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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
  • Serpentine National Park Update 23 January 2018

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that due to recent rainfall, water quality at the falls in Serpentine National Park has been compromised. The water is untreated and serious water-borne diseases may be present.

    For your safety, swimming is not permitted until further notice. Visitors are still welcome to use the picnic area and view the falls.

    The Department will continue to provide updates as required.

    Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for any inconvenience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring Office on (08) 9290 6100.

  • Karijini and Millstream-Chichester National Parks Update 18 January 2018

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that following:

    Karijini National Park remains closed until further notice, including the Karijini Eco Retreat.  The park has received significant rainfall this week which has made the roads and gorges unsafe with the risk of flooding and possibly flash flooding occurring during rain events.   

    Millstream-Chichester National Park remains closed, due to water over the roads in a number of places.

    The access road to Python Pool has been closed by the Shire of Ashburton, therefore no access is available to this area.

    People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.

    The Department will continue to provide updates as required.

    Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for any inconvenience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Karratha Office on (08) 91822000.

  • Pinnacles Loop Drive in Nambung National Park - now re-opened
    Pinnacles Loop Drive in Nambung National Park - now reopened
    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Pinnacles Loop Drive through the desert in Nambung National Park has now been reopened
    For further information please contact the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre on (08) 9652 7913.
  • Pinnacles Loop Drive in Nambung National Park closure
    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Pinnacles Loop Drive through the desert in Nambung National Park is closed to vehicle traffic due to flooding. Pedestrian access is unaffected and the loop will be reassessed on Tuesday 16 January 2018.
     
    Further advice will be given when the road is reopened.
     
    For further information please contact the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre on (08) 9652 7913.
  • Bibbulmun Track closure between the Perth Hills Discovery Centre and Mt Dale due to bushfire

    The Bibbulmun Track is closed between the Perth Hills Discovery Centre and Mt Dale due to a bushfire. This section of the track is not safe to walk. There is no diversion in place.

    Walkers should avoid the area until further notice.

    For more information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring office on (08) 9260 6100.

  • Mt Frankland Recreation Site Open – 9 January 2018

    The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that access to the summit of Mount Frankland via the Summit Walk and the Caldyanup Trail is now open.

    For more information, please contact Parks and Wildlife Service Frankland District office in Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.

  • Geikie Gorge boat tour online booking system 8 January 2018

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the 2018 tourist season will see the advent of an online booking system for the Geikie Gorge boat tour.

    CTOs are still able to book through the administration team in Broome (08) 9195 5500 or broome@dbca.wa.gov.au).

    It is requested that CTOs ensure that all bookings are made before Thursday 1 March 2018 (when the online booking system opens to the public) to be able to guarantee availability.

    CTOs will still be able to book when the system is open to the public but we cannot guarantee that seats will be available for the tour times requested.

    CTOs will also need to confirm exact tour booking numbers two weeks before their scheduled booking or pay for the seats initially booked.

    The new tour boat is proving very popular with visitors and we look forward to the 2018 tourist season

    For further information please contact the West Kimberley Broome office on (08) 9195 5500.

  • Fitzgerald River National Park Road Condition update – 5 January 2018

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

    Hamersley Drive (unsealed) 2WD OPEN Camping is available at 4 mile campsite.

    Hamersley Beach/Dune Track 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 OPEN Please note the toilet is closed due to flood water damage.

    Quoin Head high clearance 4WD access OPEN high clearance 4WD required. Reduce tyre pressure when driving on sand.

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

    Point Ann Road 2WD access is OPEN Camping is available at St Marys.

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

    Hakea Walk Trail 2WD access is  OPEN Take plenty of drinking water with you

    Mamang Walk Trail 2WD access is OPEN Take plenty of drinking water with you

    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.

  • Nuytsland Nature Reserve - closure of Eyre Bird Observatory track - 28 December 2017

    The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Eyre Bird Observatory track in Nuytsland Nature Reserve has been closed following isolated heavy rain in the area.

    The track will remain closed until further notice. 

      

    Parks and Wildlife Service will provide further updates as they come to hand.

    For further information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Esperance District office on (08) 9083 2100.

  • Fisherman's Track in D'Entrecasteaux National Park - 22 December 2017

    The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Fisherman's Track remains heavily inundated near the Broke Inlet mouth making the track impassable. Unfortunately, the track will remain closed until further notice. 

    Parks and Wildlife Service will provide further updates as they come to hand.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Frankland District office in Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.

  • River Road Closure, Wellington National Park 20 December 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 Tuesday 2 January through to end of March 2018.

    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.

  • Karijini National Park Update - 19 December 2017

    The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that due to a bushfire just outside Karijini National Park the following areas will remain closed until the fire is deemed safe.

    This includes Weano Recreation Area, Handrail Pool, Hancock Gorge, Day use facilities, Weano Road from Karijini Eco Retreat to Weano Day Use Area.  

    Parks and Wildlife Service will provide further updates as they come to hand

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Pilbara District office in Karratha on (08) 9182 2000.

  • Road Closures William Bay National Park - 19 December 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that motorised vehicle access into Lake Williams in William Bay National Park via Procter Road, south of the national park boundary, through to the junction of Madfish Bay Road will be closed for hygiene purposes and the protection of threatened flora and fauna from Thursday 19 December 2017 until further notice.

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

    For further information please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Wildlife’s Frankland District office in Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.

  • Nuytsland Nature Reserve road/rack closures
    A number of roads and tracks have been closed in Nuytsland Nature Reserve due to bushfires including:
    • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
    • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove
    • Point Culver track

    For further information please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Esperance District on (08) 9083 2100.

  • Cape Arid National Park Update- 13 December 2017

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Jorndee Campsite which was closed due to maintenance has reopened as of 11 December 2017.

    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 Cape Arid National Park Office on (08) 9075 0055.

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