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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 28 March 2017, 8.54am

Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2017, 3.13pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2017, 3.53pm.

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track upgrade and maintenance works

Track upgrade works will be occurring on the Thredbo Valley track, between The Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat, and on the Muzzlewood Loop from 27 February to 31 March 2017.

This work currently includes a detour from the Thredbo Valley track onto the Muzzlewood Loop, and users may encounter short delays on the Muzzlewood Loop while materials are transported into the worksite. It is recommended that groups with less experienced riders only ride this section towards Bullocks Flat/Lake Crackenback, as this section of track is steeper than the Thredbo Valley track.

Works will continue toward the Diggings campground over coming weeks, where short delays may be experienced before safe passage is permitted.

Following this, works will occur on the Muzzlewood Loop, working back towards Bullocks Flat. 

Track maintenance works will also be commencing on Section 2 (between Thredbo Ranger Station and Ngarigo campground) on Monday 6 March 2017. Groups may experience short delays before safe passage through the worksite is authorised by staff. 

It is anticipated that all works will be completed prior to the Easter School Holidays.

For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, NPWS Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

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Applies from Mon 30 Jan 2017, 7.00am to Sun 30 Apr 2017, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2017, 12.08pm.

Closed areas: Porcupine Road (from Avalanche to Mulubinba) closed

Porcupine Road in Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park is closed due to maintenance from February to April 2017. The closed area is:

  • Porcupine Road from Avalanche to Mulubinba

A temporary detour has been put in place to provide access to the Porcupine walk track-head and the lodges on the far end of Porcupine Road (from Avalanche to Mulubinba). Part of the detour is suitable for 4WD vehicles only:

  • 2WD vehicles – follow Candle Heath Road past the Stables and park on or near the turning circle adjacent to Barina Milpara. Walk along the unsealed detour to the Porcupine walk track-head (approx. 500m)
  • 4WD vehicles – as for the 2WD vehicles, but drive the unsealed detour to the Porcupine walk track-head.

Timing:

  • During February the road closures will be intermittent, and there may be access along Porcupine Road.
  • During March it's expected that the road will be fully closed for concrete pavement construction.
  • During April there will be intermittent closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Perisher information office on (02) 6457 4444 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2016, 12.42pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Dec 2016, 10.47am.

Closed areas: Tin Hut

Tin Hut in the Jagungal Wilderness area of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 28 November 2016 until further notice. This is to allow for major repairs to the hut, which means that park visitors will be unable to access the hut for day use or emergency shelter. It is likely that the hut will remain closed until at least March 2017. For more information, please contact 0427 437 391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Dec 2016, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)

Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm.

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2017, 8.30am to Tue 28 Mar 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 8.54am.

Other planned events: Helicopter lifting operations from Blue Lake lookout and Mount Carruthers

Helicopter lifting operations are in progress from Blue Lake lookout walk to Mount Carruthers. There will be some short-term delays for walkers when materials are being lifted from Blue Lake lookout, but otherwise visitors won't be affected. For more information, please contact Tim Greville on 0428 159 336 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines. This flying will occur for  7 hours on Tuesday 28thMarch 2017, depending on the weather. 

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 5.24pm

Safety alerts: Road conditions and creek crossings

Due to recent heavy rainfall some 4WD trails in Deua and Monga national parks may be impassable. Road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles, and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails. Many creek and river levels are still high, and crossings may not be safe to enter. We advise you to avoid visiting the Bendethera area if rain is forecast, as river levels may rise quickly.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2016, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 4.53pm

Safety alerts: Road conditions and creek crossings

Due to recent heavy rainfall some 4WD trails in Monga National Park may be impassable. Road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles, and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails. Many creek and river levels are still high and crossings may not be safe to enter. 

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 10.14am to Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 10.43am

Closed areas: Red and Yellow walking tracks closed

Red and Yellow walking tracks are closed until Wednesday 29 March 2017. The closure is due to high local rainfall and dangerous water levels in Bungonia Creek. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please  visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 11.02am to Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2017, 10.16am

Other planned events: Weed spraying program

A weed spraying program will take place between 20 March and 28 April 2017 to control serrated tussock along Brassey Creek fire trail.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2017, 2.31pm to Thu 30 Mar 2017, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 11.00am

Other planned events: Ironmungy Nature Reserve weed spraying

NPWS staff will be conducting a weed control program from 27 March 2017 until 30 March 2017 in Ironmungy Nature Reserve. The application method will be ground spraying for serrated tussock using fluproponate/ glyphosate. For further information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2017, 2.51pm

Safety alerts: Road and trail information

Due to recent heavy rainfall some 4WD trails in Kooraban National Park may be impassable. Creek and river crossings may not be safe to enter. Also, road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2017, 2.50pm

Safety alerts: Road and trail information

Due to recent heavy rainfall we are advise that some 4WD trails in Wadbilliga National Park may be impassable. Creek and river crossings may not be safe to enter. Also, road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2017, 3.13pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2017, 3.53pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track upgrade and maintenance works

Track upgrade works will be occurring on the Thredbo Valley track, between The Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat, and on the Muzzlewood Loop from 27 February to 31 March 2017.

This work currently includes a detour from the Thredbo Valley track onto the Muzzlewood Loop, and users may encounter short delays on the Muzzlewood Loop while materials are transported into the worksite. It is recommended that groups with less experienced riders only ride this section towards Bullocks Flat/Lake Crackenback, as this section of track is steeper than the Thredbo Valley track.

