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Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 17 March 2019, 3.28pm

Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.22pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm.

Safety alerts: Take care - vehicles on Summit trail

From Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, walkers and cyclists on Summit trail need to take care and look out for vehicles. Trucks and other vehicles will be operating on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Seamans Hut. The trail will remain open.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 6.00am to Mon 20 May 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 9.44am

Closed areas: Creel Bay closed

Creel Bay Is closed due to routine visitor safety works on Monday 20 May 2019. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 4.25pm

Hazard reduction burns: Yarrangobilly South HR

There is a fire in this park called Yarrangobilly South HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 7.00am to Tue 21 May 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - Thredbo ranger station to Ngarigo campground closed

The section of Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo ranger station (bridge 4) and Ngarigo campground is closed to walkers and cyclists. This is while platform installation is completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 12.00am to Tue 21 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - Thredbo ranger station to Ngarigo campground closed

The section of Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo ranger station (bridge 4) and Ngarigo campground is closed to walkers and cyclists. This is while platform installation is completed.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.44pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2019, 8.10am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed

Greg Greg trail is closed due to track maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 9.32am

Closed areas: Lower Thredbo Valley track closed

Lower Thredbo Valley track is currently closed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2019, 8.53am

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

Until May 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.

For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

For more information, call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.15am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be increased traffic on public access roads near the Bullocks Hill and Lobs Hole Ravine areas because of works associated with the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. 

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Apr 2019, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Kings Cross Road closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip

Kings Cross Road is closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip from Monday 4 March until Monday 1 July 2019. This is because of Snowy Hydro rehabilitation works at Dry Dam.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.22pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Take care - vehicles on Summit trail

From Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, walkers and cyclists on Summit trail need to take care and look out for vehicles. Trucks and other vehicles will be operating on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Seamans Hut. The trail will remain open.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to 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 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 Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 1.24pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

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

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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/mount-kosciuszko-summit-walk/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).

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Summer: Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Seamans Hut with grass and wildflowers. Photo: Murray Vanderveer