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Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 16 March 2020, 9.43am

Applies from Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10.08am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 11.51am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be conducted in areas adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Guthega areas between Thursday 12 March and Monday 30 March 2020.

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 (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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.43am.

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed to the public due to damage from recent fire and rain.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Tantangara Road
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Road
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

  • Snowy Mountains Highway - visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Long Plain Road, Port Phillip trail, Pockets Saddle Road, Blue Waterholes trail (to Cooleman Mountain campground), Broken Cart trail and Dam trail.
  • Alpine Way - visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Barry Way - open to the Victorian border

Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.42am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire
  • Tantangara Dam (access via Long Plain Road and Port Phillip trail)
  • Long Plain, Currango Plain and Currango Homestead (open for bookings)
  • Long Plain Hut campground, Cooinbil Hut campground, Cooleman Mountain campground, Ghost Gully campground and Old Snowy campground
  • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business.
  • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
  • Thredbo Valley track – Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery including Bullocks walk and Muzzlewood track (Note: Diversions in place at Bullocks Flat) 
  • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp, Tom Groggin campground, Leatherbarrel Creek campground and Geehi campground
  • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
  • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
  • Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks lookout and Running Waters
  • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
  • Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed.
  • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
  • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
  • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
  • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling
  • All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
    • Blue Waterholes campground
    • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January 2020 to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and helicopters will be operating in the area, which may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of any signs and of NPWS or contract staff.

For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 3 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Main Range walk (Excluding Summit walk and Summit trail)
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Wilkinsons Creek and Mount Northcote
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east of Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road, eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range
  • Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.

This operation is part of a 3yr 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. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7.00am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.39am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Kosciusko National Park - Jagungal and surrounds

Kosciuszko National Park in the Jagungal Wilderness and surrounds will be is closed Thursday 26 March and Friday 27 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This could be extended to Tuesday 31 March 2020 due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial pest control operation involving shooting in Kosciuszko National Park. This will assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and wild dogs.

Areas targeted in Kosciuszko National Park are:

  • Maragle area
  • Yellow Bog area, including the Spring Creek area
  • Jagungal area
  • Dargles and Bourkes Gorge area, including the Everards area

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the National Park. Please do not enter areas during this time.

This program will target Deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings

Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.

Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.

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 Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

Be cautious whilst walking on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4.01pm

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.

Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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 Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10.08am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 11.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be conducted in areas adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Guthega areas between Thursday 12 March and Monday 30 March 2020.

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 (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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.43am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed to the public due to damage from recent fire and rain.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Tantangara Road
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Road
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

  • Snowy Mountains Highway - visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Long Plain Road, Port Phillip trail, Pockets Saddle Road, Blue Waterholes trail (to Cooleman Mountain campground), Broken Cart trail and Dam trail.
  • Alpine Way - visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Barry Way - open to the Victorian border

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire
  • Tantangara Dam (access via Long Plain Road and Port Phillip trail)
  • Long Plain, Currango Plain and Currango Homestead (open for bookings)
  • Long Plain Hut campground, Cooinbil Hut campground, Cooleman Mountain campground, Ghost Gully campground and Old Snowy campground
  • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business.
  • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
  • Thredbo Valley track – Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery including Bullocks walk and Muzzlewood track (Note: Diversions in place at Bullocks Flat) 
  • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp, Tom Groggin campground, Leatherbarrel Creek campground and Geehi campground
  • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
  • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
  • Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks lookout and Running Waters
  • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
  • Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed.
  • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
  • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
  • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
  • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling
  • All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
    • Blue Waterholes campground
    • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory 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 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

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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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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/walking-tracks/main-range-walking-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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Hikers walk to Blue Lake lookout, Main Range walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH