Visiting the magnificent Gondwana World Heritage Rainforests of the Northern Rivers hinterland is always a great day out. It’s an opportunity to be on Country, to walk in the footsteps of traditional Bundjalung caretakers, and revel in the beauty of nature. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NWPS) is working to upgrade many of our Parks facilities over the coming months. So hikers and campers beware – some of these changes and temporary park closures will restrict your access.
Minyon Falls: The walking track, picnic areas, lookout and all track access areas will be closed until 30 September 2021.
Eastern Entrance to the Border Ranges National Park: Currently the only open entrance to the Border Ranges National Park is the western entrance at Wiangaree (just north of Kyogle). The Tweed Scenic Drive entrance at Barker Vale is closed until further notice after the recent rains caused a landslip on the road near Bar Mountain. Inside the park, the Brindle Creek Walking Track is currently closed until further notice.
Wollumbin National Park: NWPS have closed the walking track indefinitely due to safety issues. At this stage, it seems the days of climbing Wollumbin, often referred to as the most sacred site on the east coast of Australia, are over. The NWPS has signalled community consultation on the future of this track for later this year.
Planning to go Hiking? Check out the latest NWPS alerts first.