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Woodford Island Nature Reserve

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
25 September 2020 Fire bans Total Fire Ban Details

Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12.01am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 4.40pm

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on Yuraygir coastal walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk at Angourie picnic area and re-join the coastal walk south of the mouth of Mara Creek. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Grafton NPWS office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 2.21pm

Fires - Advice: Broadwater Evans Head Rd, Broadwater

There is a fire in this park called Broadwater Evans Head Rd, Broadwater. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 pest management program:

  • Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • Baiting is happening in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Mara Creek picnic area

Mara Creek picnic area in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. 

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Applies from Sun 6 Sep 2020, 10.36am to Sat 26 Sep 2020, 8.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 8.50am

Other planned events: Roadworks on Gap Road near Black Rocks campground

Roadworks will be occurring on Gap Road between the Pacific Highway near the town of Woodburn and Black Rocks campground in Bundjalung National Park. The works will occur from Monday 7 September to Friday 25 September 2020. The road will remain open, however please drive carefully and follow roadwork signs and traffic controllers.

For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River area office 02 6627 0200. 

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.38pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Boambee footbridge closed on Solitary Islands Coastal walk

The footbridge over Boambee creek has been closed by Coffs Harbour City Council until further notice as it has has been deemed structurally unsafe for pedestrian use. The footbridge is part of Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

Please use an alternative route, either via Hogbin Drive for a dry crossing, or where safe wading the creek upstream of the railway bridge at low tide. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Aug 2020, 9.50am

Closed areas: Wahoo Road closure

Wahoo Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jul 2020, 3.00pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 3.55pm

Other planned events: Road closed at Middle Creek Bridge on Sherwood Creek Road

Roadworks are happening on Middle Creek Bridge from Thursday 23 July to Monday 30 November 2020. Sherwood Creek Road is closed at Middle Creek Bridge during this time. The only access to the Middle Creek / Scout Falls area is from the Glenreagh side. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadworks signs.

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Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 11.54am to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 8.49am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Tuesday 11 August 2020 until Sunday 28 February 2021. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 66520900.

Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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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/woodford-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

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