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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 June 2018, 4.53pm

Applies from Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11.23am to Wed 27 Jun 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 1.41pm.

Closed areas: Aerial shooting program

Some areas of this park are closed due to routine aerial shooting operations targeting deer and pigs, from Monday 25 June to Wednesday 27 June 2018. This time frame is weather dependent, and may be extended if necessary.

The areas to be targeted are:

  • the eastern side of Jagungal, with the western boundary being the Greymare and Doubtful Gap fire trails, and including the Snowy Plain area
  • the western side of Lake Eucumbene, from Denison down to Eucumbene Cove
  • the Pilot Wilderness Area, between the Big Boggy and The Pilot.

This operation is part of a 3-year program to reduce the impacts of deer and pigs on the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and other high conservation value native vegetation in these areas. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be shot 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. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9.38am to Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11.01am.

Closed areas: Seasonal closure of Murray River crossing

The Murray River crossing at Tom Groggin is closed from Friday 15 June 2018 to Thursday 1 November 2018, due to seasonal closure of roads in Alpine National Park. 

Tom Groggin campground will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Center on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page  for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.14am to Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11.35am.

Closed areas: Seasonal road closures - Geehi precinct

Some areas in Geehi precinct, Kosciuszko National Park are closed for 2 weeks due to wet weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Old Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campgound
  • Major Clews fire trail
  • Geehi Walls fire trail

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 Khancoban Visitor Centre on (02) 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 21 May 2018, 4.34pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4.53pm.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 11.37am.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area

The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Applies from Fri 4 May 2018, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 9.14am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures

The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists for the winter period. This closure includes:

  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track

The tracks are open for walking, except for the closed work site between Thredbo Resort and Bridge 1, however due to very slippery surfaces in places walkers are advised to proceed with caution, and walking poles are recommended.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10.38am.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Applies from Fri 27 Apr 2018, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 11.21am.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed

Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 9.38am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.22pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 11.41am.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 9.09am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am.

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.

Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm.

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 1.45pm to Mon 1 Oct 2018, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.20am.

Closed areas: Winter Roads Closure

Visitors are advised that the following roads are closed for winter until October 1 2018.

  • The Geehi Dam to Olsen’s Lookout Road
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass 

For further public road conditions please refer to Roads and Maritime Live Traffic NSW.

Check NPWS Alerts before coming to the park to get up-to-date information on the closures still in place and to check local conditions. For more information on Kosciuszko National Park, visit the NPWS website, call the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11.23am to Wed 27 Jun 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Aerial shooting program

Some areas of this park are closed due to routine aerial shooting operations targeting deer and pigs, from Monday 25 June to Wednesday 27 June 2018. This time frame is weather dependent, and may be extended if necessary.

The areas to be targeted are:

  • the eastern side of Jagungal, with the western boundary being the Greymare and Doubtful Gap fire trails, and including the Snowy Plain area
  • the western side of Lake Eucumbene, from Denison down to Eucumbene Cove
  • the Pilot Wilderness Area, between the Big Boggy and The Pilot.

This operation is part of a 3-year program to reduce the impacts of deer and pigs on the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and other high conservation value native vegetation in these areas. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be shot 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. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 May 2018, 10.42am to Sun 30 Sep 2018, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jun 2018, 10.48am

Closed areas: Chalk Cave seasonal closure

Chalk Cave is closed each year from 1 May to 30 September. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened large bent-wing bat. Please do not enter caves when they are closed.

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 the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 5.09pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jun 2018, 10.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.

All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to  31 December 2018. This baiting uses both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.

Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 12.52pm to Thu 28 Jun 2018, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jun 2018, 4.30pm

Closed areas: 1080 beach precinct closed for pest management

1080 beach precinct will be intermittently closed from Monday 18 June 2018 to Thursday 28 June 2018, due to pest management operations between 6pm and 6am.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9.38am to Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11.01am

Closed areas: Seasonal closure of Murray River crossing

The Murray River crossing at Tom Groggin is closed from Friday 15 June 2018 to Thursday 1 November 2018, due to seasonal closure of roads in Alpine National Park. 

Tom Groggin campground will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Center on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page  for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.18pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 3.01pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Morton National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Morton National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Croobyar/Little Forest
  • 12 Mile Road
  • Kingiman Road
  • Sassafras
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.36pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2.55pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Budawang National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Gulfs trail
  • Webbs trail

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.32pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2.34pm

Other planned events: Wild Dog baiting Program Bimberamala National Park

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH Parks and Wildlife) will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Bimberamala National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Monday 21 of December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Trackhead signage in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.14am to Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11.35am

Closed areas: Seasonal road closures - Geehi precinct

Some areas in Geehi precinct, Kosciuszko National Park are closed for 2 weeks due to wet weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Old Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campgound
  • Major Clews fire trail
  • Geehi Walls fire trail

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 Khancoban Visitor Centre on (02) 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jun 2018, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Mimosa Rocks National Park roads alert due to rain

All roads within Mimosa Rocks National Park are currently open. Visitors are advised to exercise caution due to rainfall on recently graded roads making the surface slippery and that these roads may become impassable to all vehicles at short notice. NPWS officers will inspect the condition of roads regularly and advise of any road closures.

Recently graded roads that maybe affected by rain:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road / Nelson Beach Road

All visitors and locals are notified that if roads are closed not to drive on them; this will prevent damage to the road surface and for safety reasons.

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

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Applies from Mon 21 May 2018, 4.34pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 12.10pm to Fri 28 Sep 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 May 2018, 10.21am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes, starting on or shortly after Monday 14 May 2018. The program concludes on Friday 28 September 2018, and will take place in the following parks:

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

1080 poison is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 11.37am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area

The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 4 May 2018, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 9.14am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures

The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists for the winter period. This closure includes:

  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track

The tracks are open for walking, except for the closed work site between Thredbo Resort and Bridge 1, however due to very slippery surfaces in places walkers are advised to proceed with caution, and walking poles are recommended.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10.38am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

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Applies from Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9.41am

Hazard reduction burns: Arthur Kaine SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called Arthur Kaine SFAZ. 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 Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 9.38am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.50am to Fri 9 Nov 2018, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Jingellic Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.44am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.46pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.26am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.45pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting programs

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 1.19pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 11.41am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.22pm to Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 May 2018, 11.41am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 22 Dec 2017, 11.32am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11.06am

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot

NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.

Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 9.09am

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired 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 adjacent to the appliances.

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 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

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: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls 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 Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. 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 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 Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 1.45pm to Mon 1 Oct 2018, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.20am

Closed areas: Winter Roads Closure

Visitors are advised that the following roads are closed for winter until October 1 2018.

  • The Geehi Dam to Olsen’s Lookout Road
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass 

For further public road conditions please refer to Roads and Maritime Live Traffic NSW.

Check NPWS Alerts before coming to the park to get up-to-date information on the closures still in place and to check local conditions. For more information on Kosciuszko National Park, visit the NPWS website, call the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses 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. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

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 Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12.45pm

Closed parks: Tinderry Nature Reserve aerial pest control operations

Tinderry Nature Reserve is closed on Tuesday 12 June 2018 due to aerial shooting operations. The closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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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 local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners can download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      02 6076 9373
      02 6076 9382
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Closed 12.30pm to 1pm. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      02 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW 2720
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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Summer: Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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