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Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Fri 21 February 2020, 11.25am

Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.57am to Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 11.25am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Southern Ranges

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 4.19pm

Fires - Advice: Good Good Fire

There is a fire in this park called Good Good Fire . 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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Sun 5 Apr 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 2.22pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to hazardous conditions and bush fire damage

 Park closed due to hazardous conditions and bush fire damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 6.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 12.06pm

Fires - Advice: Bondi

There is a fire in this park called Bondi. 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 Tue 4 Feb 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 11.56am

Fires - Advice: Scabby Range

There is a fire in this park called Scabby Range. 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 Thu 2 Jan 2020, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 10.28am

Fires - Advice: Jinden

There is a fire in this park called Jinden. 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 Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed to the public due to damage from recent fire and rain.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens Lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Tantangara Road
    • Long Plain Road
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Road
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

  • Snowy Mountains Highway - visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Alpine Way - visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Barry Way - open to the Victorian border

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire are open to the public
  • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business
  • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
  • Thredbo Valley track – Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery including Bullocks walk and Muzzlewood track (Note: Diversions in place at Bullocks Flat) 
  • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp, Tom Groggin campground, Leatherbarrel Creek campground and Geehi campground
  • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
  • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
  • Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks Lookout and Running Waters
  • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
  • Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed
  • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
  • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
  • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
  • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling.
  • All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
    • Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground
    • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 27 Dec 2019, 9.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Feb 2020, 11.25am

Fires - Advice: Badja Forest Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Badja Forest Rd, Countegany. 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 Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.57am to Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 11.25am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Southern Ranges

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 12.19pm

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closed due to bushfires

This reserve is currently closed due to the Orroral Valley fires. 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. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines. Refer to the Rural Fire Service website for the latest information.

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of the Lowden Road and includes Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

For information on closures affecting the Mulloon Firetrail contact Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. For closures affecting Tallaganda State Forest contact Forestry Corporation NSW.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Feb 2020, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire response. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 24 Oct 2019, 9.00am to Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.42am

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair until Friday 27 March 2020. The closure does not affect access to Major Clews trail or Geehi Walls trail. For more further details, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.32pm

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

Be cautious when driving on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 2.09pm

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and and helicopters will be operating in the area and may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of  any signs and NPWS or contract staff.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of this park is closed due to bushfires and aerial pest programs.

The open areas are: 

  • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including the East and West Rim walking tracks
  • Main Falls lookout 

All other areas in the park are closed. This includes all campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and picnic areas not listed as open.

Gambells Rest campground and picnic area, as well as Echo Point, are expected to reopen on Saturday 7 March 2020.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 1.28pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and/or flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and/or flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the 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 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 Sat 28 Dec 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 9.08am

Fires - Advice: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany. 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 Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.26pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

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

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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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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/goorooyarroo-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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