Belmount Nature Reserve

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Subject: Belmount Nature Reserve
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 07:31:53 +0000


I think you will find that information is out of date. It used to be under the control of Griffith NPWS office, then it went to Cobar and according to an attachment on what you just sent, it now appears to be run from Dubbo. The main concern from NPWS staff that I have spoken to, they are extremely worried about fire in the reserve. Much of my information comes from a former NPWS ranger who is now with OEH (which I think is the overall group that now manages reserves in NSW). The big trouble with Round Hill is the number of tracks that are being put in illegally in the reserve and the number of illegal "fire places" in out of the way places withing the reserve.

I always checked with my various contacts at Griffith (prior to most of them moving elsewhere) before I visited the reserve.


On 24/02/2019 5:39 pm, shorty wrote:
Well, i was not aware of this. According to National Parks though you are welcome to walk along the fire trails at Round Hill.


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 5:28 PM Mark Clayton <> wrote:

Something that a lot of people are NOT aware of is that in most cases I know of, you actually need a permit to access Nature Reserves in NSW. There are a few exceptions, e.g. Barren Grounds NR and Nadgee NR but Nadgee only allows a limited number in at one time. I need a permit just to access The Charcoal Tank and Buddigower NRs where we are banding as well as a banding permit. Many Nature Reserves are quite small and set are up to protect something significant. One of the books that list where to find a certain bird species lists a small nature reserve that is there to protect a very rare orchid - nothing like having a whole lot of feet tramping through it when the orchids are flowering looking for a bird!! Round Hill is another reserve that is visited illegally!!

As a general rule of thumb National Parks are for people, Nature Reserves are for protecting the environment.

Think about it before you go charging into a Nature Reserve.


On 24/02/2019 4:37 pm, calyptorhynchus wrote:
I've just come across a reference to this reserve (located between Gundaroo and Gunning). What do people know about it, is there access?

John Leonard

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