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Accredited avalanche training in Kosciuszko

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 19 March 2023, 2.58pm

Applies from Sat 18 Mar 2023, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Mar 2023, 4.50pm.

Closed areas: Rennix and Waterfall walks closed for hazard reduction

A hazard reduction will be occuring in the area between Kosciuszko Rd, Guthega Rd, the Snowy River and east towards waste Point on tuesday the 21st of March. Both the listed tracks are closed for the remainder of the week.

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Fri 24 Mar 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 10.34am.

Closed areas: Mt Stilwell Walking Track Partial closure for track upgrade

The Mount Stilwell walking track will be partially closed between the Lookout and the summit of Mt Stilwell due to track upgrade works.  This closure will be in place between 13-24th March, 2023.  The section from the Trackhead to the Lookout (approximately 800m) will remain open during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 10.39am.

Other planned events: Planned trail maintenance - Grassy Flat Track, Murray Gates Track, Rileys Flat Track

Grassy Flat Trail, Murray Gates Trail and Rileys Flat Trail will be intermittently closed for trail maintenance and repairs commencing Monday 20 March 2023. The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Geehi) will not be closed as part of these works. Closed areas will be signposted and gates for public access will be locked for the duration of these works.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 4.34pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 4.44pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Kosciuszko National Park from 17th March 2023 to 31 March 2023.

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.  The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Jindabyne NPWS area office for more information on 6450 5555.

Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 11.46am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 12.56pm.

Closed areas: Thermal pool track closed at Yarrangobilly Caves

The thermal pool track and car park will be closed to the public from 20 March to 31 March 2023.  The thermal pool will remain open.  Access to and from the thermal pool will be via the Riverwalk track. Closest parking is located at the South Glory car park.  

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2023, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2023, 1.16pm.

Closed areas: Valentines hut closed for maintenance

Valentines Hut will be closed until the 31st of March for emergency maintenance works. Visitors are still permited to camp nearby and use the toilet but no access to the hut is permitted.

Applies from Thu 2 Mar 2023, 1.48pm to Fri 5 May 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2023, 9.20am.

Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation

The NPWS Cross Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Tuesday 21st to 6pm Friday 31st March and 6am Monday 24th April to 6pm Friday 5th May 2023 (weekdays only and excluding public holidays).

This program will target feral deer and aims to significantly reduce the number of feral deer on park and adjacent consenting private land. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This program will operate in the Moonbah/Ingebirah, Cascades and Big Boggy areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

Warning signs will be placed at relevant access points into areas of park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Penalties may apply.

Please note: The Cascades Trail will remain open to the public. Visitors must stay on the trail, there is a 500m buffer either side of the trail. There is no access to Teddy's Hut for the duration of the shoot program. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or phone 1300 361 967.

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.06pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.18pm.

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Campground partially closed due to roadworks

Tom Groggin Campground and Day Use Area will be partially closed from the 24th April to the 31st May 2023 in order to undertake significant campground maintenance works, including the formalisation of vehicle tracks within the campground and rehabilitation planting. 

Traffic controls may be in place for some parts of this work. The Alpine National National Park (Victoria) and Bicentennial National Trail will remain accessible via the Tom Groggin ford. 

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is not affected by the above works and will remain open. 

All NSW NPWS campgrounds require an online booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 8.55am.

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed due to flood damage

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to storm damage and wet weather trail conditions.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 8.02am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 2.58pm.

Closed areas: Track Upgrade Closure , Albina Traverse Section of the Main Range Walk 13 March to 28 April 2023

The Albina Traverse section of the Main Range Walk will be closed from Monday 13th March until Friday 28th April 2023 whilst essential upgrades are undertaken to the existing track surface. Walkers are free to divert off track around the work site by travelling below the traverse via Lake Albina or along the Mount Northcote ridgeline above. However please be aware that when walking off track:

  • Walkers are advised to have map and compass or avoid walking off track in poor visibility conditions
  • Walkers should avoid following cairns, non-hardened footpads or walking single file and instead should spread out
  • Walkers should travel on more durable vegetation types such as grasses rather than heath or other sensitive vegetation

For more information, contact the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.38am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.13pm.

