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Snowy Mountains Backcountry winter sports tours

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 16 July 2021, 12.26pm

Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12.26pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed - Lower Alpine Way

The following areas are closed until further notice due to significant storm damage and potential tree risk to visitors:

  • Bicentennial National trail (BNT) - Tom Groggin to Geehi
  • Geehi Horse campground

Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.55pm.

Closed areas: Geehi Precinct closures

The following areas in the Geehi Precinct are closed from Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 31 July 2021 for tree works:

  • Geehi picnic area
  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • Scammells lookout
  • A section of the Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi walls through to Murray Gates fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact Khancoban office 02 6070 8403.

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sun 25 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 2.01pm.

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground closed for pest control operation

Behrs Flat campground will be closed from 6am Monday 19 July to 8pm Friday 26 July 2021 for a pest control operation.

As a part of this operation, fumigation will take place in the surrounding area. The area will not be closed during this time but please adhere to all safety signage and instructions.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 4.23pm.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves - open and closed areas

The following areas are open to the public:

  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • River walk
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

The following caves are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Jersey Cave 
  • North Glory Cave

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3.44pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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
    • 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 temporarily 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
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
    • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway but recent weather events and poor ground conditions have moved expected opening to August/September 2021).
    • Khancoban to Cabramurra Road currently closed due to the severe weather, heavy snow and minor rock falls. The road is continually being assessed to determine if it can be safely re-opened during winter for through traffic only.
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
  • 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 via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
    • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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 Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.44pm.

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing is not permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Please check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Please plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

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Applies from Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.40pm.

Closed areas: Hannels Spur walking track closed

Hannels Spur walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and storm damage.

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

 

Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10.02am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.01pm.

Closed areas: Roads closures during winter

The following roads will be closed for winter, re-opening Friday 1 October 2021:

  • Geehi Walls Fire trail
  • Major Clews Fire 
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Cabramurra Road

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 9.47am.

Closed areas: Camping area and walking track closed

The Island Bend fire trail is closed to the border of Kosciusko National Park due to wet weather damage.

The Gungarlin River campground is also closed due to this closure. There is no access to the campground. Please check back for updates on when these areas will be re-opened.

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

 

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.08pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm.

Other planned events: Notice of winter baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will take place in the Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Guthega and along Schlinks Pass areas from Monday 28 June until Tuesday 31 August 2021 (this may be extended if the conditions are appropriate and it is required).

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 Jindabyne on 02 6450 0600.

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.40pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.46pm.

Closed areas: Geehi Dam Road closure

Geehi Dam Road is closed from 11 June 2021 to 1 October 2021. There is no access to Geehi Dam and Olsens lookout.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 1.55pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed to bike riding due to wet weather, track works and hazardous conditions.

Sections of track open for walkers include:

  • Thredbo to Bridge 1
  • The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden
  • Muzzlewood Loop
  • Bullocks Walking Track

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 Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 May 2021, 5.13pm.

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 Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.18pm.

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.

Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 10.00am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.29pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

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

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

Aerial baiting will occur on the following dates:

  • 5th May 2021 to 7th May 2021 - Kosciuszko National Park
  • 12 May 2021 to 14th May 2021 - Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park

Should the weather postpone this operation, it will be undertaken on a suitable day soon after. 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 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 12.43pm.

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.53am.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

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.

Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm.

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 Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
9 August 2021 Other planned events Notice of aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 9 Aug 2021, 9.00am to Fri 20 Aug 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.09am

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be aerial shooting in the Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Area of Kosciuszko National Park, including the Lower Snowy River corridor, to assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and wild dogs. This operation is part of an ongoing program in the area. The operation could be postponed due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

The Barry Way will be partially closed between 9am to 5pm from Monday 16 August 2021 to Friday 20 August 2021 for the aerial pest control operation.

Visitor facility closures will also be in place and the following areas will remain closed for the duration of the program:

  • Wallace Craigie Lookout
  • Jacobs River Campground
  • Halfway Flat Campground
  • Pinch River Campground
  • Nine Mile Campground
  • Jacks Lookout
  • Running Waters Campground
  • Willis Campground & Day Use Area

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the closure area. Please do not enter these areas during this time.

For more information, please contact the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

 

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Applies from Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.22am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 11.06am

Closed areas: Postmans campground closed

Postmans campground is closed for hazardous tree maintenance from Wednesday 21 July 2021 until Saturday 31 August 2021.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.03am

Closed areas: Depot Beach campground closed

Depot Beach campground is closed for upgrades and will re-open Friday 5 November 2021.

