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Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 21 November 2018, 11.08am

Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 3.01pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.08am.

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program in Kosciuszko National Park

Some areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The program will occur between Monday 26 November and Friday 30 November 2018.

The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • Guthega Link Road east to Diggers Creek
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge, Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-East of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas, including the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community. 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.

This closure may be extended due to any condition and an extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 3 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10.27am to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10.51am.

Safety alerts: Aerial pest control operation - Kosciuszko National Park areas near to Bimberi Nature Reserve

Some areas in Bimberi Nature Reserve and Brindabella National Park are closed from Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November 2018 due to an aerial pest management program.

Areas in Kosciuszko National Park near to Bimberi Nature Reserve may also be covered as part of the program, including areas generally within the Goodradigbee River corridor.

This aerial shooting operation is part of a 3-year program to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These areas include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community and northern corroboree frog habitat within the reserves.

The affected areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Mount Franklin Road, south of the Bendora Arboretum gates
  • Access to Mount Aggie walking track
  • Access to Mount Franklin
  • Access to Mount Ginini

Visitors camping at any of the locations listed above must vacate these campgrounds by the afternoon of Sunday 25 November 2018.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.23pm to Wed 21 Nov 2018, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 4.02pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to pest management operation

Some areas of this park are closed on Wednesday 21 November 2018, due to a pest management operation. The program involves ground shooting of deer and other feral species. Wild horses will not be targeted in this operation.  This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Little Thredbo River 
  • China Creek catchment areas of Kosciuszko National Park, at the end of Wollondibby Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 3.48pm.

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding precinct will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 28 February 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so as to not be reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge within the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

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

Applies from Sun 11 Nov 2018, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1.15pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

There are still many 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 at the ~6.5km mark (below Seamans Hut) for a few hundred metres. You might also encounter snow drifts from above Rawson Pass (near Main Range walk junction). Please make sure that:

  • You're wearing good 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 The Summit drift, as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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 as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.48pm.

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 Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019. 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 East Monaro/Far South Coast 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 the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

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 area office on 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10.46am.

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley Track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are open for cycling. Cycling is permitted in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Along Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point. Please note there are no exit options, and return is by the same route. Beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Track maintenance is planned to occur between Thredbo Resort and the Bridal Loop, from Wednesday 14 November to Friday 16 November 2018. The track will remain open for use however short delays may be experienced at the worksite where NPWS staff will be managing visitor safety and access. The track will be fully open on Saturday 17 November 2018.

 

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be respnded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures due to weather or surface issues will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available.

 

Event closures, while yet to be confirmed, are likely to occur:

  • Between Friday 8 February and Sunday 10 February 2019
  • On Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019

More information regarding these closures will be posted once details are confirmed.

 

Additional track closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Nov 2018, 10.01am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

 For further information please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

Applies from Mon 23 Jul 2018, 8.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 12.34pm.

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

Minor delays may be experienced for traffic on Lobs Hole Ravine Road due to roadworks. Traffic control will be on-site to advise.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm.

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 19 Jul 2018, 11.06am.

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 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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
21 November 2018 Closed areas Closed areas due to pest management operations Details

Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.41pm to Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 4.01pm

Some areas of this park are closed due to pest management operations involving ground shooting of deer and other pest species. Wild horses will not be targeted in this operation.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Little Thredbo River
  • China Creek 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Details
26 November 2018 Safety alerts North side of Thredbo River closed Details

Applies from Mon 26 Nov 2018, 3.34pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 4.18pm

The northern side of the Thredbo River from Gaden Trout Hatchery upstream 5km to Robertsons Crossing is closed, due to helicopter lifting operations.

For more information please call the Project Officer on 0436 683 630.

Details
30 November 2018 Closed areas L'Etape cycle event road closures Details

Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 3.46pm to Sat 1 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 4.29pm

Some public roads into Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to the L'Etape cycling event on Saturday 1 December 2018, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Kosciuszko Road
  • Roads in and around Jindabyne

Please refer to the Live Traffic Website for further and up-to-date details. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 64505 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 3.01pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.08am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program in Kosciuszko National Park

Some areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The program will occur between Monday 26 November and Friday 30 November 2018.

The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • Guthega Link Road east to Diggers Creek
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge, Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-East of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas, including the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community. 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.

This closure may be extended due to any condition and an extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10.27am to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10.51am

Safety alerts: Aerial pest control operation - Kosciuszko National Park areas near to Bimberi Nature Reserve

Some areas in Bimberi Nature Reserve and Brindabella National Park are closed from Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November 2018 due to an aerial pest management program.

Areas in Kosciuszko National Park near to Bimberi Nature Reserve may also be covered as part of the program, including areas generally within the Goodradigbee River corridor.

This aerial shooting operation is part of a 3-year program to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These areas include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community and northern corroboree frog habitat within the reserves.

The affected areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Mount Franklin Road, south of the Bendora Arboretum gates
  • Access to Mount Aggie walking track
  • Access to Mount Franklin
  • Access to Mount Ginini

Visitors camping at any of the locations listed above must vacate these campgrounds by the afternoon of Sunday 25 November 2018.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.23pm to Wed 21 Nov 2018, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to pest management operation

Some areas of this park are closed on Wednesday 21 November 2018, due to a pest management operation. The program involves ground shooting of deer and other feral species. Wild horses will not be targeted in this operation.  This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Little Thredbo River 
  • China Creek catchment areas of Kosciuszko National Park, at the end of Wollondibby Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 11.05am to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 2.40pm

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closure

Bimberi Nature Reserve is closed from Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November 2018, due to an aerial pest management operation. The affected areas include:

  • Mount Franklin Road, south of the Bendora Arboretum gates
  • Access to Mount Aggie walking track
  • Access to Mount Franklin
  • Access to Mount Ginini

This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed, depending on weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.14am

Other planned events: Woody regrowth spraying operation

A spray program will take place from Monday 19 November to Friday 14 December at Myanba Gorge Day use area, to control tea tree regrowth in the picnic grounds.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.16pm

Other planned events: weed spraying Nungatta

A weed spraying program will take place in Nungatta section of South East Forests National Park between 16 November 2018 and 1 March 2019. 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, Patterson's curse, purple top verbena, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 14 Nov 2018, 2.39pm to Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 3.05pm

Closed areas: Yellow Pinch trail

Yellow Pinch trail is closed due to rain effected road works. 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 NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding precinct will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 28 February 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so as to not be reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge within the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

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

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Applies from Sun 11 Nov 2018, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1.15pm

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

There are still many 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 at the ~6.5km mark (below Seamans Hut) for a few hundred metres. You might also encounter snow drifts from above Rawson Pass (near Main Range walk junction). Please make sure that:

  • You're wearing good 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 The Summit drift, as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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 as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 10.03am to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 3.49pm

Other planned events: Drum Cave yearly closure

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. Please don't 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, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

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 Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019. 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 East Monaro/Far South Coast 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 the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

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 area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10.46am

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley Track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are open for cycling. Cycling is permitted in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Along Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point. Please note there are no exit options, and return is by the same route. Beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Track maintenance is planned to occur between Thredbo Resort and the Bridal Loop, from Wednesday 14 November to Friday 16 November 2018. The track will remain open for use however short delays may be experienced at the worksite where NPWS staff will be managing visitor safety and access. The track will be fully open on Saturday 17 November 2018.

 

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be respnded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures due to weather or surface issues will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available.

 

Event closures, while yet to be confirmed, are likely to occur:

  • Between Friday 8 February and Sunday 10 February 2019
  • On Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019

More information regarding these closures will be posted once details are confirmed.

 

Additional track closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Nov 2018, 10.01am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

 For further information please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 2.00pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 2.01pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling Area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Euston Regional Park, Kemendok National Park, Kemendok Nature Reserve, Mallee Cliffs National Park, Murray Valley Regional Park, Nearie Lake Nature Reserve, and Tarawi Nature Reserve. The ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 25 Oct 2018, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 1.04pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Nov 2018, 11.31am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12.16pm

Fire bans: Murramarang National Park

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, hexamite) 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)

Solid fuel fires will be allowed at Pretty Beach campground, Pebbly Beach campground and Depot Beach campground within Murramarang National Park only if:

  • it is not a Total Fire Ban day
  • the fire is for the purpose of cooking
  • the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace
  • at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around
  • the fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

As per the RFS guidelines for the use of fire during the Bush Fire Danger Period (1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019).

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Nov 2018, 11.20am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12.02pm

Fire bans: Shoalhaven 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, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office Nowra 02 4428 6300 or Ulladulla 02 4454 9500 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2.31pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 3.48pm

Other planned events: Woody weed spraying operation

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean dog fence APZ for woody weeds between Friday 19 October 2018 and Sunday 31 March 2019.  The substance glyphosate will be used and applied through spraying.

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

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Applies from Sun 14 Oct 2018, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 2.20pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 15 October 2018 and remains in place until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.17pm

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in Eurobodalla National Park. 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 area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Wed 3 Oct 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Nov 2018, 10.22am

Closed areas: Bemboka section in South East Forests National Park

Some areas are closed in the Bemboka section of South East Forest National Park due to the Yankee Gap bushfire. The following areas include:

  • Mistake fire trail
  • Tin Hut fire trail
  • Warrigal fire trail
  • Bemboka Peak fire trail
  • Werri Berri fire trail
  • White Rock fire trail
  • Ooranook fire trail
  • Yankees Flat fire trail
  • Numbugga Walls fire trail
  • Brogo fire trail
  • Nelsons Creek 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 NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or NPWS Bombala on 02 6458 5900. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Oct 2018, 1.18pm to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Oct 2018, 1.18pm

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite reserves

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

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find 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 Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Thu 30 Aug 2018, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfires. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. All areas are closed, excluding Cascades Campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

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

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

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

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

Applies from Mon 20 Aug 2018, 2.10pm to Wed 20 Feb 2019, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 11.13am

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting program in Black Andrew Nature Reserve. The baiting will start on Monday 20 August 2018. Baits will be replaced regularly and the program is expected to continue for up to 6 months until Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in the reserve, and that 1080 is lethal to domestic animals including pets. Please abide by all park signage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact 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 23 Jul 2018, 8.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

Minor delays may be experienced for traffic on Lobs Hole Ravine Road due to roadworks. Traffic control will be on-site to advise.

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Applies from Fri 13 Jul 2018, 3.13pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Aug 2018, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Bees Nest Nature Reserve. The program will take place from Saturday 30 June 2018 until Monday 31 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, and Pesticide Control (1080 Ejector Capsules) Order 2015.

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 area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 3.50pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 3.52pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

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, 2.18pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.34am

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: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.33am

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: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.29am

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 Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 3.39pm

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: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm

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 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: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

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 Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.31pm

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 Fri 21 Sep 2018, 11.08am to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Oct 2018, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Road closures

Some areas of this park are closed due to flooding and water over roads. This closure applies until Friday 30 November 2018, unless otherwise extended or removed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed roads are:

  • Edward River Road
  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • River Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Moama area office on 03 5483 9100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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). 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: 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