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North Coast region

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 11 July 2020, 3.19pm

Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Jul 2020, 8.43am.

Closed areas: Khappinghat National Park and Nature Reserve bushfire damage

Roads and trails open

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 Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 4.22pm.

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yengo precinct in Yengo National Park is currently closed due to repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Sat 11 Jul 2020, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until further notice due to forecast wet conditions. Peacock Creek campground can still be accessed via Sextonville Road from the east or Peacock Creek Road from the west. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.37am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.25pm.

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

This park is currently closed until Monday 31 August 2020 for the redevelopment of Iron Pot campground and picnic area. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10.21am to Mon 20 Jul 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 11.13am.

Closed areas: Youdales Hut campground and picnic area closed

Youdales Hut campground and picnic area in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed due to dangerous road conditions from Friday 10 July until Monday 20 July 2020. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6777 4700.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 5.38pm to Thu 16 Jul 2020, 5.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10.13am.

Safety alerts: Raspberry Road closed - Hazardous conditions

Raspberry Road has been closed to the public by local council due to slippery and hazardous road conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 4.55pm to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10.13am.

Closed areas: Public amenities under construction - no amenities available in this area

The public amenities of Little Bay picnic area in Arakoon National Park are closed for reconstruction from Wednesday 1 July to Monday 28 September 2020

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 12.21pm to Tue 14 Jul 2020, 6.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 4.58pm.

Other planned events: Moses Rock Road, access to Platypus Flat and Cod Hole from Cascade - closed

Moses Rock Road will be closed all day on Tuesday 14 July 2020 due to bridge works.

Access to and from Platypus Flat and the Cod Hole will be from Moonpar Forest Drive in the west via Bostobrick, not via Cascade.

For more information call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 9.16am.

Closed parks: 1080 pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh and manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in Everlasting Swamp National Park.

There will be signs at baiting locations (the area delineated by peripheral roads, formed tracks and property boundaries encompassing the area where 1080 bait products are being applied).

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (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.

For further information call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

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.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on target animal activity.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 2.27pm to Wed 15 Jul 2020, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 3.52pm.

Closed areas: Burma Road closed for roadworks

Burma Road is currently closed to visitors. This closure doesn't apply to residents.

For further information, call the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 5.12pm.

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed until 8am, Monday 31 August 2020. The closure is due to ongoing safety works, steep slippery clay surfaces and high tree risk.

The closed areas are:

  • Kilprotay Road
  • O'Neils Road
  • Postman's trail

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.34pm to Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 3.17pm.

Closed areas: Butchers Yard Road closure

Butchers Yard Road in Bago Bluff National Park is closed due to wet weather. The road has become slippery causing dangerous driving conditions. This closure is in place until 8am, Monday 20 July 2020.

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

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 2.59pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground 
  • Pipeline track and canyons accessed via this track (Starlight, Pipeline, Nightmare, Devils Pinch). 

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.26pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 2.38pm.

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground closure

Maxwells Flat campground in Cottan-Bimbang National Park is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety concerns until 8am, Monday 31 August 2020.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 12.55pm.

Safety alerts: Asbestos risk on New England Wilderness walk

On the Brinerville section of the Wilderness walk there are several buildings destroyed by bushfire that contain asbestos. These sites are identified with warning signs. Walkers must not approach any destroyed buildings due to the risks from burnt/friable asbestos. The asbestos will be removed in the coming months as part of bushfire recovery works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 11.49am.

Safety alerts: Jerusalem Creek trail pedestrian bridge damaged

Jerusalem Creek trail currently has a damaged pedestrian bridge. A diversion is in place. Please take care and follow on-site signs.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.33am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 pest management program:

  • Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • Baiting is happening in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 8.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 10.31am.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting pest management program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from Saturday 13 June to Friday 26 June 2020. The program uses meat baits 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 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. 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 call the NPWS Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555 or the see NPWS web page alerts.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Youngville campground toilet is closed

The Youngville campground toilet in Mount Royal National Park is closed for repair.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jul 2020, 4.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 5.12pm.

Closed parks: Kumbatine National Park closed due to bushfire damage

Kumbatine National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. 

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6561 6700 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.06pm.

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.04pm.

Closed areas: Closed campsites

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 5.03pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails
  • Cockerawombeeba Road
  • Forbes River Road 

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.20am.

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

Please be aware of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. Please don't swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice. 

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 12.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 3.50pm.

Fires - Not Applicable: Sea Acres Lookout

There is a fire in this park called Sea Acres Lookout. 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 Jul 2020, 2.28pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 3.43pm.

Closed areas: Apsley Falls Stairway and lower platforms closed

The stairway and the associated 2 lower platforms are closed at Apsley Falls. The main upper lookout remains open.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.26pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Jul 2020, 3.19pm.

Closed areas: Yagon campground closed for upgrade works

Yagon campground is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works. For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 3.48pm.

Other planned events: Korsmans campground - Limited campsites

A number of campsites at Korsmans Campground are temporarily unavailable due to recent upgrade works. Works include defining and levelling campsites, replacement of wood fireplaces and improvements to drainage and access to sites.  

For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.54pm.

Closed areas: Colo Meroo campground

Colo Meroo campground in Wollemi National Park is closed due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.52pm.

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Jun 2020, 9.04am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.16am.

Closed areas: Roto House

Roto House in Macquarie Nature Reserve is currenlty closed until Friday 31 July 2020 for the safety of visitors and volunteers.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Public toilet closure

The public toilets in Macquarie Nature Reserve are currently closed until further notice.

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 12.58pm.

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information or contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.44am.

Other planned events: Grassy Creek campground

If you plan to stay at Grassy Creek campground in Washpool National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or, complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.44pm.

