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Last reviewed: Mon 19 August 2019, 3.37pm

Applies from Sun 11 Aug 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 3.37pm.

Fires - Advice: Morora Rd, Cascade

There is a fire in this park called Morora Rd, Cascade. 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 Mon 5 Aug 2019, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 3.29pm.

Fires - Advice: Gilmores Gully Fire

There is a fire in this park called Gilmores Gully Fire. 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 Fri 9 Aug 2019, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 3.26pm.

Fires - Advice: Racing Trk, Turners Flat

There is a fire in this park called Racing Trk, Turners Flat. 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 Fri 9 Aug 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 3.08pm.

Fires - Advice: Georges Trail

There is a fire in this park called Georges Trail. 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 Sat 10 Aug 2019, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.56pm.

Fires - Advice: Brewers Rd, Kippenduff

There is a fire in this park called Brewers Rd, Kippenduff. 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 Fri 9 Aug 2019, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.52pm.

Fires - Advice: Findon Creek Rd, Findon Creek

There is a fire in this park called Findon Creek Rd, Findon Creek. 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 11 Aug 2019, 11.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.16pm.

Fires - Advice: Wombat Creek

There is a fire in this park called Wombat Creek . 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 Fri 9 Aug 2019, 6.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 2.04pm.

Fires - Advice: Barretts Creek Rd, Barretts Creek

There is a fire in this park called Barretts Creek Rd, Barretts Creek. 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 Fri 9 Aug 2019, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 1.54pm.

Fires - Advice: Black Mountain Rd, Nymboida

There is a fire in this park called Black Mountain Rd, Nymboida. 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 8 Aug 2019, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 1.29pm.

Fires - Advice: Rockview

There is a fire in this park called Rockview. 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 11 Aug 2019, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10.48am.

Fires - Advice: LORNE STATE FOREST Boundary Road

There is a fire in this park called LORNE STATE FOREST Boundary Road. 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 Wed 7 Aug 2019, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 9.54am.

Fires - Advice: Ballengara Road

There is a fire in this park called Ballengara Road. 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 Mon 19 Aug 2019, 8.05am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 8.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 10.23am.

Closed areas: Minyon Drive road closure

Minyon Drive will be closed between Minyon Falls and Rummery Park campground due to road repairs from Monday 19 August to Monday 9 September 2019. If you are travelling to Rummery Park campground, the only access will be via Nightcap Range Road. Likewise, if you are travelling to Minyon Falls, the only access will be via Minyon Drive. 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sat 10 Aug 2019, 5.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10.22am.

Safety alerts: Barrington Tops Forest Road conditions

Barrington Tops Forest Road, Pheasants Creek Road and Tubrabucca Road are all open to all vehicle types. However, please use extreme caution, drive safely and be aware of road conditions as road surfaces may still be wet, slushy and icy in small patches.

NSW Police and NSW National Parks staff will continue to patrol the area.

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Applies from Mon 5 Aug 2019, 9.43am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 9.48am.

Closed areas: Fishermans lookout closed

Fishermans lookout is closed due to construction works from Monday 12 August to Monday 30 September 2019. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Mon 5 Aug 2019, 7.00am to Fri 23 Aug 2019, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Aug 2019, 3.44pm.

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive

Road maintenance works are scheduled for Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive from Monday 5 August to Friday 23 August 2019, 7am to 3.30pm. Council staff will be working on the section between Koonwarra Street and the top of North Brother Mountain.

The road will be completely closed at the base of the mountain on the corner of Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive and Koonwarra Street. The road will be open outside work hours and on weekends. Walkers can still access the area on the walking track off Laurie Street.

Please follow the directions of the signs in place.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jul 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Aug 2019, 12.47pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Railway Road HR

There is a fire in this park called Railway Road 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 1 Aug 2019, 12.11pm to Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting - Bindarri National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Broooklana/Upper Bobo areas should be aware that a 1080 wild dog baiting program is being conducted in Bindarri National Park. The program will run from Thursday 1 August 2019 to 1 September 2019.

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

This program is part of cooperative wild dog control project. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jul 2019, 4.09pm.

Closed areas: Medowie State Conservation Area closed to vehicles

All trails in this park are closed to vehicles due to illegal dumping and arson. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These trails are still open for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 3.40pm to Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jul 2019, 4.07pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Gaagal Wanggaan National Park

Visitors and residents in the Scotts Head, Gumma Reserve and Nambucca areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. This program will run from Tuesday 6 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020.

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

This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

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

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Applies from Sat 27 Jul 2019, 4.18pm to Mon 19 Aug 2019, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9.48am.

Safety alerts: Watagans Trail Bike Rally

The Watagans Trail Bike Rally will be held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2019 in Olney State Forest near Jilliby State Conservation Area. Large numbers of vehicles will be using Martinsville Hill Road and Watagan Forest Road near Old Olney Forest Headquarters.

