forest Walk from the intersection of the Gap Creek Falls Walking Track is closed due to a landslip and unstable rocks above the track. Due to the risk visitors are asked to stay out of the area beyond the current barrier until the area can be made safe. For further information please contact the NPWS Area Office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.05am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips

Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a major landslip on the Cessnock City Council section.

There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the Georges Road intersection in the Watagans NP.

This access road to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.

Work is currently underway way but will be complex, involve geotechnical planning, major earthworks and road realignment. 

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Sat 28 Oct 2023, 3.54pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 10.06am

Closed areas: Daniels Pt Road and Maculata Fire Trail Closed -Jilliby SCA

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9.59am

Closed areas: Muirs Lookout Picnic Area - Closed

Muirs Lookout Picnic Area on Prickly Ridge Road has been closed due to ageing infrastructure, obstructed lookout views to the coast and very low public visitation. Alternative picnic facilities are located nearby in Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park. Further information on other places to visit can be obtained via the NPWS or Forestry Corporation websites. 

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm to Thu 7 Oct 2027, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 9.08am

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 7.21am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campground access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

Walkers on the Mungo Track can take the detour at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join the Mungo track.

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.36am

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

The Box Beach access road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance. For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 8.38am

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.17am

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.43am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's 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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