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 Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.40pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.56am.

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening within the eastern section of Khappinghat National Park post fire. The trapping area is bounded by private property to the east, Old Bar to the north, and Metz Road to the west.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.37pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.48am.

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening in this park in the area bounded by Possum Brush Road, Southern Boundary Road and Kiwarrak State Forest.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 11.36am.

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum

Cape Byron Lighthouse is closed to tours and the museum is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. All other areas in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area are open.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jun 2020, 1.25pm.

Closed areas: Indian Head campground

Indian Head campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. The campground is expected to reopen early October 2020. Do not enter this campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sun 21 Jun 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10.27am.

Closed areas: Pine Road closed due to wet slippery conditions

Pine Road is temporarily closed due to wet and slippery conditions following recent rain and roadworks. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7.31am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10.14am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing from Tuesday 5 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Capertee National Park
  • Dharug National Park
  • Goulburn River National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Durridgere State Conservation Area
  • Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Yango State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Appletree Aboriginal Area

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

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga or Mudgee offices on 02 6574 5555 or 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 2.09pm.

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

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the 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 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 2.04pm.

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 Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12.06pm.

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use 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.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jun 2020, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jun 2020, 3.19pm.

Other incidents: Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds - firewood not supplied

There is no free firewood being provided for Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds. Please bring your own firewood if camping in these areas.

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Applies from Fri 8 May 2020, 4.52pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 3.38pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 1 August 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am.

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 Fri 5 Jun 2020, 1.25pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 7.35am.

Other planned events: Lesser-known campgrounds

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Myall Lakes National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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 Mon 3 Feb 2020, 4.12pm to Tue 21 Jul 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jun 2020, 2.27pm.

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground and trail closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 3 February 2020 while Sheepstation creek campground is upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Sheepstation Creek campground
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Palm forest walking track
  • Booyung walking track

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jul 2020, 10.33am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 4 May and Monday 8 June 2020 in Belford National Park.

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 Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm.

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 1.54pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.09am.

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed for infrastructure upgrades

Coorongooba campground is closed from Tuesday 2 June to Friday 25 September 2020 while the campground is being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Coorongooba campground
  • Capertee River trail
  • Coin Slot Canyon
  • Freshwater Creek Canyon
  • Glen Davis Mine Ruins

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 9.18am.

Closed areas: Barrington Tops seasonal 4WD trail closures

The following 4WD trails are closed to all public vehicles from Monday 1 June 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 for the winter seasonal closure:

  • Barrington trail - south
  • Barrington trail - central
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Thunderbolts trail (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road)
  • Tugalow trail

Vehicle access to Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds and associated walking tracks and facilities is closed during this time. Visitors can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.04pm.

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed due to construction works

Cutters Hut within Cutters Camp campground is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing stage 2 of the campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

For more information, call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.06pm to Fri 18 Sep 2020, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.28pm.

Closed areas: Dees Corner campground closed due to upgrade works

Dees Corner campground is closed from Monday 11 May 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works.  For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 12.06pm.

Safety alerts: Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds - 4WD access only

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park is currently suitable for 4WD vehicles only. This is due to a major washout on Barcoongere Way caused by floodwater, making the road impassable. This alternate bypass is rough and could be slippery. NPWS will advise via this website when 2WD access is available.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.24pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.08pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Friday 12 June and Friday 10 July 2020 in Deervale Nature Reserve, Junuy Juluum Nature Reserve, Cascade National Park, Bindarri National Park and Dorrigo 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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 4.27pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.11pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed

This campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 1.34pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.09pm.

Closed parks: Closed national parks

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.28pm.

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. 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 Thu 23 Jan 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jun 2020, 3.18pm.

Closed areas: Tracks and trails - post fire safety risk

The Cliff Face walking track is closed due to post fire tree danger. Brush Turkey walking track is open. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. Alternatively call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 2.13pm.

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm.

Closed parks: Part 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. 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. Check this website for updates on closures.

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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 Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm.

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not 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 Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm.

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

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 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 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm.

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 8.02am.

Closed areas: Closed roads in Yabbra National Park

Roads in Yabbra National Park are closed to allow for post fire repair works. Only Pocupar Road and Joes Box Road remain open to traffic, take care and be aware of road conditions.

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Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.05am.

Closed areas: Wahoo Road closure

Wahoo Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am.

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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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 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am.

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests 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.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.51am.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

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 NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm.

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Apr 2020, 9.38am.

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through 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 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am.

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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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 Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am.

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am.

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am.

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm.

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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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 Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.00am.

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 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 Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am.

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am.

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm.

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
20 July 2020 Closed areas Pest management: Glen Alice trail closed Details

Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 12.00am to Sun 2 Aug 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.26pm

Some areas in this park are closed from 9am, Monday 20 July to 5pm, Sunday 2 August 2020 for a ground pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Glen Alice trail
  • The Glen Alice trail section of Bicentennial Trail

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

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20 July 2020 Closed areas Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track closure Details

Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 7.00am to Fri 24 Jul 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 3.53pm

Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track in Booti Booti National Park will be closed from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2020. The closure is due to a weed spraying operation for the control of bitou bush and lantana. A helicopter will be used to transport materials to and from the weed spraying site.

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20 July 2020 Closed areas Broughton Island campground closure Details

Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 12.58pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10.07am

Broughton Island campground in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from Monday 20 July to Friday 21 August 2020, for the replacement and upgrade of the public toilet.

The island will remain open to day visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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3 August 2020 Other planned events 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve Details

Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 11.54am to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 9.52am

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Tuesday 11 August 2020 until Sunday 28 February 2021. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the pied oystercatcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 66520900.

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Local alerts

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Pebbles on Yuraygir Coastal walk, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary