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Kosciuszko National Park

Hazard reduction burns: HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns
There is a fire in this park called HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns. 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.

Hazard reduction burns: HR Currango Pile Burn
There is a fire in this park called HR Currango Pile Burn. 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.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain
The following roads within Mimosa Rocks National Park are currently closed due rainfall on recently graded roads making the surface become slippery and impassable to all vehicles. NPWS officers will inspect the condition of roads regularly an they will be re-opened when the surface dries sufficiently and traction improves.
The closed roads are:
  • Middle Beach Road
  • part of Penders Road - on Park access road to Bithry Inlet
  • Gillards Road
This road closure prevents access the following visitor areas:
  • Middle Beach campground
  • Middle Beach picnic area
  • Access to Middle Beach
  • Bithry Inlet picnic area
  • Access to Bithry Inlet
  • Gillards campground
  • Access to Cowdroys Road
To prevent further damage to the road, all visitors and locals are asked not to drive on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Eurobodalla area office in Narooma on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Walking tracks affected due to Tathra mountain bike event Enduro
Fords walking track and Mogareeka fire trail in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be affected on Sunday 10 June between 8am and 2pm due to a mountain bike event. Visitors need to take caution and supervise children whilst in the area. Signs and marshals will be in place during the event and further information can be found on the Tathra Mountain Bike website.

Closed areas: Road maintenance works
Some areas within Mimosa Rocks National Park are closed from Monday 28 May to Friday 15 June 2018 due to roadworks. The temporary road closures are:
  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road / Nelson Beach Road
The roadworks will depend on the weather conditions during this time. It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays. These closures may be extended with an extension posted as soon as possible. These works are necessary to repair the road surface and drainage to ensure the roads provide suitable visitor access. Notification signs and temporary closures will be placed on each road until the works are completed.
For safety reasons, visitor access is prohibited to all closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground
Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.
The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:
  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

Royal National Park

Closed areas: Wattamolla picnic area - partial closure
Wattamolla picnic area is partially closed on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 6am to 5pm due to helicopter operations. Access to Providential Point and the Royal Coast track will remain open, but walkers should expect delays. Visitors will be guided through affected areas, which include Eagle Rock and Curracurrang, while helicopter operations are taking place. Access to Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach will remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Other planned events: Goarra Ridge trail maintenance works
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge trail in Royal National Park.
During the works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail. Sections of the trail may be closed for short periods.
Please be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on (02) 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Coolah Tops National Park

Closed areas: Closure of The Forest Road at Hildegard Road intersection (locked gate)
Some areas of this park are closed due to wet conditions and impassable road conditions. The Forest Road is impassable beyond the Hildegard Road intersection and has been locked. The closed areas are:
  • All of the plateau east of The Forest Road at the Hildegard Road intersection. The gate has been locked at The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection
  • All visitor facilities located beyond The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection within the Coolah Tops National Park. This includes Talbragar River Road, the largest Snow Gum walking track, Breeza lookout and Shepherds Peak.
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Coolah Tops National Park

Closed areas: Closure of The Forest Road at Hildegard Road intersection (locked gate)
Partial closure – The Forest Road at The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection (locked gate)
Some areas of this park are closed due to wet conditions making The Forest Road impassable beyond the Hildegard Road intersection.  The gate on The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection has been locked. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
  • The Forest Road at the Hildegard Road intersection (all of the plateau east of The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection - gate has been locked at intersection)
  • All visitor facilities located beyond The Forest Road/Hildegard Road intersection in the Coolah Tops NP, including Talbragar River Road, The Largest Snow Gum walking track, Breeza Lookout and Shepherds Peak.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Baradine Area Office (02) 68434000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Kosciuszko National Park

Hazard reduction burns: HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns
There is a fire in this park called HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns. 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.

Hazard reduction burns: HR Currango Pile Burn
There is a fire in this park called HR Currango Pile Burn. 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.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2018 to 1 October 2018 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs
NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve
 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

Barrington Tops National Park

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2018 to 1 October 2018 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs
NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve
 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Other planned events: FoxTAP 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program - Barrington Tops
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting 1080 baiting for foxes and wild dogs, as part of our FoxTAP program, on the plateau south of Barrington Tops Forest Road. The baiting program will begin on Monday 30 April 2018, and will run for 3 weeks. For further information call the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington
There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington 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) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

Myall Lakes National Park

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
Some areas along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Parks will be closed between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018 due to a helicopter spraying operation. Please note, no spraying will be undertaken between Monday 4 June and Monday 11 June 2018 (inclusive). The treated areas are closed on a temporary basis and usually for 1 day or less.
The operation involves spraying with the herbicide Metsulfuron methyl 600WG to control Bitou Bush. NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions from NPWS staff.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.
This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
NPWS will be conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WGis for the control of bitou bush. The spraying will be carried out in the following areas:
  • Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (north Rock and Inner Rock)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve 
For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information please contact NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures
The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:
  • Mungo Brush south
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • White Tree Bay campground
NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 65910300.

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road
There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section
Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. 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.

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs
NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve
 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

Barrington Tops National Park

Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs
NPWS, in conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), will be conducting 1080 aerial baiting for wild dogs. The baiting will take place from Monday 14 until Monday 21 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Curracabundi National Park
  • Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah National park
  • Woolooma National park
  • Brushy Hill Nature Reserve
 For further information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Other planned events: FoxTAP 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program - Barrington Tops
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting 1080 baiting for foxes and wild dogs, as part of our FoxTAP program, on the plateau south of Barrington Tops Forest Road. The baiting program will begin on Monday 30 April 2018, and will run for 3 weeks. For further information call the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington
There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington 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) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 15 March 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6545 1128.

Myall Lakes National Park

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WG for the control of Bitou Bush along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Parks.
 
Spraying is planned on the dates and in areas outlined below;
* No spraying will be undertaken between 4 June and 11 June 2018 (inclusive).
 
For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed during spraying.
These closures will be temporary (usually for 1 day or less) and NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signs and directions from NPWS staff.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.
This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
NPWS will be conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WGis for the control of bitou bush. The spraying will be carried out in the following areas:
  • Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (north Rock and Inner Rock)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve 
For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information please contact NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures
The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:
  • Mungo Brush south
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • White Tree Bay campground
NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 65910300.

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road
There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section
Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. 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.