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Wallace Craigie lookout

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Applies from Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.05pm to Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Many areas above about 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are currently 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.

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Applies from Mon 28 Nov 2022, 10.00am to Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Thredbo Diggings Campground Closed

Thredbo Diggings Campground is closed for roadworks and maintenance. Please expect minor delays when approaching the Thredbo Diggings campground access road on the Thredbo Valley Track or Muzzlewood Track, and follow all directions from staff and signage in place. Bullocks Track is only open for out and back walking from Bullocks Flat.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.22am to Sat 3 Dec 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 11.30am

Closed areas: Lower Pallaibo track closure - Changed access

Lower Pallaibo track (Gaden to Thredbo River picnic area) is closed from Monday 7 November 2022 to Monday 14 November 2022.

During the closure period, access to Pallaibo walking track is via Gaden Grout Hatchery. There is no access via Thredbo River picnic area for the duration of the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the local NPWS Visitors Centre.

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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 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 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 Mon 28 Nov 2022, 6.00am to Mon 28 Nov 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Thredbo Picnic area carpark closed

The Thredbo River Picnic area of Kosciuszko National Park is closed for carpark line marking on Monday 28th November 2022, weather pending.

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

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Applies from Mon 28 Nov 2022, 10.00am to Fri 2 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings Campground Closed

Thredbo Diggings Campground is closed from Monday 28 November 2022 until Friday 2 December 2022 while the access road and campground surface is repaired.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 6.00am to Fri 2 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 2.45pm

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 21 November to 6pm, Friday 2 December 2022 (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. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or phone 1300 361 967.

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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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