Applies from Mon 20 Nov 2023, 5.30am to Sat 9 Dec 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 10.27am
Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for event
Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed from Thursday 7 December to Saturday 9 December 2023 for an event.
The following tracks are closed from 5.30am to 7.30pm, Thursday 7 December 2023:
Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and Bullocks Flat
Bullocks walking track
Bundilla accessible track
The lower Thredbo Valley Track will remain open with access from Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area to the Skitube Bridge. There is no access from the Skitube Bridge to Bullocks Flat, Lake Crackenback and the upper Thredbo Valley track.
The following tracks are closed on Friday 8 December 2023:
Main Range walk between the Summit walk and Blue Lake, from 6.30am to 2pm
Snowies Alpine walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walking track and Illawong walk, from 6.30am to 4.30pm
Upper Thredbo Valley track, including Muzzlewood track, Bullocks walking track and Bundilla accessible track, from 11am, Friday 8 December to 12am, Saturday 9 December 2023
Lower Thredbo Valley track, from 5am, Friday 8 December to 12am, Saturday 9 December 2023
The following tracks are closed on Saturday 9 December 2023:
Upper Thredbo Valley track, including Muzzlewood track, Bullocks walking track and Bundilla accessible track, from 12am to 7pm
Applies from Fri 20 Oct 2023, 2.46pm to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.02pm
Closed areas: Update - Area closed for feral animal control - Pilot Wilderness, Kosciuszko National Park
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct aerial shooting operations in the Pilot Wilderness Area between Monday 20th and Thursday 30th November (excluding weekends). This program will target deer, pigs, foxes, goats, cats and wild dogs. Other species will not be targeted.
Closure notices are placed at relevant access points into Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
NPWS’s first priority is the safety of visitors. The Australian Alps Walking Track - Dead Horse Gap to Cowombat Flat - along sections of Cascades, Pilot Creek, Snow Gums and Cowombat Trail will remain open during the program. The Ingeegoodbee and Nine Mile sections of the Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride (Alpine Way to Barry Way) will be closed Monday to Friday for the duration of this operation.
Trail users must stay on the trail. Occasionally, trail users may experience short waits while this operation is conducted. This will provide an extra layer of safety precautions. Please obey all directions from NPWS staff.
Applies from Fri 10 Nov 2023, 12.42pm to Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 4.28pm
Other planned events: Track upgrades on Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
Sections of Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk are affected by upgrades from Friday 10 November 2023 to mid-April 2024. Expect delays and diversions, and follow signage on tracks.
Repairs will take place on the Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass section of the walk from November 2023 until further notice. Other sections of the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk may close for up to a week in February 2024. There will be alternate access to the summit via Kosciuszko walk (from Thredbo) or the Main Range walk (from Charlotte Pass). This alert will be updated with closure dates as they become available.
Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am
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 Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:
Bogandyera Nature Reserve
Jingellic Nature Reserve
Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)
Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:
Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
Indi and Tiger trails
The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
Yellow Bog Road
Greg Greg trail
Tooma River trail
Spring Flat Creek trail
Entry into baiting locations will be identified 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 contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.
Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 2.51pm
Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
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.
Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.04pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Oct 2023, 8.08am
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 Tuesday 28 February 2023 and Sunday 31 December 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.
Applies from Mon 7 Aug 2023, 7.00am to Thu 8 Feb 2024, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Nov 2023, 4.32pm
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 Thursday 10 August 2023 and Thursday 8 February 2024. 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. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
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 area office on 02 6450 5555.
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. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. 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). Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.