Visitors to Watagans National Park who intend to visit Boarding House Dam picnic area and the 2 campgrounds on Bangalow Road should travel via Mount Faulk or Watagan Road via Heaton Road. 

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 12.17pm.

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks will continue herbicide spraying between Monday 5 August and Friday 30 August 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. The areas in Myall Lakes National Park to be sprayed are:

  • Yaccaba Headland
  • Bennetts Beach
  • Broughton Island

The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

Spraying was not completed between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019 due to unsuitable weather conditions. The remaining spraying is expected to take 3 days to complete with suitable weather. Spraying has now been completed in Booti Booti National Park, Corrie Island Nature Reserve, Stormpetrel Nature Reserve and the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Jul 2019, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jul 2019, 9.13am.

Hazard reduction burns: Yelgun HR

There is a fire in this park called Yelgun 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 11.54am to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 3.44pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program will be conducted in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Monday 5 August 2019 until Friday 28 February 2020. 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 6657 2309.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jul 2019, 12.34pm to Fri 23 Aug 2019, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 12.54pm.

Other planned events: Wild dog control operation - Talawahl Nature Reserve

A pest control operation is underway in the area bounded by:

  • Possum Brush Road
  • Purgatory Road
  • Ruffs trail
  • Coates Road
  • State Forest
  • Private property to the north and east
  • Coates trail

Soft jaw traps will be set to control wild dogs.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jul 2019, 12.30pm to Fri 23 Aug 2019, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 12.54pm.

Other planned events: Fox control operation - Khappinghat

A pest control operation is underway in the area bounded by:

  • Old Bar Road
  • Half Chain Road
  • Koorainghat Creek
  • Khappinghat Creek
  • Private property to the east

Soft jaw trapping will occur in this area to control foxes.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Jun 2019, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2019, 10.43am.

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog control program underway in the Dungog area

NSW National Parks will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for wild dog control as buried baits and capsules in ejector devices. Baits will be laid in Monkerai Nature Reserve and Black Bulga State Conservation Area from Wednesday 10 July. The program will end by Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks, state conservation areas or nature reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits and capsules are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 8.30am to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 8.05am.

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

NSW National Parks will run a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 December 2019. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits have been laid.

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas. Avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan to protect breeding threatened shorebirds.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jul 2019, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 2.22pm.

Closed areas: Beach access from Captain Cook walking track closed

The access to the beach off Captain Cook walking track in Cape Byron State Conservation Area is closed due to beach erosion. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2019, 5.00pm.

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

NPWS is monitoring wild dogs and foxes and running a 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program in the following national parks:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area
  • Yuraygir National Park
  • Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

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 and associated restricted access. 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 20 Jun 2019, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground closed

Stewart and Lloyds campground is closed for maintenance until Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance and weed control programs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning-Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jul 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 9.25am.

Hazard reduction burns: Bogglamore Swamp HR

There is a fire in this park called Bogglamore Swamp 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 Fri 28 Jun 2019, 12.33pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Aug 2019, 5.02pm.

Closed areas: Barbecues out of order in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

The barbecues in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park are out of order until Saturday 31 August 2019, while new barbecues are being installed. NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jun 2019, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2019, 10.40am.

Safety alerts: Slippery conditions on Big Yango trails

Trails in the Big Yango area may be slippery. Drive safely and be aware of road conditions.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2019, 3.26pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 3.26pm.

Closed areas: Lighthouse Road closed

Lighthouse Road in Sea Acres National Park will be closed from Matthew Flinders Drive to Tacking Point Lighthouse from Tuesday 19 June until Monday 30 September 2019. This is because Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC) is upgrading the road. 

This will affect access to Lighthouse Road carpark and Port Macquarie coastal walk. Visitors can access the coastal walk and Tacking Point Lighthouse via Shelley and Miners Beach walking tracks.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings office on 02 6588 5555 or PMHC on 02 6581 8111.

 

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Applies from Sun 18 Aug 2019, 4.00pm to Sat 24 Aug 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jul 2019, 5.14pm.

Other planned events: Woody Head campground closed

Woody Head campground, including the cabins and houses, will be closed for maintenance from Sunday 18 August to Saturday 24 August 2019.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2019, 4.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 9.45am.

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track and gliding pad closed

Hickson Street walking track and gliding pad in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed for upgrades from:

  • Tuesday 11 June to Saturday 15 June 2019
  • Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2019
  • Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2019

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.17pm.

Safety alerts: Mount Royal Road very slippery - only suitable for 4WD vehicles

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

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

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2019, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 10.32am.

