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Seamans Hut

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 5 December 2022, 4.28pm

Applies from Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.05pm to Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 4.28pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - partially snow covered

Many areas above about 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are still largely snow covered from recent snowfalls and post winter snow. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

Avalanche:

  • Even at this time of year there is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter or spring and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Main Range higher areas - areas above about 2100m, including: Higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk:

Expect some continuous snow cover and long stretches:

  • Skis or snowshoes may make your trip easier and safer. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.

 

Main Range lower areas - areas above 1900m, including lower parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short stretches of snow cover:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

 

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 16 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Dec 2022, 9.33am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.27am

Closed areas: Moyangul - Pinch river picnic area closed

The Moyangul - Pinch picnic area along the Lower Snowy Drive is closed for minor upgrade works until Friday 9 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities, please use the toilets on the western side of the Lower Snowy Drive in Moyangul - Pinch campground.

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

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

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

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

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

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

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tom Groggin Horse campground closed

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently closed for maintenance. The toilet at the campground is also closed.

Toilet facilities are still available at Tom Groggin main camping and picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Slippery / Boggy Road conditions

Due to prolonged wet weather, road conditions within the Woomargama Reserves have suffered portions of pavement failure. While access is still permitted for 4wd vehicles extreme caution should taken when using the reserve road system. It is advised to defer trips into the reserve by vehicle if at all possible. 

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 1.54pm to Thu 22 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 10.49am

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 22 December 2022:

  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.32pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

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

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

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

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

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 5.36pm to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Other planned events: Construction impacting traffic on Hanel's Road

Please be aware traffic on Hanel's Road may be disrupted from September to December 2022 while Greater Hume Shire construction is underway in the area.

Heavy machinery will be in operation during this time. Please follow all safety signage and instructions from staff and contractors.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.37am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 August 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

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

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

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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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/historic-buildings-places/seamans-hut/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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