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O'Hares campground

Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.43am

Other planned events: Notification of Ongoing 1080 Baiting - Wild Dogs/Foxes

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 dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing from March 4th, 2024 until September 4th, 2024 in the following areas:

  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi 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 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 Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.30pm to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Thermal Pool closed for maintenance

Due to upcoming maintenance works, the thermal pool will be closed to the public from 6am,  Thursday 07 March until 5pm, Friday 08 March 2024.  The Thermal Pool track and the Riverwalk track will remain open.  Visitors are able to swim in the river and use the public amenities while the pool maintenance work is underway.

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Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.26am

Safety alerts: Port Phillip trail causeway closed

Port Phillip trail causeway is closed until further notice due to Tantangara Dam water levels.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 8.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.28pm

Other planned events: Roadworks delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entry and exit roads

Roadworks scheduled from Friday 01 March to Tuesday 30 April 2024 may cause delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entry and exit roads. Both roads will be open under traffic control conditions. Please allow additional travel time if you are planning to join a scheduled tour.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Sun 3 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.56am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 29 January 2024 to Sunday 3 March 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.37am

Other planned events: Four Mile Hut construction

Construction works are underway at Four Mile Hut until further notice. Do not enter the construction area.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)

Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:

  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
  • Indi and Tiger trails
  • The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Tooma River trail
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Flat Creek trail
  • Maragle

Entry into baiting locations will be identified 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 contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 6.17am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), 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 these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • 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 Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.54am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, 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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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/ohares-campground/local-alerts

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