Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 4.06pm.
Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure 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 – Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery including Bullocks walk and Muzzlewood track (Note: Diversions in place at Bullocks Flat)
- Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
- Tom Groggin Horse Camp, Tom Groggin campground, Leatherbarrel Creek campground and Geehi campground
- 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.
- The following trails accessed from the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Khancoban:
- Geehi Walls Trail
- Grassy Flats Trail
- Murray Gates Trail
- Major Clews Trail
- Bicentennial Trail
- 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
- Tantangara Road
- The following public roads:
- 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.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.