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Nichols Gorge walking track

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 30 September 2022, 4.27pm

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.27pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (Closed until further notice)

The following roads will remain closed:

  • Long Plain Road (north of Blue Waterholes Trail intersection)
  • Broken Cart Trail
  • Boundary Road
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail

The following campgrounds will remain closed:

  • Perkins Flat
  • Broken Cart
  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail

            Access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

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

Applies from Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7.24am to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 7.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4.55pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works

The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:

  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground

This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:

  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7.24am to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 7.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works

The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:

  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground

This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:

  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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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/nichols-gorge-walking-track/local-alerts

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