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

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 16 April 2021, 4.19pm

Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 9.49am.

Hazard reduction burns: Indi North HR

There is a fire in this park called Indi North HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 2.01pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail

Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)

  • Elliott Way (Expected to open late April 2021)
  • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (Expected to open 1st June 2021)

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

  • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before travel.
  • Wares Yards campground will remain open during road works.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 5.00am to Fri 7 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.46pm.

Closed areas: Illawong Walk closed

Illawong walk will be closed from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May 2021 for major track repairs.

Signs will be in place around the closed track. For access to Illawong Bridge and Illawong Lodge please use alternate access routes.

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.22pm.

Other planned events: Aerial Deer Capture - Pilot Wilderness

The NPWS/Environmental Trust Cross-Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be undertaking aerial netting capture of feral deer between the 19th and 30th of April.

NPWS research staff will be undertaking this work in the Big Boggy area, which includes Cascades Trail. Visitors are asked to avoid aircraft where possible and be aware of animal movements. Short delays may be experienced in some areas. 

Please follow directions by NPWS staff where advised. For more information, please contact NPWS via email at deer.project.environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.12am.

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.42am.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Jillabenan Cave (guided cave)
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

There will be short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road from 10 April 2021 - 20 April 2021 due to infrastructure works. Please drive safely and follow the directions of signs and staff.  For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

The following caves remain closed to the public until further notice:

  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave (available for large group bookings only)
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave

We highly recommend you buy your cave tickets online before you arrive. To book, visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.

Jillabenan Cave will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 23 April 2021 for urgent cleaning and maintenance. Guided tours of Jersey Cave will be available to purchase from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

Recreational caving is now permitted with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Permits will only be issued to compliant recreational groups.  

All accommodation bookings are now open and can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Cave House 1901 East and West wings are available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 guest rooms are available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.38pm to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.24am.

Other planned events: Delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road

Expect short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road due to infrastructure works. Please follow signage and directions from staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.04am.

Other incidents: Caution - trail repair work on Round Mountain trail

Heavy machinery is operating on the Round Mountain and Farm Ridge trails to complete trail repairs. The Round Mountain carpark is the base of operations for this work. Please do not enter the work site. New parking has been designated for visitor parking and is signposted. Bushwalkers, please be cautious and keep a safe distance from machinery when accessing the area.

The Khancoban to Kiandra road will have increased heavy vehicle traffic (between Khancoban and Round Mountain carpark) for the duration of these works. Please drive to the conditions.

For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 4.13pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 4.21pm.

Closed areas: Bullocks Huts- Kosciuszko National Park

Bullocks hut will be closed for a number of weeks for important historic conservation works . There is no set date for the completion of the work.

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Applies from Wed 17 Mar 2021, 12.48pm to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.19pm.

Other planned events: Fox Control Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be undertaken adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega, including the main range track, and along Schlinks Pass from Saturday 20th March until Tuesday 20th April. 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 Jindabyne Office on02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.24pm.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.

For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 11.58am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • 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 Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.39pm.

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.

For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 8.36am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10.55am.

Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway

Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.

Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.

Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range 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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
19 April 2021 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track part-closure Details

Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.30am to Fri 21 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 4.04pm

The part of Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery and Pallaibo walk will be closed for a 5 to 7 day window sometime between Monday 19 April and Friday 21 May 2021. The closure is due to a planned hazard reduction burn.

Once the dates for the burn are confirmed a closure notice will be place on this website for these facilities.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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26 April 2021 Closed areas Bicentennial National trail partial closure Details

Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 14 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 11.21am

The section of Bicentennial National trail between Murray Gates trail and north to the Alpine Way is closed between Monday 26 April 2021 and Friday 14 May 2021.

