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Blue Waterholes campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 February 2024, 2.33pm

Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.33pm.

Safety alerts: Port Phillip trail causeway closed

Port Phillip trail causeway is closed until further notice due to Tantangara Dam water levels.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
4 April 2024 Closed areas Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control Details

Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jan 2024, 10.03am

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team at npws.wildhorses@environment.nsw.gov.au

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please contact NPWS at npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6947 7025

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.33pm

Safety alerts: Port Phillip trail causeway closed

Port Phillip trail causeway is closed until further notice due to Tantangara Dam water levels.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 4.04pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.56am

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct closed

The Yarrangobilly Caves precinct will be closed from Monday 26 February to Thursday 29 February 2024 for road and maintenance works. This closure will affect entry and exit roads, all walking trails and accommodation, the thermal pool and the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre. The precinct will reopen on Friday 1 March 2024.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.56am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 29 January 2024 to Sunday 3 March 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.54am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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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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/campgrounds/blue-waterholes-campground/local-alerts

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