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Whian Whian State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 13 October 2020, 9.24am

Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 9.24am.

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closure - roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020:

  • All main visitor areas will remain open
  • Rummery Park campground will remain open
  • Signs will be in place and the road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • You can still access Minyon Falls and Rummery Park campground via Minyon Drive via Rosebank
  • You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Oct 2020, 1.54pm

Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed

The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.

The closure is current to the 30th June 2021.  At which time a review will be undertaken.

Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.58pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Manns Road, Middle Ridge Road and South Chowan Road

Roadworks will be underway on Manns, Middle Ridge and South Chowan roads from Tuesday 13 October to Friday 23 October 2020. The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. Look out for heavy machinery and drive appropriately.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 9.34am

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed due to construction works

Cutters Hut within Cutters Camp campground is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing stage 2 of the campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

For more information, call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 9.18am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information or contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.19pm to Wed 18 Nov 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Booyong walking track

Booyong walking track between Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds is currently closed due to a number of fallen trees blocking the track and making access difficult.

Please avoid this track until NPWS field staff are able to clear the area and make it safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 9.24am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closure - roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020:

  • All main visitor areas will remain open
  • Rummery Park campground will remain open
  • Signs will be in place and the road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark
  • You can still access Minyon Falls and Rummery Park campground via Minyon Drive via Rosebank
  • You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road

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

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.25pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.00am

Other incidents: 1080 wild fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) from Tuesday 28 July 2020 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and the pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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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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