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Daffodil Cottage

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 22 January 2021, 2.15pm

Applies from Sat 23 Jan 2021, 7.00am to Wed 27 Jan 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.15pm.

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, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 4.16pm

Safety alerts: Large tree down on lower Thredbo Valley track

A large tree has come down across lower Thredbo Valley track on the Gaden Trout Hatchery side of Boulder lookout. Staff are investigating and hope to clear the tree as soon as possible but it may take some time to complete the works.

The track remains open but please take care. Some delays may be necessary while the hazard is removed.

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

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Applies from Sat 23 Jan 2021, 7.00am to Wed 27 Jan 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.15pm

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, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For 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 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 12.57pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January to April 2021 due to helicopter operations. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects. For further information contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 3.10pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews fire trail
    • Geehi Walls trail
  • Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed - expected to reopen in the 1st quarter of 2021):
    • Link Road from Three Mile Dam to Goat Ridge Road (Elliott Way intersection).
    • Elliott Way
    • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Areas currently accessed from Snowy Mountains Highway remain closed (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected to reopen at the end of January 2021):
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

Before Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be open to the public. Visitors should plan ahead for short delays and increased traffic required for essential road upgrades. Traffic management plans will be in place to provide public access along Tantangara Road during this time.
  • Access to the western foreshore of Tantangara Reservoir from Tantangara Road will be closed to the public, including Quarry trail.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be maintained, although there will be some increased construction traffic around that area.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

After Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be subject to closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for periods of time while it is being upgraded, until approximately June 2021. These closures are required to allow for more extensive upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised.
  • Wares Yards campground will be open to the public, but there will be no vehicle access to the campground during road construction works. If you want to camp, you must ride or walk in. Once roadworks are complete, Wares Yards will be open and accessible by vehicle.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be closed until the road upgrade is completed
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will be open, via Port Phillip and Pocket Saddle Road

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

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.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.45pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 6.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 12.08pm

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repairs

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repairs. For more information, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7.18pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Bicentennial National trail, between Geehi and the Waterfall Farm Road is closed. The closure is due to fire affected trees making the trail unsafe, and planned maintenance works on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 8.32am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Dec 2020, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct open

The following areas are open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Thermal Pool track and pool area
  • South Glory Arch
  • Picnic area, barbecue, toilets and amenities.

Jillabenan Cave (guided tour) and South Glory Cave (self-guided tour) must be pre-booked. To book visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.

The following caves remain closed to the public:

  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave (available for large group bookings only)
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • All recreational caves requiring a permit for access

All accommodation can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for bookings from December 2020
  • 1901 East and West Wings are available for bookings from February 2021
  • 1917 Caves House is available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.51am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am

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 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/daffodil-cottage/local-alerts

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