Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9.08am.
Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure
Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses between Monday 30 September and Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be signage in place, indicating closed areas.
Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will be closed. This is to allow National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.
The following areas will also be closed during this time:
- Blue Waterholes campground
- Magpie Flat campground
- Blue Waterholes picnic area
- Clarke Gorge walking track
- Nichols Gorge walking track
Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during this time to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground from Friday 4 October until Saturday 30 November 2019.
Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:
- Three-Mile Dam
- Cooinbil Hut
- Long Plain Hut
- Yarrangobilly Village
- Bullocks Hill
- Ghost Gully
Find out more information on wild horse management in this park. For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.