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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 16 September 2021, 4.33pm

Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 2.59pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 4.33pm.

Other incidents: Neranie campground barbeques closed

The barbeques at Neranie campground are currently being repaired and will not be in operation until Friday 1 October 2021.  Please bring your own gas stove for your cooking requirements. 

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 4.14pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Billyrimba LMZ - Washpool NP

There is a fire in this park called Billyrimba LMZ - Washpool NP. 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 Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 4.04pm.

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed

Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.

An engineer has assessed the bridges unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.

In addition to the above closure, Tubrabucca Road will also be closed between the Barrington Tops Forest Road and Paddys Ridge Trail for the week commencing 27th Sept 2021 while NPWS and State Forests undertake essential roadworks. Horse Swamp Campground and Polblue Falls picnic area and walk will be closed during the effected week.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.34pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Yabbra Quarry HR

There is a fire in this park called Yabbra Quarry HR. 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 Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9.55am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.15pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to tree risk

Mackaway Bay campground is closed until Sunday 31 October 2021 due allow for tree risk assessments following significant flooding.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.02pm.

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry closed due to flooding

Bombah Point Ferry is closed until further notice due to flooding.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 2.26pm.

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track part closure

Wilsons Headland walking track is closed between Boorkoom campground and Wilsons Headland until December 2021 (date to be confirmed). 

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.14pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Sep 2021, 3.50pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for maintenance

The following campgrounds are closed until Friday 1 October 2021 for road maintenance:

  • Bungarie Bay campground
  • Violet Hill campground

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.08pm to Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Sep 2021, 3.49pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for upgrades

The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 16 December 2021 for upgrades:

  • Joes Cove campground
  • Johnsons Beach campground

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.02pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Sep 2021, 3.47pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for flood repairs

The following campgrounds are closed until Friday 1 October 2021 for flood repairs:

  • Freshwater campground
  • Rivermouth campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Sep 2021, 3.43pm.

Closed areas: Most of Myall Lakes National Park closed due to flooding

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park are severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake system have inundated campgrounds and roads.

Most campgrounds remain closed for an extended period. All roads west of the Pacific Highway remain closed.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and safety issues.

The following campgrounds are open:

  • Banksia Green
  • Stewart and Lloyds
  • Yagon

NPWS is progressively re-opening parts of the park as it is safe to do so. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3.10pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3.39pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to maintenance works

The following areas are closed from Monday 13 September to 8am Friday 17 September 2021 due to essential maintenance works:

  • Crowdy Gap campground
  • Indian Head campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 14 Sep 2021, 2.51pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3.37pm.

Closed areas: Pine Road closed due to flooding

Pine Road is currently closed due to significant flood damage. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 30 Aug 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3.19pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Beranghi South HR

There is a fire in this park called Beranghi South HR. 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 Sun 22 Aug 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3.16pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Maria North HR

There is a fire in this park called Maria North HR. 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 Tue 14 Sep 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 2.27pm.

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland picnic area closure

Wilsons Headland picnic area will be closed intermittently from 20 September for works on Wilsons Headland staircase and Wilsons Headland walking track.

Some machinery will be in use during these times. Please follow safety signage and instructions from staff when visiting this area.

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 2.22pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted between 1 July 2020 until Thursday 30 June 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 13 Aug 2021, 2.17pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 1.28pm.

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail

Access to Mount Babyl trail (and tower) for all authorised users is limited until October 2021 due to ongoing road works on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive: 

  • Access is now permitted from both the Bruxner Hwy (south) and Peacock Creek Road (north)
  • Heavy vehicles are now permitted on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive and Mount Babyl Trail as long as the following two conditions are met prior to access
  • Users must contact the NPWS Kyogle area office for confirmation of road conditions if rain/showers are forecast within 72hrs of access
  • Users are required to check this park alert for status of access prior to entry  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 1.14pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of September 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. The following areas are inaccessible and therefore closed:

  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area
  • Cambridge Plateau scenic drive
  • Culmaran loop trail
  • Culmaran Valley track

There is no access to Peacock Creek campground via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive until the road re-opens. Please use Sextonville Road or Peacock Creek Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 14 Sep 2021, 12.14pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 12.55pm.

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between 13 Sept 2021 until 30 June 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 11.02am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2022 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.48pm.

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. 

Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls, however the Lower Ebor Falls visitor area and escarpment walk from the Upper Ebor Falls to Lower remains closed. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Lower Ebor Falls picnic area
  • Ebor Falls escarpment walk from Upper Ebor Falls to Lower Ebor Falls
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

The section of the Bicentennial National Trail that runs through the Guy Fawkes River National Park has reopened for use.

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.42pm.

Closed areas: Ebor Falls - Lower Falls closed

Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls, however the following areas are closed due to damage sustained during bushfires:

  • Lower Ebor Falls visitor area
  • Escarpment walk from the Upper Ebor Falls to Lower

This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9.00am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.07pm.

