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Kosciuszko - a special place

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography, Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 June 2020, 1.12am

Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 12.12pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 1.12am.

Closed areas: Long weekend closures

The resort areas of Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass, and the Main Range of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed to the public for the June long weekend, from 4pm Friday 5 June to 5am Tuesday 9 June 2020.

  • This closure is to support NSW ski resorts in their preparations for the opening of ski season – and to protect local communities who are not yet prepared for an influx of visitors.
  • The closure is supported by Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, NSW police, NSW Ambulance, the Department of Health and local community organisations.
  • Road blocks will be in place to prevent public access up Kosciuszko Road to Perisher, including Guthega and Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass. The road will be closed at Wilsons Valley.
  • With the exception of through traffic, the Alpine Way will be restricted between the vehicle entry station and Dead Horse Gap. This includes access to Thredbo Village.
  • Employees, lodge managers, lodge owners, tradesman and club members who need to travel to the resorts to prepare their premises for the snow season will be permitted access. Evidence, such as authorisation from a club, or a utility bill will be required for access through the road blocks.
  • See a map of closed areas

Areas open

  • Walking tracks around the Thredbo Valley, including the Pallaibo and Waterfall tracks, plus the Lower Thredbo Valley track below Bullocks Flat are open for walking.
  • Thredbo River will be accessible below Bullocks Flat
  • The entire length of the Thredbo Valley track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout hatchery is closed for cycling, due to track conditions.

Ski season

  • The ski resort's lift operations are closed until the opening of the ski season. The ski season open dates are:
    • Thredbo: Monday 22 June 2020
    • Perisher: Wednesday 24 June 2020
    • Charlotte Pass: Friday 26 June 2020
    • Selwyn Snow Resort: Closed for 2020 due to bush fire damage
  • Accommodation may be open prior to the ski resort opening dates. Check directly with the accommodation provider.

Ski season on-snow activities

Commencing Monday 22 June, all on-snow sporting activities undertaken this year in Kosciuszko National Park will require a pre-purchased resort lift pass or registration with NPWS in advance, via a Trip Intention Form

  • If you are coming for skiing or snowboarding in resort areas of Kosciuszko National Park this winter, don’t leave home without a valid pre-purchased lift pass
  • From 9th June, visitors wishing to undertake on-snow back country activities will need to register a Trip Intention Form (TIF) with NPWS prior to their arrival. Examples of on-snow back country activities, which can be undertaken after a TIF is lodged, include back country snow shoeing, cross country skiing, skiing and snowboarding
  • Tobogganing, sledding and snow-tubing is prohibited throughout Kosciuszko National Park in 2020. There are no accessible areas in Kosciuszko National Park that allow these activities to be safely undertaken in accordance with the current Covid-19 physical-distancing requirements.

Affects 25 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jun 2020, 11.52am.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

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

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is OPEN after 1 June 2020 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.

 

Other closures

  • Yarrangobilly Visitor Centre and all caves remain closed to the public. Yarrangobilly Caves is open for walks and the thermal pool.
  • Individual businesses such as cafes and restaurants are making their own decisions about whether to open for business, ensuring they are compliant with current restrictions.
  • Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.
  • Perisher office is currently closed until 15 June

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 northern section of the park:
    • Kiandra
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens Lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road). The road is expected to reopen in December 2020.
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way. The road is expected to reopen in May 2021.
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

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. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.07pm.

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seaman's Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed for winter 2020. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seaman's Hut or the new toilet when construction is complete, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under the snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6450 5600. 

Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 12.04pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed

The entire Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to current weather and track conditions. 

Track conditions will  be reassessed following the current weather event, with a view of reopening sections if possible.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 12.22pm.

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 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 (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 Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am to Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 12.23pm.

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern Precinct of Kosciuszko 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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 9.08am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.46am.

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair. For more details, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 7 Jun 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Jun 2020, 10.09am

Closed parks: Reserve closed for aerial pest control operation

Applies from Mon 8 Jun 2020, 7.00am to Fri 12 Jun 2020, 7.00pm. 

This park is closed from 7am, Monday 8 June to 7pm, Friday 12 June 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This program will target pigs and goats. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Other pest animals, including deer, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Jun 2020, 9.09am

Fires - Advice: Horse Head Rd, Murrah

There is a fire in this park called Horse Head Rd, Murrah. 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 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Areas remaining closed

All areas south of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area remain closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

 

Areas now open

North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:

  • Badgerys Spur walking track
  • Long Point walking track
  • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
  • Erith coalmine loop walk
  • Lovers walking track
  • Mount Carnorvon walking track
  • 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 the Quiera track head on Tolwong Road
  • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafrass
  • Tanjara Falls on the Braidwood Road
  • Old Burrier trail

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 5 Jun 2020, 5.59am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.11am

Other planned events: Campground bookings

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 Brindabella National 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 Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.08am

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 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 8.57am

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 Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 5.10pm

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are closed:

  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at the junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Pipeline track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.06pm

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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 12.12pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 1.12am

Closed areas: Long weekend closures

The resort areas of Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass, and the Main Range of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed to the public for the June long weekend, from 4pm Friday 5 June to 5am Tuesday 9 June 2020.

