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Ghost Gully campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 19 May 2020, 4.01pm

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 May 2020, 4.01pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

NPWS has closed a number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to the recent bushfires.

Some picnic areas with picnic tables and barbecues will open, but visitors should take their own precautions:

  • BYO sanitiser and disinfectant
  • Careful of touch points (assume contamination and act accordingly)
  • If sick, stay home
  • If crowded, leave, and always maintain social distancing
  • We need your help to stay open

Camping and accommodation

  • All campgrounds, camping and on-park NPWS-managed accommodation venues remain closed. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
  • If you had a booking at an NPWS-managed accommodation venue you will receive a refund

Visitor centres

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.

Other closures

  • Individual businesses such as cafes and restaurants are making their own decisions about whether to open for business, ensuring they are compliant with current restrictions.
  • Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

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 northern section of the park:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Kiandra
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
  • 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 due to fire damage:

  • 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.

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 Mon 18 May 2020, 10.00am to Fri 5 Jun 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 12.03pm

Other planned events: Thredbo pindone rabbit control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using oats containing pindone (pindone, sodium salt) poison for the control of rabbits. The program will take place between Monday 18 May and Friday 5 June 2020 at Thredbo, within Kosciuszko National Park.

All baiting locations will be signposted. Free feeding using non-poisoned oats will be undertaken before using pindone oats.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets may be affected by pindone. Pets must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Resorts Environmental Services on 02 6450 5616.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 7.59am to Fri 5 Jun 2020, 8.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 11.55am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting operation

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place between Monday 18 May 2020 and Friday 5 June 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000, or alternatively the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.07pm

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seaman's Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed for winter 2020. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seaman's Hut or the new toilet when construction is complete, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under the snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed

The entire Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to current weather and track conditions. 

Track conditions will  be reassessed following the current weather event, with a view of reopening sections if possible.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office 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, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 May 2020, 4.01pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

NPWS has closed a number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to the recent bushfires.

Some picnic areas with picnic tables and barbecues will open, but visitors should take their own precautions:

  • BYO sanitiser and disinfectant
  • Careful of touch points (assume contamination and act accordingly)
  • If sick, stay home
  • If crowded, leave, and always maintain social distancing
  • We need your help to stay open

Camping and accommodation

  • All campgrounds, camping and on-park NPWS-managed accommodation venues remain closed. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
  • If you had a booking at an NPWS-managed accommodation venue you will receive a refund

Visitor centres

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.

Other closures

  • Individual businesses such as cafes and restaurants are making their own decisions about whether to open for business, ensuring they are compliant with current restrictions.
  • Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

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 northern section of the park:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Kiandra
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
  • 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 due to fire damage:

  • 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.

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 Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 5.14pm

Closed areas: All camping prohibited and campgrounds closed

All campgrounds are closed and all camping is prohibited in national parks and reserves until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Some picnic areas with picnic tables and barbecues will open, but visitors should take their own precautions:

  • BYO sanitiser and disinfectant
  • Careful of touch points (assume contamination and act accordingly)
  • If sick, stay home
  • If crowded, leave, and always maintain social distancing
  • We need your help to stay open.

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Applies from Mon 11 May 2020, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 10.50am

Closed areas: Back Creek hazard reduction

Back Creek in the Byadbo area is closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 11 May 2020 to Friday 15 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Back Creek hazard reduction. For more information call the local NPWS office or visit the RFS website.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 2.10pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 9.32am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial baiting programs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

These programs will happen from Monday 18 May until Saturday 6 June 2020. They are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of wild dog and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Lower Snowy
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Byadbo
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in Merriangaah and Quidong nature reserves.

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 12.22pm

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 (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 Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am to Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 12.23pm

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:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern Precinct of Kosciuszko National Park

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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 9.08am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.46am

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

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

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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 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/campgrounds/ghost-gully-campground/local-alerts

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Ghost Gully campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer