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Waalimma picnic area

South East Forests National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 3 March 2021, 12.54pm

Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm.

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 Mon 29 Mar 2021, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 8.28am

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

A number of roads are closed for maintenance from Monday 19 April to Thursday 17 June 2021. This includes:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)

The following works due are to start from Monday 3 of May:

  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road to Middle Beach campground
  • Gillards Road to Gillards campground
  • Nelson Lake Road and Nelson Beach Road

The roadworks are weather dependent and closures will be reassessed by Friday 14 May 2021. Notification signs will be placed on each road until the works are completed.

It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the 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 Wed 5 May 2021, 5.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 8.28am

Closed areas: Bithry Inlet Road and Bithry picnic area closed

Bithry Inlet Road (part Penders Road) is closed due rainfall. Bithry picnic area is also closed.

This area will be reopened once the road surface is stable for traffic. These closures will be reassessed by Friday 14 May and may be extended. Any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 3.14pm

Closed areas: Closed areas for hazard reduction burn

The following areas are closed for a hazard reduction burn from Monday 26 April 2021 until further notice:

  • North Head boardwalk
  • North Head road - from the intersection with Terrace Beach road to North Head.

Terrace Beach and Lennards Island are now open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Eden Cove Burn. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 2.02pm to Fri 21 May 2021, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 2.05pm

Other planned events: Aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial baiting programs from Wednesday 5 May until Friday 21 May 2021, excluding weekends.

The program will impact the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Lower Snowy
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Byadbo Wilderness Area
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

These programs will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of wild dog and foxes on neighbouring stock. Baiting programs will be conducted in the Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah wild dog plan areas.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 9.38am to Sat 12 Jun 2021, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.14am

Other planned events: Aerial Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial baitng programs from Monday 7th June until Friday 11th June 2021, excluding weekends.

This includes the following sections of South Coast Branch:

  • Araluen NR
  • Badja Swamps NR
  • Bees Nest NR
  • Berlang SCA
  • Bungonia NP
  • Bungonia SCA
  • Coolumbooka NR
  • Deua NP
  • Egan Peaks NR
  • Kooraban NP
  • Monga NP
  • Monga SCA
  • Morton NP
  • Morton SCA
  • Nadgigomar NR
  • South East Forest NP
  • Tarlo River NP and
  • Wadbilliga NP

Baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

These programs will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy. Baiting is targeting foxes, feral cats and wild dogs. These feral pests undermine the recovery of native animals like bandicoots and skinks after the 2019/20 bush fires.

 

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

For further information, please call the Merimbula NPWS office on 02 64 955000.

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 5.00am to Fri 28 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.25am

Closed areas: Illawong walk closed

Illawong walk will be closed from Monday 10 May to Friday 28 May 2021 for major track repairs.

Signs will be in place around the closed track. For access to Illawong Bridge and Illawong Lodge please use alternate access routes.

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

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Applies from Sat 8 May 2021, 2.59pm to Sun 16 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.03am

Other incidents: Tree trimming and felling operations

Tree trimming and felling operations are currently taking place in the following camprgounds:

  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi campground

The works will address unsafe trees in the campgrounds using machinery. The campgrounds will remain open but do not enter areas where operations are taking place.

For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 7.43am to Thu 13 May 2021, 8.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 1.53pm

Other planned events: Pallaibo walking track - temporary closure

Pallaibo walking track will be closed from Monday 10 May to Thursday 13 May 2021 for helicopter sling-load operations.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.12pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban 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 Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.07pm

Safety alerts: Roads in wet weather 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, recent roadworks 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

It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:

  • 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 13 11 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 Wed 5 May 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 11.02am

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed

Cowdroys Road is closed due to heavy rainfall. This area will be reopened once the road surface has dried and is stable for traffic. Further rainfall may result in this closure being extended, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

This road closure does not affect access to Gillards campground.

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.14am

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.

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
    • 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

Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)

  • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway and expected to open mid June 2021)
  • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (Expected to open 1st June 2021)

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 4 May 2021, 10.12am to Fri 9 Jul 2021, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 11.15am

Other planned events: Notice of aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial baiting programs from Monday 10 May until Friday 21 May 2021, excluding weekends.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Lone Pine Trail to Half Moon Peak
  • North of Pocket Saddle Road
  • East of Tantangara Road to Eucumbene Dam, Thredbo Valley

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Yaouk and Scabby Range Nature Reserves. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

These programs will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy.

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

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.31am to Fri 14 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 4.56pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track closures - Bullocks Flat to Gaden Hatchery

The lower section of the Thredbo Valley track from Bullocks Flat to Gaden Hatcher, will be closed mid-week on the following dates in May 2021:

  • Tuesday 4 May to Friday 7 May
  • Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May

The closures are to allow contractors to complete further works on the lower section of the Thredbo Valley track before the coming winter. The track is closed to ensure visitor and contractor safety while works are completed.

Please check the NPWS website for regular updates. Contact the local NPWS Visitor Centre for further information.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to wet weather and hazardous track conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 9.19am

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct closures

A number of caves are closed to the public until further notice. These include:

  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave

The following areas are open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Jersey Cave (guided cave)
  • North Glory Cave (guided cave)
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

Guided tours of Jersey Cave or North Glory Cave can be purchased from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre. Recreational caving is now permitted with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Permits will only be issued to compliant recreational groups.  

All accommodation bookings are now open and can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Cave House 1901 East and West wings are available for the public to book
  • Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 guest rooms are now open for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 9.06am

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow-tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Tobogganing is not permitted in Thredbo. The toboggan slope at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Visitors should contact resorts and commercial venues as some restrictions may apply. Visitors should also check with resorts about opening dates.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Visitors should plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated car parks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. 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

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed to end December 2021. 

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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 14 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 11.36am

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

The section of Bicentennial National trail between Murray Gates trail and north to the Alpine Way is closed between Monday 26 April 2021 and Friday 14 May 2021.

The closure is due to dangerous tree removal and maintenance work on this section of 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 NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.12pm

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 April to Saturday 16 October 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 Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 11.54am

Closed areas: White Rock Rock and Games Bay Roads

White Rock and Games Bay Roads are closed until further notice to ensure public safety. Recent roadworks and rain have resulted in hazardous road conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5001.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Rain damage to Packers Swamp Road

Packers Swamp Road, south from the Snowy Mountain Highway to the entry to Nunnock Campground, is only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Trail condition has deteriorated due to rainfall in March 2021. Please take care and drive safely.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.  

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.12am

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. 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 Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.19pm

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least June 2021.

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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.53am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 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 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: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

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 Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

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 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 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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