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes trail closed

Blue Waterholes trail in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 16 January to Thursday 6 April 2023 while road upgrade works are being undertaken. The closure will impact access to:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Coolamine Homestead picnic area
  • Cooleman Mountain campground
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tumut NPWS office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Feb 2023, 1.09pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

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

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat Trail

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • 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.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut 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.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • 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 6 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 12.52pm.

Closed areas: Valentine Hut closed for works

Valentines Hut in the Jagungal Wilderness area will be closed until the end of February 2023 for major maintenance works. During this time the hut will not be available for emergency shelter or use of any kind. The adjacent toilet will be useable for visitors camping near the hut or passing through the area.

Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 12.51pm.

Other planned events: Geehi toilet facilities replacement works

Works are underway to replace all the toilet facilities at Geehi, including at:

  • Geehi Flats campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground

Please be aware there will be machinery in these campgrounds to construct the new toilet facilities. The construction works will be from mid January to the end of June 2023. All old toilet facilities will remain in place for use whilst the new facilities are being constructed. For more information please contact the Khancoban NPWS Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 12.20pm.

Safety alerts: No heavy vehicles permitted on Guthega Road past Island Bend

Heavy vehicles are not permitted on Guthega Road past Island Bend. This is because subsidence in Guthega Road is causing safety issues for large, heavy vehicles.

All heavy vehicles, including large buses, must use the Link Road from Smiggin Holes to access Guthega Power station area or Guthega village.

Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.52am to Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 3.46pm.

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 7 Feb 2023, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 8.42am.

Other planned events: O'Hares campground access

Access to O'Hares campground is only possible from the west via Tumbarumba, Tooma Rd and the Elliott Way. There is no access from the east on the Elliott Way due to landslips.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 2.03pm to Wed 9 Aug 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.38am.

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 9 February 2023 until 9 August 2023. 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. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

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

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Mar 2023, 8.45am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) closed

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Feb 2023, 9.12am.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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.

Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Jun 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.13pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Tuesday 20 December 2022 until Tuesday 20 June 2023 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbingo/Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.11pm.

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.29am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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.

Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2023, 8.16am.

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed until further notice from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate due to a landslip. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 6.07pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 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.

Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 9.19am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

Applies from Sat 23 Apr 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 6.52am.

Closed areas: Buddong Falls track closed due to fire damage

Buddong Falls track is closed until further notice due to fire damage and unsafe conditions.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 March 2023 Closed areas Jersey and Jillabenan Cave closed Details

Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2023, 12.14pm to Thu 30 Mar 2023, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 12.53pm

Due to road works, the Jersey Cave and Jillabenan Caves will be closed to the public from Monday 27th March to Thursday 30th March.  Tours of the North Glory Caves will be offered as an alternative.  To book phone the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 6454 9597. The self guided South Glory Cave is open.

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Details
1 April 2023 Closed areas Kosciuszko Road closed for event Details

Applies from Sat 1 Apr 2023, 10.00am to Mon 10 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 6.07pm

Access via Kosciuszko Rd to some parts of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed on Saturday 1 April 2023 from 10:00 until 5pm for the Snowy Classic cycling event. Access will only be possible outside these times. Impacts include access to:

  • Thredbo Picnic Area
  • Creel / waste Point
  • Sawpit Creek including:
    • Kosciuszko Education Centre
    • Kosciuszko Tourist park
    • Sawpit Walk
    • Pallaibo Walk
    • Waterfall Walk
  • Wilsons Valley
  • Rennix Walk
  • Island Bend
  • Guthega
  • Illawong Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • Rainbow Lk Walk
  • Smiggin Holes
  • Perisher
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Charlotte Pass including:
    • Village
    • Snow Gums boardwalk
    • Mt Stilwell Walk
    • Main Range Walk
    • Summit Trail and Summit Walk

 

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

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Details
3 April 2023 Other planned events Aerial Baiting Program Details

Applies from Mon 3 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 11.30am

An aerial baiting program will be undertaken between the times of 7am to 7pm from Monday 18th April 2023 to Friday 28th April 2023. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting this program using 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is part of an integrated feral animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. 

This program forms part of a larger feral animal control program and will be conducted in the Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong & Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. 

