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Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 29 November 2021, 11.04am

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.04am.

Closed areas: Porcupine Track closure

The Porcupine track is closed from 10am 29 November 2021 due to track repairs and associated helicopter operations. The track is due to reopen from 8am 30 November 2021. 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.21am.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks - northern Kosciuszko National Park

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.

Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.03pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.19pm.

Closed areas: Long Plain Rd and Broken Cart Trail part closure

Sections of Broken Cart Trail and Long Plain Road in northern Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to poor road conditions. The closue will be in place until repair work can be completed on unsafe sections. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.10am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.43am.

Closed areas: South Glory Cave closed

The South Glory Cave is closed to the public until 10 December 2021. 

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 12.00am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 10.17am.

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground closed

Three Mile Dam campground (east and west) is closed for road maintenance from Monday 15 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11.52am.

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Nov 2021, 1.07pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed due to wet conditions

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to wet track conditions and continuing rainfall.

Conditions will be reassessed after this weather system passes, with track sections re-opened as track conditions permit. 

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 Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.45pm to Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.15am.

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 5560.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 5.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 10.33am.

Closed areas: Hannels Spur track

The section of Hannels Spur track that cuts through the Western Fall wilderness area is closed until further notice to protect visitor safety.

The track is hard to navigate and blocked by trees, as a result of heavy winter snow and storm damage.

Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.06am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.29pm.

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.

Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 10.37am.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - Closed due to storm damage

Hannels Spur track is is now closed due to winter storm damage.  Most of the track is difficult to negotiate due to timber blocking access. This also creates a safety hazard and thus the closure. It is hoped to clear the track soon.

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

Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 3.52pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.06pm.

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying program - Tumut River Corridor

An aerial weed spraying program will be underway in the Tumut River Corridor from Wednesday 17 of November to Friday 3 December 2021.

This operation will involve a low flying helicopter. There is no impact to visitors predicted.

 

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 10.05am.

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 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:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Old Geehi
    • Behrs Flat
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • 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 urged to drive with care. Construction activities still underway and some sections of 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 Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.48pm.

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance

Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of November 2021.

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

Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 1.42pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 10.42am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to dangerous tree removal

Some parts of this Kosciuszko National Park are closed for ongoing dangerous tree removal works. The closed areas are:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • National trail from Geehi Walls to Murray Gates fire trail

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.48am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
30 November 2021 Other planned events Short delays due to helicopter operations Details

Applies from Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.32pm

Helicopter operations will be occurring from Friday Flat at Thredbo to and from Kosciuszko walk on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

The helicopter operations are part of the Kosciuszko walk upgrades. Visitors should expect short delays as materials are flown overhead.

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

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6 December 2021 Closed areas Aerial weed control program targeting oxeye daisy Details

Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 4.42pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.56am

An aerial weed control program using a helicopter boomspray targeting oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) will take place at Kellys Plain (southern end of Tantangara Dam and adjacent to Tantangara Road) within northern Kosciuszko National Park.

The area will be closed between 7am Friday 7 January to 7pm Thursday 3 February 2022, for period of time when the program is taking place. The activity will not impact upon visitor facilities and public access roads within this area.

The program will occur in daylight hours using metsulfuron methyl 600g/kg. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.39am

Safety alerts: Caution advised accessing Deua National Park due to wet weather

4WD trails in Deua National Park may become impassable due to recent heavy rains and the current forecast for further heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours.

Sections of some roads and trails have been damaged by recent heavy rain, and verges are still soft and susceptible to further damage. NPWS advises to drive with caution at all times.

Creeks and rivers may flood, and crossings may not be safe to enter.

We advise that you avoid visiting the Bendethera area over this weekend, as river levels may rise with forecast rain.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.04am

Closed areas: Porcupine Track closure

The Porcupine track is closed from 10am 29 November 2021 due to track repairs and associated helicopter operations. The track is due to reopen from 8am 30 November 2021. 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 Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.36am

Closed areas: Roads and tracks closed due to weather

The following tracks and roads are closed to due to track conditions following heavy rainfall:

  • Jemisons Point track
  • Bogola Head Road
  • Honeysuckle Road
  • Plovers Lane 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.21am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks - northern Kosciuszko National Park

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 Sun 28 Nov 2021, 12.00pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 Nov 2021, 10.47am

Closed parks: Ben Boyd National Park , Nadgee Nature Reserve and Wilderness Area closed due to aerial pest animal control program

Ben Boyd National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve  are closed from 12 noon, Sunday 28 November to 12 noon, Thursday 2 December  2021 for an aerial  pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 Nov 2021, 9.56am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation closure - Waalimma, Genoa & southern Coolangubra section

The Waalimma, Genoa and southern Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 November until 11pm Thursday 2 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

Park through roads remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road, Poole Road. and Wongarabelle Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 3.49pm to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Mount Dromedary fire trail closed

Mount Dromedary fire trail is closed from the Saddle off Mount Gulaga to the North, until Monday 6th December 2021, due to a fallen dangerous tree. 