Closed areas: Sea Acres Boardwalk partially closed

Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is partially closed to allow for critical maintenance of the structure. Most of the boardwalk remains open, allowing access from the entry of the walk, out and back. The access fee is reduced to half price.

This work will be ongoing for some months, and its duration will be weather dependent. The partial closure will be reviewed on Monday 1 November 2021.

The Rainforest Centre, Rainforest Cafe and Coastal walk remain open.

For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.27pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 11.46am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between Tuesday 10 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in this reserve.

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

For further information please call NPWS Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.52pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 11.43am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing in the park between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 5.15am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 11.42am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 26 Jul 2021, 6.36am to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 6.36pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Sep 2021, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Youngville campground closed

Youngville campground is closed for upgrade works from Monday 26 July to Friday 17 September 2021.

The following areas remain open:

  • Youngville picnic area
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Carrow Brook walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Sep 2021, 2.19pm.

Safety alerts: Mount Royal and Cassels Road 4WD vehicles only

Mount Royal and Cassels Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles because recent rain has made the road very slippery. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 10.43am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 3.57pm.

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation closed due to COVID restrictions

NPWS campgrounds and accommodation are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 9.17am to Tue 21 Sep 2021, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 11.28am.

Closed areas: Iron Pot Creek campground closed

The Iron Pot Creek campground is closed for hazardous tree maintenance from Sunday 19 September to Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 8 Sep 2021, 4.39pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 9.57am.

Closed areas: Road Closures

Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 September 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only.

If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Sep 2021, 4.22pm.

Closed areas: Mungo Beach closed to vehicles

Four-wheel drive beach access within Myall Lakes National Park is currently closed from Tuesday 7 September until Friday 17 September 2021, unless the closure needs to be extended.

The beach is severely eroded from the recent high seas making it unsafe for four wheel drive access. Staff will monitor the condition regularly and update this site. 

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Sep 2021, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September 2021: The closed areas are:

  • Firebreak Behind Sassin Crescent
  • Firebreak Behind Dangar Circuit
  • All areas within Medowie South HR between Sassin Cr, Dangar Cct and Coachwood Drive

This closure may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS HR Medowie South. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 6.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 5.13pm.

Closed parks: Park closed for road upgrades

Wallingat National Park is closed from Monday 8 March 2021 until Sunday 31 October 2021 due to road maintenance.

This work is weather dependent and the closure will be reviewed in late August based on progress of the work.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.48am to Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.26pm.

Closed areas: Lookouts closed for helicopter operation

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 13 September to Wednesday 22 September due to the helicopter delivery of walking track materials. The closed areas are:

  • Monkey Face lookout
  • Gap Creek lookout
  • The section of walking track between the two lookouts

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 12.36pm.

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas are also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 9.33am.

Safety alerts: Changes to Peacock Creek campground vehicle access

Peacock Creek campground is best accessed via Peacock Creek Road or Sextonville Road. Road condition issues on Iron Pot Creek Road and ongoing road works on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive have impacted some access routes to this campground.

Please note:

  • Don't use Iron Pot Creek Road to access Richmond Range National Park. It's high-clearance 4WD access only, due to severe road surface damage and gullying.
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive remains closed until October 2021. This includes Cambridge Plateau picnic area and associated walking tracks.
  • Peacock Creek Road is not recommended for low 2WD vehicles or vehicles towing heavy trailers/caravans following prolonged rainfall or during wet periods. Creek crossings may become impassable without high clearance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2021, 2.56pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Walk with the Birds boardwalk closed and Wonga walk partially closed

Walk with the Birds boardwalk near The Glade picnic area is closed for maintenance until further notice. 

Visitors can still access The Glade, Crystal Shower falls and Wonga walk, however a section of this walk is closed for upgrade works.

Never Never picnic area and walks are all open.

The Canopy cafe is also open for takeaway only.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.47pm to Mon 4 Oct 2021, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 2.00pm.

Closed areas: Yuelarbah walking track partially closed for maintenance

Yuelarbah walking track is closed for maintenance and upgrades from Leichhardt’s lookout to the beach. A detour is in place on the Yuelarbah management trail to the beach.

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah walking track from Leichhardt’s lookout to the beach until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the local office on 02 4946 4100.

 

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Sep 2021, 2.58pm.

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 30 November 2021 for upgrades.

The Ruins campground will remain open during the construction period, however will operate at a 50 percent capacity. The beachside amenities building will be open providing shower and toilet facilities for campers. Campers may experience construction noise on week days between the hours of 7am to 4pm.

Please follow signage and any advice from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300 or email npws.manninggreatlakes@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 10.08am.