The cabins remain open for bookings. 

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 9.29am to Mon 26 Jul 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 2.08pm

Closed areas: Trail and campground closures

McIntyres and Lowells Flat campgrounds, Coree Summit and the following trails, are closed from Wednesday 21 July 2021 to Monday 26 July 2021 due to a forecast wet weather event: 

  • McIntyre trail
  • Lowell’s Flat trail
  • Waterfall trail
  • Powerline trail
  • Dingi Dingi trail
  • Baldy Range trail
  • Doctors Flat Trail
  • Webb’s Trail
  • Coree Summit Trail

Coree and Flea Creek campgrounds remain open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan Office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed - Lower Alpine Way

The following areas are closed until further notice due to significant storm damage and potential tree risk to visitors:

  • Bicentennial National trail (BNT) - Tom Groggin to Geehi
  • Geehi Horse campground

Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.36pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.44pm

Closed areas: George Boyd picnic area and walking tracks closed

The George Boyd area of Morton National Park is closed for post fire maintenance from Tuesday 13 July to Friday 13 August 2021.

There is still vehicle access to George Boyd Lookout.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.40pm

Closed areas: Old Coast Road closed for maintenance

Old Coast Road near South Durras is closed until Thursday 22 July 2021 for road maintenance. This closure will restrict vehicle access to a number of destinations in this part of the park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.33pm

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 Tue 13 Jul 2021, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 15 July and Thursday 30 September 2021 in Bimberamala National Park along trails within the reserve.

All baiting areas 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Geehi Precinct closures

The following areas in the Geehi Precinct are closed from Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 31 July 2021 for tree works:

  • Geehi picnic area
  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • Scammells lookout
  • A section of the Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi walls through to Murray Gates fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact Khancoban office 02 6070 8403.

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sun 25 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground closed for pest control operation

Behrs Flat campground will be closed from 6am Monday 19 July to 8pm Friday 26 July 2021 for a pest control operation.

As a part of this operation, fumigation will take place in the surrounding area. The area will not be closed during this time but please adhere to all safety signage and instructions.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 1.05pm

Other planned events: 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 Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)

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 4 Jun 2021, 9.22am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 1.06pm

Other planned events: 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 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda 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 Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 4.23pm

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves - open and closed areas

The following areas are open to the public:

  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • River walk
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

The following caves are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Jersey Cave 
  • North Glory Cave

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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
    • 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 temporarily 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
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
    • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway but recent weather events and poor ground conditions have moved expected opening to August/September 2021).
    • Khancoban to Cabramurra Road currently closed due to the severe weather, heavy snow and minor rock falls. The road is continually being assessed to determine if it can be safely re-opened during winter for through traffic only.
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
  • 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 via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
    • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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 Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

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 8 Jul 2021, 8.17am to Wed 29 Sep 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 10.02am

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Due to recent works, trails in Brindabella National Park may become wet and slippery following rain, frosts or thunderstorms. Avoid trails in wet weather and drive safely to conditions.

Trails that may be affected include:

  • Dingi Dingi trail
  • Baldy Range trial
  • Webbs Ridge trail
  • Waterfall trail
  • Lowells Flat trail
  • McIntyres trail
  • Powerline trail 
  • Folly trail 

Always check the NPWS webpage for the latest advice on closures and safety information before heading out.

For further information, please contact the Queanbeyan Office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Sat 1 Jan 2022, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.47am

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least January 2022.

Do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.29pm

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track closed

Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track in Morton National Park are closed from Friday 19 February to Friday 29 October 2021. The closure is due to upgrade works on the road, carpark and track.

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 4.31pm

Other incidents: Moderate flooding of Murrumbidgee River

The Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, Regional Park and Nature Reserve precincts are currently experiencing moderate flooding. Access is cut to many campsites. 

Please do not enter floodwaters. Call 000 or 112 if in danger

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.44pm

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing is not permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Please check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Please plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 4.24pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Jun 2021, 4.39pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed west of George Boyd lookout

12 Mile Road is closed west of George Boyd lookout. Please do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Hannels Spur walking track closed

Hannels Spur walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and storm damage.

