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Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 16 August 2022, 8.53am

Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.53am.

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice

Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.

For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.09pm.

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed due to a landslip from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 3.55pm to Sun 21 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.17am.

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program

Between Monday 8 August and Friday 19 August 2022, part closures are in place for northern Kosciuszko National Park due to an aerial pest control program. The closed areas are:

  • Happy Jacks area
  • Tabletop and Four Mile area
  • Tolbar area including Swamp Creek
  • Tantangara Dam and surrounds
  • Nungar Plain area
  • Long Plain and Gooandra area
  • Lone Pine area in including Mt Morgan
  • Blue Waterholes and Clarke Gorge
  • Fiery Range and Cooleman Creek area

If the program is completed sooner, the closures may be lifted earlier.

Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 1.53pm.

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area).

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.44pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.50pm.

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 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.49pm.

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10.45am to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.09am.

Other planned events: Notice of tree risk remediation works

Tree risk remediation works will be occurring within visitor areas along the Lower Snowy corridor, to minimise the risks of hazardous trees. These works will occur intermittently from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Monday 19 September 2022 in the following campgrounds and visitor areas:

  • Tongaroo/Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • No Name picnic area
  • Moyangul/Pinch River picnic area and campground
  • Nine Mile campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground 

Works exclusion areas will be established prior to and during works. Please avoid these areas. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.33am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.39pm.

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert

Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October with several high flow events scheduled.

Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.

Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:

Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

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

Applies from Thu 14 Jul 2022, 9.55am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 4.22pm.

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track partial closed

The lower section of Pallaibo walking track is closed for upgrades between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area.

Please follow detour signs 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

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.04pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.06pm.

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground

Three Mile Dam campground is closed to vehicles from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until 30 September 2022.

Camping is restricted to walk-in only over the winter period. Parking is available at Goldseekers carpark on Link Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. 

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.05pm.

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 30 September 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jun 2022, 10.16am.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Winter Closures

The following roads are closed for winter:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP 5/Swampy Plain Creek Road)
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pockets Saddle Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam Road / Olsens Road
  • Behrs Flat fire trail
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four MiletTrail
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Cumberland trail
  • Greg Greg fire trail
  • Yellow bog rd
  • Manjar fire trail

Campgrounds closed for the winter period include:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Campgrounds in the High Plains, Tantangra, Long Plain and Blue Water Holes areas.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Selwyn Snow Resort 
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • 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.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • 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, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up site. 
    • Please do not disturb site or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is 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.

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 Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.34am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 7.35pm.

Closed areas: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche:

  • There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.


Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip. It is recommended that you carry skis or snowshoes.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

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Applies from Fri 27 May 2022, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 4.24pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track Partial Closure

Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists between:

  • Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings Campground
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood Track

The track remains opens between Thredbo Diggings Campground and Bullocks Flat.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am to Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.32pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 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 Sat 23 Apr 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 8.53am.

Closed areas: Buddong Falls track closed due to fire damage

Buddong Falls track is closed until further notice due to fire damage and unsafe conditions.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Mar 2022, 10.06am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Mar 2022, 4.49pm.

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed

Manjar fire trail in Kosciuszko National Park is closed and will reopen on Saturday 1 October 2022. The closure is due to ongoing make safe works.

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

Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 5.16pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

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

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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 Mon 31 Jan 2022, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jan 2022, 1.53pm.

Safety alerts: Barry Way road damage

There has been damage to the road surface of the Barry Way due to widespread weather events. Please drive with caution when accessing the Lower Snowy Drive. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
1 September 2022 Other planned events Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program Details

Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 10.17am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 11.15am

Other planned events: SSAA Wagga Branch Shooting event at the Wrigley's Road Range 19th to 22nd of August 2022

The NSW NPWS has been notified that the SSAA Wagga Branch is holding a shooting event at the Wrigley's Road Range 19th to 22nd of August 2022. If you are planning on using the Livingstone Multi Use Trail during this time please be aware that there may be increased noise coming from the SSAA Range next door.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.52am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding.

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.38am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.51am

Closed areas: Campground and trail closures

McIntyres and Lowells campgrounds are closed from Tuesday 16 August to Saturday 20 August 2022 due to hazardous trail conditions caused by wet weather leading to the campgrounds. 

