Applies from Sat 21 Sep 2019, 6.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 6.44pm
Safety alerts: Snowy River potential flood warning
Snowy River Potential Flooding
Due to rainfall and snow melt there will be an unregulated spill from Island Bend Dam in the next 24 hours. This may result in river levels exceeding the river banks. In addition the Snowy River may also be high or above riverbank heights from Snowy Bridge to Jindabyne Dam.
Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 10.07am
Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure
Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses. There will be signage in place.
Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will not open at the October long weekend and will remain closed until the end of November.
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.
Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground. Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The closed areas are:
Blue Waterholes campground
Magpie Flat campground
Blue Waterholes picnic area
Clarke Gorge walking track
Nichols Gorge walking track
Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:
Long Plain Hut
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.
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 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:
Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 2.35pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2019, 4.02pm
Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter
Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:
Summit trail/walk. Marker poles exist for much of the first 7.5km, though some may be buried. The last approx. 2km has no markers
Main Range walk
Snow Gums boardwalk
Dead Horse Gap track
Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.
These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.
These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
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).