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Currango Homestead

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 8 April 2020, 10.26am

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 10.26am.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

NPWS has closed all campgrounds, camping, on-park accommodation venues and visitor centres in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice.

In line with government restrictions on non-essential travel, the following iconic attractions in Kosciuszko National Park are closed for Easter:

  • The summit of Mount Kosciuszko 
  • Thredbo Valley track
  • Kosciuszko Lookout
  • Cootapatamba Lookout

Our visitor centres at Snowy region (Jindabyne), Tumut, Khancoban, Yarrangobilly Caves and Perisher Valley office are closed, but we welcome your phone calls and emails.This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

If you had a booking at an accommodation venue you will receive a refund. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 5.23am to Mon 13 Apr 2020, 5.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 12.39pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to possible helicopter operations

Helicopter sling load operations could occur at Spencers Creek pullover bay on Kosciuszko Road between Wednesday 8 April and Sunday 12 April 2020 (dependant on weather and flying conditions).There may be minor traffic delays (5 mins) on Kosciuszko Road at this point on the way to and from Charlotte Pass.

Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel. No walking tracks will be closed or affected by this operation.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 10.26am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

NPWS has closed all campgrounds, camping, on-park accommodation venues and visitor centres in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice.

In line with government restrictions on non-essential travel, the following iconic attractions in Kosciuszko National Park are closed for Easter:

  • The summit of Mount Kosciuszko 
  • Thredbo Valley track
  • Kosciuszko Lookout
  • Cootapatamba Lookout

Our visitor centres at Snowy region (Jindabyne), Tumut, Khancoban, Yarrangobilly Caves and Perisher Valley office are closed, but we welcome your phone calls and emails.This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

If you had a booking at an accommodation venue you will receive a refund. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 9 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The impacted areas include:

  • Jagungal Wilderness area
  • Snowy Plain
  • Areas west of Lake Eucumbene

These areas are still open for day visitors.

This operation is part of a 3 year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 11.06am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - Fire-affected areas closed

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt remain closed because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling
  • Areas within the northern section of the park:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Kiandra
    • Three Mile Dam campground
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Bullock's Hill campground
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Rocky Plain campground
    • Wares Yards campground
    • Jounama Creek campground
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Road
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 9.55am

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.

Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 11.16am

Safety alerts: Parc Cafe open for takeaway only

All cafes and restaurants are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. But Parc Cafe is offering a takeaway service. Cash payments will not be accepted. Please bring a card to pay. Check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.42am to Fri 10 Apr 2020, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.04pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operation - Byadbo Wilderness Area

NPWS will be conducting an aerial pest control program in the Byadbo Wilderness Area, Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 30 March 2020 to Thursday 9 April 2020 inclusive. This program will be targeting feral pigs, deer and goats. For further information call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January 2020 to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and helicopters will be operating in the area, which may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of any signs and of NPWS or contract staff.

For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.42pm

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings

Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.

Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

Be cautious whilst walking on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 1.46pm

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closed - bushfire recovery

Bimberi Nature Reserve remains closed due to damage caused by recent bushfires. NPWS is working to rehabilitate damaged areas and address safety concerns prior to opening the reserve. We will endeavour to keep the community updated on progress over the coming months. For more information call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

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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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/currango-homestead/local-alerts

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Currango Homestead hero, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer