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Sawpit walking track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 5.11pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Blue Lake lookout walk closed for upgrades

Blue Lake lookout walk is closed from Tuesday 11 January to Friday 28 January 2022 for upgrades.

This closure does not impact access to Main Range walk or off-track access in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 21 Jan 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.45pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track open - some sections remain wet

All sections of the Thredbo Valley Track are now open.

There are some small sections that remain wet. Please stay on the track to avoid damage to surroundings.

Please don’t ride on wet tracks or tracks that are closed.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jan 2022, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Fox baiting underway

A small-scale fox baiting program is happening from Monday 24 January to Monday 28 February 2022 in the following areas:

  • Dicky Cooper Bogong
  • Gungartan
  • Mount Kosciuszko
  • Mount Townsend
  • Rams Head Range

This aim of this program is to reduce the impacts on bogong moths. The baiting sites are remote and unlikely to be visited by walkers. If you do come across a bait, please do not disturb it.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.52pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 11.43am

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam causeway closed for repairs

The Tantangara Dam causeway on Port Phillip trail in northern Kosciuszko National Park is closed for repairs until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6940 7000. 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jan 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 4.43pm

Other planned events: Changes to track access

There is no access to Dead Horse Gap walking track across the Thredbo River from the Cascade Hut trail carpark due to recent storm events.

Dead Horse Gap walking track is only operating as an out and back walking track from Eagles Nest in Thredbo. Please plan your walk accordingly and do not attempt to cross the Thredbo River.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Thredbo River walk
  • Leatherbarrel Creek campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.17am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Fire-affected areas

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:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Pattinson's Hut, Matthew's Cottage, Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is currently closed.
  • 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.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Cabramurra area:
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (closed to facilitate the Selwyn Resort rebuilding works).
  • 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 are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks.
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail will be 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Snowy campground will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
  • Elliott Way:
    • Currently open. Motorists, please drive with care. Construction activities are still underway and some sections of the road remain unsealed at present.
    • Completion of construction works and resealing of the road surface over the summer may require some brief, planned closures. These will be communicated well in advance and timed to minimise disruption.
    • The nature of the Elliott Way road corridor has significantly changed since the fires, and there may be further road closures at short notice due to slips or rockfalls.

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

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.40am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 10.08am

Closed areas: Partial closure of Bicentennial National Trail

The Bicentennial National Trail is closed from Murray Gates to Geehi until further notice due to visitor safety risk, including hazardous trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Khancoban NPWS office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions

Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.

Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.48pm

Safety alerts: Alpine Way - partial road closure

Alpine way is currently partially closed approx. 3km west of Leather Barrel Creek, due to a rock fall.

Transport for NSW has assessed the hazard, and cordoned-off a short area of road shoulder, reducing the width of road available.

Please take care and drive or ride safely, and watch for oncoming vehicles. Two-way traffic may be restricted at the hazard location.

For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 4.44pm

Safety alerts: Damage to road surface at Ngarigo campground

There has been damage to the road surface at Ngarigo campground due to widespread flooding. Please drive with caution when accessing the campground.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.45pm to Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Illawong walk trackhead closed - diversion in place

Illawong walking track head and carpark will be closed from Friday 19 November 2021 until Match 2022 to allow for upgrades to the site. Multiple contractors will be working in this area over the summer months.

You can access Illawong walk via a diversion that will be in place. Please follow the temporary signs. Parking is available at the main Guthega carpark area on entry to Guthega. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 11.06am

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance

Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of  February 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

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

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.06am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 1.48pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

Please be aware you may experience short delays from November 2021 to April 2022 due to helicopter operations in the following areas:

  • Main Range 
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Perisher
  • Guthega

For further information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.05pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 9.14am

Closed areas: Spencers Creek rest area closed

Spencers Creek Rest Area and carpark on Kosciuszko Road will be closed from Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 30 May 2022 due to construction works in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle 
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

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.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12.35pm to Sat 12 Mar 2022, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.45pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track closures

The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area for construction. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road

The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area

We anticipate that the track will re-open March 2022.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.39am

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 Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 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.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 6 Feb 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.57am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • 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 undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 the NPWS 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 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/sawpit-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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