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Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 23 November 2020, 11.06am

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 9.00am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11.06am.

Closed areas: Hoggs Hut closed for repair

Hoggs Hut in Kosciuszko National Park is closed for repair from Monday 23 November to Monday 30 November 2020.

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

Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7.18pm to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 9.58am.

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Bicentennial National trail, between Geehi and the Waterfall Farm Road is closed. The closure is due to fire affected trees making the trail unsafe, and planned maintenance works on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

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

Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 9.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.12pm.

Closed areas: Lower Snowy River area closed for pest control operations

The lower Snowy River area of Kosciuszko National Park is closed from 9am, Monday 16 November to 5pm, Friday 27 November 2020 for an aerial pest control operation, excluding Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020 when access will be available. Closures include all campground and picnic areas from the park entry on Barry Way to the Victorian border. Traffic management will be in place to allow through traffic but plan for possible significant delays.

The closed areas include:

  • Lower Snowy Drive
  • Wallace Craigie lookout
  • Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • Pinch River campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground and picnic area
  • Moyangul or Pinch River and Tongaroo or Jacobs River area between Ingeegoodbee trail and Tin Mines trail
  • Byadbo Wilderness area

This program will target deer and is a part of broader post fire program. 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, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

Affects 11 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 8.32am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Nov 2020, 10.52am.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct open - most cave tours closed

The following Show Caves in the Yarrangobilly precinct in Kosciuszko National Park area reopening:

  • South Glory Cave and Arch self-guided cave
  • Jillabenan Cave (from Friday 20 November 2020)

All caves (including the self-guided cave) must be pre-booked. To book visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.

The following areas are also open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Thermal Pool area
  • River walk
  • Bluff walk
  • Castle walk
  • Old Yarrangobilly Homestead walk
  • Jersey and Bluff lookouts
  • Picnic area, barbecue, toilets and amenities

 

These areas remain closed:

  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • All adventure caves and wild caves

All accommodation can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for bookings from December 2020
  • 1901 East and West Wings are available for bookings from February 2021
  • 1917 Caves House is available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7.00am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.50pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

The area between Bridge 1 and Elevated Platform 104 will be closed from Tuesday 10 November to Friday 18 December 2020 due to upgrade works.

A detour is available around the work site. However this detour contains steep hills and rocky terrain, so is not as family friendly as Thredbo Valley track. Please follow the guidance signage to safely bypass the work zone.

The following areas will remain closed until Saturday 19 December 2020 for upgrade works that are planned to increase the sustainability, safety and durability of the track:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Bullocks Hut precinct

There is no public access to Skitube Carpark D, Bullocks Hut and Lower Thredbo Valley track for the duration of the works.

Detours and guidance signage will be in place from Thredbo Valley track, Muzzlewood track and Bullocks walking track to and from Skitube Carpark C, and onto Lake Crackenback Resort.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 2.22pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Other closures

Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews Fire Trail
    • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening late 2020 or early 2021):
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Elliot Way
    • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening end of October 2020):
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road
    • Cumberland trail
    • Rocky Plain Campground

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

Before Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be open to the public. Visitors should plan ahead for short delays and increased traffic required for essential road upgrades. Traffic management plans will be in place to provide public access along Tantangara Road during this time.
  • Access to the western foreshore of Tantangara Reservoir from Tantangara Road will be closed to the public, including Quarry trail
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be maintained, although there will be some increased construction traffic around that area.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • After Christmas 2020
  • Tantangara Road will be subject to closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for periods of time while it is being upgraded, until approximately June 2021. These closures are required to allow for more extensive upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised.
  • Wares Yards campground will be open to the public, however, there will be no vehicle access to the campground during road construction works, meaning visitors wanting to camp must ride or walk in. Once road works have been completed, Wares Yards will be open and accessible by vehicle.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be closed until the road upgrade is completed
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will be open, via Port Phillip and Pocket Saddle Road

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

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.45pm to Wed 30 Dec 2020, 6.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 1.37pm.

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repairs

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repairs. For more information, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2.34pm to Thu 24 Dec 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 3.26pm.

Other planned events: Restricted access to Island Bend fire trail

All public access to Burrungubugge Aquaduct trail is prohibited from Friday 30 October until the end of December 2020 due to Snowy Hydro maintenance on the Burrungubugge siphon structure.

