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Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive

Kosciuszko National Park

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2023, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.

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

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Applies from Sun 7 May 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2023, 11.02am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track partial closure

Thredbo Valley track is closed to cyclists for the winter season between Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings campground.

The lower Thredbo Valley track is open to walkers only from Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery. Maintenance works are underway on the track, including the operation of a small excavator. Please take caution and follow directions of NPWS staff.

Abide by IMBA guidelines and don't ride on wet tracks. Check back for updates as these closures may change.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2023, 9.16am to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Areas of the Geehi precinct closed for winter

The following areas in the Geehi precinct will be closed for winter from Monday 12 June to Friday 29 September 2023:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Major Clews trail

Geehi Flats campground will remain open. For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 10.40am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Winter closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four Mile trail
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail
  • Kings Cross Road from Selwyn Resort to Dry Dam
  • Tumut Ponds fire trail

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open, but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Aug 2023, 7.00am to Thu 8 Feb 2024, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 10.11am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 10 August 2023 and Thursday 8 February 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 9.01pm to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2023, 11.22am

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - snow covered

The following high altitude walks are snow covered for the rest of the winter season:

  • Main Range walk
  • Mt Kosciuszko Summit walk
  • Kosciuszko walk
  • Mount Stilwell walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Snow Gums boardwalk
  • Porcupine walk
  • Charlotte Pass to Perisher walk
  • Rennix walk
  • Schlink Hut walking track
  • Threbo River track
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Dead Horse Gap walk
  • Cascade Hut trail

Other walks may have shorter sections of snow and ice cover. Snow covered walks can be more difficult to follow, slippery, icy and steep. There is also a risk of long falls and slides as you cross slopes. You should be prepared for winter conditions with:

  • Snowshoes (and solid/waterproof walking boots), skis or splitboard
  • Navigation skills and a map, compass and GPS
  • Plans for all walks to take longer than normal
  • Winter clothing.

If you plan to visit these areas in winter, follow alpine safety advice

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 64505555.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Sep 2023, 10.43am

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet is closed from Thursday May 11 2023 to the end of winter. Seamans Hut toilet will remain open all winter.

You are encouraged to carry out your human waste when toilets are not available on the Main Range. Please refer to these resources for more information: 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. 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). Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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