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Waalimma picnic area

South East Forests National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 22 February 2021, 12.15pm

Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 9.00am to Wed 3 Mar 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Waalimma and Genoa sections

The Waalimma and Genoa section of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 February until 11pm Wednesday 3 March 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

Park through roads will remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road and Poole Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6458 5900.

Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 4.20pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.48pm to Thu 11 Mar 2021, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Sun 28 Feb 2021, 8.33am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control - Glenbog, Tantawangalo in South East Forests National Parka and Western Wadbilliga National Park

Aerial vertebrate pest control. Sections of South East Forests and Wadbilliga National Park closed 28/02/21 to 10/03/21. Sections closed during these dates include Glen Bog and Tantawnagalo in South East Forests National Park and Western Wadbilliga National Park. Nunnock Swamp, Packers Swamp, Dragon Swamp and Bega Swamp and surrounding roads, trails, campgrounds, walking tracks and infrastructure are closed. Closed signage is in place and penalties for breach apply.

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Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11.53am to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 4.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Parts of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.  The closed areas are:

  • The Cascades area, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range (excluding Cascades, Ingeegoodbee and Nine Mile fire trails)
  • Suggan Buggan Range
  • Byadbo Wilderness Area
  • Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek

There will be signs at the start of the closed walking tracks, and the closure will also be promoted at visitor information centres.

This operation will involve shooting, and is part of an ongoing multi-year program to reduce the impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

The program should be completed within the dates given above, pending weather and availability of resources.

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Applies from Fri 26 Feb 2021, 3.00pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track maintenance works

Dead Horse Gap walking track will be closed for track maintenance and construction works from Friday 26 February to Thursday 1 April 2021.

These works are to improve the quality of the walking track for visitors.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.12pm to Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

The section of Bicentennial National Trail between Geehi and Waterfall Farm is closed. This is because maintenance works are happening on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm to Wed 3 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: South Ben Boyd National Park closed

All of south Ben Boyd National Park is closed for aerial pest control operations from 5pm Sunday 28 February to 5pm Wednesday 3 March 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • Saltwater Creek campground 
  • Bittangabee Bay campground
  • Green Cape Lightstation
  • Boyds Tower 
  • Mowarry Point
  • Pulpit Rock
  • City Rock
  • Light to Light walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am to Mon 29 Mar 2021, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment

Geehi Hut is closed until Monday 29 March 2021 for termite control. Please do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 25 Feb 2021, 12.09pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.04pm

Closed parks: Aerial pest management program

An aerial pest management program targeting vertebrate pest species will be carried out in this park from Thursday 4 March to Thursday 11 March 2021.

This park is still closed due to extensive fire recovery works, and will remain closed for the duration of this program. This closure will be reviewed at the end of March 2021.

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Applies from Thu 25 Feb 2021, 9.39am to Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 2.33pm

Other planned events: Roadworks on Wallagoot Lake Road

Roadworks will be underway on Wallagoot Lake Road, behind Wallagoot Boat Club, on Monday 1 March 2021. The road will be closed due to tree lopping. Access is available in front of the boat club to Turingal Head carpark.

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 12.22pm

Closed parks: Bushfire damage recovery works

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

We will be reviewing the closures in March 2021 when some areas may be reopened. However it is likely that some areas will remain closed beyond this point. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 11.32am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews fire trail
    • Geehi Walls trail
  • Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)
    • Elliott Way (Expected to open late April 2021)
    • Tumut Ponds trail

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

  • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before travel.
  • Wares Yards campground will remain open during road works.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

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

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 8.36am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10.55am

Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway

Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.

Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Feb 2021, 8.26am

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.

For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sun 28 Feb 2021, 4.30pm to Wed 3 Mar 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Nadgee Nature Reserve is closed from 4.30pm Sunday 28 February to 4.30pm Wednesday 3 March 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats and foxes will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 9.00am to Wed 3 Mar 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Waalimma and Genoa sections

The Waalimma and Genoa section of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 February until 11pm Wednesday 3 March 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

Park through roads will remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road and Poole Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Sat 20 Feb 2021, 10.22am to Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11.56am

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground and picnic area - toilet upgrade

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are undertaking works to upgrade the toilet facilities at Tom Groggin campground and picnic area. Works will commence on Monday 1 March 2021. 

These works are to improve the quality of visitor facilities available to campground users. Toilet facilities will still be available during the works. Alternative toilet facilities are also available at Tom Groggin Horse campground.

For further information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

All 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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.13pm to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Herbicide spraying - Rileys Flat

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying blackberry and St Johns Wort weeds from Wednesday 24 February to Friday 5 March 2021 at Rileys Flat, along the National Bicentennial trail/Boardmans Run section. NPWS will be using quikspray units and Grazon Extra (triclopyr, picloram and aminopyralid).

There will be signs will be at treatment locations. For further information call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.23pm to Wed 7 Apr 2021, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.29pm

Closed areas: Cascade Hut closed for maintenance works

Cascade Hut will be closed for maintenance and repairs from Wednesday 31 March to Sunday 4 April 2021. This closure will not affect access along Cascade Hut trail. 

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Wog Way closure

Wog Way in South East Forest National Park is closed. Access to Waratah Gully campground is open. Campground access is only via the northern end of Wog Way. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 16 Feb 2021, 8.57am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Nunnock Swamp closed

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking track and campground are closed for an aerial and ground pest control operation from 8am, Wednesday 3 March to 4.30pm, Thursday 11 March 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.22am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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 call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 9.58am to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 January to Friday 4 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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 call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.33am

Safety alerts: Wet weather road condition advice

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning due to rain, thunderstorms or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

Plan you trip:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up to date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 1311 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps-  The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate roads within the park (including those accessing visitor areas and camping grounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information, 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 19 Jan 2021, 1.47pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 3.02pm

Other planned events: Heavy machinery on Wog Way

Heavy machinery will be operating on Wog Way from Monday 18 January to Friday 12 March 2021. Works will be underway on Wog Way during this time to mitigate the impacts of firebreak construction during the 2019/20 bushfire season.

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff and contractors. For more information, contact the local NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5999.

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1.46pm to Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.49am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 October to Friday 16 April 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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 call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery. Recovery and public safety repair works to damaged infrastructure is expected to continue till at least June 2021.

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

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 Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the 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 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

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
  • The appliance is 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 next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, 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 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 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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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/picnic-areas/waalimma-picnic-area/local-alerts

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