Warrumbungle National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 1/11/2014 12:01AM

Closed areas

Closed facilities

Some areas of Warrumbungle National Park are closed due to a bushfire in January 2013. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please register with the Visitor Centre if you are planning on walking or climbing off-track. Falling trees remain a hazard in fire effected areas.Penalties apply for non-compliance. Other alerts or closures may be in place. For more information, please contact the Warrumbungles Visitor Centre on (02) 6825 4364 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page

Locations affected: Fans Horizon, Fans Horizon lookout, Pincham carpark, Tara Cave

John Renshaw Parkway road closure (Closure ends Friday 19 December)

Some areas of this park will closed due to planned closure of the John Renshaw Parkway (the main road running through the park).

Major roadworks being implemented by Gilgandra Shire Council, will force the closure of the western entrance, along with west-bound traffic past the Pincham carpark turnoff.  

Closed areas include Camp Wambelong, Split Rock walking track, Burbie Camp and Burbie Canyon walking track. 

Gilgandra Shire Council will re-open this road between Friday 7 November 2014 to Sunday 9 November (inclusive) to cater for the Crooked Mountain concert scheduled for Saturday 8 November 2014.

Camp Blackman, the Visitors Centre, Canyon picnic area, and Pincham carpark are unaffected by this closure and remain open.

For more information, please contact the Warrumbunge National Park Visitors Centre on (02) 6825 4364 or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

Total fire ban

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November, 11:59PM)

 

A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire

 

During a total fire ban (minimum 24 hour period) the following rules apply:

  • all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited
  • all visitor-owned gas and electric barbecues and cookers of any type are prohibited.
  • gas/electric barbecues installed by NPWS are permitted.

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Park fire ban

Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park . The park fire ban remains in affect until 6pm 31 March 2015. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Park fire bans are in place in all reserves across the Northern Plains Region in north-west NSW. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves please contact the Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300, Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000 or Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on (02)6825 4364, or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

Find out more about park fire bans.

Ends Tuesday 31 March 2015, 11:59PM