Follys Trail, Waterfall Trail, McIntyres Trail and Lowells Flat trail will be closed during this time. 

 

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 15 Jun 2022, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.53am

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice

Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.

For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.

The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):

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

 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.19pm

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 and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 1 August to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve

There will be signs at the entry to 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.

Please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed due to a landslip from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 12.00am to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.54am

Closed areas: Wangarabelle Road closure due to bridge works

Wangarabelle Road in South East Forests National Park will be closed from Monday 15 August to Friday 2 September 2022 while bridge work is taking place. Alternate routes for through traffic to and from Victoria include:

  • Cann Valley/Monaro Highway north of Cann River or,
  • Imlay Road, south of Eden. 

Once work is complete the road will be reopened to the public. Signs, site fencing and barriers will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 12.00am to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.43am

Closed areas: Waalimma Road closure due to bridge works

Waalimma Road in South East Forests National Park will be closed from Monday 15 August to Friday 2 September 2022 while bridge work is taking place. Waalimma campground and picnic area will be closed due to these works.
The road will be reopened to the public once works are complete. Signs, site fencing and barriers will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 12.00am to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 5.35pm

Closed areas: Mataganah Road closure due to bridge works

Mataganah Road in South East Forests National Park will be closed from Monday 15 August to Friday 9 September 2022 while bridge work is taking place. No visitor areas are closed due to these works.
Once work is complete the road will be reopened. Signs, site fencing and barriers will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 3.55pm to Sun 21 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.17am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program

Between Monday 8 August and Friday 19 August 2022, part closures are in place for northern Kosciuszko National Park due to an aerial pest control program. The closed areas are:

  • Happy Jacks area
  • Tabletop and Four Mile area
  • Tolbar area including Swamp Creek
  • Tantangara Dam and surrounds
  • Nungar Plain area
  • Long Plain and Gooandra area
  • Lone Pine area in including Mt Morgan
  • Blue Waterholes and Clarke Gorge
  • Fiery Range and Cooleman Creek area

If the program is completed sooner, the closures may be lifted earlier.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 8.51am to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 8.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 9.06am

Closed areas: City Rock walking track closed for repairs

The City Rock walking track is closed for repairs from Monday 15 August 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

For more information contact NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6495 5000

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.30pm to Tue 30 Aug 2022, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 6.31pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

The Berry Jerry precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is closed due to flooding until Tuesday 30 August 2022. This closure may be extended if high water levels and/or ongoing wet weather continue.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 1.53pm

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area).

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.09pm

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning

Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.

Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Tue 14 Jun 2022, 9.00am to Thu 8 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay campground and picnic area closed for upgrades

Bittangabee campground and picnic area is closed between Tuesday 14 June and Thursday 22 September 2022 for upgrades.

This closure is weather-dependent and may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.50pm

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 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 4.57pm

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
  • 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 Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 12.36pm to Sat 24 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Closed Area: Beach Campground

Beach campground in Clyde River National Park is closed from Friday 20 June to Saturday 24 September 2022 for site protections and campground upgrades.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10.28am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 11.03am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Friday 29 July to Friday 26 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will re-open once assessment and remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety. 

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

Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 8.51am

Closed areas: Coree Summit trail closed

Coree Summit trail is temporarily closed to vehicles from Monday 25 July 2022 until further notice, while NPWS addresses safety issues for vehicles at the site. Pedestrian and bicycle access is still permitted on the trail. 

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.49am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.16am

Closed areas: West Rim walking track partial closure

Some parts of West Rim walking track are closed from Wednesday 6 July 2022 due to damage caused by severe wet weather. The closed sections will be re-opened when safe. The Main, Jersey and Richardson lookouts are open.

The closed areas include:

  • Paines lookout
  • The Grotto
  • Starkeys lookout

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 7.43am

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 3.01pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.52am

Other incidents: Unsealed road access affected by rain and seasonal flooding

Unsealed road access to campgrounds and visitation areas in Murray Valley National and Regional Parks has been affected by recent high rainfall and seasonal flooding. Please check local weather conditions before entering these reserves.

Some roads have been closed due to flooding. Please do not drive through floodwater.

