Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11.04am.
Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened, but areas which have been burnt or have ongoing fire suppression operations remain closed.
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:
- All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire are open to the public
- Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
- Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
- Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business
- Alpine Way (visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel)
- Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
- Thredbo Valley track – Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
- Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
- Snowy Mountains Highway. Visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
- Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
- All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
- Barry Way – open to the Victorian border. Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks Lookout and Running Waters
- Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
- Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed
- Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
- Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
- Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
- Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
- All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling, and ongoing fire fighting operations.
- All campgrounds between Thredbo and Khancoban
- All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
- Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
- Long Plain Road
- Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground
- Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
- The following public roads (for latest updates visit Live Traffic NSW):
- KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
- Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
- Goats Ridge Road and Elliot Way
- Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.
RFS and NPWS will continue to assess bushfire risk and progress opening further areas of Kosciuszko National Park when it is safe.
Beware of changing conditions
- All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk
- You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park
Current fire situation
- Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove
- There are still fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Mt Youngal (In the vicinity of Geehi) and Cooleman Plain in Northern Kosciuszko
- Other fires exist to the west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria
- Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires
Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, viewing the Fires Near Me website or app, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.