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Lachlan Valley National Park

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 12.01pm

Other incidents: Unsealed road access affected by rain and flooding

Unsealed road access to campgrounds and visitation areas in Murray Valley National and Regional Parks are affected by recent high rainfall and seasonal flooding. Please check local weather conditions before entering these reserves.

Some roads have been closed due to flooding. Please do not drive through floodwater.

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 2.51pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 10.26am

Closed areas: Fisherman's Bend Road closure - Millewa precinct

Fisherman's Bend Road in the Millewa precinct, from Tocumwal Road to River Road, is closed due recent high rainfall and seasonal flooding.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 9.16am to Wed 24 Aug 2022, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 9.21am

Closed parks: Park closed due to localised rain

This park is closed from 26 April 2022 due to localised rain. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Public council roads into the park may also be closed. Check https://www.carrathool.nsw.gov.au/visiting-our-area/road-conditions for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

For more information, call the NPWS Riverina office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 26 Jul 2022, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.13am

Other planned events: Notice of pest control operations

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting pest control operations Tuesday 9 August to Saturday 10 September 2022 in Yanga National Park, Yanga Nature Reserve ,and Yanga State conservation Area.

The programs include a baiting program using fresh meat baits and/or commercially prepared bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The baiting program will be conducted between Tuesday 9 August to Monday 29 August 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

Ground shooting operations will also be conducted at opportune times between Tuesday 9 August to Monday 29 August 2022 at the Yanga Homestead & Woolshed precincts which will be closed to the public when operations are in action.

Aerial shooting operations are planned for Wednesday 7 September to Saturday 10 September 2022 in areas not open to the public.

For further information please call NPWS Yanga ranger on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jul 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.12am

Closed areas: Yanga Visitor Attractions Closed

The following visitor attractions are currently closed;

  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Lake viewing deck
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

For more information contact the Yanga Park Office on 0350 201 826.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.11am

Other incidents: Yanga Lake algae alert - potentially toxic

An amber alert for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use, but generally suitable for water sports. However, people are advised to exercise caution in these areas as blue-green algae is toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, as well as skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open. Please avoid contact with the water. For more information visit the Water NSW website.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jul 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.11am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. This situation is not expected to change in the foreseeable future. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.11am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 3.53pm

Other planned events: Shooting event Wrigley's Road Range

Please be ware the SSAA Wagga Branch is holding a shooting event at the Wrigley's Road Range from Friday 19 August to Monday 22 August 2022.

If you are planning on using the Livingstone Multi Use Trail during this time please be aware that there may be increased noise coming from the SSAA Range next door.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.38am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Campground and trail closures

McIntyres and Lowells campgrounds are closed from Tuesday 16 August to Saturday 20 August 2022 due to hazardous trail conditions caused by wet weather.

Follys Trail, Waterfall Trail, McIntyres Trail and Lowells Flat trail will also be closed during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 1.01pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.52am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding.

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8.53am

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice

Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.

For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 29 Aug 2022, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.20pm

Closed parks: Goonoo Reserve complex closed due to wet weather and boggy trail conditions.

Goonoo complex of reserves are closed due to the wet and boggy conditions.

Currently ther is no vehicle access to these reserves near Dubbo due to the unseasonal wet conditions. There is a real risk of vehicles being bogged and requiring recovery with heavy vehicles. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.46pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 4.12pm

Closed parks: National Park closed due to wet conditions - All walking tracks, management trails and visitor camping sites.

Goobang National Park will remain closed due to the unseasonal wet weather that is occurring.

All walking tracks in Goobang National Park are closed due to wet and slippery walking conditions.

Both Wanda Wandong and Greenbah Creek campgrounds are closed due to wet, access trail conditions.

Fire Management Trail works that had been commenced, has had to be postponed, as works in progress, due to the wet conditions, not allowing heavy plant to continue. As a results the access trails must remain closed for public safety reasons. 

Goobang National Park will re open when it is safe to do so after the heavy rains have passed.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

 

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Applies from Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed due to a landslip from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Oolambeyan National Park is closed from 1pm, Tuesday 16 August to 1.30pm, Friday 19 August 2022 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 3.55pm to Sun 21 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.17am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program

Between Monday 8 August and Friday 19 August 2022, part closures are in place for northern Kosciuszko National Park due to an aerial pest control program. The closed areas are:

  • Happy Jacks area
  • Tabletop and Four Mile area
  • Tolbar area including Swamp Creek
  • Tantangara Dam and surrounds
  • Nungar Plain area
  • Long Plain and Gooandra area
  • Lone Pine area in including Mt Morgan
  • Blue Waterholes and Clarke Gorge
  • Fiery Range and Cooleman Creek area

If the program is completed sooner, the closures may be lifted earlier.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.30pm to Tue 30 Aug 2022, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 6.31pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

The Berry Jerry precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is closed due to flooding until Tuesday 30 August 2022. This closure may be extended if high water levels and/or ongoing wet weather continue.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 2.39pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 6.31am

Closed parks: Trails closed due to wet weather and potential for vehicles to become bogged

Beni State Conservation Area access trails will be closed for the next 5 days, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged and potentially needing to be recovered by heavy tow vehicles. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

All vehicle access to Beni State Conservation Area is closed and access gates will be locked. Some walking activities may be still occur, however the current weather forecasts may not allow for an enjoyable experience.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Fore more information, please call NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 5.48pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 1.23pm to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 9.43am

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Yathong Nature Reserve and Nombinnie Nature Reserve are closed from 1pm, Monday 15 August to 1pm, Friday 19 August 2022 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 1.53pm

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area).

