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Perkins Flat campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 3 March 2024, 9.25pm

Applies from Sun 3 Mar 2024, 7.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 9.22pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Mar 2024, 9.25pm.

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 31 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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
4 April 2024 Closed areas Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control Details

Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 6.06pm

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team at npws.wildhorses@environment.nsw.gov.au

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please contact NPWS at npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6947 7025

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 3 Mar 2024, 7.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 9.22pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Mar 2024, 9.25pm

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 31 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 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 Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.09am

Other planned events: Notification of Baiting Program - Feral Pigs

The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program targeting Feral Pigs in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve. This program is targeted at protecting the endangered Crimson spider orchid which is present in the reserve. It is also recognised that feral pigs can have significant impacts on surrounding agricultural enterprises. The program is scheduled to commence on Monday 4th March, 2024 and conclude by Sunday 17th March, 2024. The control sites are located within the reserve, and all baiting locations will be signposted. This program complements aerial shooting and trapping programs run by NPWS in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve.

 

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 should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

 

If you have any further questions please call Queanbeyan Office on 6229 7166.

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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 Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.32am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

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 until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.10am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. Inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS has prohibited the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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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 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 Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jan 2024, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Beowa National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section and North of Snowy Mountain Hwy)
  • Wadbilliga 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 locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.55am

Other incidents: No access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Fire Trail

Please note - There is no access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Firetrail. Access via Mackeys lane is private property and not permitted.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office - 02 4476 0800

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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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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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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/perkins-flat-campground/local-alerts

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