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Lower Snowy River area

Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 16 June 2024, 8.29am

Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 5.12pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.28pm.

Safety alerts: Guthega Road - changed speed limit due to road works

The speed limit on Guthega Road has been reduced to 60km for the entirety of the road. This is due to road works taking place from 8 April to 31 October 2024, and an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements.

Please abide by all traffic control signage and observe all directions from NPWS staff and contractors.

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 Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 11.26am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure

The entire Thredbo Valley Track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery is closed to all cyclists from 5th of June 2024 to the 7th of October 2024.

Maintenance works are underway between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo Campground. As such, this section is closed to all visitors.

Walkers are still permitted on the track from Ngarigo Campground to Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 2.06pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.22pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). The operation requires closure of the Jagungal Wilderness Area, Eucumbene and Snowy Plain between 11th June and 21st June 2024. The area of the park will be closed to enable aerial shooting to take place. Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.


Access will be retained to the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT), only as described below:

  • Valentine Trail, Grey Mare Trail (between Valentine Trail and Doubtful Gap Trail), and Schlink Pass Road will remain open
  • Grey Mare Trail will be closed between Happy Jack Road and Doubtful Gap Trail (access to the AAWT can be access via Happy Jack Rd and Doubtful Gap Trail)
  • Trail users must stay on the trails at all times

The following trails and campground in Jagungal Wilderness Areas will be closed.

  • Gungarlin Campground 
  • Island Bend Trail
  • Dargals Trail
  • Everards Flat Trail
  • Snakey Plain Trail
  • Round Mountain Trail

We appreciate your patience while this important work is carried out.

Please contact the local Jindabyne NPWS area office for more information on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.15pm.

Other planned events: Tree risk assessment works at Island Bend

A contractor will be conducting removal of tree hazards at Island Bend campground this week. Please be aware that there will be trucks and workers in the area.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 8.05am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.11pm.

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground, Old Geehi campground, Geehi Walls trail and Major Clews trail closed

The following areas are closed for winter from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 4 October 2024:

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

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

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sun 9 Jun 2024, 10.45am.

Closed areas: Winter Road Closures For Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads and trails in this park are closed to public vehicle use for the winter period. The closed road and trail areas are:

  • Kosciuszko Road, between Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass - CLOSED
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road - CLOSED
  • Kings Cross Road, between Mt Selwyn and Cabramurra - CLOSED
  • Black Jack Trail - CLOSED
  • Manjar Trail - CLOSED
  • Grassy Flats Trail - CLOSED
  • Murray Gates Trail - CLOSED

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

Chains must be carried in Kosciuszko National Park in winter (4WDs exempt).

All motorists should be prepared and equipped for sudden changes in road and weather conditions in Alpine areas.

Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 12.42pm.

Other planned events: Merambego Trail Roadworks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance works on Merambego Trail, throughout April, May and June 2024. The trail will be closed to visitors. 

Please obey all directions from NPWS staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.07pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 4.16pm.

Other planned events: Road Works - Maragle Powerline Road South of Tooma River

Road Works will be taking place from 30 May 2024 until 21 June 2024 on the Maragle Powerline Road, south of the Tooma River.

Please obey traffic control signs.

If you require any further information contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400

Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 4.03pm.

Closed areas: Transmission Track closed due to post-bushfire damage

The Transmission Track, Talbingo is closed due to post-bushfire damage. The track is closed and is not suitable for vehicle access due to erosion issues. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office (02) 6947 7087.

Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 11.57am to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 8.34am.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet will be closed from Friday 3 May 2024 to the end of winter. Seamans Hut toilet will remain open all winter.

You are encouraged to carry out your human waste when toilets are not available on the Main Range. Please refer to these resources for more information:

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 9.15am.

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground - upgrade works

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and contractors will be undertaking upgrade works at Tom Groggin campground throughout May and June 2024. These works will include additions to campground facilities and rehabilitation planting.

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

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 8.53am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.54pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.28am.

Closed areas: Thermal Pool closure for construction works

The Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct will be closed for construction works from Monday 27 May to Friday 7 June and Tuesday 11 June to Friday 21 June 2024. The pool will be open for the June long weekend, Saturday 8 June to Monday 10 June. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre (02) 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2024, 12.22pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.29am.

Other planned events: Thermal Pool area construction works

Construction works will be occurring at the Thermal Pool area, Yarrangobilly Caves from Monday 6 May to Friday 21 June 2024. There may be short delays when accessing the Thermal Pool area, and areas surrounding the pool may be restricted to the public while construction of visitor facilities occurs. Follow the directions of construction signs, NPWS staff and contractors. 