  • This closure is to support NSW ski resorts in their preparations for the opening of ski season – and to protect local communities who are not yet prepared for an influx of visitors.
  • The closure is supported by Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, NSW police, NSW Ambulance, the Department of Health and local community organisations.
  • Road blocks will be in place to prevent public access up Kosciuszko Road to Perisher, including Guthega and Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass. The road will be closed at Wilsons Valley.
  • With the exception of through traffic, the Alpine Way will be restricted between the vehicle entry station and Dead Horse Gap. This includes access to Thredbo Village.
  • Employees, lodge managers, lodge owners, tradesman and club members who need to travel to the resorts to prepare their premises for the snow season will be permitted access. Evidence, such as authorisation from a club, or a utility bill will be required for access through the road blocks.
  • See a map of closed areas

Areas open

  • Walking tracks around the Thredbo Valley, including the Pallaibo and Waterfall tracks, plus the Lower Thredbo Valley track below Bullocks Flat are open for walking.
  • Thredbo River will be accessible below Bullocks Flat
  • The entire length of the Thredbo Valley track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout hatchery is closed for cycling, due to track conditions.

Ski season

  • The ski resort's lift operations are closed until the opening of the ski season. The ski season open dates are:
    • Thredbo: Monday 22 June 2020
    • Perisher: Wednesday 24 June 2020
    • Charlotte Pass: Friday 26 June 2020
    • Selwyn Snow Resort: Closed for 2020 due to bush fire damage
  • Accommodation may be open prior to the ski resort opening dates. Check directly with the accommodation provider.

Ski season on-snow activities

Commencing Monday 22 June, all on-snow sporting activities undertaken this year in Kosciuszko National Park will require a pre-purchased resort lift pass or registration with NPWS in advance, via a Trip Intention Form

  • If you are coming for skiing or snowboarding in resort areas of Kosciuszko National Park this winter, don’t leave home without a valid pre-purchased lift pass
  • From 9th June, visitors wishing to undertake on-snow back country activities will need to register a Trip Intention Form (TIF) with NPWS prior to their arrival. Examples of on-snow back country activities, which can be undertaken after a TIF is lodged, include back country snow shoeing, cross country skiing, skiing and snowboarding
  • Tobogganing, sledding and snow-tubing is prohibited throughout Kosciuszko National Park in 2020. There are no accessible areas in Kosciuszko National Park that allow these activities to be safely undertaken in accordance with the current Covid-19 physical-distancing requirements.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jun 2020, 11.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

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

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is OPEN after 1 June 2020 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.

 

Other closures

  • Yarrangobilly Visitor Centre and all caves remain closed to the public. Yarrangobilly Caves is open for walks and the thermal pool.
  • Individual businesses such as cafes and restaurants are making their own decisions about whether to open for business, ensuring they are compliant with current restrictions.
  • Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.
  • Perisher office is currently closed until 15 June

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 northern section of the park:
    • Kiandra
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens Lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road). The road is expected to reopen in December 2020.
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way. The road is expected to reopen in May 2021.
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

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. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 11.09am to Wed 10 Jun 2020, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 12.39pm

Other planned events: Crofton weed control

Crofton weed spraying with a low volume back pack is underway at Brown Mountain and Myrtle Mountain.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 11.28am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to road works. There is no vehicle access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress ridge, Butter Box point and Mount Hay summit.
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
  • Ingar campground is closed to vehicles due to private property access along Ingar Road.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed due to fire damage.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Mount Banks summit walk, due to fire damage.

Eastern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock & all areas that require access along closed tracks.

The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Faulconbridge point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts leap.
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk).
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists (only) all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout.
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Mt Banks (Banks Walls cycle and lookout).
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk.

 

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.49pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 7.23pm

Closed parks: Montague Island Nature Reserve closed

Montague Island Nature Reserve and all lighthouse accommodation is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse accommodation is schedule to reopen on Friday 26th June. 

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.20pm to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 7.18pm

Closed areas: Myer House

Myer House is closed and will reopen on Saturday 27 June 2020. If you would like to stay please revisit this webpage and make a booking or call 1300 072 757. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. 

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 4.31pm

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 Fri 29 May 2020, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Erith Coal Mine walking track partly closed

The bottom stair section of Erith Coal Mine walking track located in Bundanoon is closed due to flood damage. However, the remainder of this walking track is now open for use.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.35pm

Other planned events: Green Cape Lightstation Cottages available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Green Cape Lightstation cottages are closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a cottage after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds, campsites and cottages will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 12.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.35pm

Other planned events: Hobart Beach campground available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Hobart Beach campground is closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 12.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.34pm

Other planned events: Bittangabee Bay campground available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Bittangabee Bay campground is closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.40pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

Ellerslie Nature Reserve is closed due to safety risk to visitors from fire-affected dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 26 May 2020, 3.11pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.15pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed for pest management

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 9am, Wednesday 27 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.07pm

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seaman's Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed for winter 2020. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seaman's Hut or the new toilet when construction is complete, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under the snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Thu 21 May 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 3.41pm

Closed areas: Canyoning and caving closed in Bungonia National Park

All canyoning and caving activities within Bungonia National Park and state conservation area are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed

The entire Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to current weather and track conditions. 