Closed areas: Wangi Wangi Point - closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 28 August to Thursday 30 September 2021 while maintenance works are carried out on the Wangi Wangi Point steps next to the boat ramp. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.  

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Applies from Mon 30 Aug 2021, 10.24am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 5.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 3.20pm.

Other planned events: Pest control program

National Parks and Wildlife Services will be undertaking a wild dog trapping program in Myall Lakes National Park from Monday 30 August to Sunday 10 October 2021. The program will be conducted along roads and management trails within the park including:

  • Crawford River Road
  • Nerong Road
  • Cabbage Tree Road
  • Knob Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Red Peppermint management trail
  • Burdekins management trail
  • Boomerang management trail
  • Mount Chapman management trail 
  • Devils Hill management trail
  • Gooch's management trail
  • Apple Tree management trail
  • Gilberts management trail
  • Gorong management trail
  • Rooty Creek management trail
  • Sugarloaf management trail

The program is part of a wider ongoing program in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and private landholders. It is coordinated through the Bulahdelah District Pest Animal Control Group.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected by the program if they enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 11 Aug 2021, 3.51pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 8.49am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed until further notice due to extreme weather damage:

  • Jack Perkins track 
  • North Gap Beach Road

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 11.43am to Sat 18 Dec 2021, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 4.54pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of the introduced European fox. The program will be conducted between 10 August 2021 and 17 December 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as the beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Tweed Byron Office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Thu 26 Aug 2021, 9.59am to Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.23am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 30 August 2021 to Sunday 12 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on (02) 4720 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 2.39pm.

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation in Greater Sydney closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 24 Aug 2021, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.12pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat products containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The ground baiting program will be ongoing from Monday 16 August for four weeks, then continuing to Tuesday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 20 Aug 2021, 9.38am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Aug 2021, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Kylies Beach 4WD access closed

Kylies Beach 4WD access remains closed until safe to reopen.

Significant erosion occurred in the March floods. Options to reinstate beach access are being investigated.

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Applies from Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.05am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Aug 2021, 11.54am.

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum closed

Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Aug 2021, 2.07pm.

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 23 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.58am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic aerial and ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operation will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 23 August 2021 to Friday 19 November 2021 in the following reserves:

  • Barool NP
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Gibraltar Range NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kwiambal NP CCAZ (Arthurs Seat)
  • Nymboida NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Washpool NP

This program has been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 11 Aug 2021, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 2.09pm.

Closed areas: Green Island walking track closed for tree maintenance

The Green Island walking track is closed until further notice for hazardous tree maintenance following the recent hazard reduction burn.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Macleay office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 11.24am.

Other planned events: Bridge repairs on Hunters Road

Hunters Road will be closed between September and November 2021, so that 3 old timber bridges on Hunters Road can be replaced with concrete and steel bridges.

During this time, there will be alternative access to Cows with Guns mountain bike track via Mailmans track or Valery Road.

This work is happening to improve access for park users. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jul 2021, 9.24am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Aug 2021, 12.38pm.

Closed areas: Picnic area and walking track closed

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed due to significant flood damage on Woolgoolga Creek road. A section of the road has been washed away.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 1.42pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.40pm.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

Several Parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted.

Widespread flooding has resulted in extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities.

Closures are in place until 8am Friday 1 October 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm.

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 10.57am.

Safety alerts: 4WD/SUV recommended on Gloucester Tops Road

4WD/SUV vehicles are recommended for visitors wanting to access Gloucester Tops due to deterioration of Gloucester Tops Road.

Weight limits on Gloucester River bridge means trucks are unable to access the road to carry out repairs. The bridge will be replaced within the next year and Gloucester Tops Road will then be restored to 2WD standard. Please check back for updates.

For further information, please contact the Barrington Tops Area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jul 2021, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.02pm.

Closed areas: Urumbilum Creek Road and Urumbilum Falls picnic area closed

Some parts of this park are closed while road works are happening. The closed areas are:

  • Urumbilum Creek Road
  • Urumbilum Falls picnic area

Bangalore Falls walking track and picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 8.16am.

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

Brunkerville trail is closed due to a landslip during recent flooding event. Repair works are planned and the trail will re-open once the works are complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.52pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 3.55pm.

Closed areas: Mount Nardi - Newton Drive closed

Access to Mount Nardi via Newton Drive is closed for road repairs to a landslip. Newton Drive (within the park) is expected to be closed until the end of September 2021. 

All public vehicle and pedestrian access into the site is closed.

The Historic Nightcap track is still accessible from Rummery Park campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.46am.

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only. Due to upgrade works at the Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of October 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.48pm.

