Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 5.36pm.
Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:
- Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
- Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
- Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek, Waste Point – visitors need to check whether resort facilities, and hospitality venues are open for business
- Alpine Way between Jindabyne and Thredbo Village
- Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
- Ngarigo campground and Thredbo Diggings campground – for day use and overnight camping
- Island Bend campground - for day use and overnight camping
- Snowy Mountains Highway – visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
- Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
- Tracks / trails now open – for day use only:
- Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mt Kosciuszko
- Summit trail – Charlotte Pass to Mt Kosciuszko
- Main Range walk – Charlotte Pass to Kosciuszko (both via Blue Lake or via Rawson Pass)
- Illawong walk – Guthega to Illawong Hut
- Thredbo Valley Track – Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery including Bullocks walk and Muzzlewood track
- Mt Stilwell walk – Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell
- Snowgums Boardwalk - Charlotte Pass
- Porcupine walk – Perisher to Mt Porcupine
- Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
- Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
- Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
- Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek
- Various tracks and trails located within the Thredbo resort lease area
- Visitors need to stay on the tracks. The backcountry areas surrounding the tracks are closed due to the bushfire risk. No backcountry camping is permitted. Tracks and areas may close at short notice due to changing bushfire conditions
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
- All backcountry areas in Kosciuszko National Park except for the tracks and trails listed as open for day use only
- Schlink Pass Trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
- Yarrangobilly Caves and all other areas in northern Kosciuszko National Park
- Dead Horse Gap walk, River walk and Cascade Hut trail
- Alpine Way from Thredbo to the Victorian border
- Long Plain Road
- Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground
- Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
- Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
- Goats Ridge Road and Elliot Way
- Cabramurra township - Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed
- All areas not listed as open
RFS and NPWS will continue to assess bushfire risk and progress opening further areas of Kosciuszko National Park when it is safe.
Beware of changing conditions
- All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk.
- You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park.
Current fire situation
- Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove.
- There are still fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Bogong Peaks Wilderness, Jagungal Wilderness, Cooleman, Geehi, Pilot Wilderness and the Lower Snowy River (near the Victorian Border).
- Other large fires exist to the south and west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria.
- Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires.
Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737.