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Whian Whian State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 10 October 2018, 10.10am

Applies from Tue 9 Oct 2018, 4.07pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10.10am.

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 October to Friday 30 November 2018. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 3.39pm to Fri 26 Oct 2018, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 3.52pm

Other incidents: Road access to Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls

Access into Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls is closed due to high water volume going across the access road.

Road access will be assessed by field staff over the weekend, and closure will be reassessed over the coming week as more rain is expected.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 11.09am

Closed areas: South Chowan Road

South Chowan Road and surrounding areas are closed due to dangerous conditions following a storm and heavy rainfall. There is no access to the Unicorn Hole. These closures are in place until further notice when the road has been made safe again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 02 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Oct 2018, 3.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Oct 2018, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Lynches Creek Road closed

Lynches Creek Road is currently closed for bridge replacement work. Alternative access to Border Ranges National Park is via Grady's Creek Road, Simes Road and Forest Road. Simes Road is not considered suitable for caravans or motorhomes.

Tweed Range Scenic Drive and Brindle Loop Road are open to traffic. Please take caution travelling along new roadworks.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 9 Oct 2018, 4.07pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10.10am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 October to Friday 30 November 2018. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3.59pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9.11am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Cudgen Nature Reserve

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be laying 1080 ground baits in Cudgen Nature Reserve from Tuesday 25 September to Friday 26 October 2018. Wild dogs are being controlled to reduce their impacts on neighbouring properties.

1080 warning signs have been placed at main entrance points to the parts of the reserve where the wild dog baits will be laid.

Warning: 1080 is lethal to dogs and other domestic animals. Dogs are prohibited in national parks and nature reserves. Please be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning to dogs and always keep domestic animals away from baiting areas.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed-Byron area office in Murwillumbah on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 2 Jul 2018, 11.14am to Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Oct 2018, 4.10pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) baits will be continually laid on dunes, tracks and trails in Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park from Wednesday 4 July 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018. Do not touch baits as they contain poison. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2018, 10.39am to Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jun 2018, 10.43am

Other planned events: Fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

Fox baiting will continue in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, north of the Brunswick River until Friday 14 December 2018. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be controlling the introduced predator, European Red Fox, using buried 1080 ground baits. 1080 canid ejectors may also be used during this period if necessary.

1080 warning signs are at main entrance points to the nature reserve where fox baits are being laid. This includes:

  • North Head Road
  • Harry's Hill
  • North wall, Brunswick River
  • North Beach (also known as Christmas Beach)
  • Oyster Lease Road
  • Brunswick River picnic area

Fox control is essential to help protect threatened beach-nesting shorebirds in this reserve during their breeding seasons. These are the Beach Stone-curlew (Critically Endangered) and the Pied Oystercatcher (Endangered). Dogs are prohibited in national parks and nature reserves. All visitors and pet owners should be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning to dogs and keep their domestic animals to designated areas. Always avoid bait stations and ejectors.

For more information about fox control in this nature reserve, contact NPWS Tweed Byron Area Murwillumbah office on (02) 6670 8600.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Sep 2018, 8.51am

Other incidents: Gas BBQs not operational

The gas fueled BBQs are no longer operational at Minyon Falls picnic area and Minyon grass picnic area. The gas bottles in both locations have been stolen and facilities vandalised. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has consistently replaced gas bottles and secured the gas bottle lock up facilities. We apologies for any inconvenience and recommend visitors to bring their own portable gas BBQ equipment for the medium term. NPWS is seeking alternative options for the 70 litre gas bottles, which have continuously been stolen over the past three years. For further information please contact the Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2017, 10.40am to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Cutters Camp Campground

The Campground at Cutters Camp is now open with more facilities becoming available as NPWS finalise upgrade works in the upper camping area.

A double gas BBQ bank, new shelter, timber tables and seats will be installed in the next month.

A number of new and old wood barbecues are available for campers and day use visitors but please bring your own timber or portable gas BBQ equipment. 

The hut shelter (Cutters Hut) will remain closed until further notice. Please note there is strictly no entry to the hut during this closure and Penalties apply for non compliance.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service thank visitors for their ongoing patience while important works are finalised.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed-Byron area office on 02 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Sep 2014, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed

Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/whian-whian-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather.

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Protestors Falls Walking Track, Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government