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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10.22am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 1.22pm to Tue 28 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10.34am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19

NPWS campgrounds, visitor centres and accommodation are closed in this area from 5pm Tuesday 21 September 2021 due to the NSW Government stay-at-home restrictions. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 5.00pm to Tue 28 Sep 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Sep 2021, 3.32pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse Precinct and Cosy Corner closed to vehicles

The Cape Byron Lighthouse Precinct and Cosy Corner are closed to vehicles until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff in line with the NSW Government's COVID-19 rules. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 11.43am to Sat 18 Dec 2021, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 4.54pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of the introduced European fox. The program will be conducted between 10 August 2021 and 17 December 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Tweed Byron Office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.05am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 11.54am

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum closed

Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.52pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Mount Nardi - Newton Drive closed

Access to Mount Nardi via Newton Drive is closed for road repairs to a landslip. Newton Drive (within the park) is expected to be closed until the end of September 2021. 

All public vehicle and pedestrian access into the site is closed.

The Historic Nightcap track is still accessible from Rummery Park campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades from Monday 1 March 2021 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

The closure has been extended until Sunday 31 October 2021, due to COVID-related material delays, weather and design issues.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area

From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Aug 2021, 11.30am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park remains closed until the end of November 2021 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to further consult with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

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. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. 

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 11.07am

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road. Therefore:

  • To access Peacock Creek campground, 2WD vehicles must use Sextonville Road. High-clearance 4WDs can also use Peacock Creek Road. There is no access via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive as it remains closed until July 2021.
  • To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets 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.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 1.49pm

Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed

4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.

This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.

Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

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 Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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