This includes the following areas of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Lower Snowy 
  • Paupong & Numbla Vale areas
  • Byadbo & Pilot Wilderness 

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Merriangaah & Quidong Nature Reserves. All baiting locations will be identified 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). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. 

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

Details
26 April 2023 Closed areas South Glory Cave closed Details

Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 6.30am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 8.42am

Due to geo-technical work, the South Glory Cave will be closed to the public from 6.30am on Wednesday 26th April to 5pm on  Friday 23rd June 2023.  Access to the Castle Cave walk, North Glory Cave, Castle Cave and Harrie Wood Cave may be delayed during this time.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Fri 2 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.46am

Other planned events: Upcoming roadworks - Two Sticks Road, Blue Range Road and Coree Summit Road

Visitor access may be impacted due to upcoming roadworks within the Eastern precinct of Brindabella National Park taking place between February 27th and June 2nd. These include:

  • Two Sticks Road
  • Blue Range Road
  • Coree Summit Road
  • Coree Camp

Please be aware of truck movements on Two Sticks Road during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of traffic controllers, roadwork signage and NPWS staff. Please check the NPWS website for relevant road closures that may be in place during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Fri 7 Apr 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades – Two Sticks North

Two Sticks Road will be closed for upgrades between the Park entrance and the Blue range intersection from February 27th to 7th of April, 2023. 

Please be aware of truck movements on Two Sticks Road during this time. Drive safely and follow the directions of traffic controllers, roadwork signage and NPWS staff. Please check the NPWS website for other relevant road closures that may be in place during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed for campground and picnic area upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 27th of February to Thursday 6th of April 2023 while Flea Creek campground and Flea Creek picnic areas are being upgraded. The closed areas are:

• Flea Creek campground

• Flea Creek picnic area

• Gentle Annie fire trail

There is no access to Brindabella Road via Webbs Ridge fire trail during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Kings Ridge West HR

There is a fire in this park called Kings Ridge West HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2023, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 9.26am

Hazard reduction burns: Blackfellow's Point HR

There is a fire in this park called Blackfellow's Point HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lila Falls track, between Fern Bower/Amphitheatre junction and Lindeman Pass junction is closed from Wednesday 15 March 2023 due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Conservation Hut is closed for renovations due to open late 2023. 
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January 2023 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • The track connecting Rocket Point loop to Chester and Little Switzerland trails will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.  
  • The trail connecting Jamison Creek to Chester Road will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 March 2023 due to track works.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 27 March until Friday 31 March 2023 to allow for rock and tree removal.  Pedestrian access to Kedumba Valley is available via the lower end of Federal Pass walking track.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening April 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is closed from Cripps lookout to Pulpit Rock lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Horse track and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rock falls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or South of Acacia Flat.
  • The Mount Banks area including the picnic area and Summit walking track will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 20 March 2023 until Friday 21 April 2023 to allow for road repairs.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.  

Canyons and rock climbing

Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 12.18pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Deniliquin precinct areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from 20 August 2022 to 31 April 2023 due to widespread flooding:

Closed attractions include:

  • Deniliquin mountain bike trails
  • Muna/Lagoon campground
  • Lip-Lip-Wil/Yabby campground

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. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 10.30am to Thu 27 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed

The Durras Mountain Loop trail and Pebbly Beach to Durras Mountain walking track of Murramarang National Park are closed for track maintenance from Monday 20 March to Thursday 27 April 2023.

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

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Applies from Sun 12 Mar 2023, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.18am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Cemetery Road HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Cemetery Road HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Fri 21 Apr 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.16pm

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 21st April 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

  • Willbriggie North (ALL campgrounds)
  • Willbriggie East (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 3 (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 2 (ALL Campgrounds)
  • MIA 1 (Campgrounds - Sandy Beach, Platt Beach, Rooks Bend, Markeys Beach, Horse Bend, Island Bend, Anglers Bend, Broad beach, Nandirong Bend, Pastors Beach, Schmetzers Bend, Long Beach, Horn Beach, Bikini Beach)
  • Dunnoon Lagoon (ALL campgrounds)
  • Eurloey (ALL Campgrounds)
  • Cuba North (Campgrounds - Crayfish Corner, Cuba Beach)

If the Campground is not listed it is still closed for safety reasons. Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 9.00am to Fri 15 Sep 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.27pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program, using meat baits, manufactured baits and Ejectors-CPE's containing 1080 in Morton National Park- 12 Mile Road section, Kingiman/Croobyar section and Little Forest Plateau section from 20/3/23 to 15/9/23 . 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Do not touch or interfere with baits or CPE's

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please contact the local NPWS Ulladulla office for more information on 44549500.