Track conditions will  be reassessed following the current weather event, with a view of reopening sections if possible.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 9.05pm

Closed areas: Light to Light walk

Light to Light walk is closed due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage. 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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 9.09am

Closed areas: Park areas closed

Most of Murramarang National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 11.13am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 2.39pm

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 Monday 4 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area 
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deau 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 Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 9.18am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting 2 aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The programs will start on or shortly after Wednesday 27 May 2020, and will conclude on Friday 31 July 2020. It will happen in the following parks:

  • Bugong National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Morton National Park and state conservation area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bungonia National Park and state conservation area
  • Barrengarry Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park and state conservation area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka 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 please call NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

The Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia National Park 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 Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 May 2020, 11.01am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Thursday 5 November 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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.

For further information please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 12.22pm

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 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 (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 Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am to Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 12.23pm

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern Precinct of Kosciuszko 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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 24 Apr 2020, 2.36pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.31am

Closed parks: Parr State Conservation Area closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 1.00pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 3.04pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 9.43am

Other planned events: Pest control program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the South East Local Land Services are conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program is happening between Tuesday 7 April and Wednesday 2 September 2020. 

There are 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 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 call the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.00pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 9.43am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Local Land Services (LLS) are conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is happening between Thursday 30 April and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Bungonia State Conservation Area and Bungonia 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 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 Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 7244.

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Applies from Thu 23 Apr 2020, 3.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 10.44am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a pest management program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will happen from Monday 27 April to Sunday 20 December 2020 in Jervis Bay National Park, Conjola National Park, Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, Meroo National Park and 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 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 3.36pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bush fire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bush fire damage. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bush fire recovery. 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 Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Southern Ben Boyd National Park

The southern section of Ben Boyd National Park (Green Cape area) is closed until further notice due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions. 

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12.06pm

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 Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. 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 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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7.57am

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 Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 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 Tue 14 Apr 2020, 3.26pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Apr 2020, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire hazards

This park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 17 Apr 2020, 9.20am to Fri 16 Oct 2020, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox 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 Friday 17 April and Friday 16 October 2020 in the Little Forest Plateau and 12 Mile Road/Jerrawangala areas of Morton National Park.

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 Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Apr 2020, 9.37am

Other planned events: Environmental weed spraying

A weed spraying program will take place in the Nungatta, Genoa and Coolangubra sections of South East Forests National Park between Tuesday 14 April and Friday 29 May 2020. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Nungatta Road
  • Baelcoola East trail
  • Nungatta Creek
  • Genoa River
  • Mataganah fire trail

The weed spraying will aim to control blackberry, blue periwinkle, serrated tussock, Spanish heath and other environmental weeds. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 9.08am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.46am

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair. For more details, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 10.56am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Apr 2020, 11.15am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park

Clyde River National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 11.12am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Apr 2020, 11.11am

Closed parks: Budawang National Park closed

Budawang National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 6.21pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Apr 2020, 10.21am

Closed parks: Park closed - hazardous conditions and aerial and ground pest control

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fires. 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 Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.12pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 May 2020, 8.14am

Closed areas: Campgrounds and hard roofed accommodation closed

This accommodation and campground precinct is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire affected areas

Gourock National Park is closed until safety and rehabilitation works are completed. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sun 20 Sep 2020, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 2.15pm

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 Tallaganda National Park, Tallaganda State Conservation Area and 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.

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.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 1.46pm

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closed - bushfire recovery

Bimberi Nature Reserve remains closed due to damage caused by recent bushfires. NPWS is working to rehabilitate damaged areas and address safety concerns prior to opening the reserve. We will endeavour to keep the community updated on progress over the coming months. For more information call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.21am

Closed areas: Woomargama National Park - eastern end closed

The eastern section of Woomargama National Park is closed. The closure is due to the Green Valley bushfire which has resulted in damage to trails and fallen trees. This closed area includes:

  • All areas east of Tin Mines campground through to Lankeys Creek and Jingelic Road
  • Tin Mines trail east of the campsite
  • Philis trail
  • Cockatoo Creek trail
  • Mandaring trail
  • Mathewsons trail
  • Millers trail and any other trails into the reserves which enter via Lankeys Creek or the River road

Tin Mines and Samual Bollard campsites are still open and can be accessed by the Tin Mines trail off Tunnel road, Woomargama.

Please do not enter the closed area. 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 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 Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory 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 Sat 28 Dec 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 9.08am

Fires - Advice: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany. 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 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

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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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

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 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 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-4-geography-special-place-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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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer