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Denison campground

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 28 June 2021, 1.44pm

Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.44pm.

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing is not permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Please check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Please plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed - Lower Alpine Way

The following areas are closed until further notice due to significant storm damage and potential tree risk to visitors:

  • Bicentennial National trail (BNT) - Tom Groggin to Geehi
  • Geehi Horse campground

Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Geehi Precinct closures

The following areas in the Geehi Precinct are closed from Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 31 July 2021 for tree works:

  • Geehi picnic area
  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • Scammells lookout
  • A section of the Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi walls through to Murray Gates fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact Khancoban office 02 6070 8403.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 4.23pm

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves - open and closed areas

The following areas are open to the public:

  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • River walk
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

The following caves are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Jersey Cave 
  • North Glory Cave

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3.44pm

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.

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
    • 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 and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • 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.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
    • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway but recent weather events and poor ground conditions have moved expected opening to August/September 2021).
    • Khancoban to Cabramurra Road currently closed due to the severe weather, heavy snow and minor rock falls. The road is continually being assessed to determine if it can be safely re-opened during winter for through traffic only.
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
    • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara 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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.44pm

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing is not permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Please check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Please plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

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Applies from Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Hannels Spur walking track closed

Hannels Spur walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10.02am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads closures during winter

The following roads will be closed for winter, re-opening Friday 1 October 2021:

  • Geehi Walls Fire trail
  • Major Clews Fire 
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Cabramurra Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban NPWS office 02 6070 8400

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 9.47am

Closed areas: Camping area and walking track closed

The Island Bend fire trail is closed to the border of Kosciusko National Park due to wet weather damage.

The Gungarlin River campground is also closed due to this closure. There is no access to the campground. Please check back for updates on when these areas will be re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

 

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.08pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of winter baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will take place in the Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Guthega and along Schlinks Pass areas from Monday 28 June until Tuesday 31 August 2021 (this may be extended if the conditions are appropriate and it is required).

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 (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 NPWS Jindabyne on 02 6450 0600.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed to bike riding due to wet weather, track works and hazardous conditions.

Sections of track open for walkers include:

  • Thredbo to Bridge 1
  • The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden
  • Muzzlewood Loop
  • Bullocks Walking Track

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 Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 May 2021, 5.13pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range Walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 10.00am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 12 May 2021 until Friday 12 November 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes:

  • Geehi area
  • Maragle area
  • Tooma area
  • Indi Range area
  • Yellow Bog area
  • Everards area
  • Spring Creek area
  • Khancoban area

Aerial baiting will occur on the following dates:

  • 5th May 2021 to 7th May 2021 - Kosciuszko National Park
  • 12 May 2021 to 14th May 2021 - Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park

Should the weather postpone this operation, it will be undertaken on a suitable day soon after. 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 Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.53am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

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

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

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 Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 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 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 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 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/campgrounds/denison-campground/local-alerts

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