The closure is due to dangerous tree removal and maintenance work on this section of trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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7 May 2021 Other planned events Aerial baiting program Details

Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 2.02pm to Fri 21 May 2021, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.46am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial baiting programs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

These programs will be undertaken from the Monday 10 May - Friday 21 May 2021.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of wild dog and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the 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
  • Lower Snowy
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Byadbo
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 6.23pm

Hazard reduction burns: Quarry HR

There is a fire in this park called Quarry HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5.05pm

Hazard reduction burns: Powerline HR

There is a fire in this park called Powerline HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.50pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mathoura Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Mathoura Hazard Reduction. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 2 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.49pm

Fires - Advice: Hill Plain Rd, Deniliquin

There is a fire in this park called Hill Plain Rd, Deniliquin. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.48pm

Fires - Advice: Bowls Kiln Road

There is a fire in this park called Bowls Kiln Road . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.46pm to Sat 17 Apr 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.51pm

Other planned events: Campgrounds and fire trail closures

McIntyres Hut and Lowells Flat campgrounds and the following fire trails are closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn commencing Monday 12 April 2021:

  • McIntyre trail
  • Lowell’s Flat trail
  • Waterfall trail

These areas are closed to the public and will remain closed until reviewed on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 10am.

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.29pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.50pm

Closed parks: Deniliquin precinct closed for hazard reduction burning

The Deniliquin precinct of Murray Valley Regional Park is closed for hazard reduction burning from Sunday 18 April 2021 until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This burns are called Joggers Trail HR and Willoughby's Connection HR .

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Mystery Bay and 1080 Beach closed – hazard reduction burning

The Mystery Bay section of Eurobodalla National Park, including 1080 Beach, is closed for hazard reduction burning from Tuesday 20 April to Friday 23 April 2021. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This burn is called Mystery Bay HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 8 Apr 2021, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 11.34am

Hazard reduction burns: Great South HR

There is a fire in this park called Great South HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 11.29am

Hazard reduction burns: Hills FT / West rim HR

There is a fire in this park called Hills FT / West rim HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 9.49am

Hazard reduction burns: Indi North HR

There is a fire in this park called Indi North HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Mon 19 Apr 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 3.16pm

Other planned events: Campground, fire trail and road closures

Coree campground, Coree Summit and the following fire trails and roads will be closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn commencing Friday 16 April 2021:

  • Coree Summit trail
  • Two Sticks Road - from Baldy Range trail to Curry’s fire trail
  • Powerline fire trail

These areas are closed to the public and will remain closed until reviewed on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Siltstone and Honeymoon fire trails closed

Siltstone and Honeymoon fire trails are closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April 2021. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Honeymoon HR. For more information, contact the local office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.55am to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Walking track and road closed for hazard reduction burn

Mathoura Gulpa Creek walking track and Gulpa Creek Road are closed for hazard reduction burning from Thursday 15 April until Sunday 19 April 2021.

This burn is called Mathoura HR. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail

Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)

  • Elliott Way (Expected to open late April 2021)
  • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (Expected to open 1st June 2021)

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

  • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before travel.
  • Wares Yards campground will remain open during road works.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 11.53am

Hazard reduction burns: McIntyres Trail HR

There is a fire in this park called McIntyres Trail HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 10.23am

Hazard reduction burns: Hobart Beach HR

There is a fire in this park called Hobart Beach HR . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 5.00am to Fri 7 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Illawong Walk closed

Illawong walk will be closed from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May 2021 for major track repairs.

Signs will be in place around the closed track. For access to Illawong Bridge and Illawong Lodge please use alternate access routes.

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.22pm

Other planned events: Aerial Deer Capture - Pilot Wilderness

The NPWS/Environmental Trust Cross-Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be undertaking aerial netting capture of feral deer between the 19th and 30th of April.

NPWS research staff will be undertaking this work in the Big Boggy area, which includes Cascades Trail. Visitors are asked to avoid aircraft where possible and be aware of animal movements. Short delays may be experienced in some areas. 

Please follow directions by NPWS staff where advised. For more information, please contact NPWS via email at deer.project.environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.31pm to Fri 14 May 2021, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.13am

Safety alerts: Bullanghinya Road closure - Barooga precinct

Bullanghinya Road in the western Barooga precinct of Murray Valley Regional Park is closed beyond 1904 Beach Road and east of the junction at the loop junction. 

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to road works

A number of areas will be closed due to road works. These include:

  • Wallagoot Boat Club
  • Wallagoot picnic area and boat ramp
  • Turingal Head carpark
  • Turingal Head picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.51am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Flooded river crossings

Recent severe weather and flooding has caused significant damage to the river crossing on Dry Creek fire trail. This river crossing is currently impassable. There is no access from Merricumbene fire trail to Araluen Road.

