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Hunting mouse-ear hawkweed

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 1 January 2023, 1.28pm

Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 1 Jan 2023, 1.28pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - difficult snowdrift crossings

There are still large snow drifts on the high sections of the high altitude walks (above about 2000m in altitude) in Kosciuszko National Park.  With the existing snow and with alpine weather please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, severe storms and 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 can make travel very dangerous.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

 

Areas above 2000m, including higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short/ steep stretches of snow/ ice 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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
2 February 2023 Fire bans Total Fire Ban Details

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 8.00am to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

Helicopter operations will be occurring from Friday Flat at Thredbo to and from Kosciuszko walk on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

The helicopter operations are part of the Kosciuszko walk upgrades.

Visitors should expect short delays as materials are flown over the following impacted areas;

  • Kosciuszko walk –through the Snowy River Valley and around Cootapatamba lookout
  • TVT – between Friday Flat and Bridge 1
  • Friday Flat overflow carpark in Thredbo Village

For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 3.14pm

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Precinct - pesticide application

Contractors for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking pesticide application to treat St Johns Wort and Blackberry in the Tom Groggin precinct commencing 3 February 2023. The following areas will be affected:

  • Tom Groggin Campground
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp
  • Grassy Flat Trail
  • Murray Gates Trail
  • Rileys Flat
  • The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates)

Visitors are reminded not to eat the fruit of treated blackberry. Campgrounds and visitor assets will remain open for the duration of the treatment.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 8.28am

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 6 February to 6pm, Friday 17 February 2023 (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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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/volunteer-activities/hunting-mouse-ear-hawkweed/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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