Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 10.07am.
Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure
Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses. There will be signage in place.
Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will not open at the October long weekend and will remain closed until the end of November.
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.
Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground. Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The closed areas are:
- Blue Waterholes campground
- Magpie Flat campground
- Blue Waterholes picnic area
- Clarke Gorge walking track
- Nichols Gorge walking track
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
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.