For more information, contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597. 

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3.34pm.

Closed areas: Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team.

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please email or call NPWS on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Fri 22 Mar 2024, 2.13pm to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 22 March 2024 until Sunday 22 September 2024 in Kosciuszko National Park.

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

  • Goobarragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbingo/ 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.

Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 1 Nov 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 3.17pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 1st May 2024 to 1st November 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals including wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park and Clarkes Hill, Bogandyera and Jingellic Nature Reserves.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 60708400.

Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 11.12am.

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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.

Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3.35pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

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 Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. 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. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

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 area office on 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: No parking at Porcupine track/Snowies Alpine walk track head

Sections of Porcupine Road are closed for construction works until June 2024 with access for locals and pedestrians only. There is no parking at the track head of Porcupine track and the Snowies Alpine walk for the duration of this closure. Walkers will need to park in Perisher Valley carpark and walk to the track head from there.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.16pm.

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area

Happy Jacks Plain and sections of the Jagungal Wilderness Area are affected by powerline damage. The 11kva powerline that runs through these areas was damaged during the 2019/2020 fires with burnt poles and downed powerlines. It is out of service and will be removed from the park. Please keep a safe distance from any broken wires on the ground and broken stay wires from power poles. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 9.00am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently until further notice for Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Areas 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 notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 6.17am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

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

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), 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 these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • 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 Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 11.05am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, 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.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 30 Mar 2025, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 12.03pm.

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. 

To assist in planning your journey safely, please check for alerts on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website. 

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

Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.

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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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
17 June 2024 Closed areas Area closed for ground pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 2.10pm

The Geehi Flats, Geehi Horse, Behrs Flat and Old Geehi Campgrounds are closed from midday Monday 17 June 2024. There will be no access to the campground or facilities during this time. 

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

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21 June 2024 Closed areas Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct closure due to utilities upgrades Details

Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.00am to Sat 22 Jun 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.34pm

Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct is closed for utilities upgrades on Friday 21 June 2024. There will be no access to the entire visitor precinct including accommodation, cave tours, walking tracks and Thermal Pool area. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Recent heavy rains have caused localised flooding south of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. Rivers and Creeks maybe impassable. Rockfall, landslides and tree fall could have impacted routes and also be impassable. Visitors may have to return via the route they entered and should plan accordingly.   

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Tallawalla lookout and Leura Cascades, Bridal Veil lookout, Leura Cascades track, Amphitheatre track and Dardanelles Pass are closed Wednesday 19 June for a helicopter operation - weather permitting.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed from Monday 20 May for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower Track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide. No access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World.  
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) and Round walk are closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World until the end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. Access to Furber Steps is from Prince Henry picnic area (Katoomba Falls Kiosk). Detours in place.
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • Six-Foot track is affected by multiple road closures.
  • All access to Mt Hay Rd, including access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay walking track will be closed from Monday 24th June until Friday 28th June 2024 to all for road works.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Wentworth Falls Picnic Area will be closed to vehicles from 6am Monday 17 June to 6am Tuesday 18 June for maintenance. Visitors should park on the street and walk in (roughly 100m).   
  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek Trail will be closed Monday to Friday from 27 May to 5 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson Fire Trail or Murphies Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.    

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond Grand Canyon car park from 7am Monday 17th June to Thursday 20th June to allow for road repairs. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout during this time. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon car park toilets.

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

Applies from Sun 16 Jun 2024, 12.00pm to Sat 29 Jun 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.04am

Closed areas: Narrandera Precinct - Campgrounds CLOSED

The Department of Planning and Environment will be conducting a Koala Monitoring Program within the following Narrandera precinct campgrounds, the Koala picnic area and the Koala walking track.

Campgrounds will remain CLOSED from 16th June until the 28th June 2024.

Signage will be in place on site and gates will be CLOSED. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Griffith Office on 6966 8100.

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Applies from Sat 15 Jun 2024, 9.14am. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 9.20am

Closed areas: Bogola Head Road and Plovers Lane access closed due to road surface damage

Bogola Head Road and Plovers Lane access road will be closed to vehicles until further notice, this is due to road surface damage which may become impassable due to ongoing wet conditions and rainfall.

For updated weather information check Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/

Please check the NPWS website before travelling to Eurobodalla National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.04pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the current Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products).

