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Park safety and updates - DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service

Track and trail conditions and updates, Trail closures by Prescribed burns - DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Services in Western Australia
  • Loop/Z Bend Road in Kalbarri National Park Open – 17 November 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the following areas within Kalbarri National Park are now open:

    • Loop / Z Bend Road north Kalbarri National Park
    • Loop Z Bend Visitor sites

    The department thanks everyone for their patience.

    For further information please contact the Kalbarri National Park Headquarters (08) 9937 1140 or the Parks and Wildlife Service Geraldton District office on (08) 9964 0901.

  • Closures within Cape Le Grand National Park and Cape Arid National Park - 14 November 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise of the following park site closures with the following information:

    Cape Le Grand NP

    • Frenchman Peak car park and Walk Trail closure between 20and 22November.

    Over this time period, the Frenchman Peak carpark and walk trail will be closed to the general public whilst works are being completed.

    All other sites within Cape Le Grand National Park remain unaffected during this time.

    Cape Arid National Park

    From the period from the 20th November to 22nd November 2017 vegetation removal using contact machinery will be undertaken in the two camping areas:

    • Yokinup Mia Mai and Belinup.

    Over this time period, the campsites will be alternately closed to the general public whilst works are being completed. Signage will be in place to advise which camp area is closed over the period in question.

    From the period from the 24th November to 4th December 2017:

    • Jorndee Campsite will be closed due to redevelopment works.

    The Department appreciates the patience and cooperation of visitors and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    For further information please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Esperance District on (08) 9083 2100 or Senior Ranger for Cape Le Grand National Park and Cape Arid National Park Office on (08) 9075 9072.

  • River Road Closure, Wellington National Park 10 November 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that River Road (north) from Wellington Dam Road to Honeymoon Pool will be closed due to major upgrade works.

    Closure will be from early December 2017 through to end of March 2018.

    The road is proposed to be reopened over the Christmas and New Year period only.

    Alternative access to Honeymoon Pool will be via Wellington Dam Road, Falcon Rd and Lennard Drive.

    Egress from Honeymoon Pool will be via River Road south, Pile Road and Falcon Roads

    The department thanks everyone for their patience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Wellington office in Collie on (08) 9735 1988.

  • Temporary Closure of Millstream Chichester National Park homestead visitor centre

    Parks and Wildlife Service would like to advise that the Federal Court will be convening the Yindjibarndi #1 Claim Determination Ceremony at Millstream Chichester National Park on Monday 13 November.

    Visitors to the park at the time are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 11.00 am in front of the visitor centre.

    In order to prepare for this, the Millstream Homestead Visitor Centre will be:

    Closed from 12pm Sunday 12th November, reopening 8am Tuesday 14th November.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

    Stargazers campground will be open on Sunday 12th November and Monday 13th November for visitors wishing to camp.

    For further information please contact Judy Napier at Parks and Wildlife Service Karratha Office 9182 2000.

  • Munda Biddi Track Closure

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that part of the Munda Biddi bike trail due to a bushfire in the area until further notice.

    Track closure signs are at:

    • Corner of Lower Denmark Rd and Wilgie Road.
    • Corner of Railway Road and Kronkup Road North.

    The department thanks everyone for their patience.

    For further information please contact theParks and Wildlife South Coast Region office in Albany on (08) 98424500.

  • Seasonal Closure of Mitchell River National Park 1 November 2017

    The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advise that the Mitchell River National Park is now closed for the 2017 season.

    Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial operations in the southern section of Mitchell River National Park, southern majority of Laterite Conservation Park, the north eastern part of Prince Regent National Park and parts of the Unallocated Crown Land to the east of these parks

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service  East Kimberley District office in Kununurra on (08) 9168 4200.

  • Wolfe Creek Crater National Park open 31 October 2017

    The Parks and Wildlife Service  wishes to advise that Wolfe Creek Crater National Park has been reopened.

    The department thanks everyone for their patience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife East Kimberley District office in Kununurra on (08) 9168 4200.

  • Seasonal closure for King Leopold Range Conservation Park 26 October 2017

    The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advise thatSilent Grove Campground and Bell Gorge and the associated roads, Silent Grove Road and Silent Grove – Bell Gorge Road, are closed due to the onset of the wet season which has made the roads impassable. Silent Grove Campground and Bell Gorge will remain closed for the remainder of the 2017 season and we anticipate them reopening at the end of April 2018 (access conditions allowing).  

    Parks and Wildlife Service will keep visitors informed about other park access in the coming weeks.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley District Broome office on (8) 9195 5500.

