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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 20 April 2018, 2.05pm

Applies from Wed 18 Apr 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 12.32pm.

Hazard reduction burns: STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR

There is a fire in this park called STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 5.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 2.05pm.

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road closed

Lobs Hole Ravine Road is closed due to emergency operations until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 10.25am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Applies from Thu 5 Apr 2018, 9.01am to Wed 23 May 2018, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Apr 2018, 10.43am.

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track maintenance works

Track maintenance works are occurring on Section 1 of the Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Resort and the Old Ranger Station, from Wednesday 4 April 2018. It's expected that works will be completed by Friday 19 May 2018.

The planned works include track reshaping to improve drainage and flow, surface hardening and sight line improvements.

Work site signage will be in place. The track will remain open to walkers and mountain bike riders, with controlled access through the work site managed by NPWS staff.

Some aspects of the works may continue during the school holidays, depending on visitation levels.

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5620.

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Applies from Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 4.09pm.

Other planned events: Kosciuszko National Park track works

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and its contractors will be undertaking maintenance works on Kosciuszko walk and Dead Horse Gap walking track from February until late April 2018.

The work includes ongoing maintenance of the track surface. The work will affect the beginning of the track's top section, and involve repair of damaged sections along the length of the track. Materials will be flown into place and short delays may be encountered. 

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Applies from Mon 19 Mar 2018, 2.37pm to Sat 21 Apr 2018, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 2.51pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is carrying out fox baiting in Kosciuszko National Park's alpine resort areas, including Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

The fox baiting program will be undertaken in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order for the use of 1080 baits. Notification signs will be erected at key localities. All baits will be buried and locations will be marked and sites checked weekly. No baits will be laid within the resort boundaries.

The program's aim is to reduce fox populations in the alpine and sub-alpine areas of Kosciuszko National Park, in areas adjacent to important habitat for threatened species. Predation by foxes has been identified as a key threatening process for species such as the broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.

For further information, call (02) 6450 5517.

Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.22pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.38pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Mar 2018, 3.48pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is heavily overgrown and not recommended for walking. Maintenance work is currently being planned for sections of the track.

Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 9.57am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
9 May 2018 Other planned events Aerial wild dog baiting program Details

Applies from Wed 9 May 2018, 10.52am to Tue 29 May 2018, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Mar 2018, 10.26am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program between Monday 14 May and Monday 28 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:

  • Dalgety/Paupong
  • Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah
  • Rocky Plain/Snowy Plain
  • Adaminaby/Yaouk

Baits will be deployed in areas of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Nungar
  • The Snowy River
  • Byadbo
  • Bimberi 

Baits will also be deployed in Scabby Range, Merriangaah, Quidong and Yaouk Nature Reserves.

Aerial baiting is carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these pest species. For more information, phone the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 20 Apr 2018, 1.54pm to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 1.54pm

Other planned events: Seismic Survey - Saltwater Road

Due to survey work being completed on Saltwater Road, visitors may encounter traffic management operations and possible short delays on 28th and 29th April 2018.

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Applies from Fri 20 Apr 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 12.34pm

Hazard reduction burns: STHR_ALQN_Tinkers Creek HR

There is a fire in this park called STHR_ALQN_Tinkers Creek HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 18 Apr 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 12.32pm

Hazard reduction burns: STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR

There is a fire in this park called STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 18 Mar 2018, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 9.45am

Fires - Advice: Reedy Swamp, Bega

There is a fire in this park called Reedy Swamp, Bega. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 8 Apr 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 9.40am

Hazard reduction burns: Oulla Creek South Hazard Reduction HR16100778175

There is a fire in this park called Oulla Creek South Hazard Reduction HR16100778175 . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 9.38am

Hazard reduction burns: Coondella Extension SFAZ 2017 HR

There is a fire in this park called Coondella Extension SFAZ 2017 HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8.00am to Mon 23 Apr 2018, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 9.23am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning operations. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Pig Hill Summit fire trail
  • Tinkers Creek fire trail
  • Doctors Flat Road (east of Webbs Rdge trail to Mountain Creek Road)

Access to Pig Hill Summit for hang gliding activities will be restricted on Friday 20 April 2018 and over the weekend.

Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas, including Canberra, Fairlight, Mulloon and Wee Jasper. Motorists should take care along parts of Mountain Creek Road if smoke affects visibility.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on (02) 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 19 Apr 2018, 3.08pm to Fri 27 Apr 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8.53am

Other incidents: Campground closed due to major water supply disruption

Gambells Rest campground and picnic area are closed due to a major water supply disruption. Work is planned to be completed by Friday 27 April 2018. There is no access to Gambells Rest while work is underway.

