Applies from Sat 29 Feb 2020, 12.00am to Sun 1 Mar 2020, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.33am
Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed and / or inaccessible on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.
On Saturday 29 February 2020, 6am to 3pm, the following tracks will be closed:
Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback
Therefore, there will be no access from Bullocks Walking track to Bullocks Flat. There will also be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge. Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo and Thredbo Diggings campground will remain open.
On Sunday 1 March 2020, 6am to 3pm, the following areas will be closed:
Thredbo Valley track, including the lower Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Gaden Trout Hatchery
Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.48pm
Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather
This park and all parks and reserves in the South Coast area are closed due to forecast severe and extreme fire danger conditions, and the ongoing bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.
This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.
Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.25pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 3.22pm
Safety alerts: Heavy trucks on Tin Mines trail
B-double logging trucks will be using a section of Tin Mines trail between Ferndale Pine Plantation and Tunnel Road. This is to access Tunnel Road, through to the Hume Highway. Logging trucks will run Monday to Friday during daylight hours from Monday 21 October 2019 for up to six months. No trucks will operate during weekends and public holidays. Park visitors should follow the directions of road signage, take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6947 7000.
Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am
Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
They're under direct control of an adult
The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8.07am
Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure
Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses between Monday 30 September and Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be signage in place, indicating closed areas.
Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will be closed. This is to allow National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.
The following areas will also be closed during this time:
Blue Waterholes campground
Magpie Flat campground
Blue Waterholes picnic area
Clarke Gorge walking track
Nichols Gorge walking track
Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during this time to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground from Friday 4 October until Saturday 30 November 2019.
Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:
Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.06am to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 11.36am
Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control program
Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 11 November and Friday 15 November 2019 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:
Rainbow Lake walk
The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Pounds Creek and Mount Anderson
Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
Suggan Buggan Range
Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail
This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, call 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway
NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.
This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.
There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.
Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 3.16pm
Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong, East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.40am
Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
A 1080 baiting program will be underway in this park from Monday 1 July to Tuesday 31 December 2019. This program will use meat baits and CPE ejectors. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals and that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
The program is aimed at protecting threatened species found in the area. For more information, please call 0448 296 373.
Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program
A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.
For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.
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:
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).