Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 2.34pm
Closed areas: Snowgums board walk closed for maintenance
Snowgums boardwalk at Charlottes Pass will be closed for maintenance until further notice. The large volume of snow recorded this winter has had a negative impact on the walkway making it unsafe for public use until it has been fully assessed and repaired.
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
Geehi Walls Trail
Major Clews Trail
Grassy Flat trail
The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
Tumut Ponds trail
Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway) - see below for opening dates.
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 Reservoir via Quarry trail will be 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.
Access to Currango and Old Snowy Campground will remain open, with accessvia Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
Currently open from Boundary Road (National Park entry) to O'Hares campground
O'Hare's campground to Link Road intersection remains closed with full road opening to occur no later than Friday 5 November 2021. Efforts are being made for an earlier opening, and this will be advised if it is possible.
Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.33pm
Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes
The following sections of Thredbo Valley track are closed to bike riding:
Thredbo Resort to Thredbo Ranger Station: closed due to ongoing construction work, expected completion by Wednesday 1 December 2021.
Thredbo Ranger Station to Ngarigo campground: closed due to hazardous track conditions, and there's no track entry and/or exit at Thredbo Ranger Station due to construction works and flying based out of Thredbo Ranger Station.
Ngarigo campground to Bullocks Flat, including Muzzlewood track: closed due to wet weather and hazardous track conditions. Sections will be re-opened as soon as track conditions permit.
Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery: closed due to maintenance works, expected completion Monday 1 November 2021.
The following sections of the track are open for walkers only:
Thredbo to Bridge 1
The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
Bullocks Flat to Gaden
Bullocks walking track
Please take care on slippery track surfaces. Walking poles are recommended.
It's likely that Thredbo to Bridge 1 will be closed in November, with work starting on the first 70m of the track at Friday Flat. Details, including dates, to be advised.
Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12.35pm to Sat 12 Mar 2022, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 4.15pm
Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track closures
The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area for construction. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.
Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:
Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road
The following areas are closed to the public:
Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
The following areas remain open to the public:
Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
Thredbo River picnic area
We anticipate that the track will re-open March 2022.
Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 10.58am
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
Araluen Nature Reserve
Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
Berlang State Conservation Area
Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
Deua National Park
Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
Kooraban National Park
Majors Creek State Conservation Area
Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
South East Forests National Park
Wadbilliga National Park
Yurramie State Conservation Area
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
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.
Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 8.46am
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 involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transport of materials used in 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.
Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 3.34pm
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 Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 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.
Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 6 Feb 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.57am
Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;
Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 5.42pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 5.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 4.03pm
Safety alerts: Rising river alert Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam
Planned environmental flow releases from Jindabyne Dam into the Snowy River will occur in August and September 2021, with several high flow events scheduled.
Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.
A number of campgrounds and picnic areas are located close to the river and access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.
For further information, please contact the Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm
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:
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.
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:
Indi Range area
Yellow Bog area
Spring Creek 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.
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.
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:
The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road
Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.
Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.
Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).