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.08am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.29am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.34am

Closed areas: Gambells Rest Campground - Closed for Maintenance

Gambells Rest Campground is closed due to ongoing maintenance - For more information contact the local office on (02) 4887 8824

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Applies from Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 8.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 9.07am

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 14/06/24 - 28/06/2024

Baldy Range Trail is closed for maintenance works 14 June 2024 - 28 June 2024 from the intersection of Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail to Doctors Flat Road.

 

During this period, access to Lowells Flat and McIntyres campgrounds is via Dingi Dingi Ridge trail off Two Sticks Road.

 

Other Closures:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail between Gentle Annie Trail and Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail

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

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Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 29/05/24 - 28/06/2024

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 29 May to Friday 28 June.  The closed areas are:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail from Gentle Annie Trail to Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail  

Flea Creek Campground is accessible via Gentle Annie Trail.

Lowells Flat and McIntyres Campgrounds are accessible via Two Sticks Road/Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail/Waterfall Trail.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan NPWS office 02 62297166. 

 

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in the following parks:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Morton National Park

The Morton National park operation will take place north and south of Braidwood Road and affect the following areas:

  • Touga/Tolwong
  • Sasafrass area
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)
  • Little Forest/Tianjara area
  • 12 Mile Road area
  • Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on stock and wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds CLOSED

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 
  • Dunnoon Lagoon (Little Platypus Beach) 
     

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12.58pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 1.09pm

Closed areas: Yankee Gap Fire Trail closure

The following areas are closed from 12/6/2024 to 31/12/2024 due to flood damaged bridges on:

 

  • Yankee Gap Fire Trail.


 

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. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 7.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 7.59pm

Closed areas: Murrah-Bunga and Bunga Beach closed

Murrah-Bunga and Bunga beach will be closed from Wednesday 12 June to Friday 14 June 2024 as work is being undertaken.

The closed area will be sign-posted and at all relevant access points. Please avoid these areas and do not enter closed areas during this time. Please follow directions from NPWS officers and NPWS authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 8.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 7.50pm

Closed areas: Middle Beach campground closed

Middle Beach campground will be closed from 11/06/2024 to 30/06/2024 for maintenance. During this time, there will be no access to the campground.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 8 Dec 2023, 2.21pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Light to Light walk

Light to Light walk is currently closed between Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay until August 2024 to allow for track upgrades. These closures will impact plans to complete the return-walk. This closure will not affect Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee campgrounds.

If you're booking your walk through a licensed tour operator, you can expect that these operators are being regularly informed by NPWS, so that track closure impacts can be planned for and managed.

Please monitor NPWS alerts for track closures, be prepared to modify your itinerary while track upgrades are being completed and consider transport options to divert around closed sections of the walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Fri 27 Sep 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 1.37pm

Closed parks: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program using fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 10th June to Friday 27th September 2024. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be undertaken in:

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 4.21pm to Thu 20 Jun 2024, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 8.52am

Closed areas: Pedro Point car park closed for maintenance works

The Predro Point car park will be closed 20th June 2024 inclusive to allow for maintenance works. There will be no access to the area across this time.

Please follow staff and signage directives and do not attempt to enter this area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 3.54pm

Closed parks: Davidson Whaling Station temporary closure

Davidson Whaling Station will be closed from Tuesday 11th June 2024 to the 2nd July 2024 due to post fire repair work to visitor facilities. There is no public access to the Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site during this time. This includes no public access to the Try works or the beach via the walking track. Penalties apply for accessing closed areas. For further information please contact Merimbula NPWS Office on 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 6.00am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 9.23am

Other planned events: Road Delays in Monga National Park

Potential short delays on roads in Monga National Park from Wednesday 12 June to Friday 26 July 2024. Works on road drainage will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 3.39pm to Wed 4 Sep 2024, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 2.22pm

Other planned events: Notification of Ongoing 1080 Baiting - Wild Dogs/Foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing from March 4th, 2024 until September 4th, 2024 in the following areas:

  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 9.44am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 May 2024, 3.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Mount Tarn Navigational warning

Mt Tarn Walking Track is overgrown with vegetation between Mt Tarn and Mt Haughton which may cause navigation challenges.

 

Before you enter the bush, Think Before You TREK

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 12.38pm to Fri 18 Oct 2024, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 pest management ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 15th November 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Budawang National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 44549500.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

The use of trailers is prohibited 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 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.

