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Black Andrew Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 11.37am

Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 11.37am.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area

The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11.23am to Wed 27 Jun 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Aerial shooting program

Some areas of this park are closed due to routine aerial shooting operations targeting deer and pigs, from Monday 25 June to Wednesday 27 June 2018. This time frame is weather dependent, and may be extended if necessary.

The areas to be targeted are:

  • the eastern side of Jagungal, with the western boundary being the Greymare and Doubtful Gap fire trails, and including the Snowy Plain area
  • the western side of Lake Eucumbene, from Denison down to Eucumbene Cove
  • the Pilot Wilderness Area, between the Big Boggy and The Pilot.

This operation is part of a 3-year program to reduce the impacts of deer and pigs on the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and other high conservation value native vegetation in these areas. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be shot during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

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 Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9.38am to Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11.01am

Closed areas: Seasonal closure of Murray River crossing

The Murray River crossing at Tom Groggin is closed from Friday 15 June 2018 to Thursday 1 November 2018, due to seasonal closure of roads in Alpine National Park. 

Tom Groggin campground will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Center on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page  for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.14am to Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11.35am

Closed areas: Seasonal road closures - Geehi precinct

Some areas in Geehi precinct, Kosciuszko National Park are closed for 2 weeks due to wet weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Old Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campgound
  • Major Clews fire trail
  • Geehi Walls fire trail

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on (02) 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 21 May 2018, 4.34pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 11.37am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area

The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 4 May 2018, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 9.14am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures

The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists for the winter period. This closure includes:

  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track

The tracks are open for walking, except for the closed work site between Thredbo Resort and Bridge 1, however due to very slippery surfaces in places walkers are advised to proceed with caution, and walking poles are recommended.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10.38am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

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Applies from Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 9.38am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.22pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 11.41am

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 Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. 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 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 Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

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 office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 9.09am

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

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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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 1.45pm to Mon 1 Oct 2018, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.20am

Closed areas: Winter Roads Closure

Visitors are advised that the following roads are closed for winter until October 1 2018.

  • The Geehi Dam to Olsen’s Lookout Road
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass 

For further public road conditions please refer to Roads and Maritime Live Traffic NSW.

Check NPWS Alerts before coming to the park to get up-to-date information on the closures still in place and to check local conditions. For more information on Kosciuszko National Park, visit the NPWS website, call the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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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/black-andrew-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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