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Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 2.22pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 4.27pm

Safety alerts: Be cautious on tracks and surfaces

Erosion and surface damages are present on walking tracks, road surfaces and managed areas across national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits. Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks.

For more information, contact the local NPWS offices: Hastings on 02 6588 5555 or Macleay on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Gap Beach Road closure - road condition impassible

Gap Beach Road is currently closed to all public vehicle access due to the poor road condition following recent persistent rain events.

This road will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance with this closure.  For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 8 Apr 2022, 10.54am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.45am

Other planned events: Areas closed for upgrades

NPWS is undertaking upgrades to Eagles Nest walking track and the two Point lookout platforms. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 2 May 2022 and are planned for completion by October 2022, weather permitting.

During construction, the following areas will be closed for public safety:

  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • Weeping Rock track east of the lower Lyrebird junction
  • One of the two lookout platforms.

Park visitors will be able to access one of the lookout platforms, and all other walking tracks at Point lookout.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900. 

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.31pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.19pm

Other planned events: Notice of Bitou Bush Aerial Spray Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying bitou bush by helicopter between 16th and 27th May 2022.  Some beaches, headlands, roads and walking tracks in Hat Head NP, Goolawah NP and Limeburners NP will be temporarily closed during the helicopter operation for public safety. 

The program is expected to take approximately 4 days to complete with suitable weather conditions.  Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the operation.  Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions of NPWS staff.

Please contact the local NPWS Macleay Office for more information on (02) 6561 6700.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: 1st and 2nd Bay campgrounds closed

The following areas are closed until 1 July 2022 due to severe erosion damage to enable repairs to be undertaken:

  • 1st Bay campground
  • 2nd Bay campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 23 Mar 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Bongil Bongil National Park road closures

The following roads are closed until at least Friday 1 July 2022 due to wet conditions and road damage from severe storms:

  • Hunters Road
  • Caperground Road
  • Archers Road
  • Reedy Road

Repairs will take place as conditions dry.

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 Coffs Coast Area on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to storm and flood damage

The following areas are closed until Friday 1 July 2022 due to severe storms and flooding and damage to park infrastructure:

  • New England Wilderness trail
  • All park roads except Point lookout precinct

Thungutti campground, The Residence, The Chalet and Toms Cabin are all open.

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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 1 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park have are open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed

Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed for maintenance

Walk with the Birds boardwalk is closed for maintenance until further notice. You can still access Wonga walk, the Glade and Crystal Shower falls.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning

The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.

Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.

Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 16 May 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet

The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.38am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable. 

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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