All other river crossings should be treated with extreme caution, if driving through. Some river crossings may have changed or become unstable due to flooding.

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.33pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage

North Head area trails are closed due to damage from rain. This includes:

  • Terrace Beach
  • Lennards Island
  • North Head track

Trails will be closed from Wednesday 7 April 2021 until remedial works are complete. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 11.54am

Closed areas: White Rock Rock and Games Bay Roads

White Rock and Games Bay Roads are closed until further notice to ensure public safety. Recent roadworks and rain have resulted in hazardous road conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5001.

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Applies from Thu 11 Mar 2021, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance

Roadworks will be underway within Eurobodalla National Park during April and May.

The following roads will remain open to public access whilst works are carried out depending on conditions:

  • Bogola Head Road
  • Honeysuckle Road
  • Blackfellows Point Road to Beachcomber Holiday Park

Visitors may enter these areas with care; noting that the road surface may be uneven and slippery during this time. Please drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff.

Congo campground access road will be closed for resurfacing for the month of May 2021. The campground will be closed from Saturday 1 May to Friday 11 June 2021. Visitors are not permitted to enter closed work areas.

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

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Applies from Sat 3 Apr 2021, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 1.49pm

Closed areas: Scotts Bay area closed for hazard reduction burn

The Scotts Bay Area within Bournda National Park will be closed between Tuesday 6 April - Thursday 8 April 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5001 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Rain damage to Packers Swamp Road

Packers Swamp Road, south from the Snowy Mountain Highway to the entry to Nunnock Campground, is only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Trail condition has deteriorated due to rainfall in March 2021. Please take care and drive safely.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.  

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.12am

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Jillabenan Cave (guided cave)
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

There will be short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road from 10 April 2021 - 20 April 2021 due to infrastructure works. Please drive safely and follow the directions of signs and staff.  For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

The following caves remain closed to the public until further notice:

  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave (available for large group bookings only)
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave

We highly recommend you buy your cave tickets online before you arrive. To book, visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.

Jillabenan Cave will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 23 April 2021 for urgent cleaning and maintenance. Guided tours of Jersey Cave will be available to purchase from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

Recreational caving is now permitted with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Permits will only be issued to compliant recreational groups.  

All accommodation bookings are now open and can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Cave House 1901 East and West wings are available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 guest rooms are available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.38pm to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.24am

Other planned events: Delays on Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road

Expect short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road due to infrastructure works. Please follow signage and directions from staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Boundary fire trail closed at Mongarlowe River crossing

Boundary fire trail is currently closed to all traffic at the Mongarlowe River crossing. Recent significant flood damage at this river crossing has made it impassable.

It is not safe to cross at this location. Please follow signage directions and do not drive around any closure barriers. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Assessments and rectification works are scheduled, and the crossing will remain closed until these are completed. NPWS will be reviewing the closure and will update when completed. Please check this website for updates or changes. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.04am

Other incidents: Caution - trail repair work on Round Mountain trail

Heavy machinery is operating on the Round Mountain and Farm Ridge trails to complete trail repairs. The Round Mountain carpark is the base of operations for this work. Please do not enter the work site. New parking has been designated for visitor parking and is signposted. Bushwalkers, please be cautious and keep a safe distance from machinery when accessing the area.

The Khancoban to Kiandra road will have increased heavy vehicle traffic (between Khancoban and Round Mountain carpark) for the duration of these works. Please drive to the conditions.

For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.18am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.58am

Closed areas: Wallagoot Lake boat club area - roadworks

The Wallagoot Lake boat club area in Bournda National Park will be closed for roadworks from Monday 22 March to Wednesday 31 March 2021. This may impact through traffic to Turingal Head. If you plan on driving in the area, please expect possible long delays.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.02am

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures in June 2021 when some areas may be able to be reopened, however it is likely that some areas will remain closed beyond this point. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 29 Mar 2021, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.15am

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

The roads to visitor areas within Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed from Monday 19 April to Thursday 17 June 2021 for road maintenance. This includes:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road / Nelson Beach Road

The roadworks will depend on the weather conditions during this time. It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays. These closures may be extended with an extension posted as soon as possible. These works are necessary to repair the road surface and drainage to ensure the roads provide suitable visitor access. Notification signs and temporary closures will be placed on each road until the works are completed.