  • Closure notice for Yaberoo Budjara walk trail between Hester Ave and Romeo road 19 October 2017

    The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advise that section of the Yabaroo Badjara walk trail between Hester Ave and Romeo road will be closed until 21 October 2017 for prescribed burning in the adjacent area.

    For further enquires please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Swan Coastal  District on 08 9303 7700.

  • Penguin Island Conservation Park seasonal opening update - 5 October 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, wish to advise that Penguin Island will be re-opening on  the7 October 2017.

    First ferry will be at 9am and Penguin Experience presentations will be at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. Last ferry from the island at 4pm.

    For further information please contact Parks and Wildlife Service Mandurah office on 9303 7750 or the Wanneroo office on 9303 7700.

  • Stirling Range National Park - maintenance grade 2 October 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that maintenance grading along Stirling Range Drive, Mt Trio Road, Toolbrunup Road and Red Gum Pass Road in the Stirling Range National Park will be commencing on the 2October 2017.

    Graders will be operating on these roads during this period so please comply with road signage, reduce speed and exercise due care. Some slight delays may occur.

    The maintenance grade is necessary to ensure visitors continue to enjoy safe and comfortable access along these roads.

    The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused by these works.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service, Albany District office on (08) 9842 4500. 

  • Fitzgerald River National Park Road Condition update – 29 September 2017

    This is the current status of roads and tracks in the Fitzgerald River National Park.

    Hamersley Drive (unsealed) 2WD CLOSEDRavensthorpe Shire has opened the temporary road across the Culham Inlet. National Park access to and from Hopetoun is now open.

    There is no access to Four Mile Beach due to storm damage to the steps.

    Hamersley Beach/Dune Track high clearance 4WD access OPEN high clearance 4WD required. Reduce tyre pressure when driving on sand.

    Moir Track 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions and trees blocking track.

    Pitchie Ritchie 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Quoin Head high clearance 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Quaalup/Gairdner Road 2WD access OPEN. Quaalup Homestead is open. Phone (08) 9837 4124.

    Point Ann Road 2WD access is OPENCamping is available at St Marys campsite.

    Pabelup Drive (north) 2WD access is OPEN Camping is available at St Marys campsite.

    Hakea Walk Trail 2WD access is OPENNo access to the Quoin Head trail head due to track closure.

    Mamang Walk Trail 2WD access is  OPENTake sufficient supplies of drinking water with you, for the walk.

    NOTE: The status of these roads could change at short notice or during your visit, after rain. As the website and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions APP is updated during working hours only, please confirm park status with local Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions staff in the areas that you are intending to visit. Please also be aware of Fitzgerald River National Park Status signs located on roads leading to major park entrances.

    Help reduce the spread of dieback disease in the park; wash mud from your vehicle before leaving home and where possible avoid wet areas on the roads (without leaving the road).

    Caravans not permitted on unsealed roads, due to roads are, narrow and may be corrugated.

    For further information please phone the East Mt. Barren Ranger Station 0428 383 060, Jacup Ranger Station on (08) 9835 5043, or Parks and Wildlife Ravensthorpe office (08) 9838 1967.

  • Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District – 27 September 2017

    The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advice of the following updates regards road conditions and recreation site status.

    Nuytsland Nature Reserve

    As a result of management activities in the Twilight Cove area of the Nuytsland NR the area will be closed for visitation for the period28 September to 2 October 2017.

    The Department apologises for this inconvenience and all efforts will be made to minimise the disruption for visitors.

    The tracks leading to Twilight Cove from Cocklebiddy roadhouse, Eyre Bird Observatory and Baxter Memorial will be closed in the vicinity of Twilight Cove.

    Parks and Wildlife urges the public check on road conditions and be mindful of the current conditions and if in doubt check with the Esperance Tourist Bureau, Esperance Shire or Parks and Wildlife Esperance for any updates on road conditions before undertaking any trips on unsealed roads within the area.

  • Penguin Island Conservation Park delayed seasonal opening – 22nd September 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, wish to advise due to damage occurred during winter storms Penguin Island will remained closed to the public until the 7 October 2017 while works are being carried out to rectify the damage.

    For further information please contact Parks and Wildlife Service Mandurah office on 9303 7750 or the Wanneroo office on 9303 7700.

  • CLOSURE of Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks and Devonian Reef Conservation Park due to bushfire

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, wishes to advise that Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks and Devonian Reef Conservation Park are closed until further notice due to the Leopold Downs Bushfire approaching the area.


    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Broome Office on 08 9195 5500.

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