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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
  • 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.

  • Cape Range National Park – No access to Sandy Bay

    No access to Sandy Bay due to road closure in the interest of public safety due to re-sheeting of gravel road between 12 December 2017 to 16 December 2017.

    The Department apologies for any inconvenience – please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Exmouth District office 08 9947 8000 for further information

  • Stokes National Park - Skippy Rock track and campground - closed 11 December 2017

    Access to Skippy Rock track and campground is closed for safety reasons due to bushfire

    Please contact Parks and Wildlife Service Esperance District office on (08) 9083 2100 for further information.

  • Karijini National Park Visitor Centre Closure

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Karijini Visitor Centre will be closing for the Summer period from 4pm 15 December 2017.

    The Centre will reopen to the public on 12 February 2018.

    We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank everybody for your support during 2017.

    Karijini National Park will be open during this period subject to weather events.

    For further information please contact the Karijini National Park on (08) 91898147 or the Karratha Office on (08) 91822000 for further information.

  • Closure Avon Valley National Park

    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Avon Valley National Park will be closed from Monday 11 December 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017 inclusive due to a feral animal control program.

    For further information please contact the Perth Hill District on 08 9290 6100.

  • Geikie Gorge boat tour online booking system 7 December 2017

    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 orbroome@dbca.wa.gov.au).

    It is requested that CTOs ensure that allbookings 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.

  • Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks seasonal closures
    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks will close for the wet season on Monday 27 November 2017 and will remain closed for the remainder of the season. We anticipate the parks reopening towards the end of April 2018 (access conditions allowing).  
     
    For further information please contact the Broome office on 08 9195 5500.
  • Purnululu National Park seasonal closure
    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Purnululu National Park will close for the wet season on Sunday 26 November 2017 and will remain closed for the remainder of the season. We anticipate the park reopening at the start of April 2018 (access conditions allowing).  
     
    For further information please contact the Kununurra office on 08 9168 4200.
  • Updated site closures within Cape Le Grand National Park and Cape Arid National Park - 20 November 2017

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

    Cape Le Grand NP

    • Frenchmans Peak car park and Walk Trail closure between 20and 23November.

    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 27 November to  1December  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 4 December to 15 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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