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails in Barrington Tops

The following 4WD trails in Barrington Tops are closed to all vehicles from Saturday 1 June to Tuesday 1 October 2019 for the annual seasonal closure:

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

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

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2019, 12.31pm to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 4.16pm.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for wild dogs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dog control in the following parks and reserves:

  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

The program starts on Thursday 30 May and will finish by Friday 30 August 2019.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program cooperatively with Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW. This is to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

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

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

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Applies from Sat 25 May 2019, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 12.04pm.

Hazard reduction burns: HCCO - LHUN - First Street - HR

There is a fire in this park called HCCO - LHUN - First Street - 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 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 10.11am.

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed - 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 Cutters campground upgrade. Construction works may cause minor noise disturbance to visitors. 

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

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 12.49pm.

Other planned events: Wild dog and fox baiting program in southern Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks will be undertaking 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dogs and foxes in the southern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. This program starts on Thursday 23 May and will finish by Wednesday 31 July 2019. It will run next to Harrington, Crowdy Head and Crowdy Bay Beach.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. It is also being carried out to reduce the impact of foxes on native wildlife.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

All baiting areas will have 1080 baiting signs at the access points.

For more information, please call the NPWS Hastings Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 6.00pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.46pm.

Other planned events: Trial Bay Kiosk closed

Trial Bay Kiosk will be temporarily closed for renovations from Monday 13 May to Saturday 31 August 2019.

For more information please email trialbay.gaol@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.48pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.30pm.

Closed areas: Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages closed

Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages are closed for maintenance until further notice. Visitors can still access the lighthouse and lookout.

For more information, please contact npws.property@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am.

Closed areas: Dudley Beach Road closure

Dudley Beach Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Thursday 16 May 2019 due to road repairs. It will reopen on Friday 15 May 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am.

Closed areas: Scout Camp Road closure

Scout Camp Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Wednesday 15th May 2019 due to road repairs. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 11.56am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.31pm.

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground closed

White Tree Bay campground is temporarily closed from Tuesday 7 May to Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance during the cooler months. Alternative campgrounds are available nearby.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 11.53am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2019, 1.32pm.

Other planned events: Dees Corner campground closed August to December 2019

Dees Corner Campground will be temporarily closed from August to December 2019 for upgrade works. These works include improvements to drainage, campsite levelling,installation of new fireplaces and road works. Alternative campgrounds nearby that allow wood fires include:

  • Banskia Green campground
  • The Wells campground
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • Korsmans Landing campground

Please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am.

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 Wed 1 May 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7.20am.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ. 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 28 Apr 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 12.08pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Mailes Ridge HR

There is a fire in this park called Mailes Ridge 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 Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.28pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am.

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 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 Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm.

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4.23pm.

Safety alerts: New road conditions at Black Rocks campground - take care

There have been recent roadworks around Black Rocks campground. These roadworks include newly graded road and refreshment of existing speed bumps. Visitors are reminded to travel at the recommended signposted speed limit.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 2.45pm.

Closed areas: Section of Mungo walking track closed

The section of Mungo walking track between Robinsons Crossing and the start of Brambles Green trail is closed until December 2019. This is for public safety during the road construction works on Mungo Brush Road.

For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.06am.

Closed areas: Duck Hole fire trail closed

Duck Hole fire trail in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed for public safety between April and December 2019 due to roadworks. A section of Mungo Brush Road is being relocated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates on the relocation.

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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 22 Feb 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.04am.

Closed areas: Take care on beaches in Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Some areas of Cape Byron State Conservation Area have been impacted by former Tropical Cyclone Oma. Areas have been reopened but please take care as hazards remain in:

  • Wategos Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • The Pass

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.34am.

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. 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, please contact the NPWS Lakes 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 18 Jan 2019, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 2.49pm.

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

This park is closed due to bushfire and dangerous fire weather conditions, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000 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: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.45am.

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and 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, please contact 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 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm.

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am.

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am.

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 - call 0403 015 412  

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

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Applies from Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am.

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am.

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am.

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2019, 8.41am.

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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm.

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 Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am.

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.21pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am.

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill Road intersection.

For more information, call the NPWS Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.44am.

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road - some sections 4WD only

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.43am.

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, please contact NPWS Lakes 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 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 Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm.

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.18am.

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 conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes 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 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 Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.43am.

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other 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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes 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 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 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: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am.

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

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended 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 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 Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 9.11am.

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am.

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone 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 Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

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 are 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.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are 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, contact 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, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.45am.

Safety alerts: Access to park during wet weather

Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 for more information.

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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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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2019, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 2.02pm.

Safety alerts: Vehicle access to riverbank campsites affected by storm damage

Vehicle access to some riverbank campsites is affected by storm damage. Access barriers are in place.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
21 August 2019 Other planned events Stoney Creek Road closure Details

Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 7.00am to Fri 23 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 9.45am

Stoney Creek Road will be closed between The Grandis and Wootton Way from 7am, Wednesday 21 August to 5pm, Friday 23 August 2019 for bridge replacement.

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Details

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast/local-alerts

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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