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Halfway Flat campground

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 25 July 2022, 10.09am

Applies from Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10.45am to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.09am.

Other planned events: Notice of tree risk remediation works

Tree risk remediation works will be occurring within visitor areas along the Lower Snowy corridor, to minimise the risks of hazardous trees. These works will occur intermittently from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Monday 19 September 2022 in the following campgrounds and visitor areas:

  • Tongaroo/Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • No Name picnic area
  • Moyangul/Pinch River picnic area and campground
  • Nine Mile campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground 

Works exclusion areas will be established prior to and during works. Please avoid these areas. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 7.00am to Fri 12 Aug 2022, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jul 2022, 9.14am.

Closed areas: Lower Snowy Drive, Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas closed for aerial pest control operations

From Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August 2022, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial pest control operation in the Lower Snowy River and Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

The closed areas are:

  • Snowy River corridor
  • All fire trails in the Paupong, Numbla Vale and Byadbo areas

Traffic control will be in place on the Barry Way, and campgrounds and picnic areas are closed for the duration of the program.

This program is targeting pest animals, including pigs, deer and wild dogs. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This operation is part of an ongoing program in the area. The operation could be postponed due to weather conditions.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the closure area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 1.53pm

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area).

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 Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 5.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.24pm

Closed areas: Ngarigo and Thredbo Diggings campgrounds closed

The following areas are closed from Thursday 4 August to Friday 12 August 2022 due to significant rainfall resulting in flooding and inundation of campsites:

  • Ngarigo campground
  • Thredbo Diggings campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.50pm

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 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 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10.45am to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.09am

Other planned events: Notice of tree risk remediation works

Tree risk remediation works will be occurring within visitor areas along the Lower Snowy corridor, to minimise the risks of hazardous trees. These works will occur intermittently from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Monday 19 September 2022 in the following campgrounds and visitor areas:

  • Tongaroo/Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • No Name picnic area
  • Moyangul/Pinch River picnic area and campground
  • Nine Mile campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground 

Works exclusion areas will be established prior to and during works. Please avoid these areas. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 7.00am to Fri 12 Aug 2022, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jul 2022, 9.14am

Closed areas: Lower Snowy Drive, Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas closed for aerial pest control operations

From Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August 2022, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial pest control operation in the Lower Snowy River and Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

The closed areas are:

  • Snowy River corridor
  • All fire trails in the Paupong, Numbla Vale and Byadbo areas

Traffic control will be in place on the Barry Way, and campgrounds and picnic areas are closed for the duration of the program.

This program is targeting pest animals, including pigs, deer and wild dogs. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This operation is part of an ongoing program in the area. The operation could be postponed due to weather conditions.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the closure area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 3.55pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 5.48pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program

Between Monday 8 August and Friday 19 August 2022, part closures are in place for northern Kosciuszko National Park. The closed areas are:

  • Happy Jacks area
  • Tabletop and Four Mile area
  • Tolbar area including Swamp Creek
  • Tantangara Dam and surrounds
  • Nungar Plain area
  • Long Plain and Gooandra area
  • Lone Pine area in including Mt Morgan
  • Blue Waterholes and Clarke Gorge
  • Fiery Range and Cooleman Creek area

If the program is completed sooner, the closures may be lifted earlier.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.33am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.39pm

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert

Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October 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.

Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:

Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 2.14pm

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice

Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.

For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jul 2022, 9.55am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track partial closed

The lower section of Pallaibo walking track is closed for upgrades between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area.

Please follow detour signs 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

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.04pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground

Three Mile Dam campground is closed to vehicles from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until 30 September 2022.

Camping is restricted to walk-in only over the winter period. Parking is available at Goldseekers carpark on Link Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. 

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.05pm

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 30 September 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jun 2022, 10.16am

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.

Winter Closures

The following roads are closed for winter:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP 5/Swampy Plain Creek Road)
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pockets Saddle Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam Road / Olsens Road
  • Behrs Flat fire trail
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four MiletTrail
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Cumberland trail
  • Greg Greg fire trail
  • Yellow bog rd
  • Manjar fire trail

Campgrounds closed for the winter period include:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Campgrounds in the High Plains, Tantangra, Long Plain and Blue Water Holes areas.

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Selwyn Snow Resort 
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • 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, Sawyers 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 site. 
    • Please do not disturb site 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 Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.34am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 7.35pm

Closed areas: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche:

  • There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.


Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip. It is recommended that you carry skis or snowshoes.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

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Applies from Fri 27 May 2022, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track Partial Closure

Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists between:

  • Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings Campground
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood Track

The track remains opens between Thredbo Diggings Campground and Bullocks Flat.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am to Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.32pm

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 Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 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 the following areas:

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

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 Mon 7 Mar 2022, 10.06am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Mar 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed

Manjar fire trail in Kosciuszko National Park is closed and will reopen on Saturday 1 October 2022. The closure is due to ongoing make safe works.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 5.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in 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
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jan 2022, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jan 2022, 1.53pm

Safety alerts: Barry Way road damage

There has been damage to the road surface of the Barry Way due to widespread weather events. Please drive with caution when accessing the Lower Snowy Drive. 

For further information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions

Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.

Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

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

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 12.28pm

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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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/halfway-flat-campground/local-alerts

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