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Applies from Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10.45am to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.09am

Other planned events: Notice of tree risk remediation works

Tree risk remediation works will be occurring within visitor areas along the Lower Snowy corridor, to minimise the risks of hazardous trees. These works will occur intermittently from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Monday 19 September 2022 in the following campgrounds and visitor areas:

  • Tongaroo/Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • No Name picnic area
  • Moyangul/Pinch River picnic area and campground
  • Nine Mile campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground 

Works exclusion areas will be established prior to and during works. Please avoid these areas. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 7.34am

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.33am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.39pm

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert

Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October with several high flow events scheduled.

Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.

Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:

Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.17am

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

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

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

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 7.16am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed

The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed for repairs

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east) only.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Jul 2022, 9.55am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track partial closed

The lower section of Pallaibo walking track is closed for upgrades between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area.

Please follow detour signs 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

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.35pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jul 2022, 1.12pm

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed to vehicles

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles until 2pm, Friday 22 July 2022. This closure may be extended if there is further wet weather.

You can can still access Echo Point and Bonnie View. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

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

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 3.22pm to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 8.30am

Closed areas: Boyds Tower precinct closed for upgrades

The Boyds Tower precinct will be closed from Monday 21 February until August 2022 for upgrades.

Light to Light walk will remain open. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice.  Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 11.00am to Mon 22 Aug 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.49am

Closed areas: Kingfisher Road closure

Kingfisher Road in South East Forest National Park will be closed from Monday 18 July to Monday 22 August 2022 while bridge work is taking place. No visitor areas are closed due to these works.
Once work is complete the road will be reopened to the public. Signs, site fencing and barriers will be in place around 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: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 2.10pm

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

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 NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 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. This is in accordance with the 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 Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.04pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground

Three Mile Dam campground is closed to vehicles from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until 30 September 2022.

Camping is restricted to walk-in only over the winter period. Parking is available at Goldseekers carpark on Link Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. 

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.05pm

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 30 September 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.01am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting 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 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek 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 Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.01am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting 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 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban NP
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
  • Ben Boyd 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 7.54am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campgrounds if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jun 2022, 10.16am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Winter Closures

The following roads are closed for winter:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP 5/Swampy Plain Creek Road)
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pockets Saddle Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam Road / Olsens Road
  • Behrs Flat fire trail
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four MiletTrail
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Cumberland trail
  • Greg Greg fire trail
  • Yellow bog rd
  • Manjar fire trail

Campgrounds closed for the winter period include:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Campgrounds in the High Plains, Tantangra, Long Plain and Blue Water Holes areas.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Selwyn Snow Resort 
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • 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.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • 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, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up site. 
    • Please do not disturb site or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is 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.

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 Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.34am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 7.35pm

Closed areas: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche:

  • There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.


Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip. It is recommended that you carry skis or snowshoes.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.57am

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only

Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene campground closed due to wet weather

Wyanbene campground is closed until further notice due to high river levels. 

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. Please do not enter these areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 27 May 2022, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track Partial Closure

Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists between:

  • Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings Campground
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood Track

The track remains opens between Thredbo Diggings Campground and Bullocks Flat.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jun 2022, 9.22am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to repairs and upgrades

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice for repairs and upgrades:

  • South Arm fire trail
  • Moores fire trail
  • Bucks Road
  • Kioloa Village fire trail
  • Dam fire trail
  • Link fire trail
  • Higgins Creek fire trail
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Cold Chisel fire trail
  • Livingston Creek fire trail
  • Gravel Pit Road
  • Carls Mountain Road
  • Skid Ridge Road
  • Kettle Road

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

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. 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 Mon 2 May 2022, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access

Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.

Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.22pm

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 and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at the entry to 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.

For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am to Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.32pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 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 Fri 8 Apr 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: Fire trail closed due to weather damage

Mount Dromedary fire trail is closed to all vehicular access from Tuesday 12 April 2022 until further notice, due to extensive trail damage and sink holes caused by prolonged rain.

