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Yathong Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 8 February 2021, 9.03am

Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am.

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
2 June 2021 Closed parks Park closed for aerial pest management Details

Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 7.00am to Sun 6 Jun 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 8.15am

This park will be closed to all visitors from Wednesday 2 June 2021 to Sunday 6 June 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. This program will target deer, goats, pigs and foxes, and aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Dubbo office on 02 6841 7100.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 12.33pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground will be closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River. Campsites will not be available for booking until the river floodwaters subside and the park is accessible again. 

For further information, please contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

The Wilcannia to Tilpa road (east side) is closed due to flooding. There is no access to Coach and Horses campground until this road reopens.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road - 4WD only

Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road is open only to 4WD vehicles. 

For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain 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 local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.41pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

Hard-roofed accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Wednesday 31 March to Saturday 31 July as Covid-19 cleaning requirements can't be met. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas will remain open. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 8.39am

Other planned events: 1080 Ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 17 September 2020 and Wednesday 17 March 2021 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should 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 NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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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/yathong-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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