For safety reasons, visitor access is prohibited to all closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 19 Mar 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed

Cowdroys Road remains closed following a severe weather event that occurred over a number of days from 19th March 2021. The closure is in place to protect the road surface from vehicle damage. This area will be reopened once the road surface has dried and is stable for traffic. Further rainfall may result in this closure being extended, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

This road closure does not affect access to Gillards campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following rain. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 12.20pm

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.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 5.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least June 2021.

Do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 10.39am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: 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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Jervis Bay National Park
  • Woollamia Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang 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.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road partial closure and campground access

Currently, the following campgrounds can only be accessed via Braidwood:

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

Araluen Road is partially closed due to essential roadworks.  

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and 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 Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed

All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was based on an assessment of risk. 
  • Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed.
  • Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 4.13pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Bullocks Huts- Kosciuszko National Park

Bullocks hut will be closed for a number of weeks for important historic conservation works . There is no set date for the completion of the work.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point Lookout
    • Grand Canyon Lookout
    • Tooths Lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three views walking track
       
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema Wilderness area. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul.
    • Mount Bushwalker (temporary opening, please re-check this alert before setting out for the park).
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout. Toilet is non-operational.
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle. Toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim. Toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Caution should be taken as risks may still be present.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 1.30pm

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 17 Mar 2021, 12.48pm to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Other planned events: Fox Control Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be undertaken adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega, including the main range track, and along Schlinks Pass from Saturday 20th March until Tuesday 20th April. 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 Jindabyne Office on02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 16 Mar 2021, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Green Cape Road Re-opened

Green Cape Road has been reopened. Slippery conditions may be encountered, proceed with caution. For further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 10.05am

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at 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 Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 12.49pm

Closed parks: Gourock National Park closed

Gourock National Park is closed until bushfire safety and rehabilitation works are completed.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.24pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.

For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 11.58am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • 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 Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.

For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.44am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.44am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 8.36am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10.55am

Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway

Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.

Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 12.34pm

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

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

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.11am

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track closed

Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track in Morton National Park are closed from Friday 19 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The closure is due to upgrade works on the road, carpark and track.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range 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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Wog Way closure

Wog Way in South East Forest National Park is closed. Access to Waratah Gully campground is open. Campground access is only via the northern end of Wog Way. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.22am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.47pm

Other planned events: 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 Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.58am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.47pm

Other planned events: 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 Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO 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 Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Mar 2021, 10.04am

Safety alerts: Wet weather road condition advice

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning due to rain, thunderstorms or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

Plan you trip:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up to date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 1311 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps-  The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate roads within the park (including those accessing visitor areas and camping grounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further 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 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Other planned events: 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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.14pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Feb 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: George Boyd Rainforest and lookout walks

George Boyd Rainforest and lookout walks are closed due to bushfire damage.

You can still visit George Boyd lookout and picnic areas by car. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 7.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 8.44pm

Fires - Advice: Cobram East

There is a fire in this park called Cobram East. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 4.24pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.17am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed west of George Boyd lookout

12 Mile Road is closed west of George Boyd lookout. Please do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

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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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12.43pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11.25am

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 Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.13am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to fire damage and hazardous conditions

While most of Murramarang National Park is open, the following areas are closed due to fire damage and hazardous conditions:

  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • All walks between Pretty and Pebbly Beach including Mount Durras.

Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 4 Dec 2020, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Thu 26 Nov 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Algeboia Road in Murray Valley National Park, Moira precinct

Algeboia Road from Dora Road to River Road is closed due to water over road.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

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.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.14am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Dec 2020, 10.17am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. Do not enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Nov 2020, 6.28pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until mid 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of the Lowden Road and includes Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

For information on closures affecting the Mulloon Firetrail contact Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. For closures affecting Tallaganda State Forest contact Forestry Corporation NSW.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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 Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, 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 reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. 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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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-game-show-kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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