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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 3.00pm

Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm.

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

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

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

Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.53pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 3 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Main Range walk (Excluding Summit walk and Summit trail)
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Wilkinsons Creek and Mount Northcote
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east of Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road, eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range
  • Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.

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

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7.00am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.39am.

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Kosciusko National Park - Jagungal and surrounds

Kosciuszko National Park in the Jagungal Wilderness and surrounds will be is closed Thursday 26 March and Friday 27 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This could be extended to Tuesday 31 March 2020 due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial pest control operation involving shooting in Kosciuszko National Park. This will assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and wild dogs.

Areas targeted in Kosciuszko National Park are:

  • Maragle area
  • Yellow Bog area, including the Spring Creek area
  • Jagungal area
  • Dargles and Bourkes Gorge area, including the Everards area

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the National Park. Please do not enter areas during this time.

This program will target Deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 2.29pm.

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings

Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.

Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.

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

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Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm.

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

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

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4.01pm.

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.

Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10.08am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 11.51am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be conducted in areas adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Guthega areas between Thursday 12 March and Monday 30 March 2020.

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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.43am.

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park

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

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

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

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

The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

  • Snowy Mountains Highway - visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Long Plain Road, Port Phillip trail, Pockets Saddle Road, Blue Waterholes trail (to Cooleman Mountain campground), Broken Cart trail and Dam trail.
  • Alpine Way - visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Barry Way - open to the Victorian border

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.42am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

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

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

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

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

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

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm.

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.51am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are also closed due to bushfire, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Undercliff track
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil Falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage. Ingar campground closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur).

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Evans lookout
  • Govetts Leap lookout
  • Hat Hill (also called Perrys) Road closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon) and Rodriguez Pass.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys) and Acacia Flat campgrounds. Perrys campground closed to vehicles.
  • Walking tracks around Blackheath including: Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock.

Glenbrook

  • Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.

Lower Grose

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley including Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are open:

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted by other closures.
  • Overcliff at Wentworth Falls
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers. Vehicle access to Jenolan Caves is via Oberon.
  • Kings Tableland Road.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.
  • Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.

Blackheath and Medlow Bath

  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys lookdown, Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

Canyons

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson including Wollangambe, Serendipity, DuFaurs, Whungee Wheengee, and Joe's. Bell Creek, Birrabang and Dalpura are also open. Conditions in canyons may have changed due to the effects of fire and flood. Check all abseil anchor points/hand lines and allow extra time.
  • Empress, Grand Canyon, Juggler (Point Pilcher), Fortress, Arethusa, and Hat Hill.

Rock climbing areas

  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrow Neck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrow Neck unburnt areas.
  • Rock climbing areas in the Grose Valley (Ikara, Bowens Creek and Bell Super-crag).

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Bungonia, Carrington Falls and Gambells Rest campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Campground closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 13 Mar 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 4.06pm

Fires - Advice: Dudley's Road MVNP

There is a fire in this park called Dudley's Road MVNP. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.31pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and precinct closed

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including all walks, picnic areas and lookouts, is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4887 7270 or by email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.28pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

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

Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.27am

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

  • Newnes campground and picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area
  • Glow Worm walking track from Newnes campground
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Newnes Industrial Ruins
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are now open:

  • Bob Turner track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page
  • A Solid Fuel Ban is in place until Tuesday 31 March 2020

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds
  • Lees Pinch walking track
  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

The rest of the park remains open. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.41pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

All campgrounds in this park are closed from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice. All camping and group gatherings are not permitted. Some park vehicle access gates may be closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Sun 5 Apr 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.13pm

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

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in this park from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.29pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.49pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1.58pm

Closed parks: Montague Island Nature Reserve closed

Montague Island Nature Reserve and all Lighthouse accommodation is currently closed. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire affected areas

Gourock National Park is closed until safety and rehabilitation works are completed. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.53pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 3 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Main Range walk (Excluding Summit walk and Summit trail)
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Wilkinsons Creek and Mount Northcote
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east of Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road, eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range
  • Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.

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

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 5.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.22pm

Fires - Advice: Hanging Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Hanging Mountain. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Hazardous conditions - aerial pest control operation

The southern section of Ben Boyd National Park (Green Cape area) is closed due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions. Large fires have impacted the southern section of the park including all visitor attractions, access roads, walking trails, lookout points, picnic areas and campgrounds. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event.

The following Southern Ben Boyd areas are open:

  • Green Cape precinct and accommodation
  • Disaster Bay lookout
  • Bittangabee Bay and campground
  • Saltwater campground

All other visitor attractions and walking trails will remain closed for a number of months. 

The Northern Pambula - Haycock section of Ben Boyd National Park, located between Merimbula and Eden, is open.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sun 20 Sep 2020, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am

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 continuous and ongoing in Tallaganda National Park, Tallaganda State Conservation Area and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7.00am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.39am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Kosciusko National Park - Jagungal and surrounds

Kosciuszko National Park in the Jagungal Wilderness and surrounds will be is closed Thursday 26 March and Friday 27 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This could be extended to Tuesday 31 March 2020 due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial pest control operation involving shooting in Kosciuszko National Park. This will assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and wild dogs.