Repairs are underway and the fire trail will open when it is safe to do so. The walking trail starting from Tilba Tilba is still open and available for hiking.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track closed

Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track is currently closed while track construction work is undertaken. This work is part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

Please note this closure will prevent walkers from undertaking a loop walk via Durras Mountain from Pretty Beach. The return walk from Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Local National Parks office

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.43pm

Closed areas: Roads closed following damage from severe weather conditions

The following areas in Eurobodalla National Park are closed until further notice due to continued heavy rain causing subsequent damage to tracks experienced during weather events:

  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point track 

These areas are being continually assessed and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 10.11am to Sun 6 Nov 2022, 10.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a continuous and ongoing baiting program from Thursday 5 May 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 in Bournda National Park and Bournda Nature Reserve.

The program will use manufactured, fresh meat and canid pest ejector’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be

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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.59am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 1.14pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

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 Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.32pm

Safety alerts: Wog Way temporary closure

Wog Way is closed from Kanoonah Road in the north through to the park boundary in the south. Above average rainfall in March and April has caused deterioration of the road surface with a section becoming very boggy and unsuitable for vehicles. Coolangubra Forest Way provides alternative access for park visitors travelling to Waratah Campground or Pheasants Peak from Imlay Road. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road and Lake Creek campground closed due to impacts from ongoing weather events.

The following areas are closed from Wednesday 6th April 2022 until further notice due to impacts from severe weather events and widespread flooding:

  • Wadbilliga Road
  • Lake Creek campground

Many creek crossings are impassable, and road conditions are slippery and unstable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. Please follow Park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed due to wet weather

Cowdroys Road is closed due to wet weather and unsafe access conditions.

The road will re-open when safe to do so. Please check back for updates. This closure doesn't affect access to Gillards campground. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.30am

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 11th April and Saturday 10th September 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • 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 reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Northern section of Mumbulla Creek Road 4WD only

Due to forecast heavy rainfall the northern section of Mumbulla Creek Road is 4WD only from 500m south of Wyuna trail to Tee-ridge Road.

Mumbulla Creek Road has recently been graded and some sections of this road may become temporarily impassable to vehicles due to rain, thunderstorms and vehicle damage to the road surface.

Please avoid this area until the road dries out. This closure does not affect residents of Mumbulla Creek Road as they can access their property from Dr George Mountain Road.

Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbulla Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Tue 15 Mar 2022, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Mumbulla Creek Road - Access restricted

The section of the Mumbulla Creek Road road within 500m of the Dr George Mountain Road intersection has become boggy from water saturation and may become temporarily impassable to some vehicles. 

Residents should drive with care, follow onsite directional signs and where possible, minimise use of the road during this time whilst urgent repairs to maintain access are being carried out.

Large or heavy vehicles should not use this road at this time. Visitors should avoid this area until the road dries out and road repairs are completed. Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbula Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 3 Apr 2022, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Apr 2022, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Light to Light walking track - Dangerous conditions

Light to Light walking track creek crossings at the northern and southern ends of Saltwater Creek Beach, and Bittangabee Bay are hazardous due to sea surge.  

Remember, it’s never safe to walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through these areas in this park.

 

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 9.18am

Closed areas: Tuross Falls walking track closed

Tuross Falls walking track is closed. Planning and works are underway to replace damaged infrastructure. 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Mar 2022, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

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 Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 7 Mar 2022, 10.06am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Mar 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed

Manjar fire trail in Kosciuszko National Park is closed and will reopen on Saturday 1 October 2022. The closure is due to ongoing make safe works.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 5.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

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

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 5.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

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 dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Tuesday 20 September 2022 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jan 2022, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jan 2022, 1.53pm

Safety alerts: Barry Way road damage

There has been damage to the road surface of the Barry Way due to widespread weather events. Please drive with caution when accessing the Lower Snowy Drive. 

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

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Jewfish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2022.

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

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 Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 4.10pm

Other planned events: Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicles

Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicle access from Walkers Rock intersection due to recent rain events.  

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

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

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: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 6.53am

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 Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11.40am

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

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

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Applies from 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 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 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 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 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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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/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Opening times

    Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day (24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round) $4 per vehicle per day, unless general park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local NPWS visitor centres. Day and multi-day passes available from entry stations when open. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter) is available at local NPWS visitor centres and entry stations on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Rd when open. Find out more about park passes for Kosciuszko National Park.

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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