Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm.
Closed areas: Blue Waterholes Closure
Partial closure of Kosciuszko National Park - Blue Waterholes and surrounds.
Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses. Blue Water Holes Trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Water Holes campground will not open at the October Long Weekend and will remain closed until the end of November.
The closure is necessary to allow the National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.
All access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during the closure period to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Access restrictions will be in place identified though signage.
Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain Campground. Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
- Blue Waterholes Campground
- Magpie Flat Campground
- Blue Waterholes Day Use Area
- Clarke Gorge Walking Track
- Nichols Gorge Walking Track
Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:
- Three-Mile Dam;
- Cooinbil Hut;
- Long Plain Hut;
- Yarrangobilly Village;
- Bullocks Hill; and
- Ghost Gully
NPWS would like to thank visitors for their understanding as we work to help preserve the amenity of the campgrounds for the upcoming busy summer period.
For further information please contact the Tumut NPWS Office Ph. (02) 6947 7000.
Affects 3 locations in this park: