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Yanga State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Wed 21 February 2024, 10.50am

Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.50am.

Other planned events: Aerial Shooting Program

NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between 13 and 17 March 2024. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga reserves. No visitor areas are affected but some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, mustering, ground shooting and baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours, and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

For more information please contact the Lower-Darling National Park Office on (03) 5021 8900.

Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am.

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Plese be aware that Google maps are providing incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is currently closed for maintenance.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds CLOSED

Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are still closed due to recent flood impacts which require road repair works to be carried out on the Barmah River Road. Online bookings are currently restricted or not available for a period of time while the repair works are carried out.

 

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

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Applies from Sat 24 Feb 2024, 3.27pm to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - CLOSED for Aerial control of Feral Animals

Access to the Murray Valley National and Regional Park, Millewa, Moira and Gulpa Island precincts will be closed due to a feral animal aerial control program from 24 February until 3 March, 2024

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.33am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 9.38am

Closed areas: Thornley Area closed

Thornley Campgrounds remain closed from Thursday 1 February to Tuesday 30 April 2024 while the roads are being upgraded. 

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.18am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 9.31am

Closed areas: Finley Campground Closed for track upgrade

Finley Beach Campground is closed from 1 February to 30 April while the access road is being upgraded.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.51pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds is CLOSED, due to flood damage.

Please refer to the campground map when you book online. 

  • Narrandera North - Koalas Hut 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campground and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 7 Jan 2024, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10.08pm

Safety alerts: Swifts Creek Campground - Roads Closed - Murray Valley National Park

Swifts Creek Road in the Moira precinct of Murray Valley National Park is currently closed due to water being over the road and for maintenance purposes.

To access Swifts Creek campground:

  • Follow the Cobb Highway towards Mathoura At Mathoura turn towards Picnic Point, turn right then take the Poverty Point Road south.
  • From Poverty Point Road head south along River Road, towards Swifts Creek campground.

For more information, call the Riverina area office on 02 6966 8100 during business hours, 9am - 4pm Mon to Fri.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 9.36am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.51am

Safety alerts: Toupna Crossing Road - Murphy's Crossing Bridge OUT - Millewa precinct - Murray Valley National Park

The bridge at Murphy's Crossing on Toupna Crossing Rd in the Millewa precinct is CLOSED. There is a detour in place, please obey signage.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10.01am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to ongoing flooding and water lying over roads and low lying areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN, however low lying areas are or will be impacted by flooding. Further floodwater is expected in the area.

 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2023, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Whymoul - campgrounds closed

As a safety precaution the Whymoul precinct campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to recent wet weather and flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Tue 19 Dec 2023, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Feb 2024, 9.20am

Other incidents: Gas BBQs Out of Service

Gas BBQs provided within the Swifts Creek Campground and Picnic Area were impacted by the 2023 floods and are out of service. These Gas BBQs were deemed unsafe for use and require replacement. The Gas BBQs will be out of service until they can be replaced.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 27 Nov 2023, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Variable road conditions

Access roads in this park have been damaged by erosion after flooding from the Murray River.

Roads with creek crossings may have uneven surfaces, pot holes and minor gullies. 4WD is recommended.

Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited.

Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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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/yanga-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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