Trailer access to Bendethera is 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 see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/deua-national-park/visitor-info#Getting-there-and-parking 

 

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

Walkers should manage their arrangements for start or finish point at the southern end as Coila Lake is now open to the ocean and the track is impassable to/from Tuross Head. Walkers can join the walk at Bingie Point.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.49am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2024, 2.48pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 May 2024, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Moama 5 Mile - Area Closed due to works at boat ramp and adjacent tiers

The 5-Mile, while works take place during repair of the tiered areas caused by the recent floods, will be partially closed. These works will take place over an 8 week period.

An area at the top of the tiers at carpark level, including the lower Bbq area will have an exclusion fence set up to minimise damage to vehicles, boats and injury to visitors. This excluded area may temporarily involve the closure of access to the boat ramp, which will otherwise remain open.

The rest of the Visitor area will remain open. All the toilets, the carpark, access to the mountain bike trails and the Riverside walk to the Dungula lookout will still be available for public use.

The works are expected to begin on the 1st May and be finished by the end of June 2024.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 2.48pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Abercrombie River State Conservation Area (SCA), Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve (KCR), Kanangra-Boyd NP Mares Forest NP and Turon NP.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Oberon NPWS area office for more information on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 10.59am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South Campgrounds CLOSED

Some Moira South Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park have been closed to camping. Areas closed have been sign-posted. Alternative Campgrounds are available nearby.

 

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.00am to Tue 2 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 10.00am

Closed areas: Tallowa Dam Road Closed

Tallowa Dam Road will be closed from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 for approximately three months. WaterNSW is undertaking extensive excavations that are required to rebuild the road. Access to Tallowa Dam, the Lake Yarrunga boat ramp, and picnic area will not be possible during this time. 

There is no vehicle access to Tallowa Dam. Paddlers on the lake will need to return to Bendeela or Beehive Point.

For further information view the WaterNSW media release, contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077 or via email customer.helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Kangaroo River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Illawarra-Highlands Area office on 02 4887 8244 or via npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Shoalhaven River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Shoalhaven Area office on 02 4454 9500 or via npws.shoalhaven@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Closed areas: Aragunnu Campground closed due to works

Please note that Aragunnu Campground will be closed due to roadworks commencing 15/05/2024 until 30/06/2024.

Aragunnu Beach Road will also be closed during this time. 

Please follow directives of staff and traffic control.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Closed areas: Closed trails in Mimosa Rocks National Park due to roadworks

The below trails will be closed from 15/04/2024 until 30/06/2024 due to road works. Roads with private property access will be open to local residential access only.

  • Goats Knob Road
  • Quarry Road
  • Kings Ridge fire trail
  • Mount Peter fire trail
  • Sandy Creek fire trail
  • Dr George Mountain Road

Please follow directive of staff and traffic control.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 1 Nov 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 3.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 1st May 2024 to 1st November 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals including wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park and Clarkes Hill, Bogandyera and Jingellic Nature Reserves.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 60708400.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.43pm to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.49pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - The Rock NR - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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

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

There are Gas BBQs provided at the Rock NR.

For more information, contact Tumut NPWS on (02) 6947 7000.

or
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 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. 

The area around and down to the base of the Belmore Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface making it dangerous to access. The walk will remain permanently closed to the public to protect visitor safety.

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.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.46am

Closed areas: Misty Mountain is closed due to flood damage

Misty Mountain Road is closed from the Kings Highway through to the intersection with No Name Road and Bolaro Road due to flood damage following the most recent rain event. 

 

It is not 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. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the local park office.

 

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve 
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 7.09am

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.45am

Safety alerts: Blackfellows Point road works

Following a landslip, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently working to repair Blackfellows Point Road in Eurobodalla National Park. The road remains open, but temporary barriers are in place to restrict access to the affected areas.

Please drive safely, proceed cautiously, and follow the directions of road signs.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 11.12am

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

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 Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. 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. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

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 area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 7.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between January 25 2024 to June 30 2024 within Caoura Ridge section of Morton National Park. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzle in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the events of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.00am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to previous flood impacts in areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN.

 

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed due to recent storm damage. Culverts have been washed out and the road is untrafficable.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

A review of access arrangements, the UXO area and permit system is being undertaken

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.07am

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.17pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.15am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Friday 1st December 2023 Sunday 30 June 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bournda National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Merimbula NPWS area office for more information on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 23 Aug 2023, 1.45pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Potential for Unexploded Ordinances 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 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jan 2024, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2024, 9.30am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area, follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.40am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 7.37am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and damaged sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/lower-snowy-river-area/local-alerts

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