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Park safety and updates - Parks and Wildlife WA

Track and trail conditions and updates, Trail closures by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
  • Fitzgerald River National Park Road Condition Update – 26 June 2015

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

    Hamersley Drive (Unsealed) 2WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Hamersley Beach/Dune Track high clearance 4WD access OPENreduce tyre pressures when driving on sand.

    Moir Track 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions

    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 2WD access is CLOSED due to wet soil conditions 

    Hakea Walk Trail 2WD access is OPEN Ensure you take sufficient drinking water. Quoin Head trailhead closed due to wet soil conditions

    Mamang Walk Trail 2WD access is OPEN Ensure you take sufficient drinking water.

    Trigelow Beach access (North) 4WD access CLOSED due to erosion caused by heavy seas at the base of the rubber belting, beach access is closed until further notice.

    NOTE: The status of these roads could change at short notice or during your visit, after rain. As the website is updated during working hours only, please confirm park status with local Parks and Wildlife 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 because of narrow and corrugated roads.

    For further information please contact the East Mt. Barren Ranger Station (08) 9838 3060, the Jacup Ranger Station on (08) 9835 5043, Murray Rd Ranger Station (08) 9837 1022 or the Parks and Wildlife office in Ravensthorpe (08) 9838 1967.

  • Fisherman’s Track in D’Entrecasteaux National Park closed

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife would like to advise that Fisherman’s Track to the Broke Inlet in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park, Walpole within the Frankland District will be closed from Wednesday 29 June 2016 until further notice.

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

  • Seasonal closure of Lennard Track in Wellington National Park

    The Lennard Track including access via River Road, Sailors Gully and the Jumpup are closed.

    Seasonal closure is due to recent rains, where further vehicle activity will cause unnecessary environmental damage to the track.

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

  • Fitzgerald River National Park Road Condition Update – 8 June 2016

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

    Hamersley Drive (Unsealed) 2WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Hamersley Beach/Dune Track high clearance 4WD access OPEN reduce tyre pressures when driving on sand.

    Moir Track 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions

    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 CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Pabelup Drive 2WD access is CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Hakea Walk Trail 2WD access is OPEN Quoin Head trailhead closed due to wet soil conditions.

    Mamang Walk Trail 2WD access is CLOSED due to wet soil conditions.

    Trigelow Beach access (North) 4WD access CLOSED due to erosion caused by heavy seas at the base of the rubber belting, beach access is closed until further notice.

    NOTE: The status of these roads could change at short notice or during your visit, after rain. As the website is updated during working hours only, please confirm park status with local Parks and Wildlife 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, because of narrow and corrugated roads.

    For further information please contact the East Mt. Barren Ranger Station (08) 9838 3060, the Jacup Ranger Station on (08) 9835 5043, Murray Rd Ranger Station (08) 9837 1022 or the Parks and Wildlife office in Ravensthorpe (08) 9838 1967.

  • Geikie Gorge National Park road works

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that road works have begun on Geikie Gorge road and will continue until mid July 2016.

    Some disruptions may occur but Geikie Gorge will still be accessible during this time.

    Parks and Wildife apologises for any inconvenience these works may have.

    For further information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Broome office on 08 9195 5500.

  • West Kimberley Parks Update 13 May 2016

    Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks

    These parks are closed due to widespread heavy rainfall. Please check with the Shire of Derby West Kimberley on (08) 9191 5355 or follow this link:http://www.sdwk.wa.gov.au/services/techservices/roadconditionreport.html  

    Due to damage to theFairfield Leopold Road the shire has decided to keep the road closed until further notice so repairs can be made. The Fairfield Leopold Road is closed from Gibb River Road to Great Northern Highway. This road needs to be opened to access Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks.

    King Leopold Range Conservation Park

    Silent Grove campsite, Bell Gorge and Lennard Gorge are currently closed due to widespread heavy rainfall. The Gibb River Road is closed to vehicles over 3 Ton from the Lennard River crossing to Mt Barnett. For further information please access the Main Roads website by following this link:https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/AboutMainRoads/OurRoleRegions/Kimberley/Pages/works-traffic-conditions.aspx . The Mt Hart Road will also remain closed until further notice.

    These park closures will be reassessed each day and further advise will be provided when these parks are reopened.

  • Closure extension to the bridge maintenance in Wellington National Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that an extension has been deemed necessary to complete the maintenance work on the bridge works on Lennard Drive. The closure is extended to 24 May 2016 and affectsLennard Drive (One way from Falcon Road through toRiver Road – HoneymoonPool) in Wellington National Park. This will affectaccess by vehicle to the following day use sites;

    • The Rapids
    • Little Rock
    • Big Rock
    • Long Pool

    The works will not affect the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail.It is anticipated that this closure will be for two weeks.

    For further information please contactTim Huttonat the Parks and Wildlife Wellington Districtoffice on (08) 9735 1988.

  • Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District

    Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District for Peak Charles, Stokes and Cape Arid national parks and surrounding Nuytsland Nature Reserve have been affected by a large rainfall event over the past few days.

    Most unsealed roads within the district are wet and slippery, with some standing water causing both safety and environmental concerns. The Department has closed the roads list below until drying conditions prevail.

    For safety reasons and die back disease spread risk, Parks and Wildlife has temporarily closed the following:

    Cape Arid National park/Nuytsland Nature Reserve

    • Thomas Fishery Track
    • Pasley Track
    • Telegraph Tracks and all public access tracks off these roads. This will result in campsites/day use areas at Thomas Fishery being closed until further notice.

    Access to Mt Ragged is likely to be affected as well and Parks and Wildlife advises for those planning to travel to Mt Ragged, that they reconsider travel plans as the access roads and tracks are likely to be impassable in that area for some time.

    Stokes National Park

    • Young River Track

    Other tracks and roads may be closed as conditions are not expected to moderate until after the weekend. 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 or the parks for any updates on road conditions.

  • Status update - King Leopold Range Conservation Park

    Status update - King Leopold Range Conservation Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Lennard Gorge, Silent Grove Campground and Bell Gorge in the King Leopold Range Conservation Park are now open.  

    The Mt Hart Road and Lennard Gorge Road are open. Please proceed with caution as both tracks have uneven surfaces and grading is currently underway. 

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley District office in Broome on (08) 9195 5500.

  • Crocodiles inhabiting waterways on the remote Kimberley Coast

    Parks and Wildlife is providing this advice as a community service.

    The public should be aware that due to the remoteness of the Kimberley coast, the Department cannot be relied upon to provide up to date and comprehensive information regarding the presence of estuarine crocodiles across the region. PleaseBe CROCWISE

         Crocodiles inhabit a wide variety of inland and coastal waterways and water bodies across northern Australia, both fresh and saltwater, including estuaries, tidal rivers, river pools, creeks and the waters around offshore islands. Crocodiles have the ability to, and in some areas frequently enter freshwater pools above the high tide.

         If in doubt exercise extreme caution around the water’s edge, do not swim, canoe or use small boats where crocodiles may inhabit.

         Always keep a lookout for crocodiles. Be aware that a crocodile can remain hidden underwater for long periods and even if surfacing may go unnoticed.

         Don’t feed, harass, encourage or try to interact with crocodiles as this behaviour is likely to encourage aggressive behaviour which may also increase the level of risk for other visitors.

    For more information please go toBe CROCWISE.

    Should you encounter or observe any unusual crocodile behaviour please report this to the relevant Parks and Wildlife office at your earliest possible convenience; Broome (08) 9195 5500 or Kununurra (08) 9168 4200.

  • Great Trees Forest Drive in Shannon National Park closed

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that theGreat Trees Forest drive (north of the South West Highway) within Shannon National Park will be closed from Wednesday 27 April 2016. The closure is anticipated to be for 6 weeks while contractors work on a new water supply line to the Shannon campground.

    Parks and Wildlife apologises for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Donnelly District office in Pemberton on (08) 9776 1207.

  • Site closure UPDATE in shires of Harvey and Waroona

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that the following sites managed by the department remain closed as a result of the fire that was burning in the shires of Harvey and Waroona in January.

    Tracks / trails

    - The Munda Biddi Trail between Nanga (Lane Poole Reserve) and Willowdale Road.

    -  Heathlands walk trail in Yalgorup National Park

    - The Waterous Trail

    - South Shore mountain bike circuit

    - King Jarrah walk trail

    Campgrounds / accommodation

    - Bidjar Ngoulin camp site along the Munda Biddi Trail

    Recreation sites

    - Lake Haywood day-use area in Yalgorup National Park

    - Willowdale Arboretum and picnic area on the Wagerup-Willowdale Road 

    People are urged to avoid the areas, follow the advice of authorities and observe signage. 

    For more information, contact your local Department of Parks and Wildlife office.

  • Access to Big Lagoon campground and day use area in Francois Peron National Park closed

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife would like to advise that access to Big Lagoon Campground and Day Use Area within Francois Peron National Park is closed due to a campground redevelopment project.  The closure is expected to remain in place until at least 30 July 2016.

    Parks and Wildlife apologises for any inconvenience caused during the closure.

    For further information please contact the Parks & Wildlife Shark Bay District office in Denham on (08) 9948 2226.

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