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Wollumbin National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 18 February 2021, 12.43pm

Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 12.43pm.

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

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 Wed 12 May 2021, 8.24am to Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 8.37am

Other planned events: Weed Spraying Operation Toonubar National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a weed control program at Toonumbar National Park Wednesday 12th May

The operation will involve hand-pulling and spraying of Metsulfuron Methyl and Glyphosate herbicides for the control of lantana and other environmental weeds. For further information email the NPWS Richmond River area office or call 02 66270200

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 1.46pm to Fri 21 May 2021, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 2.56pm

Closed areas: Road Closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Tuesday 11 May to Tuesday 18 May 2021 while roadworks are completed. The closed areas are:

  • Baranbali Road
  • Wabba Road
  • Palmvale Spur
  • Cooradilla Rd

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.42am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

Access to Peacock Creek campground is by 4WD only due to road damage and wet weather impacts.

Please note:

  • Peacock Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to water over creek crossings
  • Iron Pot Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to severe road surface damage and gullying 

Sextonville Road

  • Roadworks are commencing from Monday 10 May and continuing for 2 weeks
  • 4WD and limited AWD will continue during this time, but expect some delays. This is due to erosion and storm damage to the road surface. 
  • Preferred access during this time would be via Peacock Creek Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 8.00am to Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Walking track closure

Protester Falls Walking Track will be closed for maintenance from 8am Monday 10 May until 5pm Thursday 13th May 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 8.43am to Fri 14 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 8.49am

Closed areas: Pacific Vista Walking Track - Arakwal National Park

Pacific Vista Drive Walking Track to Tallow Beach

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 10.00am

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 Thu 29 Apr 2021, 1.42pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Partial track closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Tuesday 4 May to Friday 11 June 2021 while maintenance and repair work is completed. The closed areas are:

  • Paterson Hill track
  • Pacific Vista track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Byron NPWS office on 02 6629 8300.

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Applies from Wed 28 Apr 2021, 3.42pm to Sat 7 Aug 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed for tree removal

The Brindle Creek walking track is closed at the Selva Falls for hazardous tree removal from the Wednesday 28 April to Saturday 7 August 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Apr 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of June 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 10.01am

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 Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of June 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 Thu 1 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed from Monday 1 March 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021, while the picnic area and Minyon Falls lookout are being upgraded.

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 Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.29pm

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 10.37am

Closed areas: Brindle Creek Walking Track

The Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed due to storm damage.

The nearby Helmholtzia walking track and Red Cedar walking track are open.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park 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. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 2.57pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Boardwalk closure

Western sections of the boardwalk within Tweed Heads Historic Site are partially closed from Friday 19 February 2021 until repair works are complete:

  • All other visitor areas will remain open
  • The eastern section of the boardwalk will remain open
  • Signs will be in place around closed areas

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 12.43pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

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 Fri 5 Feb 2021, 1.00pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 8.49am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of of the introduced European fox (Vulpes vulpes). The program will be conducted between Tuesday 16 February and Wednesday 23 June 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

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 NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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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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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

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.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

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 Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed

The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 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.

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. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11.38am

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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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/wollumbin-national-park/local-alerts

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