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South East Forests National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 8 November 2017, 10.59am

Applies from Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.38am to Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.59am.

Other planned events: Weed spraying on Nungatta Road and Palarang Road

A weed spraying program will take place in some areas of South East Forests National Park and Meringo Nature Reserve between 8 November 2017 and 23 February 2017. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Road and Nungatta Creek in the Genoa section
  • Palarang Road in Meringo Nature Reserve

The weed spraying will look to to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.04pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley Track works

Track works will be undertaken near Bridge 3 on the Thredbo Valley Track, beginning Tuesday 21 November 2017. with works expected to be completed by Friday 1 December 2017.

 

Worksite signage will be in place, but the track will remain open to walkers and riders, with controlled access through the site permitted by NPWS staff.

 

For more information, please contact Jindabyne Office of the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service on 6450 5620.

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Applies from Fri 17 Nov 2017, 9.58am to Mon 20 Nov 2017, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 9.58am

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay turn-off to Green Cape Lightstation - road closed

The road at Bittangabee Bay turn-off to Green Cape Lightstation is closed due to substantial heavy rainfall. 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 Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2017, 10.47am

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 Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.38am to Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.59am

Other planned events: Weed spraying on Nungatta Road and Palarang Road

A weed spraying program will take place in some areas of South East Forests National Park and Meringo Nature Reserve between 8 November 2017 and 23 February 2017. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Road and Nungatta Creek in the Genoa section
  • Palarang Road in Meringo Nature Reserve

The weed spraying will look to to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2017, 7.00am to Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.47am

Safety alerts: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range Resorts

Visitors are advised that rabbit pest control operations will occur at Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village. This will occur during late afternoons and evenings between Monday 13 November and Thursday 21 December 2017. Each operation is weather dependent and will stop on weekends, public holidays and public events. The operations involve authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

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Applies from Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10.31am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2017, 10.22am

Other planned events: Tantangara Road works beginning Monday 30 October 2017

Roadworks are happening along Tantangara Road during the next 3 weeks, from Monday 30 October to Friday 17 November 2017. The works involve extra truck and plant movements along the section of road between Snowy Mountains Highway and Tantangara Reservoir. Signs will be in place as part of a traffic management plan.

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Applies from Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9.44am to Sun 25 Feb 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track event closures

Thredbo Valley track and ancillary areas will be subject to the following closures during the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, 2018 Cross Triathlon and Snowies trail run events:

  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 8am-11am: Muzzlewood track, and the Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 12.30pm-5.30pm: Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo resort and The Diggings campground, and Bullocks track
  • Sunday 11 February 2018: 8am-12pm: Thredbo Valley track between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Saturday 24 February 2018, 8am–1pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Sunday 25 February 2018: 7am–3pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts, including Bullocks track and the Muzzlewood loop


The Diggings and Ngarigo campgrounds will remain open for camping and picnicking. For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2017, 3.51pm to Sat 2 Dec 2017, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11.53am

Other planned events: Road closures due to L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France cycling event

There will be road closures in southern Kosciuszko National Park on Saturday 2 December 2017 between 6am and 4pm, due to the L’Étape Australia cycling events. The roads will close at varying times across the day. The road closures include: 

  • Alpine Way
  • Kosciuszko Road
  • Rocky Plains Road
  • The Snowy River Way
  • Barry Way
  • Dalgety Road and other surrounding roads

There will be 2 cycling events including 157km race and 126km ride. Both events start from Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal and continue onto Jindabyne, Rocky Plains, Berridale and Dalgety and return to Jindabyne. The 157km event will affect road closures from Jindabyne to Perisher.

Please visit the RMS Live Traffic website or the L'Etape website for updates, maps and further information.

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Applies from Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10.40am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 4.04pm

Safety alerts: Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko and Main Range walking track conditions

Following late season snow falls, walking tracks to Mount Kosciuszko and on the Main Range are still covered by significant amounts of snow. These tracks include:

  • Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
  • Main Range walking track
  • Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
  • Mount Stilwell walk

These tracks remain substantially covered by snow, making walking and navigation difficult. The walks should not be attempted without cross country skis or snow shoes. Please check current weather conditions and forecasts prior to departure. Ensure at least one member of your party has experience touring in the mountains during winter, and that appropriate equipment is carried. A personal locator beacon is recommended, and if you don't have experience touring the alpine area during winter, then also consider the use of an experienced guide. For more information please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600.

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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 Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10.14am to Mon 12 Mar 2018, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Oct 2017, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program is being conducted in Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve from Wednesday 13 September 2017 to Monday12 March 2018. The 1080 baiting program is in place to control wild dogs and foxes. This pest animal control strategy is looking to minimise the impact of pest on neighbouring stock by trapping and shooting them. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the following areas:

  • Snowy Plain
  • Thredbo and Ingebyra
  • Dalgety and Paupong
  •  Corrowong,Tombong, Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan areas
  •  In Kosciuszko National Park:
    • Denison
    • Eucumbene 
    • Happy Jacks 
    • Snowy Plain
    • Kalkite Mountain
    • Thredbo Valley
    • Moonbah
    • Ingebyra
    • Paupong
    • Numbla Vale
    • and Corrowong

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

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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 Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 10.32am

Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground partial closure

Some sections of the Thredbo Diggings campground are closed due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. The areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 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 7 Jun 2017, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Snow Gums boardwalk closed

Snow Gums boardwalk is closed due to maintenance. 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 NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 4650 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Wed 3 May 2017, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve and Merriangaah Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 26 April 2017 and conclude on 30  September 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.29am

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 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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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/south-east-forests-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
  • South East Forests National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bombala
      (02) 6458 5900
      Contact hours: 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6458 4076
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    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Road to Myrtle Mountain lookout, South East Forest National Park. Photo: John Yurasek