Works will continue toward the Diggings campground over coming weeks, where short delays may be experienced before safe passage is permitted.

Following this, works will occur on the Muzzlewood Loop, working back towards Bullocks Flat. 

Track maintenance works will also be commencing on Section 2 (between Thredbo Ranger Station and Ngarigo campground) on Monday 6 March 2017. Groups may experience short delays before safe passage through the worksite is authorised by staff. 

It is anticipated that all works will be completed prior to the Easter School Holidays.

For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, NPWS Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

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Applies from Fri 20 Jan 2017, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2017, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Box Plain Road and Sams Road closure

Box Plain Road and Sams Road in Murray Valley National Park (Millewa precinct) are closed due to heavy vehicle and heavy plant movement along the road. This closure will remain current until further notice is provided.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS South West area office, Moama on (03) 5483 9100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Feb 2017, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Gulaga track and trail closed

Pam's Store track and Mt Dromedary track are closed until further notice due to safety issues. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2017, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2017, 5.06pm

Closed areas: Boyds Tower viewing platform closed

The viewing platform and access trail at Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park (45 mins drive south of Eden) has been closed because it is unsafe. The walking track and other viewing platform to Boyds Tower remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 30 Jan 2017, 7.00am to Sun 30 Apr 2017, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2017, 12.08pm

Closed areas: Porcupine Road (from Avalanche to Mulubinba) closed

Porcupine Road in Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park is closed due to maintenance from February to April 2017. The closed area is:

  • Porcupine Road from Avalanche to Mulubinba

A temporary detour has been put in place to provide access to the Porcupine walk track-head and the lodges on the far end of Porcupine Road (from Avalanche to Mulubinba). Part of the detour is suitable for 4WD vehicles only:

  • 2WD vehicles – follow Candle Heath Road past the Stables and park on or near the turning circle adjacent to Barina Milpara. Walk along the unsealed detour to the Porcupine walk track-head (approx. 500m)
  • 4WD vehicles – as for the 2WD vehicles, but drive the unsealed detour to the Porcupine walk track-head.

Timing:

  • During February the road closures will be intermittent, and there may be access along Porcupine Road.
  • During March it's expected that the road will be fully closed for concrete pavement construction.
  • During April there will be intermittent closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Perisher information office on (02) 6457 4444 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2016, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 11.58am

Closed areas: Yanga NP - Areas closed

The Willows Campground is currently closed due to wet weather

All other visitor areas remain open. For more information please contact the NPWS Yanga area office on (03) 5020 1764 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines. 

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Applies from Tue 3 Jan 2017, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2017, 10.37am

Safety alerts: No fires allowed at Middle Beach campground or picnic area

Due to current dry conditions, fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area. Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 9.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10.58am

Fire bans: Mid West Area reserves park fire bans

A park fire ban is in place for the reserves of Mid West Area and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please do not use a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 11 Dec 2016, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 5.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office on (02) 6947 7000 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 11 Dec 2016, 1.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 5.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office on (02) 6947 7000 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2017, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Damaged roads due to flooding

Roads and trails in Murrumbidgee Valley reserves are in variable conditions. Caution is required when driving in the reserves. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mid West area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2016, 12.42pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Dec 2016, 10.47am

Closed areas: Tin Hut

Tin Hut in the Jagungal Wilderness area of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 28 November 2016 until further notice. This is to allow for major repairs to the hut, which means that park visitors will be unable to access the hut for day use or emergency shelter. It is likely that the hut will remain closed until at least March 2017. For more information, please contact 0427 437 391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Dec 2016, 9.07am

Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)

Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2016, 3.11pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2016, 2.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place across all precincts of Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2016, 5.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Dec 2016, 10.02am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park - Kyalite. The park fire ban remains in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jun 2016, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2016, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Road and trail information

Following recent severe weather there has been a significant amount of tree fall throughout the park. Please exercise caution when driving on trails. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2015, 10.43am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.04am

Safety alerts: Six Mile walking track upgrade

Six Mile Creek walking track has been undergoing an upgrade. It is safe to walk on. Once handrails are installed it will be Grade 1 wheelchair-accessible. It is currently Grade 3, covering a distance of 300m. This is a well-formed track. No bushwalking experience is necessary. For more information please phone the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2017, 8.30am to Tue 28 Mar 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 8.54am

Other planned events: Helicopter lifting operations from Blue Lake lookout and Mount Carruthers

Helicopter lifting operations are in progress from Blue Lake lookout walk to Mount Carruthers. There will be some short-term delays for walkers when materials are being lifted from Blue Lake lookout, but otherwise visitors won't be affected. For more information, please contact Tim Greville on 0428 159 336 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines. This flying will occur for  7 hours on Tuesday 28thMarch 2017, depending on the weather. 

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Applies from Wed 14 Oct 2015, 12.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Twelve Mile Road is closed

Due to recent heavy rains resulting in severe erosion, Twelve Mile Road is closed. This road is closed from the George Boyd lookout turn-off through to Main Road 92. Access to George Boyd lookout from the Princes Highway is still available. For more information please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2017, 3.08pm to Mon 17 Apr 2017, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2017, 3.19pm

Safety alerts: Webbs Ridge trail - deteriorating road surface conditions

Webbs Ridge trail, between Flea Creek and Powerline trail, is deteriorating due to the dry conditions. Please drive to the conditions and consider alternative routes. For further information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Kosciuszko National Park is open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues, for details click on the alerts button or contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day(24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round): $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

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      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer