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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 2 February 2023, 7.54am

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.09pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kosciuszko National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 1.49pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) closed

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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

Applies from Thu 19 Jan 2023, 2.36pm to Sun 19 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jan 2023, 2.43pm.

Closed areas: Aerial Pest Control Operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking an aerial pest control operation in the Byadbo Wilderness area in Kosciuszko National Park.

The Byadbo Wilderness area will be closed from 7am to 7pm from Monday 13th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023. No visitor facilities will be affected by this closure and public roads will remain open. 

This program is part of an ongoing program in the area, and is to assist in the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats. 

The operation could be postponed due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems. 

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the National Park. Please do not enter these areas of the park during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 3.14pm.

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Precinct - pesticide application

Contractors for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking pesticide application to treat St Johns Wort and Blackberry in the Tom Groggin precinct commencing 3 February 2023. The following areas will be affected:

  • Tom Groggin Campground
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp
  • Grassy Flat Trail
  • Murray Gates Trail
  • Rileys Flat
  • The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates)

Visitors are reminded not to eat the fruit of treated blackberry. Campgrounds and visitor assets will remain open for the duration of the treatment.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.38am to Wed 1 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 6.14pm.

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes Trail closed

Blue Waterholes Trail in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 16 January to Wednesday 1 March while road upgrade works are being undertaken. The closure will impact access to:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Coolamine Homestaed day use area
  • Cooleman Mountain campground
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tumut NPWS office ph. 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.28am.

Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation

The NPWS Cross Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 6 February to 6pm, Friday 17 February 2023 (weekdays only).

This program will target feral deer and aims to significantly reduce the number of feral deer on park and adjacent consenting private land. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This program will operate in the Moonbah/Ingebyra, Cascades and Big Boggy areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

Warning signs will be placed at relevant access points into areas of park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Penalties may apply.

Please note: Cascades Trail will remain open. Visitors must stay within 500m of Cascades Trail. There is no access to Teddy's Hut for the duration of the shoot program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or phone 1300 361 967.

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Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.57pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 9.46am.

Closed areas: Partial closure Spencers Creek rest area

Spencers Creek rest area:  Partial closure for storage of materials and equipment for construction of Snowies Alpine Walk - Stage 3 and the occasional full closure for the staging of helicopter operations.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.21am.

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.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail
  • Grassy Flat Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • 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, 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 these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 11.54am.

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.

Applies from Tue 3 Jan 2023, 9.15am to Wed 15 Feb 2023, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.17am.

Closed areas: Delany's Hut Day Use Area - Closure

Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 February 2023. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.28pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - difficult snowdrift crossings

There are still large snow drifts on the high sections of the high altitude walks (above about 2000m in altitude) in Kosciuszko National Park.  With the existing snow and with alpine weather please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, severe storms and 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 can make travel very dangerous.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

 

Areas above 2000m, including higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short/ steep stretches of snow/ ice cover:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • 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 Wed 14 Dec 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.55pm.

Safety alerts: Tom Groggin Horse Camp - no accessible toilets available

The accessible toilet at Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently out of order. Portable toilets are available at Tom Groggin Horse Camp.

Accessible toilets are available at Tom Groggin campground, approximately 1km south of the Horse Camp.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 3.36pm.

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed due to wet weather

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to storm damage and wet weather trail conditions.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 12.19pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Tuesday 20 December 2022 until Tuesday 20 June 2023 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 Talbingo/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.

Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 12.16pm.

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 Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8.21am.

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 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.

Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Jan 2023, 8.41am.

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed until further notice from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate due to a landslip. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

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

Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.49pm.

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 Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 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.

Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.46am.

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 August 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.16am.

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, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, 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.

Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.54am.

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.

Applies from Sat 23 Apr 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 7.54am.

Closed areas: Buddong Falls track closed due to fire damage

Buddong Falls track is closed until further notice due to fire damage and unsafe conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
3 February 2023 Closed areas Thredbo Valley Track Closed for Events Details

Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 7.30am to Sun 5 Feb 2023, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jan 2023, 8.19am

Thredbo Valley Track and surrounding areas will be closed and inaccessible from Friday 3 February to Sunday 5 February 2023 due to an event.

On Friday 3 February 2023, from 07:30 am to 11:30 am, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley Track between Thredbo Resort and Lake Crackenback Resort.
  • Muzzlewood Track.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back use from Thredbo Diggings campground toward Bullocks Flat, however there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

On Saturday 4 February 2023, from 08:00 am to 02:00 pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley Track between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Muzzlewood Track will remain open for use between Thredbo Diggings campground and the track head at Skitube Carpark D.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back use from Thredbo Diggings campground toward Bullocks Flat, however there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

 

On Sunday 5 February 2023, from 07:30 am to 12:30 pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley Track between Thredbo Diggings Campground and Lake Crackenback Resort.
  • Muzzlewood Track.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back walking from Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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6 February 2023 Closed areas Valentine Hut closed for works. Details

Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.19pm

Valentines Hut in the Jagungal Wilderness area of Kosciuszko NP will be closed until the end of February 2023 for major maitenance works. during this time the hut will not be available for emergency shelter or use of any kind. The adjacent toilet will be useable for visitors camping near the huit or passing through the area.

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13 February 2023 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial and pest control operation Details

Applies from Mon 13 Feb 2023, 7.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.14pm

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Monday 13 February to 7 pm, Friday 17th February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Mt Stilwell Walk
  • Rennix Walk
  • Rainbow Lake Walk
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Illawong Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Grounds (to ~1700m on N, E and W) to Mt Twynam
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Part of Perisher Range including Mount Guthrie (Snowy River east to Mount Paralyser)
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station

 

This operation is part of an ongoing multi-year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program

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

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20 February 2023 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial and pest control operation Details

Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 1.18pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.26pm

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Monday 20 February to 7 pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix Walk
  • Rainbow Lake Walk
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Illawong Walk
  • Mt Stilwell Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Grounds (to ~1700m on N, E and W) to Mt Twynam
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Part of Perisher Range including Mount Guthrie (Snowy River east to Mount Paralyser)
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station

 

This operation is part of an ongoing multi-year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program

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

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24 February 2023 Closed areas Thredbo Valley Track and Pallaibo Walking Track Closed for Events Details

Applies from Fri 24 Feb 2023, 6.30am to Sun 26 Feb 2023, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 3.36pm

Thredbo Valley track, Pallaibo Walking Track and surrounding areas will be closed or inaccessible from Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February 2023.

On Friday 24 February 2023:

From 06:00 am to 11:45 am, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Pallaibo Walk.
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

From 08:00 am to 06:30 pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Friday Flat.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

On Saturday 25 February 2023, from 07:00 am to 01:30 pm, the following areas will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Ngarigo Campground and Lake Crackenback Resort.
  • Muzzlewood track.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

On Sunday 26 February 2023, from 08:00 am to 12:30 pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort.
  • Muzzlewood track.

Bullocks Track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access beyond the junction with the Bundilla Accessible Track.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use between Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings campground and between Skitube Railway Bridge and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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27 February 2023 Closed areas Thermal pool track closed at Yarrangobilly Caves Details

Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 11.46am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.01pm

The thermal pool track and car park will be closed to the public from 27 February to 31 March 2023.  The thermal pool will remain open.  Access to and from the thermal pool will be via the Riverwalk track. Closest parking is located at the South Glory car park.  

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.16pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas will remain closed due to widespread flooding:

Gulpa Island precinct:

  • Campgrounds: Bowls Kiln, Cod Road, Junction, Langmans, McCartney's, Red Fin, Sandhills, Taylors Bridge, Tea Tree & Whites campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island drive
  • Gulpa Creek walk

Millewa precinct:

  • Campgrounds: Aratula, Ash Tree, Brown Bottle, Chimney Creek, Clay Island, Cumalong Campgrounds (1,2,3,4,5), Deadwood, Farm Road, Honeymoon Bend, Huts, Lower Sandy, Mary Ada, McLaurens, Middle, Nestrons, Paradise Beach, Scotts Beach, Snows, Thistle Bend & Top End Beach campgrounds

Moira precinct:

  • Campgrounds: Alegboia, Bridge, Circular Landing, Ferry Road, Hollows, Lakes & Red Gum campgrounds

 

All available campgrounds are now open for bookings via Murray Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

 

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 on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 3.49pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.01pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road closed for road maintenance

Elephant Road will be closed from Monday 6 February to Monday 6 March 2023 while maintenance and repair works are undertaken. 

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

 

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon lookout is closed from Thursday 19 January 2023 due to upgrade works.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Cascades and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Fern Bower, Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass tracks are closed due to track maintenance from Wednesday 1 February to Friday 3 February;
  • Pool of Siloam walking track is closed Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February for a helicopter operation.
  • Gordon Falls walking track and lookout and Golf Links lookout are closed Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February for a helicopter operation.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point from Monday 6 February for upgrade works.
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk between Tallawalla Lookout and Solitary Restaurant closed Wednesday 1 February to Friday 2 February
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January for upgrades.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. Ingar campers must walk in via Andersons or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening March 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes are closed including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is open to Cripps lookout. Track remains closed to Pulpit Rock lookout (Govetts Leap to Cripps lookout is open). Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • No vehicle access to Perry's Lookdown Day Use Area until 6pm on Friday 3rd February 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  Parking available along Hat Hill Road. 
  • No walking access to Perry's Lookdown Day use Area and waking track to Blue Gum Forest on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Lawson Ridge Fire Trail is closed to all vehicles including pedestrians from Monday 30th January until Friday10th February 2023 to allow for road repairs.  

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 10.36am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in Monga National Park are currently closed due to significant flood damage causing dangerous conditions after recent heavy rains:

  • Bolaro Road
  • Buckenbowra River crossing on No Name Mountain Road

These roads will be re-opened for access once they have been fully assessed and any remedial woks completed. Please follow signage and do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 10.35am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.53am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Abercrombie River National Park & State Conservation Area are closed till Friday 3rd March 2023 due to construction work on damaged river crossing and campgrounds. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park will reopen as soon as works are complete.

Bummaroo Ford remains OPEN

Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and associated walking tracks in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park are closed until further notice for infrastructure replacement works following the 2019/20 wildfires. The area will be re-opened as soon as works are completed to make the area safe.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.42pm

Closed areas: View Point Road, Bundanoon closed

View Point Road in the Bundanoon precinct of Morton National Park is closed for road maintenance from Monday 30 January to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also affected due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2023, 8.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Granite Falls and Tin Mine rd closed for roadworks

Granite Falls area and Tin Mine Road in Morton National Park are closed for roadworks from 7am on Monday 30th January to 5pm on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 3.54pm

Other planned events: Roadworks, Morton NP (12 Mile Rd/Jerrawangala section)

Delays on roads in the area including Luncheon Creek Road, 12 Mile, Deodar, Burnt Ridge.

Expect short delays. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Jan 2023, 10.53am

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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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2.54pm

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 for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting 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 Wed 18 Jan 2023, 11.53am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Woolpack and Red Trail closed due to trail maintenance

Woolpack and Red Trails in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve are closed to both vehicles and walkers until 28 February, 2023, due to trail upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166

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Applies from Wed 18 Jan 2023, 11.39am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Childowla Fire Trail closed due to trail maintenance

Childowla Fire Trail in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve is closed to both vehicles and walkers until 30 April 2023, due to trail upgrade works .

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.16am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 10.58am

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.

This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the risk area.

No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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Applies from Tue 17 Jan 2023, 2.40pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Intermittent Road Closures for road resealing works - Eurobodalla National Park

From 16th January through to 28th February 2023, NPWS will be completing reseal works to roads in visitor precincts within the Eurobodalla National Park. The works will require intermittent closures of these roads to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to allow for works access and protect public safety across the construction site.

The areas impacted will be

- Shelly Beach parking area

- Toragy Loop Road 

- Elizabeth Street

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff. Do not attempt to enter areas that have been closed for works temporarily. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:

Barooga precinct

  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds

Cottadidda precinct

  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds

Boomanoomana precinct

  • Boomanoomana campgrounds

Mulwala precinct

  • Mulwala campgrounds

Collendina precinct

  • Collendina campgrounds

Corowa precinct

  • Corowa campgrounds

Quat Quatta precinct

  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds

Thornley precinct

  • Thornley campgrounds

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Jan 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 12.28pm to Mon 17 Apr 2023, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Lennard's Island walking track and carpark closure

Lennard's Island walking track and carpark will be closed from Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 17 April 2023 due to upgrade works.

One carpark space is closed to the public for material storage. Workers will be present on the walking track and carpark.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Jan 2023, 10.53am

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Areas of Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.52am

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 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.53am

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 Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.25am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery including Mumbulla Falls

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works on walkways and viewing platforms.

Please follow Park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to access these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and car park are open - other areas onsite remain closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and carpark is now open, other areas remain closed due to the effects of widespread flooding.

The following attractions will remain closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Fencing has been installed to prevent injury, so you may need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.12am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.12am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.03am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

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 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.03am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.48am

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Saturday 4th March 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

- Cuba precinct

- Dunoon Lagoon

-Willbriggie

-Willbriggie East.

Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.34am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 3.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 one-off program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Morton National Park from 16/11/22 to 30/6/23

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 Shoalhaven NPWS area office for more information on 4428 6300

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.10am

Closed parks: Kyalite precinct closed

Kyalite precinct is closed until further notice, including all campgrounds due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit.  Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please contact the Buronga office on 

03 5021 8900

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 1.06pm

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay is closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 1.06pm

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 1.06pm

Closed areas: Jew Fish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2022.

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is closed due to flooding

Benarca precinct including all campgrounds will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 11.07am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin precinct Campground closures

Due to high rainfall and flooding, Deniliquin precinct, including all the campgrounds such as Willoughby's Beach will be closed until further notice.

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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 6.07pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.11am

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November to 1 April to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Richardson lookout closed

Richardson lookout on the West Rim walking track is closed for upgrade from Monday 14 November 2022 1:00pm to Friday 16 December 2022 5:00pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 7.37am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. The Erith Coal Mine walking track is open.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 8.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite Reserves) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office on 0350 201764 before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 7.52am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches

Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Sep 2022, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the visitor centre.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 9.09am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.06pm

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 Monday 20 March 2023 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 Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.27pm

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 11.14am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 3.09pm

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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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/education/stage-2-hsie-aboriginal-customs-practices-tumut-kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

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