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Main Range walk

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 27 March 2023, 8.37am

Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 8.02am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Mar 2023, 8.37am.

Closed areas: Track Upgrade Closure , Albina Traverse Section of the Main Range Walk 13 March to 28 April 2023

The Albina Traverse section of the Main Range Walk will be closed from Monday 13th March until Friday 28th April 2023 whilst essential upgrades are undertaken to the existing track surface. Walkers are free to divert off track around the work site by travelling below the traverse via Lake Albina or along the Mount Northcote ridgeline above. However please be aware that when walking off track:

  • Walkers are advised to have map and compass or avoid walking off track in poor visibility conditions
  • Walkers should avoid following cairns, non-hardened footpads or walking single file and instead should spread out
  • Walkers should travel on more durable vegetation types such as grasses rather than heath or other sensitive vegetation

For more information, contact the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
1 April 2023 Closed areas Kosciuszko Road closed for event Details

Applies from Sat 1 Apr 2023, 10.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 6.28pm

Access via Kosciuszko Rd to some parts of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed on Saturday 1 April 2023 from 10:00 until 5pm for the Snowy Classic cycling event. Access will only be possible outside these times. Impacts include access to:

  • Thredbo Picnic Area
  • Creel / waste Point
  • Sawpit Creek including:
    • Kosciuszko Education Centre
    • Kosciuszko Tourist park
    • Sawpit Walk
    • Pallaibo Walk
    • Waterfall Walk
  • Wilsons Valley
  • Rennix Walk
  • Island Bend
  • Guthega
  • Illawong Walk
  • Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
  • Rainbow Lk Walk
  • Smiggin Holes
  • Perisher
  • Porcupine Walk
  • Charlotte Pass including:
    • Village
    • Snow Gums boardwalk
    • Mt Stilwell Walk
    • Main Range Walk
    • Summit Trail and Summit Walk

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Mt Stilwell Walking Track Partial closure for track upgrade

The Mount Stilwell walking track will be partially closed between the Lookout and the summit of Mt Stilwell due to track upgrade works.  This closure will be in place between 13-31st March, 2023.  The section from the Trackhead to the Lookout (approximately 800m) will remain open during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 10.39am

Other planned events: Planned trail maintenance - Grassy Flat Track, Murray Gates Track, Rileys Flat Track

Grassy Flat Trail, Murray Gates Trail and Rileys Flat Trail will be intermittently closed for trail maintenance and repairs commencing Monday 20 March 2023. The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Geehi) will not be closed as part of these works. Closed areas will be signposted and gates for public access will be locked for the duration of these works.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Mar 2023, 1.48pm to Fri 5 May 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2023, 9.20am

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, Tuesday 21st to 6pm Friday 31st March and 6am Monday 24th April to 6pm Friday 5th May 2023 (weekdays only and excluding public holidays).

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/Ingebirah, 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: The Cascades Trail will remain open to the public. Visitors must stay on the trail, there is a 500m buffer either side of the 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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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.06pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.18pm

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Campground partially closed due to roadworks

Tom Groggin Campground and Day Use Area will be partially closed from the 24th April to the 31st May 2023 in order to undertake significant campground maintenance works, including the formalisation of vehicle tracks within the campground and rehabilitation planting. 

Traffic controls may be in place for some parts of this work. The Alpine National National Park (Victoria) and Bicentennial National Trail will remain accessible via the Tom Groggin ford. 

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is not affected by the above works and will remain open. 

All NSW NPWS campgrounds require an online booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Geehi toilet facilities replacement works

Works are underway to replace all the toilet facilities at Geehi, including at:

  • Geehi Flats campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground

Please be aware there will be machinery in these campgrounds to construct the new toilet facilities. The construction works will be from mid January to the end of June 2023. All old toilet facilities will remain in place for use whilst the new facilities are being constructed. For more information please contact the Khancoban NPWS Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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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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Emergency services

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