 

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 4.04pm to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Bama precinct Campground closures

Camping in the Murray Valley Regional Park, Bama precinct is closed due to recent flooding. Bookings can be made at other nearby Campgrounds Benarca campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 6.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

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 dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Wednesday 20 September 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 (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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.29pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.33am

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.32am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.31am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.31am

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.31am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.58am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July 2022 to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 24 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 11.10am

Closed parks: Closed Park - Aerial pest control operations

The following parks are closed from 5pm Sunday 19th March 2023 to 5:30pm Friday 24th March 2023 for an aerial pest control operation.

- Kanangra-Boyd National Park (excluding the Six Foot Track)

- Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (Jenolan Caves Visitor Precinct remains open)

- Abercrombie River NP/SCA (excluding Bummaroo Ford)

- Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

- Yerranderie State Conservation Area 

- Mares Forest NP

- Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information , contact the Oberon NPWS office (02) 6336 6200.

Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 8.05am

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for campground redevelopment, drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. Lower Beehive is still accessible for toilet access and day use only. For further information please send an email to the local office.

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Applies from Sun 12 Mar 2023, 9.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 6.15pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 10.59am

Closed areas: Cemetery Road HR

Some parts of South East Forests National Park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Sunday 12 March to Friday 17 March 2023. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The closed areas are:

  • Cemetery Road from Basin Creek causeway to Mataganah Trail (except to local traffic)
  • Mataganah Trail from Cemetery Road to Bruin Mountain Road
  • Bruin Mountain Road from Mataganah Trail to Doughy Road

This burn is called NPWS HR Cemetery Road. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds remain closed due to flood damage:

Boomanoomana precinct

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in the areas listed above are still closed and impassable due to fallen trees and changes to road conditions.

Campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe. As campgrounds become available they must be booked via our website Murray Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Mon 27 Mar 2023, 8.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 7.37am

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Control Operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking an aerial pest control operation in Ellerslie Nature Reserve.

The reserve will be closed from 8am Monday March 13th 2022 to 8pm Sunday March 26th 2023. If the program is completed sooner the reserve will re-open.

 

This program is part of a cooperative program with the Local Land Services and is to assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and goats.

The operation could be postponed due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

 

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the reserve. Please do not enter this area during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Applies from Wed 22 Feb 2023, 12.21pm to Mon 15 May 2023, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Lennards Island walking track and carpark closure

Lennards Island walking track and carpark will be closed from Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 17 April 2023 due to upgrade works.

One carpark space is closed to the public for material storage. Workers will be present on the walking track and carpark.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.21am

Closed areas: Echo Point Lookout closed for maintenance

Echo Point Lookout in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park is closed from Monday 13 March 2023 until further notice for maintenance works. Works are expected to take 2 weeks however closure may be extended depending on the weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Highlands office on 02 4887 8224.

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is open to camping, two areas remain closed due to flood water

Benarca precinct has been opened to camping. Two of nine Campgrounds areas are still affected by floodwater and access roads are closed. There are 98 camp sites available for booking, Benarca campgrounds | NSW National Parks

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.40am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2023, 9.52am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until Thursday 6 April 2023 due to construction work on damaged river crossing and campgrounds.

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park will reopen as soon as works are complete.

Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 5.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2023, 5.24pm

Closed areas: Dimocks Ck Carpark to Glow Worm Glen

Walking track from Dimocks Creek Carpark on Mark Morton Road through to Glow Worm Glen in the Bundanoon Precinct of Morton National Park is closed until further notice as track repairs and infrastructure replacement works following the 2019/20 wildfires are in the final stages. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Glow Worm Glen can be alternatively accessed from Council Land at the end of William Street, Bundanoon.

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2023, 11.05am

Closed areas: North Head boadwalk and viewing platforms closed

The carpark, boardwalk and viewing platforms at North Head in Beowa National Park are closed for upgrades from Monday 13 March to Wednesday 31 May 2023.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 7.34am

Closed areas: Ruins Fire Trail Closed

Ruins Fire Trail in Morton National Park will be closed to all pedestrian and bicycle access from 6 March 2023 until further notice to allow for landslip remediation works to occur. Heavy plant will be accessing the entire length of the trail during this time. For further information please email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.29am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 7.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 8.05am

Closed areas: Summerells Fire trail closed

Summerells Fire Trail is closed to vehicles from 1 December 2022 to 30 April 2023. Storm / water damage has made the road unsafe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 64585960

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Applies from Sun 26 Feb 2023, 8.11am to Fri 26 May 2023, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.21pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road closed for road maintenance

Elephant Road is closed until further notice while maintenance and repair works are undertaken.

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

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Feb 2023, 8.52am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Feb 2023, 12.25pm to Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.58am

Closed areas: South East Forests - Nungatta Predator Free Area Closure

Roads and trails closed for public access include Laings Road, Link Track, Alex Hut Fire Trail, Reef Road East, Reef Road West, Mervs East Fire Trail, Mervs West Fire Trail and Sandplot Track. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 15 Feb 2023, 7.34pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 7.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 10.17pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Endrick River Fire Trail

Roadworks will be underway on Endrick River Fire Trail from Wednesday 15th February to Wednesday 15th March 2023. Follow the directions of roadwork signs, contractors and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 9.38am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in the Sassafras and Nerriga areas of Morton National Park.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Tue 29 Aug 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Feb 2023, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs will be conducted between Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 in Bees Nest Nature Reserve.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 2.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.20am

Other planned events: Vegetation works on Griffins FireTrail

Road verge vegetation trimming works are currently underway along the entire length of Griffins Fire Trail. The trail remains open to the public and Gales Flat and Griffins Farm camp sites are unaffected and open for bookings. The public are advised to proceed with caution, and observe and follow safety signage.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 7.39am

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 7.38am

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay is closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 7.38am

Closed areas: Jew Fish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2023.

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 7.36am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 10.05am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Hindmarsh East lookout closed for upgrade works

Hindmarsh East Lookout is closed for upgrade works until 28 April 2023. No public access to this lookout and reduced car parking availability.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Hindmarsh West Lookout remains open. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.52am to Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 3.46pm

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Feb 2023, 4.00pm to Fri 14 Apr 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Closed areas: Long Gully campground and Long Gully picnic area

Long Gully campground and Long Gully picnic area of Budawang National Park are closed for maintenance and construction until early April 2023.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 2.03pm to Wed 9 Aug 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.38am

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 9 February 2023 until 9 August 2023. 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. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

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

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.34am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in Monga National Park are currently closed due to significant flood damage causing dangerous conditions after recent heavy rains:

  • Bolaro Road
  • Buckenbowra River crossing on No Name Mountain Road

These roads will be re-opened for access once they have been fully assessed and any remedial woks completed. Please follow signage and do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 7.36am

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.09am

Other planned events: Roadworks, Morton NP (12 Mile Rd/Jerrawangala section)

Delays on roads in the area including Luncheon Creek Road, 12 Mile, Deodar, Burnt Ridge, Whalebone, Messmate Rd, Vandean, Spotted Gum Rd

Expect short delays. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

The roads may be uneven and slippery during this time. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.35am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.16am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.47am

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.

This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the 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 Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.34am

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.35am

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Feb 2023, 6.13pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Areas of Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery including Mumbulla Falls

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works on walkways and viewing platforms.

Please follow Park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to access these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 11.51am

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and car park are open - other areas onsite remain closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and carpark is now open, other areas remain closed due to the effects of widespread flooding.

The following attractions will remain closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Fencing has been installed to prevent injury, so you may need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 8.06am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 8.06am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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 Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 30 June 2023.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 8.06am

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November to 1 April to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 6.07pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 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 Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 9.42am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite 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 on 0350 201764 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 12 Sep 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches

Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9.06pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the visitor centre.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Feb 2023, 6.07pm

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.13am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.18am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 9.36am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 8.46am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/accredited-avalanche-training-kosciuszko/local-alerts

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. 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).

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Emergency services

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