Areas targeted in Kosciuszko National Park are:

  • Maragle area
  • Yellow Bog area, including the Spring Creek area
  • Jagungal area
  • Dargles and Bourkes Gorge area, including the Everards area

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the National Park. Please do not enter areas during this time.

This program will target Deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings

Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.

Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.

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

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 3.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

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

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

Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm

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

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

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 13 Mar 2020, 1.03pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Edward River Road and Dudleys Road intersection closed – bushfire

The northern section of the Millewa precinct in this park is closed due to bushfire, and Edward River Road and the Dudleys Road intersection are closed. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Dudley’s Road Fire. For more information, call the local NSW National Parks office on 03 5483 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 11 Mar 2020, 7.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11.01am

Closed areas: AppleBox Flat and Woolcara Lane closed

Some parts of this park are closed due to unsafe road conditions following flash flooding. The closed areas are:

  • Applebox Flat picnic area
  • Woolcara Lane

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NSW National Parks office.

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Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4.01pm

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.

Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.30am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - Aerial pest management operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 6am, Thursday 12 March 2020 until 6pm, Friday 13 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 4.05pm

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.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 3.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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

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

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

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

Applies from Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10.08am to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 11.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be conducted in areas adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Guthega areas between Thursday 12 March and Monday 30 March 2020.

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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11.28am

Closed areas: Light to Light walk and southern Ben Boyd National Park closed

Light to Light walk is closed due to hazardous conditions and bush fire damage. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

The southern part of Ben Boyd National Park is also closed for aerial pest control operations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 3 Mar 2020, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Mar 2020, 9.18am

Closed areas: Dudleys Road closed

Dudleys Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct is closed for road maintenance from Tuesday 3 March 2020 until further notice. For safety reasons please obey all road closure signs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.43am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park

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

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

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

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

The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

  • Snowy Mountains Highway - visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Long Plain Road, Port Phillip trail, Pockets Saddle Road, Blue Waterholes trail (to Cooleman Mountain campground), Broken Cart trail and Dam trail.
  • Alpine Way - visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Barry Way - open to the Victorian border

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

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

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

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

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

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

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 1.46pm

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closed - bushfire recovery

Bimberi Nature Reserve remains closed due to damage caused by recent bushfires. NPWS is working to rehabilitate damaged areas and address safety concerns prior to opening the reserve. We will endeavour to keep the community updated on progress over the coming months. For more information call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.21am

Closed areas: Woomargama National Park - eastern end closed

The eastern section of Woomargama National Park is closed. The closure is due to the Green Valley bushfire which has resulted in damage to trails and fallen trees. This closed area includes:

  • All areas east of Tin Mines campground through to Lankeys Creek and Jingelic Road
  • Tin Mines trail east of the campsite
  • Philis trail
  • Cockatoo Creek trail
  • Mandaring trail
  • Mathewsons trail
  • Millers trail and any other trails into the reserves which enter via Lankeys Creek or the River road

Tin Mines and Samual Bollard campsites are still open and can be accessed by the Tin Mines trail off Tunnel road, Woomargama.

Please do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 4.57pm

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

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event over the coming weeks. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 6.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 11.38am

Closed parks: Park closed - hazardous conditions and aerial pest control operation

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. Large fires have impacted and continue to be a risk to this park including Rockton, Border, Big Jack Mountain, Postmans trail and Bondi Fires. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

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

The open areas are: 

  • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including East and West Rim walking tracks
  • Main Falls lookout 
  • Three Views walk in Kangaroo Valley
  • Gambells Rest campground and picnic area
  • Echo Point, Bonnie View and Wishing Well in the Bundanoon precinct
  • Mount Carnarvon walking track 
  • Badgerys Spur walking track
  • Long Point lookout and McCallums Flat walking track

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

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

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

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 28 Dec 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 9.08am

Fires - Advice: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.25pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.22pm

Safety alerts: Heavy trucks on Tin Mines trail

B-double logging trucks will be using a section of Tin Mines trail between Ferndale Pine Plantation and Tunnel Road. This is to access Tunnel Road, through to the Hume Highway. Logging trucks will run Monday to Friday during daylight hours from Monday 21 October 2019 for up to six months. No trucks will operate during weekends and public holidays. Park visitors should follow the directions of road signage, take care and drive safely.

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

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Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 1.19pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.51am

Closed areas: Viewing platform closed on East Rim

The first viewing platform on East Rim wildflower walking track at Fitzroy Falls is closed due to maintenance. The rest of the walking track can still be accessed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 1.32pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 1.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 2.50pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at 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
  • 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
  • and it is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please 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 Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9.30am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.43pm

Other planned events: 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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.58am

Closed areas: Murramarang National Park - Northern section closed

Murramarang National Park has been impacted by the recent fires. While the park remains closed, the following areas, including access roads are open:

  • NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Park
  • Depot Beach campground and cabins
  • Pretty Beach campground and cabins
  • Yellow Rock cabin

All other roads, trails and walking tracks in the park remain closed. Please do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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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 park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for more information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Available only at local visitor centres, and operating vehicle entry stations on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road. Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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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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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer