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Yathong Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 8 July 2024, 7.56am

Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 7.56am.

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
8 September 2024 Other planned events Notice of pest animal control program - aerial baiting control operations for fox and wild dog management. Details

Applies from Sun 8 Sep 2024, 7.34am to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 7.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 7.42am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Sunday 8th September to Sunday 22nd September 2024. (Subject to prevailing weather conditions or early bush fire events.)

The operation will involve the use of meat baits containing Poison1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and wild dogs.

The program is designed to deliver the NPWS General Biosecurity Duty under the Biosecurity Act, and to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of predation by foxes and wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information call the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 6.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 10.59am

Closed areas: Peery Day Use Area is closed.

Peery Lake day use area is closed to the public. Coach and Horses campground is now available for camping as the local road has opened with caution.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Park office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.15am to Mon 12 Aug 2024, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 7.49am

Other planned events: Notice of use of Hoggone meSN Feral Pig Bait from 8 July 2024 - Lachlan Valley National Park - Gunning Gap Precinct

Due to a large number of feral pigs causing impacts the Reserve, and to meet NPWS's General Biosecurity Duty, (GBD), under the Biosecurity Act, NPWS will be using Hoggone to control feral pigs.

NPWS pesticides trained staff will be using a new control product to lessen the impacts caused by feral pigs in Lachlan Valley National Park - Gunning Gap Precinct.

HOGGONE will be used on this Reserve, and the product is a peanut based product with Sodium nitrite as the poison.

This product is very effective on controlling feral pigs and when used carefully has few off-target impacts.

NPWS staff will be monitoring the success of the program, and this program may last a few weeks.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.11pm

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

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in Paroo-Darling National 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 Sun 17 Mar 2024, 6.17pm to Tue 17 Sep 2024, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Jun 2024, 6.04pm

Other planned events: Ongoing Poison 1080 ground baiting program - controlling fox impacts for Biosecurity values.

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 17 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 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. Pets 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 2.11pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park Closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake major repair works.

 

In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open. 

 

This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 7.56am

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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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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