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Bimberi Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Tue 19 March 2019, 2.35pm

Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.40pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.35pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control operation

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control program

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.40pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control operation

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 11.25am

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 Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.43am

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

From March to December 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 Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.35am

Other planned events: Construction work on Main Range walk

Take care and expect delays and diversions on Main Range walk from December 2018 to April 2019 due to construction work. Around 2.1km of Main Range walk is being upgraded and realigned to avoid and protect Windswept Feldmark, a Critically Endangered Ecological Community. The walk remains open, but:

  • From Wednesday 20 March 2019, a 400m section of Main Range walk will be diverted for around 3 weeks
  • Take care and watch for vehicles from Main Range walk to Carruthers Saddle
  • Expect short delays near Mount Lee construction site during helicopter lifting activities

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2019, 10.49am

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 Wed 13 Mar 2019, 9.07am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Waterfall trail - traction difficult

Waterfall trail has deteriorated and vehicle traction is difficult in some sections. This trail is in a remote area of the national park and is suitable for 4WD vehicles only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Drive safely and be aware of road conditions.

For further information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sat 9 Mar 2019, 10.46am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 11.10am

Other incidents: Gentle Annie trail - traction difficult

Gentle Annie trail has deteriorated and vehicle traction is difficult in some sections. This trail is 4WD only, with low range and off road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Track maintenance is scheduled by June 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Delays on Summit trail and Main Range track - helicopter lifting

Walkers will experience short delays on Main Range track and Summit trail from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March 2019 due to helicopter operations. Helicopters will be carrying loads from Summit trail at Snowy Bridge to and between sections of Main Range track between Mount Carruthers and Mount Northcote.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2019, 4.13pm

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 Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.06am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Kosciuszko National Park closed - aerial pest control program

Some tracks and trails and areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The program will occur between Monday 25 March and Friday 30 March 2019.

The following tracks and trails closed are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk

The closed areas are:

  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong southwards along Rolling Grounds to Pounds Creek and Mount Anderson
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended due to any condition, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 11.34am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - Main Range, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass

A fox control program will be undertaken from Friday 1 March until Saturday 30 March 2019. The program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The fox baiting program has been undertaken since 1999 to reduce the number of foxes on the Main Range and surrounding alpine areas.

The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes cage trapping for feral cats and soft jaw trapping for foxes and feral cats during non-snow periods and baiting during winter months. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals, including the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.

For further information, or if you notice any fox or cat activity in the area, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555

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Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.50am

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding area will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 29 March 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so they aren't reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge in the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10.38pm. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Mar 2019, 8.40am

Closed areas: Tooma Road (KNP5) closure - bushfire

Tooma (KNP5) Road is closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. These areas are also closed:

  • Clover Flat campground
  • Round Mountain carpark
  • Tooma Dam
  • Bradley and O'Brien's Hut
  • Ogilvies Picnic Area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office by calling 02 6947 7000 (open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) 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 Tue 5 Feb 2019, 6.00am to Wed 27 Mar 2019, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.19pm

Other planned events: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass

Rabbit pest control operations will be carried out in Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village during late afternoons and evenings from:

  • Monday 4 February 2019 to Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Monday 18 February 2019 to Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Monday 4 March 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Monday 18 March 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019

Signs will be in place during the operation which will be carried out by authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

For more information, call Tim Scanlon on 02 6450 5616, or Bryce Williamson on 02 6450 5538.

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Applies from Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 9.15am

Fires - Advice: Coolamine Homestead

There is a fire in this park called Coolamine Homestead. 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 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 Wed 19 Dec 2018, 9.04am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 9.05am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 11.32am

Closed areas: Cascade trail section closure - Cascade Hut to Tin Mines

The Cascade fire trail 7.5km section south of Cascade Hut to Tin Mines is closed during March 2019. This section is closed between Friday 1 March and Sunday 31 March 2019, 7am to 7pm daily due to heavy machinery and tree works. The 7.5km section is a part of the Australian Alps walking track from Walhalla, Victoria to Namadgi National Park, ACT. This will affect long distance walkers through this section.

A long diversion is in place to navigate this section by taking:

  1. Limestone/Black Mount Road
  2. Limestone Creek
  3. Davies Plain
  4. Tom Groggin
  5. Geehi
  6. Hannels Spur
  7. Mount Kosciuszko

Visitors should plan their journey to avoid these closure periods or be prepared to experience lengthy delays. The 7.5km section is open outside of operational hours during this period. For individual or group safety, please obey all closure and warning signs and directions. Heavy equipment and machinery will be operating in these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Snowy River area office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 9.04am

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are open for cycling. Cycling is permitted in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts
  • The Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point, and return by the same route. Note that there are no other exit options, and the track beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be responded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season, and any closures due to weather or track conditions will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. 

Additional closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2019, 9.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken 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 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/visit-a-park/parks/bimberi-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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