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

 

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10.02am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads closures during winter

The following roads will be closed for winter, re-opening Friday 1 October 2021:

  • Geehi Walls Fire trail
  • Major Clews Fire 
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Cabramurra Road

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 9.47am

Closed areas: Camping area and walking track closed

The Island Bend fire trail is closed to the border of Kosciusko National Park due to wet weather damage.

The Gungarlin River campground is also closed due to this closure. There is no access to the campground. Please check back for updates on when these areas will be re-opened.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.08pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of winter baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will take place in the Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Guthega and along Schlinks Pass areas from Monday 28 June until Tuesday 31 August 2021 (this may be extended if the conditions are appropriate and it is required).

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 Jindabyne on 02 6450 0600.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.44pm

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 Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Thursday 21 October 2021 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. 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. 

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

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Applies from Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Safety advice for driving in wet weather

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning, due to rain, thunderstorms, recent roadworks or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up-to-date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 13 11 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps: The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate, park roads (including those to visitor areas and campgrounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further 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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.12am to Mon 16 Aug 2021, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 12.27pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest management program

An aerial pest management program will be conducted between Sunday 8 August to Saturday 14 August 2021 for the control of deer, goats, feral pigs and other pests. The following parks, reserves and areas will be closed:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Part of Morton National Park, west of the Shoalhaven River including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks, lookouts and Shoalhaven gorge.
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

The Bungonia National Park front gate and campground will be closed at 4pm on Friday 6 August and reopen by 8am, Monday 16 August 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 17 Jun 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Jun 2021, 8.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous trees

Some parts of this park are closed for hazardous tree maintenance. The closed areas are:

  • Narrandera precinct
  • MIA 3 precinct
  • Rook trail within MIA 1 precinct, including Sandy Beach and Island campgrounds

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: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed to bike riding due to wet weather, track works and hazardous conditions.

Sections of track open for walkers include:

  • Thredbo to Bridge 1
  • The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden
  • Muzzlewood Loop
  • Bullocks Walking Track

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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 2.39pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed to the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 May 2021, 5.13pm

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 Sat 11 Apr 2020, 10.56am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 3.34pm

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 18 May 2021, 8.35am to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 8.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Thursday 21 May to Saturday 16 October 2021. 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.

For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 12.18pm

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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Thursday 14 October 2021. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with 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, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.18pm

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 Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Deua River - Campgrounds closed

Major landslips on the Araluen Road have made the following campgrounds inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya:

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

These campgrounds will remain closed until the Eurobodalla Shire Council have cleared and repaired roads to safely allow access through these areas. For Further information and updates on the condition of Araluen Road, email Eurobodalla Shire Council on give them a call on 02 4474 1000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 6.02pm

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 12 May 2021, 10.00am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

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

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

Aerial baiting will occur on the following dates:

  • 5th May 2021 to 7th May 2021 - Kosciuszko National Park
  • 12 May 2021 to 14th May 2021 - Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park

Should the weather postpone this operation, it will be undertaken on a suitable day soon after. 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 Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 10.14am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
       
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema wilderness wrea. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul.
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout. Toilet is non-operational.
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle. Toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim. Toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Caution should be taken as risks may still be present.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 10.47am

Other planned events: 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 wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Conjola National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Parma 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.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 10.47am

Other planned events: 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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 11.54am

Closed areas: White Rock Rock and Games Bay Roads

White Rock and Games Bay Roads are closed until further notice to ensure public safety. Recent roadworks and rain have resulted in hazardous road conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5001.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Rain damage to Packers Swamp Road

Packers Swamp Road, south from the Snowy Mountain Highway to the entry to Nunnock Campground, is only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Trail condition has deteriorated due to rainfall in March 2021. Please take care and drive safely.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.  

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following rain. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 10.04am

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.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.16pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and 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 Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed

All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was based on an assessment of risk. 
  • Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed.
  • Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.29pm

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.53am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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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 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 12.34pm

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

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

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

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 Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 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 Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Wog Way closure

Wog Way in South East Forest National Park is closed. Access to Waratah Gully campground is open. Campground access is only via the northern end of Wog Way. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

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

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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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 7.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 8.44pm

Fires - Advice: Cobram East

There is a fire in this park called Cobram East. 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 Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

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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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11.25am

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 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 4 Dec 2020, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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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 Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

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 Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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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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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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 Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, 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 reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. 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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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/snowy-mountains-backcountry-winter-sports-tours/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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