Access to the Saddle and Summit is from the eastern side of Mount Gulaga, starting at La Galette (formerly Pam's Store). 

Works are underway to remove the tree. Please do not enter the area and follow safety signage and directions from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.03pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Long Plain Rd and Broken Cart Trail part closure

Sections of Broken Cart Trail and Long Plain Road in northern Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to poor road conditions. The closue will be in place until repair work can be completed on unsafe sections. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 9.41am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.12pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous road conditions

Roadworks have recently been completed and visitors are encouraged to take extra care when using roads in this park during or after heavy rain events.

For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 9.29am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.12pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous road conditions

Roadworks have recently been completed and visitors are encouraged to take extra care when using roads in this park during or after heavy rain events.

For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.10am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: South Glory Cave closed

The South Glory Cave is closed to the public until 10 December 2021. 

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Sun 28 Nov 2021, 7.00pm to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 5.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Nov 2021, 5.25pm

Closed areas: Plovers Lane closed for pest control program

Plovers Lane will be closed between 7pm to 5am from Sunday 28 November to Monday 6 December 2021 for a pest control operation.

This operation will target foxes and aims to reduce their impact on threatened shorebirds. This operation will involve shooting. The closed area will be signposted and warning signs and barriers will be placed at all relevant access points. Please avoid the area during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 23 Nov 2021, 2.42pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Trails closed due to hazardous conditions

The following trails are closed from Wednesday 23 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021 due to hazardous conditions caused by wet weather:

  • Baldy Range trail 
  • Dingi Dingi Ridge trail
  • Powerline trail 
  • Webbs Ridge trail 
  • Waterfall trail 
  • Lowells Flat trail
  • McIntyres trail 
  • Folly trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 2.05pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to hazardous conditions

The following campgrounds are closed from Wednesday 23 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021 due to hazardous trail conditions:

  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166

 

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 10.48am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.33pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade

The Durras Lake Discovery trail is closed from Tuesday 7 September to Tuesday 17 December 2021 while the walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Tue 23 Nov 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.24pm

Closed areas: Lake road closed for works

Lake Road is closed due to road works from Tuesday 23 November to Friday 17 December 2021.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.00pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 11.55am

Closed areas: Belmore falls precinct closed for road resealing

The Belmore Falls precinct of Morton National Park (including Belmore Falls and Hindmarsh lookouts) is closed to the public for road resealing works from 4pm Wednesday 24 November to 6pm Thursday 2 December 2021.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 12.00am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground closed

Three Mile Dam campground (east and west) is closed for road maintenance from Monday 15 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11.52am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Nov 2021, 1.07pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed due to wet conditions

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to wet track conditions and continuing rainfall.

Conditions will be reassessed after this weather system passes, with track sections re-opened as track conditions permit. 

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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.29pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

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 the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, 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 benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

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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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 3.45pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 1.18pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Griffins fire trail partial closure due rock fall

Griffins fire trail is closed from the locked gate on Meryla Road to Gales Flat due to rock fall and cliff instability concerns.

No pedestrian access is permitted to this section of the trail. The remaining section of road between Gales Flat and Jack Corner Road is open including the Gales Flat and Griffins Farm campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:

  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 3.46pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 10.41am

Closed areas: Mowarry Point and Leatherjacket Bay - vehicle access closed

There is no vehicle access to Mowarry Point and Leatherjacket Bay due to rain-effected roads.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 9.52am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 11.50am

Other planned events: Areas closed due to heavy rainfall

Mowarry Point and Leatherjacket Bay are closed due to the impact of heavy rainfall on roads. These areas will re-open as soon as it safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.45pm to Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.15am

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 5560.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 5.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 10.33am

Closed areas: Hannels Spur track

The section of Hannels Spur track that cuts through the Western Fall wilderness area is closed until further notice to protect visitor safety.

The track is hard to navigate and blocked by trees, as a result of heavy winter snow and storm damage.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.06am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.29pm

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 Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - Closed due to storm damage

Hannels Spur track is is now closed due to winter storm damage.  Most of the track is difficult to negotiate due to timber blocking access. This also creates a safety hazard and thus the closure. It is hoped to clear the track soon.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 5.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Nov 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed due to rain

Cowdroys Road is closed due to heavy rainfall and will re-open when conditions allow.

This road closure does not affect access to Gillards campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Nov 2021, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail closed to vehicles

Tin Mines trail is closed to all vehicles between Ferndale Pine and Galvin's Road due to damage and waterlogging from persist rainfall.

Access is still available to the Tunnel Road picnic area, Danny's Loop track and the Samuel Bollard campground.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
    • Riverview lookout
    • Riverview walking track
    • Mark Morton lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • Upper and lower Fairy Bower falls
    • Walking track from Fairy Bower Falls to Tooths lookout

 

  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema wilderness area. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Mount  Bushwalker walking track
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim 
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 3.52pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying program - Tumut River Corridor

An aerial weed spraying program will be underway in the Tumut River Corridor from Wednesday 17 of November to Friday 3 December 2021.

This operation will involve a low flying helicopter. There is no impact to visitors predicted.

 

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Nov 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 10.05am

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 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:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Old Geehi
    • Behrs Flat
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • 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 urged to drive with care. Construction activities still underway and some sections of 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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 4.42pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed until the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 4.40pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

The following areas are also closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works: 

  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance

Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of November 2021.

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

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 1.42pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to dangerous tree removal

Some parts of this Kosciuszko National Park are closed for ongoing dangerous tree removal works. The closed areas are:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • National trail from Geehi Walls to Murray Gates fire trail

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 1.23pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Roads and campsites closed due to flooding

The following roads are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Edward River Road
  • Millewa River Road
  • Quambies Road
  • Dudley's Road
  • Taylors Bridge Road
  • Tin Hut Road
  • Burnt Bridge Road
  • Duffer Road
  • Fisherman's Bend Road
  • Toupna Crossing Road
  • Middle Road
  • Tuppal Road
  • Plantation Road
  • Fire Hut Road
  • Sam's Road
  • Glenn's Road
  • Warri Yards Road
  • Clay Island Road
  • Walthouses Road
  • Campbells Road
  • Little Edwards Road
  • Bowls Kiln Road
  • Algeboia Road
  • Dora Creek Road
  • Dora Road
  • Clarkes Road
  • Rushy Road
  • Circular Road
  • Ferry Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Barmah River Road

All campsites located along the Murray River in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National and Murray Valley Regional Park are closed.

Please remember that it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.57am to Mon 28 Mar 2022, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.45am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

Between Friday 29 October 2021 and Monday 28 March 2022 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program in this park. NPWS will use meat baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

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 (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 Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.48am

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 Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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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 Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

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 (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. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.18am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 5.28pm

Closed areas: Roads closed

The following roads are not open to traffic:

  • Dam Road
  • Link Road
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Higgins Creek Road

This is because bridges on these roads are missing due to fire damage.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 10.20am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.25am

Fire bans: Murray Valley Regional Park - solid fuel 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, 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 Fri 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel 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, 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 16 Aug 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.

For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

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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 Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 4.23pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves 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 29 Nov 2021, 12.12pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 8.56am

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control program

The following parks are closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Nadgee National Park

Campgrounds in these parks are closed from Sunday 28 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

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

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 7.52am

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail partial closure

The Tin Mines trail is closed between Lankey's Creek Road and the Ferndale pine plantation due to road damage. The road is impassable to 4WD vehicles.

Tin Mines campground and North's lookout are accessible by foot and mountain bike only.

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

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 4.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Oct 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works

The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.15pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

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Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.56pm

Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road

Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.

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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 Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Bournda National Park Visitor Precinct
  • North Tura Visitor Precinct
  • Turingal Head Visitor Precinct
  • White Rock Visitor Precinct
  • Portion 94 track Visitor Precinct

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Goodenia Rainforest
  • Yellow Pinch Dam

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Boyd’s Tower
  • Mowarry Point fire trail
  • Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
  • Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
  • Davidson Whaling Station
  • Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
  • North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.17pm

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.22am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.56am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Sat 1 Jan 2022, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 9.37am

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least January 2022.

Do not enter these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Safety advice for driving in wet weather

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning, due to rain, thunderstorms, recent roadworks or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up-to-date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 13 11 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps: The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate, park roads (including those to visitor areas and campgrounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed

All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was based on an assessment of risk. 
  • Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed.
  • Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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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 Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11.25am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Fri 4 Dec 2020, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/high-plains-area/local-alerts

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