Access to Island Bend fire trail (IBFT) during this time will only be possible by foot from Snowy Adit to the Island Bend fire trail junction. Snowy Hydro have a TRAFFX  traffic controller onsite adjacent to the Snowy River who can advise the public when the track up to IBFT is clear of construction vehicles.

No members of the public will be permitted to park vehicles at the IBFT Burrungubugge trial junction. Adequate parking is available next to the Snowy River on the northern side of the Snowy Adit bridge.

Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 9.40am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Oct 2020, 2.46pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

High altitude walks partially snow covered and hazardous conditions

Areas above 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are still partially snow covered. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General:

Refer to our Alpine Safety page.

Complete a trip intention form

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

Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully and steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

 

There are still drifts about on the higher altitude parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below:

Main Range walk:

Please expect numerous snow drift crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (for stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • You take extreme caution when walking over Muellers Peak as this drift is very steep.

The Summit trail/ Summit walk:

You will likely only encounter snow drifts above the ~6.5km mark (below Seamans Hut). Please make sure that:

  • You're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walk.
  • You have some idea of where you're going and/or have a map. The Summit drift presents a small risk of going off track.
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow drifts.

Kosciuszko walk:

  • You will encounter a few drifts before Rawson Pass snow drifts. Please take care when traversing these.
  • Beyond Rawson Pass the Summit drift requires caution.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 10.41am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Oct 2020, 1.16pm.

Closed areas: Waterfall track - part closure

Waterfall track in Kosciuszko National Park is partly closed from Monday 27 July to Tuesday 1 December 2020. The closure is due to damage to some platforms and stairs.

You can still access the western section of the track to the Waterfall (head clockwise from the track branch). The eastern section is closed. Signs will be in place to indicate the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.51pm.

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seamans Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed until complete. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seamans Hut or the new toilet construction site, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6450 5600. 

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.13pm.

Closed areas: Four Mile Hut walk

Four Mile Hut walk is closed because it is in a closed area of the park that has been affected by bushfire.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.51am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am.

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 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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
25 November 2020 Other planned events Grading of campground access road Details

Applies from Wed 25 Nov 2020, 7.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 1.44pm

The access roads to Ngarigo and Thredbo Diggings campgrounds are being graded between Wednesday 25 November and Friday 27 November 2020.

Short delays may be experienced when entering or leaving the campground, with traffic control in place to manage access through the worksite.

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

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30 November 2020 Closed areas Aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 30 Nov 2020, 7.00am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11.16am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial shooting program from Monday 30 November to Friday 18 December 2020. The program is to assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and wild dogs. No Horses will be targeted in this program.

The affected parks and reserves include:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserves

Areas targeted in Kosciuszko National Park are:

  • Maragle area
  • Yellow Bog area, including the Spring Creek area
  • Jagungal area and surrounds, Tooma Dam and Emu Plain
  • Dargles and Bourkes Gorge area, including the Everards area
  • Spring creek and Whisky Flat
  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews areas and Section of the BNT that runs along Geehi Walls
  • Biggara Valley area, including indi range

The program may be postponed due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

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

For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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

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5 February 2021 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track closed for event Details

Applies from Fri 5 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Sun 7 Feb 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Nov 2020, 12.26pm

Due to an event, Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed and inaccessible from Friday 5 February to Sunday 7 February 2021.

On Friday 5 February 2021, from 8am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo and Thredbo Diggings campground
  • Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Lake Crackenback
  • Muzzlewood track

Thredbo Valley track willl remain open for out and back use from Thredbo Diggings campground toward Bullocks Flat, however there will be no access beyond the junction with the low mobility path at Bullocks Flat.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

On Saturday 6 February 2021, from 7am to 4pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery

Muzzlewood track will remain open for use between Thredbo Diggings campground and the trackhead at Skitube Carpark D.

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking from Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

 

On Sunday 7 February 2021, from 6.30am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking from Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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20 February 2021 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track closed for events Details

Applies from Sat 20 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Sun 21 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Nov 2020, 10.51am

Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed or inaccessible on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.

On Saturday 20 February 2021, from 6am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

Escorted access will be available from Skitube Carpark D to the Skitube Railway Bridge, however minor delays are likely to be experienced.

 

On Sunday 21 February 2021, from 6am to 4pm, the following areas will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track  between Ranger Station and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

Thredbo Valley Track will remain open for use between Thredbo Resort and Ranger Station.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Most of Murramarang National Park closed

While most of Murramarang National Park is open, a number of areas around Pretty Beach and Pebbly Beach remain closed due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 24 Nov 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 10 Dec 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Waalimma and Genoa section closure - aerial pest control operation

The Waalimma and Genoa section of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 9am Sunday 22 November until 11pm Thursday 9 December 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 9.00am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11.06am

Closed areas: Hoggs Hut closed for repair

Hoggs Hut in Kosciuszko National Park is closed for repair from Monday 23 November to Monday 30 November 2020.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7.18pm to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Bicentennial National trail, between Geehi and the Waterfall Farm Road is closed. The closure is due to fire affected trees making the trail unsafe, and planned maintenance works on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 4.41pm

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

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

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley - Millewa precinct campground closures

The following campgrounds in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National and Regional Park are closed from Sunday 11 October and will reopen for online bookings Friday 11 December 2020:

  • 1818 Bend campground
  • Cherry Tree campground
  • Douglas campsite
  • East campground
  • Fishermans Bend campground
  • Honeymoon Bend campground
  • Hooked Leaf Wattle campground
  • House Creek campground
  • Kangaroo Bend campground
  • Nestrons campground
  • Nine Panel campground
  • Paradise Beach campground
  • Pinch Gut campground
  • Potts Creek campground
  • Scotts Beach campground
  • St Johns campground
  • Thistle campground
  • Top End Beach campground
  • Walthours campground
  • Wire Fence Landing campground

These campgrounds are inaccessible due to recent flooding events and all access to these campgrounds is not permitted.

For campgrounds that are currently available for bookings, check the list of lesser-known campgrounds in Murray Valley.

For more information please contact the local park office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 9.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Lower Snowy River area closed for pest control operations

The lower Snowy River area of Kosciuszko National Park is closed from 9am, Monday 16 November to 5pm, Friday 27 November 2020 for an aerial pest control operation, excluding Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020 when access will be available. Closures include all campground and picnic areas from the park entry on Barry Way to the Victorian border. Traffic management will be in place to allow through traffic but plan for possible significant delays.

The closed areas include:

  • Lower Snowy Drive
  • Wallace Craigie lookout
  • Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • Pinch River campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground and picnic area
  • Moyangul or Pinch River and Tongaroo or Jacobs River area between Ingeegoodbee trail and Tin Mines trail
  • Byadbo Wilderness area

This program will target deer and is a part of broader post fire program. 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, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sun 22 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 12.48pm

Closed parks: Most of Deua National Park closed for an aerial pest operation

The park south of Berlang will be closed for aerial pest control operation from Sunday 22 November to Friday 27 November 2020 for an aerial pest control operation.

  • This program will target vertabrate pests. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species following last season's fires.
  • 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, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.58pm

Closed parks: Bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operation

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

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

We will be reviewing the closures in March 2021 when some areas may be reopened. However it is likely that some areas will remain closed beyond this point. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Nov 2020, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

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

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three views walking track
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema Wilderness area. Old Burrier fire trail is accessible.
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Mount Bushwalker (temporary opening, please re-check this alert before setting out for the park).
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout. Toilet is non-operational.
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle. Toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim. Toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground

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

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Caution should be taken as risks may still be present.

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

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 8.32am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Nov 2020, 10.52am

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct open - most cave tours closed

The following Show Caves in the Yarrangobilly precinct in Kosciuszko National Park area reopening:

  • South Glory Cave and Arch self-guided cave
  • Jillabenan Cave (from Friday 20 November 2020)

All caves (including the self-guided cave) must be pre-booked. To book visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.

The following areas are also open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Thermal Pool area
  • River walk
  • Bluff walk
  • Castle walk
  • Old Yarrangobilly Homestead walk
  • Jersey and Bluff lookouts
  • Picnic area, barbecue, toilets and amenities

 

These areas remain closed:

  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave
  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • All adventure caves and wild caves

All accommodation can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for bookings from December 2020
  • 1901 East and West Wings are available for bookings from February 2021
  • 1917 Caves House is available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 2.19pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Weed spraying program

A weed spraying program will take place in the Nungatta section of South East Forests National Park between Saturday 14 November 2020 and Friday 29 January 2021. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Nungatta Road
  • Baelcoola East trail
  • Nungatta Creek

The weed spraying will aim to control St John's wort, Pattersons curse, serrated tussock, purple top verbena, blackberry, briar rose and thistles. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 3.15pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Gourock National Park is closed from Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 11.45am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 9.34am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park- Woperana precinct closure

The Woperana precinct of Murray Valley National Park is closed from Wednesday 11 November until Friday 27 November 2020 for routine road maintenance.

