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Snowy River wilderness experience

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 17 October 2019, 2.10pm

Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.02am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure - Thredbo to Ngarigo campground

Thredbo Valley track is closed between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo campground because of current track conditions and required works. These areas will remain closed until conditions improve and required track works are completed.

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling between Ngarigo campground and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9.08am.

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure

Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses between Monday 30 September and Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be signage in place, indicating closed areas.

Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will be closed. This is to allow National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.

The following areas will also be closed during this time:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes picnic area
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during this time to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground from Friday 4 October until Saturday 30 November 2019.

Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:

  • Three-Mile Dam
  • Cooinbil Hut
  • Long Plain Hut
  • Yarrangobilly Village
  • Bullocks Hill
  • Ghost Gully

Find out more information on wild horse management in this park. For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 3.16pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong, East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

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

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am.

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory 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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

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

Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 1.59pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 2.10pm.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet remains closed and will reopen when snow conditions allow. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

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.

Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 2.35pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 2.10pm.

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter

Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:

  • Summit trail/walk. Marker poles exist for much of the first 7.5km, though some may be buried. The last approx 2km has no markers
  • Main Range walk
  • Stilwell walk
  • Snow Gums boardwalk
  • Porcupine walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Dead Horse Gap track
  • Kosciuszko walk

Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.

These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.

These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
21 October 2019 Closed areas Thredbo Valley track detours - Skitube and Bullocks Flat area Details

Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 7.00am to Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 10.10am

Bridge upgrade works will be occurring in the Skitube and Bullocks Flat area from Monday 21 October to Friday 8 November 2019.

During this period, access through the worksite will be restricted, with minor diversions in place on Bullocks Walking Track and Thredbo Valley track west of Skitube carpark D. These diversions will direct park visitors across a temporary bridge to then rejoin the paved section of Thredbo Valley track near the Skitube Railway Bridge.

Please follow the detour signage and markings and any directions from staff on site.

Access to Skitube carpark D, Lake Crackenback Resort and Lower Thredbo Valley track will remain available during these works.

These track works are part of broader upgrades to improve low mobility access to and within the Bullocks Hut area, which will involve further closures during the riding season. Track works will be timed to avoid peak periods, event weekends and other important dates on the upcoming mountain bike calendar.

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

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4 November 2019 Closed areas Botherum Plain closed Details

Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 11.17am to Thu 7 Nov 2019, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 1.16pm

Botherum Plain in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed to visitors between 5pm, Monday 4 November to 10am, Thursday 7 November 2019. Pest management activities are being conducted during this period. Visitors will not be able to access:

  • Davey’s Hut or Davey's Hut walking trail
  • Botherum Plain Hut or Botheram trail
  • Pretty Pot trail
  • Gungarlin Bridge campground or Gungarlin Road
  • The CSIRO Research Hut

This operation may be cancelled due to poor weather or changes in the program. Any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Please follow the directions of all park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This activity is part of the Supplementary Pest Control Program. For further information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000, open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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11 November 2019 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.06am to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 4.19pm

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 11 November and Friday 15 November 2019 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Pounds Creek and Mount Anderson
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range
  • Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, call 02 6450 5600.

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14 February 2020 Closed areas Thredbo Valley track closed for event Details

Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12.00am to Sun 16 Feb 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.00am

Thredbo Valley, Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks may be closed to the public at various times from Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February 2020. This is for an event.

More detailed information will be provided when event details are confirmed.

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29 February 2020 Closed areas Thredbo Valley track closed for events Details

Applies from Sat 29 Feb 2020, 12.00am to Sun 1 Mar 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.01am

Thredbo Valley, Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks may be closed to the public at various times on Friday 29 February and Saturday 1 March 2020 for events.

More detailed information will be provided when event details are confirmed.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 2 Oct 2019, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 9.32am

Fires - Advice: Murrumbidgee Valley NP

There is a fire in this park called Murrumbidgee Valley NP. 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 19 Oct 2019, 12.01am to Sat 19 Oct 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 3.00pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.02am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure - Thredbo to Ngarigo campground

Thredbo Valley track is closed between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo campground because of current track conditions and required works. These areas will remain closed until conditions improve and required track works are completed.

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling between Ngarigo campground and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.49am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 11.14am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 4.21pm to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10.40am

Other planned events: Weed control - Mataganah fire trail and surrounds

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking weed control spraying of serrated tussocks in South East Forests National Park. This program will run from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 22 November 2019. 

For more information please contact the Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10.16am

Other planned events: Weed control - Glenbog section in South East Forests National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking weed control spraying targeting crofton weed in the Glenbog section of South East Forests National Park. This program will run from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 22 November 2019. The work will be conducted adjacent to the Snowy Mountains highway.

For more information please contact the Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Oct 2019, 2.52pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Sun 6 Oct 2019, 9.49am to Sun 20 Oct 2019, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Cuba south section of park closed - bushfire

The Cuba south section of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is closed due to bushfire. This section is between the Murrumbidgee River and the Sturt Highway east of Darlington Point. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Murrumbidgee Valley NP. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 1.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 2.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Wollemi National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

However Dunns Swamp, Newnes,Coorongooba, Burralow and Colo Meroo campgrounds are exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Penance Grove boardwalk closed

The Penance Grove boardwalk in Monga National Park is closed as a fallen tree has demolished a section of the boardwalk and other trees are at risk of falling. The plumwood trees have been affected by the drought and tend to drop limbs and trunks unexpectedly. Please obey all warning signs and do not enter the boardwalk, your safety is paramount.

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

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park, excluding the following serviced camping and accommodation areas:

  • Depot Beach campground 
  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Pretty Beach campground
  • Yellow Rock Beach House

The park fire ban remains in effect for all other areas 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 14 Oct 2019, 1.00am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 10.38am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in all areas of this park from Monday 14 October 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Sep 2019, 10.48am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9.08am

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure

Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses between Monday 30 September and Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be signage in place, indicating closed areas.

Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will be closed. This is to allow National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.

The following areas will also be closed during this time:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes picnic area
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during this time to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground from Friday 4 October until Saturday 30 November 2019.

Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:

  • Three-Mile Dam
  • Cooinbil Hut
  • Long Plain Hut
  • Yarrangobilly Village
  • Bullocks Hill
  • Ghost Gully

Find out more information on wild horse management in this park. For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 1.19pm to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform closed on East Rim

The first viewing platform on East Rim wildflower walking track at Fitzroy Falls is closed due to maintenance. The rest of the walking track can still be accessed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

The following trails in this park are closed due to flooding until further notice:

  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • Millewa River Road
  • Edward River Road
  • Swifts Creek Road
  • Fire Hut Road
  • Algeboia Road
  • Scotts Beach Road
  • Tin Hut Road
  • Quambies Road
  • Dudleys Road
  • Middle Road
  • Plantation Road

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 1.32pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 1.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.54am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 12.06pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Big Yango House and Blue Gums, Mountain Arm, Mogo and Finchley campgrounds are exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.50am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 12.08pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Heartbreak Hill campground is exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.21pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Wed 14 Aug 2019, 3.59pm to Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.37am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting and pest ejector programs underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting and Canid Pest Ejector programs from Sunday 18 August 2019 to Tuesday 18 February 2020. There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these places.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 12.00am to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12.22pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 3.16pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong, East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 11.06am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.46pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting in Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks is doing a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Budawang National Park. The program runs from Monday 8 July to Saturday 30 November 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

We are taking precautions to minimise the risk to domestic pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It's also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area, with the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.40am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in this park from Monday 1 July to Tuesday 31 December 2019. This program will use meat baits and CPE ejectors. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals and that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

The program is aimed at protecting threatened species found in the area. For more information, please call 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm to Sat 14 Dec 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 11.26am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

A 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program is underway in Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 June to Saturday 14 December 2019. Areas with 1080 baits are signposted.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because 1080 is poisonous to domestic animals, like dogs

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

NSW National Parks is conducting this program to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby.

Please refer to the attached map which shows land within 1km of any baiting stations. For further information, please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jun 2019, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2019, 6.54am

Closed areas: Rooks trail and Sandy Beach closed

All walking tracks and trails in the MIA1 section of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park are closed until further notice. This is the section east of Grahams Grave park entrance (including Sandy Beach). This is due to site protection work that needs to be completed in this area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Riverina area office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2019, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2019, 9.36am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls barbecue closed

The barbecue located outside Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will be unavailable for use from Wednesday 12 June to Saturday 31 August 2019. This is because it will be undergoing maintenance.

For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7297.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2019, 9.37am

Closed areas: Myanba Gorge platform closed

Some areas of this park are closed for maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Myanba walking track (from below the boardwalk and Myanba Creek viewing platform)
  • Myanba Gorge lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 2.55pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2019, 9.33am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.20am

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bondi Gulf hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this reserve are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Eastern Boundary trail
  • Northern Boundary trail
  • Gulgin trail
  • Chough track
  • Fork track
  • Western Boundary trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.28pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 11.59am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi 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 Bingi 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.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory 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 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 Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12.44pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Road conditions at Mimosa Rocks National Park

Unsealed roads within this park are narrow and surface conditions can change quickly. Visitors are advised to drive with caution, and to the current road conditions. The following roads include:

  • Cowdroys Road
  • Nelsons Lagoon trail

To prevent further damage to road surfaces, visitors should avoid unnecessary travel on these roads as they could become impassible to all traffic. If these roads deteriorate further due to thunderstorms, heavy rain or vehicle damage then roads may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information please contact the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 1.59pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet remains closed and will reopen when snow conditions allow. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.39am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - ongoing program

Each month NSW National Parks checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in Eurobodalla National Park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. The fox population is controlled to assist in the recovery of native species. For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12.42pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at 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
  • 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 adjacent to the appliances.
  • and it is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please 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 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 19 Jun 2019, 2.35pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 2.10pm

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter

Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:

  • Summit trail/walk. Marker poles exist for much of the first 7.5km, though some may be buried. The last approx 2km has no markers
  • Main Range walk
  • Stilwell walk
  • Snow Gums boardwalk
  • Porcupine walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Dead Horse Gap track
  • Kosciuszko walk

Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.

These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.

These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

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 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 Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 2.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.38am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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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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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Jacks lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/DPIE