Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.04pm
Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
NPWS has closed all campgrounds, camping, some accommodation and visitor centres areas in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.04pm
Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling
All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
Blue Waterholes campground
Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
Alpine Way area:
Olsens lookout Road
Geehi Dam Road
Geehi Walls trail
Major Clews trail
Grassy Flats trail
Murray Gates trail
Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
Goats Ridge Road
Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
Kings Cross Road
Snowy Mountains Highway area:
Yarrangobilly Caves Road
Goobragandra Power Line Road
These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.
Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.01am
Safety alerts: Parc Cafe open for takeaway only
All cafes and restaurants are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. But Parc Cafe is offering a takeaway service. Cash payments will not be accepted. Please bring a card to pay. Check our COVID-19 update for more information.
Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.42am to Fri 10 Apr 2020, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.04pm
Other planned events: Aerial pest control operation - Byadbo Wilderness Area
NPWS will be conducting an aerial pest control program in the Byadbo Wilderness Area, Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 30 March 2020 to Thursday 9 April 2020 inclusive. This program will be targeting feral pigs, deer and goats. For further information call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm
Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega
Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January 2020 to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and helicopters will be operating in the area, which may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of any signs and of NPWS or contract staff.
For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.53pm
Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program
Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 3 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:
Rainbow Lake walk
Main Range walk (Excluding Summit walk and Summit trail)
The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Wilkinsons Creek and Mount Northcote
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 of 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
Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.
This operation is part of a 3yr 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. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.42pm
Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings
Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.
Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.
Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm
Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut
Be cautious whilst walking on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.
Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4.01pm
Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status
Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:
Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.
Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.
Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.
Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm
Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct
Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.
Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:
Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
Bullocks walking track
Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.
Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.
This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.
For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.
This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.
Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.25pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.22pm
Safety alerts: Heavy trucks on Tin Mines trail
B-double logging trucks will be using a section of Tin Mines trail between Ferndale Pine Plantation and Tunnel Road. This is to access Tunnel Road, through to the Hume Highway. Logging trucks will run Monday to Friday during daylight hours from Monday 21 October 2019 for up to six months. No trucks will operate during weekends and public holidays. Park visitors should follow the directions of road signage, take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6947 7000.
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:
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).