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Willi Willi National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 July 2020, 9.37am

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.06pm.

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am.

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 4.55pm to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 10.25am

Closed areas: Public amenities under construction - no amenities available in this area

The public amenities of Little Bay picnic area in Arakoon National Park are closed for reconstruction from Wednesday 1 July to Monday 28 September 2020

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 5.12pm

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed until 8am, Monday 31 August 2020. The closure is due to ongoing safety works, steep slippery clay surfaces and high tree risk.

The closed areas are:

  • Kilprotay Road
  • O'Neils Road
  • Postman's trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.26pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground closure

Maxwells Flat campground in Cottan-Bimbang National Park is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety concerns until 8am, Monday 31 August 2020.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 12.55pm

Safety alerts: Asbestos risk on New England Wilderness walk

On the Brinerville section of the Wilderness walk there are several buildings destroyed by bushfire that contain asbestos. These sites are identified with warning signs. Walkers must not approach any destroyed buildings due to the risks from burnt/friable asbestos. The asbestos will be removed in the coming months as part of bushfire recovery works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.06pm

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails
  • Cockerawombeeba Road
  • Forbes River Road 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.20am

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 2.28pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Apsley Falls Stairway and lower platforms closed

The stairway and the associated 2 lower platforms are closed at Apsley Falls. The main upper lookout remains open.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jun 2020, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Indian Head campground

Indian Head campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. The campground is expected to reopen early October 2020. Do not enter this campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1.10pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Cathedral Rock National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some areas in Cathedral Rock National Park are closed. The closed areas include:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jun 2020, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

The Cliff Face walking track is closed due to post fire tree danger. Brush Turkey walking track is open. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. Alternatively call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/willi-willi-national-park/local-alerts

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Willi Willi National Park hero. Photo: John Spencer