Brindabella National Park reopens after a long summer

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is pleased to announce the reopening of Brindabella National Park for campers and day visitors.

Brindabella National Park near Canberra is an important habitat for the critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyei).

NPWS Area Manager, Anthony Evans said this includes the remote camping areas on the Goodradigbee River – Lowells Flat and McIntyres Hut – plus Flea Creek and Coree Camp. Access to Mt Coree is also open.

“Although Brindabella National Park was threatened by several fires, it was ultimately not burnt thanks to the efforts of NPWS and the other fire-fighting authorities,” Mr Evans said.

“However, in recent weeks the NPWS staff have been working towards making the Brindabellas safe and ready for public use again following recent storms and rain.

“Storms saw a large amount of timber fall on the tracks, but with the help of the Southern Tablelands 4WD club, all the tracks have now been cleared.

“Additionally, although there was substantial rain in recent weeks, the track surfaces are in good order given no vehicles were allowed in over summer.”

Neighbouring Bimberi Nature Reserve will remain closed for now, as it adjoins Namadgi National Park in the ACT, which remains closed following the devastating Orroral Fire.

The Park Fire Ban (or Solid Fuel Ban) remains in place but will be reassessed weekly

“When you enter the park, please drive only on established roads and respect the national park,” Mr Evans said.

“With so much of NSW and the ACT burnt over the summer we are lucky to have such a beautiful, unburnt park at our ‘back doorstep’. Let’s look after it.”

See the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts page for the latest updates and safety advice.