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades from Monday 1 March 2021 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

The closure has been extended until Sunday 31 October 2021, due to COVID-related material delays, weather and design issues.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 7.59pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to blue-green algae

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued in the following areas:

  • southern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point and Mungo Brush
  • Myall River downstream towards Hawkes Nest

The following areas are closed:

  • Black Oaks picnic area
  • Brambles Green campground
  • Dees Corner campground
  • Engels Reach picnic area
  • Mungo Brush campground
  • Mungo Rainforest walk
  • Mungo walking track
  • Northern Broadwater picnic area
  • Pipers Creek picnic area
  • Tamboi picnic area
  • Tamboi walking track
  • Wells campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

Do not undertake activities where you may come into contact with the water.

Blue-green algae levels will be monitored and the closures will be lifted as soon it is safe to do so.

Updates on blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be found on the WaterNSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 10 Jul 2021, 1.11pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Aug 2021, 11.52am.

Closed areas: Gap Creek and Gap Creek Falls walking tracks closed

The three walking tracks from Gap Creek picnic area are currently closed due to storm damage and a planned major upgrade to Gap Creek Falls walking track. Work is currently underway and will continue until the end of October 2021.

Due to the dangerous nature of the work no visitors will be permitted. Alternative bushwalks are located:

  • At Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Via Georges Road to Great North walk 
  • In adjacent State Forest areas.

The work consists of the removal of encroaching and fallen vegetation, installation of 300 new sandstone steps to the base of Gap Creek Waterfall, the repair of drainage controls and the removal of dangerous overhanging rocks.

The aim is to improve and make walking tracks safer for all visitors to Watagans National Park.

For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Aug 2021, 10.23am.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
  • The Climbers walking track

NPWS is currently assessing a commissioned geo-technical report on the landslide to determine the best options for repair prior to tendering for a contractor. A quote has been accepted for the road repair and this work will start next month. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 3.29pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area

From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 

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.

For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Aug 2021, 11.30am.

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park remains closed until the end of November 2021 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to further consult with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 4.48pm.

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.35pm.

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 8.14am.

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.40pm.

Safety alerts: 4WD required for Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

High clearance 4WD capable vehicles are required to access Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. This includes water crossings which can change quickly dependent on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

McPhillips Road is now open but Barcoongere Way is the preferred road to take

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.24pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

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

For further information, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 3.59pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Middle Brother National Park is closed due to extensive flood damage to roads, bridges and other park facilities.

The closure is likely to be for an extended period. The park will be reopened as soon as it is safe to access.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.21am.

Safety alerts: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs at Grey Cliff are closed due to storm damage.  For more information contact the local office on 02 66411500.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Jul 2021, 9.03am.

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 3.18pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Jul 2021, 9.02am.

Safety alerts: Notice of pest management program

A pest management program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be undertaken between Saturday 1 May to Sunday 31 October 2021. 

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between the Monday 10 May and Friday 14 May 2021.

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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please contact the local office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 11.10am.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track damaged

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 11.07am.

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road. Therefore:

  • To access Peacock Creek campground, 2WD vehicles must use Sextonville Road. High-clearance 4WDs can also use Peacock Creek Road. There is no access via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive as it remains closed until July 2021.
  • To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12.32pm.

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jun 2021, 1.29pm.

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

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

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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.

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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 Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

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 further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes 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 further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 4.30pm.

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 9.50am.

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.29am.

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.06pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.58am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.01pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.58am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 11.49am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.57am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 11.44am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 11.13am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.54am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May to Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.49am.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 8.03pm.

Other planned events: Bridge repair works - Breinerville precinct

Repair works are underway to replace 2 bridges in the Breinerville precinct that were damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires.

If you plan to take New England wilderness walk, please watch out for heavy machinery and observe road signage. Both sites are easily diverted by walking down the creek below the bridges. For further information contact NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.   

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.08am.

Closed areas: Diggers Beach middle platform closed due storm damage

The Diggers Beach middle platform is closed due to storm damage that has exposed the foundations. The structure will be assessed by an engineer and repairs scheduled.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 1.49pm.

Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed

4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.

This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.

Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.37am.

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk - Not suitable during rain or high river levels

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 66520900.

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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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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm.

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm.

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm.

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm.

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9.32am.

Closed areas: Roto House closed

The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.

The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm.

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 12.23pm.

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm.

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 2.43pm.

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm.

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am.

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am.

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am.

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm.

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
17 September 2021 Safety alerts No access from the north on Chaelundi Road Details

Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.24pm

Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.

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

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21 September 2021 Closed areas Border Loop lookout and picnic area closure Details

Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 6.50am to Tue 21 Sep 2021, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.00pm

The Border Loop lookout and picnic area is closed on Tuesday 21 September 2021 for hazardous tree maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

 

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21 September 2021 Closed areas Picnic area closed for tree works Details

Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 11.00am to Wed 22 Sep 2021, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 2.59pm

The Blackbutts lookout picnic area is closed from Tuesday 21 September to Wednesday 22 September 2021 due to hazardous tree maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

 

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