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Aboriginal special places guided tours

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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Last reviewed: Wed 25 August 2021, 12.17pm

Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.17pm.

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.40am to Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.26am

Closed areas: Barooga precinct closed due to flooding

The following campgrounds in the Barooga precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the following areas during this time:

  • 1904 Beach
  • Micks Beach
  • Dunns Beach

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.33am to Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.22am

Closed areas: Smithers Beach closed due to flooding

Smithers Beach will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access this area during this time.

To ensure visitor safety, the gate into the precinct will be locked and no public access will be permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.30am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.21am

Closed areas: Cottadidda precincts closed due to flooding

The Cottadidda precincts are closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. During this time all precincts will be locked and the following designated campgrounds will be closed to the public:

  • Quicks Beach
  • Kerrs Beach
  • Ngawe Beach
  • Murray Park
  • O'Dwyers 
  • Backhouses Beach
  • Homestead 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.08am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.04am

Closed areas: Woperana precinct closed due to flooding

The Woperana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:

  • Groutches Beach
  • Finley Beach
  • Grassy campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.05am to Sat 18 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.44am

Closed areas: Boomanoomana precinct closed due to flooding

The Boomanoomana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:

  • Little Pebble Beach campground
  • Sandy Beach campground
  • One Tree Beach campground
  • Lagoon campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.43am to Mon 27 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Collendina precinct closed due to flooding

The Collendina precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds will be closed and will be re-opened once the water subsides:

  • Fryers Lane
  • Jacobs campgrounds

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.39am to Thu 16 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.41am

Closed areas: Corowa precinct closed due to flooding

The Corowa precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:

  • Hidden Beach
  • Foords
  • Federation
  • Dairy Lagoon

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.32am to Thu 23 Dec 2021, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 10.36am

Closed areas: Quat Quatta East precinct closed due to flooding

The Quat Quatta East precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time.

The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:

  • Quat Quatta East 1
  • Quat Quatta East 2
  • Kismet
  • Regulator
  • Quat Quatta East Beach

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100

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Applies from Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.22am to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

All campgrounds are closed (excluding Wooloondool) from Tuesday 30 November to Monday 13 December due to flooding.

Wooloondool campgrounds remain open.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.04am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National Trail partial closure

The Bicentennial National Trail is closed between Geehi and Murray Gates fire trail for dangerous tree works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.02pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on Hannels Spur track

Particular care should be taken on the first 1km of the Hannels Spur walking track as the track is obscured in places by fallen branches. The track remains navigable, but particular care must be taken to avoid trips and falls and to ensure the correct route is regained when diverting around obstacles. If in doubt, retrace your steps and try again. It is anticipated that the fallen timber will be cleared soon. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 12.56pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track open Thredbo Diggings to Bullocks Flat only

Thredbo Valley track is open for use between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat.

Note that a large body of water exists over part of the track in this area. The track has been hardened, so no damage will occur to the track itself, but please avoid damage to surrounding areas of vegetation by remaining on the track, and not riding off track to avoid obstacles.

All other sections of Thredbo Valley track remain closed due to wet track conditions. Conditions will continue to be monitored with a view to reopening additional sections when possible.

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 Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance

Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of November 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 2.29pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.06pm

Safety alerts: Port Phillip Trail Causeway Water Height

Port Phillip Trail Causeway is currently closed. Please stay up to date with current water heights via the Snowy Hydro link https://www.snowyhydro.com.au/generation/live-data/lake-levels/  .Plan your trip accordingly.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.21am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks - northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.03pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Long Plain Rd and Broken Cart Trail part closure

Sections of Broken Cart Trail and Long Plain Road in northern Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to poor road conditions. The closue will be in place until repair work can be completed on unsafe sections. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.10am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: South Glory Cave closed

The South Glory Cave is closed to the public until 10 December 2021. 

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 12.00am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.38am

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground closed

Three Mile Dam campground (east and west) is closed for road maintenance from Monday 15 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11.52am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

For more information, please call Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.45pm to Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.15am

Other planned events: Illawong walk trackhead closed - diversion in place

Illawong walking track head and carpark will be closed from Friday 19 November 2021 until Match 2022 to allow for upgrades to the site. Multiple contractors will be working in this area over the summer months.

You can access Illawong walk via a diversion that will be in place. Please follow the temporary signs. Parking is available at the main Guthega carpark area on entry to Guthega. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5560.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.06am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.29pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

Please be aware you may experience short delays from November 2021 to April 2022 due to helicopter operations in the following areas:

  • Main Range 
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Perisher
  • Guthega

For further information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail closed to vehicles

Tin Mines trail is closed to all vehicles between Ferndale Pine and Galvin's Road due to damage and waterlogging from persist rainfall.

Access is still available to the Tunnel Road picnic area, Danny's Loop track and the Samuel Bollard campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 3.52pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying program - Tumut River Corridor

An aerial weed spraying program will be underway in the Tumut River Corridor from Wednesday 17 of November to Friday 3 December 2021.

This operation will involve a low flying helicopter. There is no impact to visitors predicted.

 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 10.05am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to 2019/2020 bushfires.

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 park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Pattinson's Hut, Matthew's Cottage, Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is currently closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Old Geehi
    • Behrs Flat
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (closed to facilitate the Selwyn Resort rebuilding works).
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks.
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail will be 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Snowy Campground will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
  • Elliott Way:
    • Currently open - motorists urged to drive with care. Construction activities still underway and some sections of road remain unsealed at present.
    • Completion of construction works and resealing of the road surface over the summer may require some brief, planned closures. These will be communicated well in advance and timed to minimise disruption.
    • The nature of the Elliott Way road corridor has significantly changed since the fires, and there may be further road closures at short notice due to slips or rockfalls.

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.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.05pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 9.14am

Closed areas: Spencers Creek rest area closed

Spencers Creek Rest Area and carpark on Kosciuszko Road will be closed from Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 30 May 2022 due to construction works in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.36am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle 
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

Entry into 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 15 Oct 2021, 11.07am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.13pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 1 Oct 2021, 10.20am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.25am

Fire bans: Murray Valley Regional Park - solid fuel 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 1 Oct 2021, 10.17am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.25am

Fire bans: Murray Valley National Park - solid fuel 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 Mon 16 Aug 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.

For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12.35pm to Sat 12 Mar 2022, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.45pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track closures

The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area for construction. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road

The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area

We anticipate that the track will re-open March 2022.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 4.23pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
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 Tue 21 Sep 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 7.52am

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail partial closure

The Tin Mines trail is closed between Lankey's Creek Road and the Ferndale pine plantation due to road damage. The road is impassable to 4WD vehicles.

Tin Mines campground and North's lookout are accessible by foot and mountain bike only.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 4.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Oct 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.39am

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 Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 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, and 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 Fri 6 Aug 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 6 Feb 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.57am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 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 between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

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 office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.17pm

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

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 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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