All campgrounds within this precinct will be re-opened for bookings from Saturday 28 November 2020. For more information, contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7.00am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

The area between Bridge 1 and Elevated Platform 104 will be closed from Tuesday 10 November to Friday 18 December 2020 due to upgrade works.

A detour is available around the work site. However this detour contains steep hills and rocky terrain, so is not as family friendly as Thredbo Valley track. Please follow the guidance signage to safely bypass the work zone.

The following areas will remain closed until Saturday 19 December 2020 for upgrade works that are planned to increase the sustainability, safety and durability of the track:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Bullocks Hut precinct

There is no public access to Skitube Carpark D, Bullocks Hut and Lower Thredbo Valley track for the duration of the works.

Detours and guidance signage will be in place from Thredbo Valley track, Muzzlewood track and Bullocks walking track to and from Skitube Carpark C, and onto Lake Crackenback Resort.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.21pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Nov 2020, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Trail conditions

Trails in Brindabella National Park become wet and slippery following wet weather conditions. Traction may be difficult in some sections and some trails may become impassable. McIntyres trail, Lowells Flat trail and Waterfall trail are steep 4WD trails which can become slippery and unsafe after or during rain events. Caution is advised if you are travelling to the following areas after or during periods of wet weather:

  • McIntyres campground 
  • Lowells Flat campground

Please note that Brindabella National Park trails are suitable for 4WD only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Trail and crossing closures may be implemented at short notice and all updates will be included on the NPWS website as soon as possible. Always check weather forecasts and the NPWS website for closures and updates before heading out into remote areas and trails.

Please drive safely and drive to the conditions.

For further information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.14am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Nov 2020, 1.45pm

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. Do not enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1.46pm to Fri 16 Apr 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 4.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 October to Friday 16 April 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

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

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Other closures

Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews Fire Trail
    • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening late 2020 or early 2021):
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Elliot Way
    • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening end of October 2020):
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road
    • Cumberland trail
    • Rocky Plain Campground

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

Before Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be open to the public. Visitors should plan ahead for short delays and increased traffic required for essential road upgrades. Traffic management plans will be in place to provide public access along Tantangara Road during this time.
  • Access to the western foreshore of Tantangara Reservoir from Tantangara Road will be closed to the public, including Quarry trail
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be maintained, although there will be some increased construction traffic around that area.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • After Christmas 2020
  • Tantangara Road will be subject to closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for periods of time while it is being upgraded, until approximately June 2021. These closures are required to allow for more extensive upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised.
  • Wares Yards campground will be open to the public, however, there will be no vehicle access to the campground during road construction works, meaning visitors wanting to camp must ride or walk in. Once road works have been completed, Wares Yards will be open and accessible by vehicle.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be closed until the road upgrade is completed
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will be open, via Port Phillip and Pocket Saddle Road

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

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.45pm to Wed 30 Dec 2020, 6.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repairs

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repairs. For more information, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sun 22 Nov 2020, 11.25am to Thu 3 Dec 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation - Glen Bog section closed

All of the Glen Bog section of the South East Forests National Park will be closed to facilitate aerial pest control.

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Applies from Sun 22 Nov 2020, 12.01am to Thu 3 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Aerial pest control closure area - Tantawangalo section

Parts of the Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park will be closed to facilitate aerial pest control operations. The closed areas include:

  • Nunnock campground
  • Nunnock grasslands walking tracks
  • Alexanders Hut
  • Alexanders Hut campground
  • Packers Swamp
  • Dragon Swamp

The following areas will remain open:

  • Six Mile Creek campground
  • Tantawangalo Mountain Road
  • Postmans track from Tatawangalo Mountain Road to the campground
  • Postmans campground
  • Pipers lookout

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2.34pm to Thu 24 Dec 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 3.26pm

Other planned events: Restricted access to Island Bend fire trail

All public access to Burrungubugge Aquaduct trail is prohibited from Friday 30 October until the end of December 2020 due to Snowy Hydro maintenance on the Burrungubugge siphon structure.

