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Meringo Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 24 November 2022, 9.37am

Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.37am.

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 August 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.57pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Partial closure Spencers Creek rest area

Spencers Creek rest area:  Partial closure for storage of materials and equipment for construction of Snowies Alpine Walk - Stage 3 and the occasional full closure for the staging of helicopter operations.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.38pm to Wed 21 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Boyds Tower precinct closed for upgrades

The Boyds Tower precinct will be closed from February 2022 until late December 2022 for upgrades.

Light to Light walk will remain open. Boyds Tower will reopen in late December 2022.

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.01am to Wed 7 Dec 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Bithry Inlet Road and Picnic Area closed for closed for maintenance

Bithry Inlet Road (part Penders Road) and Bithry Picnic Area is closed for maintenance on Tuesday 6th December. Access to Bithry Inlet will not be available during this time.

This area will be reopened once the works have been completed - any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Do not enter closed areas, please follow directions from NPWS staff and their 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 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.29pm

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 16 December 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 Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.29am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed due to wet weather

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to wet weather trail conditions.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Dec 2022, 9.33am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.27am

Closed areas: Moyangul - Pinch river picnic area closed

The Moyangul - Pinch picnic area along the Lower Snowy Drive is closed for minor upgrade works until Friday 9 December 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities, please use the toilets on the western side of the Lower Snowy Drive in Moyangul - Pinch campground.

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

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Applies from Sun 27 Nov 2022, 12.05pm to Mon 26 Dec 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 4.28pm

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - partially snow covered

Many areas above about 1900m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are still largely snow covered from recent snowfalls and post winter snow. 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.
  • Deep soft spring snow can collapse underneath you - mind your steps.

Avalanche:

  • Even at this time of year there is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range.
  • 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 or spring and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.

 

Main Range higher areas - areas above about 2100m, including: Higher parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk:

Expect some continuous snow cover and long stretches:

  • Skis or snowshoes may make your trip easier and safer. 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.

 

Main Range lower areas - areas above 1900m, including lower parts of Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk and Hanells Spur walk

Expect short stretches of snow cover:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • 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 Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.45am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Thermal pool walking track closed

Thermal Pool and Glory Farm walking tracks will be closed from Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December 2022, due to maintenance works.

The thermal pool will remain open to the public for the duration of works. Access to and from the thermal pool will be via River walk track.

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.15pm

Other planned events: Severs Beach and Haycock Point weed treatment program

NPWS will be undertaking a weed control program at Severs Beach and Haycock Point from Wednesday 23 November to Friday 9 December 2022.

The program will be targeting arum lily and involve the use of Metsulfuron methyl, Picloram and Aminopyralid. 

Visitor areas will remain open and signage will be in place to indicate where and when work is being undertaken.

For more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 12.28pm to Mon 17 Apr 2023, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Lennard's Island walking track and carpark closure

Lennard's Island walking track and carpark will be closed from Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 17 April 2023 due to upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.03pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.50am

Safety alerts: Severs Beach boardwalk track partial closure

Severs Beach boardwalk track is only partially open for public access due to lifting boards.

A detour track has been put in place until repairs can be completed. Take care and walk safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.00am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Dec 2022, 2.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in this park, using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 5 December 2022 until Wednesday 8 February 2023. Baiting will be conducted in:

  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Wadjan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area

These areas are located within the East Monaro/Central South coast Wild Dog Management Plan.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. For further information please call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.32am

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.18am

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.11am

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay is closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

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Applies from Sun 5 Dec 2021, 4.55pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Jew Fish Boardwalk closure

Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2022.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.38am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.46am

Other planned events: Nadgee Flat and Newtons Flat weed treatment program

NPWS will be undertaking a remote weed control program at Nadgee Flat (Harry's hut) and Newtons Flat (behind Newtons beach),  Works from Monday 12 December to Friday 23 December 2022.

The program will be targeting arum lily and blackberry and involve the use of Metsulfuron methyl and Glyphosate.

Visitor areas will remain open and signage will be in place to indicate where and when work is being undertaken.

For more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Road closures for annual road maintenance grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed to all visitors for short periods from Monday 14 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs and barriers will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Gillards Road - closed from 28 November
  • Aragunnu Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Picnic Point Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Part Penders Road) - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Myer House access  - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Middle Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Nelsons Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.29am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.30am

Closed areas: Summerells Fire trail closed

Summerells Fire Trail is closed to vehicles from 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023. Storm / water damage has made the road unsafe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 64585960

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 2.46pm

Other planned events: Road Works on The Pines Access Road.

NPWS are undertaking repairs to The Pines access road. The sealed carpark will be closed. Access to the boat ramp and camping areas will remain open.

Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Tue 14 Jun 2022, 9.00am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.29am

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay campground and picnic area closed

Bittangabee campground and picnic area is closed from Tuesday 14 June to Thursday 15 December 2022 for upgrades.

This closure is weather-dependent and may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 12.24pm to Mon 16 Jan 2023, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Lennard's Island Car Park & Walking Track - Planned Work

Lennard's Island Walking Track and car park. Work is underway to upgrade the walking track. One car park space is closed to public for material storage. Workers will be present on the walking track and carpark.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2022, 11.31am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Bega Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park and South East Forest National Park will be closed from 1am, Monday 12 December to 11pm Friday 16 December 2022 for a ground pest control operation.   

  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
  • Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer at dusk and dawn. Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 10 Nov 2022, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.53am

Closed areas: Port Phillip trail partial closure

Port Phillip trail is closed east of Ghost Gully campground due to poor trail conditions. The management trail is closed between Ghost Gully campground and the Causeway on Tantangara Dam. 

Ghost Gully campground is open and accessible. The western foreshores of Tantangara Dam are not accessible while this closure is in place.

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

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

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.37pm

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.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • 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, 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 these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.54am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) closed

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.53am

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 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 Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.51am

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip

Elliott Way is closed until further notice from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate due to a landslip. 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 22 Nov 2022, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.46am

Closed areas: Tom Groggin Horse campground closed

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently closed for maintenance. The toilet at the campground is also closed.

Toilet facilities are still available at Tom Groggin main camping and picnic area.

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.49am

Other planned events: Roadworks at Saltwater Creek campground

NPWS Field staff will be completing potholing roadworks at Saltwater Creek campground from Monday 29 November to Thursday 1 December 2023.

Please note the campground will remain open to campers but there will be some machinery noise whilst works are being completed.

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 1.54pm to Thu 22 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 10.49am

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 22 December 2022:

  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Nov 2022, 12.32pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 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 Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.55pm

Safety alerts: Shark encounters - Gillards Beach

Recent shark encounters have occurred within the in-shore area at Gillards Beach adjacent to the Gillards Beach campground. Please be cautious. In an emergency, ring Triple Zero (000).

Visit this page for beach safety tips that will help you stay safe in the water when visiting NSW national parks.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Mon 20 Mar 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Oct 2022, 9.43am

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 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 Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.37am

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 August 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 Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga 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

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground

Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.

This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Nov 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 8.26am

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, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, 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 Thu 29 Sep 2022, 8.48am to Tue 27 Dec 2022, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Delanys Hut picnic area closure

Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 December 2022. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7.24am to Thu 15 Dec 2022, 7.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works

The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:

  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground

This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:

  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 9.21am

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 following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 1.59pm

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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.11am

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 Fri 3 Jun 2022, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.57am

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only

Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:

  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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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