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 9.22am

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning

Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.

Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed

The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11.14am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail

Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 for maintenance works and signage upgrade.

The section from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Homestead site remains open to cycling and walking.

Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci Pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles so cycle with caution.

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Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre. A new gas barbecue has been ordered for this area. Please use the gas barbecues in Mungo Main campground until the Visitor Centre one is operational. 

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 11.27am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11.59am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and dogs. The program will be ongoing between Friday 1 April 2022 to Wednesday 31 August 2022 along management trails in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

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 on neighbouring properties 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 8.51am

Closed areas: Coree Summit trail closed

Coree Summit trail is temporarily closed to vehicles from Monday 25 July 2022 until further notice, while NPWS addresses safety issues for vehicles at the site. Pedestrian and bicycle access is still permitted on the trail. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10.45am to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.09am

Other planned events: Notice of tree risk remediation works

Tree risk remediation works will be occurring within visitor areas along the Lower Snowy corridor, to minimise the risks of hazardous trees. These works will occur intermittently from Tuesday 26 July 2022 to Monday 19 September 2022 in the following campgrounds and visitor areas:

  • Tongaroo/Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • No Name picnic area
  • Moyangul/Pinch River picnic area and campground
  • Nine Mile campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground 

Works exclusion areas will be established prior to and during works. Please avoid these areas. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 11.33am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.39pm

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert

Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October with several high flow events scheduled.

Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.

Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:

Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.36pm to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 1.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 8.30am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flooding

Woperana campgrounds are closed from Monday 18 July 2022 until further notice due to widespread flooding.

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jul 2022, 9.55am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track partial closed

The lower section of Pallaibo walking track is closed for upgrades between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area.

Please follow detour signs at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road

The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area

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

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.02am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.01am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.42am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 9.05am

Closed parks: Goobang National Park closed

Goobang National Park is closed due to unsafe trail conditons and construciton. Camping or visitation are not permitted.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.04pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground

Three Mile Dam campground is closed to vehicles from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until 30 September 2022.

Camping is restricted to walk-in only over the winter period. Parking is available at Goldseekers carpark on Link Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. 

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.05pm

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Friday 30 September 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jun 2022, 10.16am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Winter Closures

The following roads are closed for winter:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP 5/Swampy Plain Creek Road)
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pockets Saddle Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam Road / Olsens Road
  • Behrs Flat fire trail
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four MiletTrail
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Cumberland trail
  • Greg Greg fire trail
  • Yellow bog rd
  • Manjar fire trail

Campgrounds closed for the winter period include:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Campgrounds in the High Plains, Tantangra, Long Plain and Blue Water Holes areas.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Selwyn Snow Resort 
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up site. 
    • Please do not disturb site or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • 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.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.34am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 7.35pm

Closed areas: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

General:

Be prepared:

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

Travel with care:

  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche:

  • There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.


Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip. It is recommended that you carry skis or snowshoes.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

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Applies from Fri 27 May 2022, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track Partial Closure

Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists between:

  • Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings Campground
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood Track

The track remains opens between Thredbo Diggings Campground and Bullocks Flat.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 1.13pm

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Please adapt your driving style to suit conditions. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am to Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.32pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

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 Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.30am

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 11th April and Saturday 10th September 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • 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 reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain 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 out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Mar 2022, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Limited access to Swifts Creek Campground

There is limited access to Swifts Creek Campground via the Cobb Highway due to water being over the road or wet conditions. Access is only available via Porters Creek Road or the River Road, near Picnic Point, Mathoura. Access to River Road is via Picnic Point Road.

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

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 8.09am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 9 March 2022 and 30 September 2022 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

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 should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 7 Mar 2022, 10.06am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Mar 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed

Manjar fire trail in Kosciuszko National Park is closed and will reopen on Saturday 1 October 2022. The closure is due to ongoing make safe works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 5.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jan 2022, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jan 2022, 1.53pm

Safety alerts: Barry Way road damage

There has been damage to the road surface of the Barry Way due to widespread weather events. Please drive with caution when accessing the Lower Snowy Drive. 

For further information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed

The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 

The Willandra campground remains open.

For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions

Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.

Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 12.28pm

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 Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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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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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/lachlan-valley-national-park/local-alerts

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