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Blue Waterholes campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 24 January 2023, 9.30am

Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.38am to Wed 1 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 9.30am.

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes Trail closed

Blue Waterholes Trail in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 16 January to Wednesday 1 March while road upgrade works are being undertaken. The closure will impact access to:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Coolamine Homestaed day use area
  • Cooleman Mountain campground
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tumut NPWS office ph. 02 6947 7025.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
2 February 2023 Fire bans Park Fire Ban - Kosciuszko National Park Details

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.09pm

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.

Details
2 February 2023 Fire bans Total Fire Ban Details

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.38am to Wed 1 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 9.30am

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes Trail closed

Blue Waterholes Trail in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 16 January to Wednesday 1 March while road upgrade works are being undertaken. The closure will impact access to:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Coolamine Homestaed day use area
  • Cooleman Mountain campground
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tumut NPWS office ph. 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail
  • Grassy Flat Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • 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.

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 Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8.21am

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 2025, 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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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.16am

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, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, 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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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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Emergency services

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