Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 2.01pm
Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.
Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.
Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:
Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:
Alpine Way area:
Murray Gates trail
Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)
Elliott Way (Expected to open late April 2021)
Tumut Ponds trail
Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (Expected to open 1st June 2021)
Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works
Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before travel.
Wares Yards campground will remain open during road works.
Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public.
Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with accessvia Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.22pm
Other planned events: Aerial Deer Capture - Pilot Wilderness
The NPWS/Environmental Trust Cross-Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be undertaking aerial netting capture of feral deer between the 19th and 30th of April.
NPWS research staff will be undertaking this work in the Big Boggy area, which includes Cascades Trail. Visitors are asked to avoid aircraft where possible and be aware of animal movements. Short delays may be experienced in some areas.
Please follow directions by NPWS staff where advised. For more information, please contact NPWS via email at deer.project.environment.nsw.gov.au
Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.42am
Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct
The following areas remain open to the public:
Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
South Glory Cave (self-guided)
Castle Cave walk
Jillabenan Cave (guided cave)
Bluff lookout walk
The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities
There will be short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road from 10 April 2021 - 20 April 2021 due to infrastructure works. Please drive safely and follow the directions of signs and staff. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
The following caves remain closed to the public until further notice:
North Glory Cave (available for large group bookings only)
Harrie Wood Cave
We highly recommend you buy your cave tickets online before you arrive. To book, visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.
Jillabenan Cave will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 23 April 2021 for urgent cleaning and maintenance. Guided tours of Jersey Cave will be available to purchase from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
Recreational caving is now permitted with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Permits will only be issued to compliant recreational groups.
Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Apr 2021, 10.04am
Other incidents: Caution - trail repair work on Round Mountain trail
Heavy machinery is operating on the Round Mountain and Farm Ridge trails to complete trail repairs. The Round Mountain carpark is the base of operations for this work. Please do not enter the work site. New parking has been designated for visitor parking and is signposted. Bushwalkers, please be cautious and keep a safe distance from machinery when accessing the area.
The Khancoban to Kiandra road will have increased heavy vehicle traffic (between Khancoban and Round Mountain carpark) for the duration of these works. Please drive to the conditions.
For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.
Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.30am to Fri 21 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 4.04pm
Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track part-closure
The part of Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery and Pallaibo walk will be closed for a 5 to 7 day window sometime between Monday 19 April and Friday 21 May 2021. The closure is due to a planned hazard reduction burn.
Once the dates for the burn are confirmed a closure notice will be place on this website for these facilities.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.24pm
Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park
There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.
Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.
For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.
Applies from Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.39pm
Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations
You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.
For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 8.36am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10.55am
Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway
Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.
Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.
Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm
Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:
The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
Yaouk Nature Reserve
Scabby Range Nature Reserve
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, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.
Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm
Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:
Bogandyera Nature Reserve
Jingellic Nature Reserve
Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
Indi Range area
Yellow Bog area
Spring Creek area
Entry into 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 Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.
Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm
Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow
Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.
For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.
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:
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).