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Whian Whian State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 January 2023, 4.15pm

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.15pm.

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until 1 March 2023.

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Historic Nightcap track will be closed until November 2023.

 

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.15am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Oyster Lease Road Temporary Closure - Road Works

Oyster Lease Road access to the Brunswick River Picnic Area in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve will be closed for hazardous tree removal road maintenance from Wednesday 1 February 4pm to Friday 3 February 4pm 2023. Signs will be in place around closed area and the road will be closed to the public while works are being undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, you can contact the Tweed Byron NPWS office on (02) 66 708 600 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.41pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Mt Jerusalem NP part closure

Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 27 January 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

• Hells Hole waterfalls

• Sand Ridge Road

• North Chowan road

• South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 2.41pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track will remain closed pending the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and further joint management arrangements, with future management of the park to be guided by Aboriginal custodians.

The remainder of Wollumbin National Park, including Lyrebird Track, is also closed until further notice. This is due to visitor infrastructure being significantly impacted by recent flooding events.

For further information visit this web page.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage

The following areas are open:

  • Minyon Grass Day Use Area
  • Minyon Falls walking track from Minyon Grass Day Use Area to base of falls only

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until 1 March 2023.

The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon Falls walking track from lookout to base of falls
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Historic Nightcap track will be closed until November 2023.

 

The Minyon Drive access road is open.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.

Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Mebbin National Park Campground Open with closed access to some trails

Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp Campground - OPEN 

Some of the walking tracks and trails remain closed due to landslips and erosion caused by the severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions during February/March 2022.

Areas that remain CLOSED until they are made safe:

  • Original section of Byrrill Creek Walking Track (closed due to severe landslip) alternative walking track now available.
  • Lemon Tree Road Fire Trail
  • Walters Road Fire Trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 66 708 600.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.38am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 9.58am

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of this park has been extended until Tuesday 28 February 2023, due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events.

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 2.49pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Closed walking tracks

Wilson Nature Reserve North and South walking tracks are closed indefinitely due to widespread damage from recent weather events.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6627 0200.

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Local alerts

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