Access to Island Bend fire trail (IBFT) during this time will only be possible by foot from Snowy Adit to the Island Bend fire trail junction. Snowy Hydro have a TRAFFX  traffic controller onsite adjacent to the Snowy River who can advise the public when the track up to IBFT is clear of construction vehicles.

No members of the public will be permitted to park vehicles at the IBFT Burrungubugge trial junction. Adequate parking is available next to the Snowy River on the northern side of the Snowy Adit bridge.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2.50pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part 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)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 9.40am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Oct 2020, 2.46pm

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

High altitude walks partially snow covered and hazardous conditions

Areas above 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are still partially snow covered. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General:

Refer to our Alpine Safety page.

Complete a trip intention form

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

Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully and steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

 

There are still drifts about on the higher altitude parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below:

Main Range walk:

Please expect numerous snow drift crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (for stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • You take extreme caution when walking over Muellers Peak as this drift is very steep.

The Summit trail/ Summit walk:

You will likely only encounter snow drifts above the ~6.5km mark (below Seamans Hut). Please make sure that:

  • You're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walk.
  • You have some idea of where you're going and/or have a map. The Summit drift presents a small risk of going off track.
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow drifts.

Kosciuszko walk:

  • You will encounter a few drifts before Rawson Pass snow drifts. Please take care when traversing these.
  • Beyond Rawson Pass the Summit drift requires caution.

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

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 10.41am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Oct 2020, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Waterfall track - part closure

Waterfall track in Kosciuszko National Park is partly closed from Monday 27 July to Tuesday 1 December 2020. The closure is due to damage to some platforms and stairs.

You can still access the western section of the track to the Waterfall (head clockwise from the track branch). The eastern section is closed. Signs will be in place to indicate the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.11pm to Mon 21 Dec 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.18am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire damage

12 Mile Road and all visitor sites accessed from 12 Mile Road are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

  • 12 Mile Road
  • George Boyd lookout, picnic area and rainforest walk
  • Granite Falls lookout and walk
  • Link Road campground

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.17am

Other planned events: Mount Bushwalker walking track and carpark - repair works

Mount Bushwalker walking track is now open for a short time, following the Currowan fire last summer.

Large sections of the boardwalk will need to be replaced. Please take extra care when taking this walk.

Please check the NPWS alerts page before you travel, as the walk will be closed when works are being carried out. For more information, please contact the park office.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.51pm

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seamans Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed until complete. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seamans Hut or the new toilet construction site, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.01pm

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 Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1.04pm

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 Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021. 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 the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 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 Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 9 Oct 2020, 3.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 2.24pm

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a pest management program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will happen from Friday 9 October 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020 in Jervis Bay National Park, Conjola National Park, Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, Meroo National Park and Murramarang National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 2.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 9 October 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 12.02pm

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

Samual Bollard campsites are still open and can be accessed by 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 Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am

Closed areas: Fishermans Bend Road closed

Fishermans Bend Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. 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 Thu 8 Oct 2020, 4.43pm to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am

Closed areas: Millewa-River Road closed

Millewa-River Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. 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 Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Nov 2020, 6.28pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until mid 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Nov 2020, 7.04am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.10pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part 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)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.51am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 10.02am

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 the following parks:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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 and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 11.23am

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following heavy rain in July and August. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 4.51pm

Closed parks: Majority of Deua National Park closed

Most of Deua National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. However Berlang campground and Big Hole walking track are open for public use, but will be closed from Wednesday 2 September to Wednesday 9 September 2020 due to pest control operations.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am

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 Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 8.48am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

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

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 9.16am

Other planned events: Green Cape Lighthouse

Green Cape Lighthouse is closed for tours until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. Do not enter this park.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Jun 2020, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 4.28pm

Closed parks: Turallo Nature Reserve closed

Turallo Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to fire operations. Please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6229 7166 for further information. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.07pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Gulaga National Park

There will be signs at entrance and exits to the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 7.24am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

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

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Jul 2020, 6.38am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

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

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

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 3.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

Ellerslie Nature Reserve is closed due to safety risk to visitors from fire-affected dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10.56am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

The Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia National Park is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

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 Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 12.04pm

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 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 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 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: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

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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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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      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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