Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 3.14pm
Other planned events: Tom Groggin Precinct - pesticide application
Contractors for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking pesticide application to treat St Johns Wort and Blackberry in the Tom Groggin precinct commencing 3 February 2023. The following areas will be affected:
Tom Groggin Campground
Tom Groggin Horse Camp
Grassy Flat Trail
Murray Gates Trail
The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates)
Visitors are reminded not to eat the fruit of treated blackberry. Campgrounds and visitor assets will remain open for the duration of the treatment.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.
Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.28am
Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation
The NPWS Cross Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 6 February to 6pm, Friday 17 February 2023 (weekdays only).
This program will target feral deer and aims to significantly reduce the number of feral deer on park and adjacent consenting private land. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.
This program will operate in the Moonbah/Ingebyra, Cascades and Big Boggy areas of Kosciuszko National Park.
Warning signs will be placed at relevant access points into areas of park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Penalties may apply.
Please note: Cascades Trail will remain open. Visitors must stay within 500m of Cascades Trail. There is no access to Teddy's Hut for the duration of the shoot program.
Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.21am
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 Dam / Olsens Road
Grassy Flat Trail
The following campgrounds are closed:
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.
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:
Kiandra Court House
Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
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.
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.
Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.28pm
Safety alerts: High altitude walks - difficult snowdrift crossings
There are still large snow drifts on the high sections of the high altitude walks (above about 2000m in altitude) in Kosciuszko National Park. With the existing snow and with alpine weather please note the following information when visiting these areas:
Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.49pm
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:
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 Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.46am
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;
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.16am
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.
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).