For further information please call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270.

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Applies from Thu 5 Apr 2018, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 2.47pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Bulls Point Gully LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Bulls Point Gully LMZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 5.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road closed

Lobs Hole Ravine Road is closed due to emergency operations until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 8.00am to Tue 24 Apr 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 11.58am

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road closed

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road will be temporarily closed from Monday 12 March to Tuesday 24 April 2018. The closure has been extended due to wet weather delaying the completion of works. The works include repairs to elevated platform walkways located near the summit of the mountain.

Unfortunately, the closure includes the Easter long weekend and first week of the NSW school holidays. However, the mountain may re-open for the second half of the school holidays during late April. If the track re-opens earlier, this alert will be updated. This closure is weather dependent and may be extended, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 10.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 13 Apr 2018, 6.30am to Fri 20 Apr 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Apr 2018, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Road works

Road works are scheduled on the intersection of Two Sticks Road and Powerline trail. Please drive with caution as heavy machinery will be working in this area.

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Applies from Thu 5 Apr 2018, 9.01am to Wed 23 May 2018, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Apr 2018, 10.43am

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track maintenance works

Track maintenance works are occurring on Section 1 of the Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Resort and the Old Ranger Station, from Wednesday 4 April 2018. It's expected that works will be completed by Friday 19 May 2018.

The planned works include track reshaping to improve drainage and flow, surface hardening and sight line improvements.

Work site signage will be in place. The track will remain open to walkers and mountain bike riders, with controlled access through the work site managed by NPWS staff.

Some aspects of the works may continue during the school holidays, depending on visitation levels.

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5620.

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Applies from Wed 4 Apr 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Apr 2018, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Little Sugarloaf Rd

Little Sugarloaf Road is closed from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Wednesday 11 April 2018 due to prescribed burning. Alternate access to and from Bendethera can be accessed via German Creek Road. Alternate access to Bodalla can be accessed via German Creek Road and then Comerang Road. For further information contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.50am to Fri 9 Nov 2018, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Apr 2018, 10.15am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Jingellic Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.44am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Apr 2018, 10.14am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.26am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Apr 2018, 10.08am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting programs

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Thu 22 Mar 2018, 3.16pm to Sat 21 Apr 2018, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Mar 2018, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Amenities block closed for maintenance

The amenities block at Gambells Rest campground is closed from Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 21 April 2018. No showers will be available for 10 days. The amenities block will be closed so that maintenance and repair works can be done. Campers will need to use the picnic area flush toilets located 100m from the campground. 

For more information, please contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270.

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Applies from Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Kosciuszko National Park track works

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and its contractors will be undertaking maintenance works on Kosciuszko walk and Dead Horse Gap walking track from February until late April 2018.

The work includes ongoing maintenance of the track surface. The work will affect the beginning of the track's top section, and involve repair of damaged sections along the length of the track. Materials will be flown into place and short delays may be encountered. 

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Applies from Mon 19 Mar 2018, 2.37pm to Sat 21 Apr 2018, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 2.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is carrying out fox baiting in Kosciuszko National Park's alpine resort areas, including Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

The fox baiting program will be undertaken in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order for the use of 1080 baits. Notification signs will be erected at key localities. All baits will be buried and locations will be marked and sites checked weekly. No baits will be laid within the resort boundaries.

The program's aim is to reduce fox populations in the alpine and sub-alpine areas of Kosciuszko National Park, in areas adjacent to important habitat for threatened species. Predation by foxes has been identified as a key threatening process for species such as the broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.

For further information, call (02) 6450 5517.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 1.19pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 2.19pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.22pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.38pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 10.43am

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 Tumut park office on (02) 6947 7025 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 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Mar 2018, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is heavily overgrown and not recommended for walking. Maintenance work is currently being planned for sections of the track.

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Applies from Fri 22 Dec 2017, 11.32am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11.06am

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot

NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.

Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 5.09pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.

All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.

Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 15 Dec 2017, 2.22pm to Thu 21 Jun 2018, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed

The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Nov 2017, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Dec 2017, 8.26am

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 NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7025 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 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 9.57am

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.

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 Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. 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 Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. 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 Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 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 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 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 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 Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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
  • Opening times

    Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June 2016 long weekend to end of October 2016 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 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners can download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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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 NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer