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Rock Creek snowshoe track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 1 February 2023, 5.09pm

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.09pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kosciuszko National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
13 February 2023 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial and pest control operation Details

Applies from Mon 13 Feb 2023, 7.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.14pm

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Monday 13 February to 7 pm, Friday 17th February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Mt Stilwell Walk
  • Rennix Walk
  • Rainbow Lake Walk
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Illawong Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Grounds (to ~1700m on N, E and W) to Mt Twynam
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Part of Perisher Range including Mount Guthrie (Snowy River east to Mount Paralyser)
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station

 

This operation is part of an ongoing multi-year 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. For more information, contact the local park office.

Details
20 February 2023 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial and pest control operation Details

Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2023, 1.18pm to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.26pm

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Monday 20 February to 7 pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix Walk
  • Rainbow Lake Walk
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Illawong Walk
  • Mt Stilwell Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Grounds (to ~1700m on N, E and W) to Mt Twynam
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Part of Perisher Range including Mount Guthrie (Snowy River east to Mount Paralyser)
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station

 

This operation is part of an ongoing multi-year 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. For more information, contact the local park office.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.09pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kosciuszko National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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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/snow-sports-facilities/rock-creek-snowshoe-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • 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).

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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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