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Merriangaah Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 28 September 2018, 11.36am

Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.36am.

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong nature reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 5.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 8.03pm

Fires - Advice: Yankees Gap Rd, Bemboka

There is a fire in this park called Yankees Gap Rd, Bemboka. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 16 Oct 2018, 9.33am to Sun 21 Oct 2018, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Oct 2018, 11.24am

Closed parks: Parks closed - aerial pest control operations underway

Dangelong Nature Reserve, Kybeyan Nature Reserve, Kybeyan State Conservation Area and Wadjan Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 15 October to Monday 22 October 2018 for aerial pest control operations targeting feral goats, deer and pigs. The entire parks are closed during this period, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Snowy Mountains Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 2.22pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Oct 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Oct 2018, 3.17pm

Closed areas: Bemboka section in South East Forests National Park

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

  • Mistake fire trail
  • Tin Hut fire trail
  • Warrigal fire trail
  • Bemboka Peak fire trail
  • Werri Berri fire trail
  • White Rock fire trail
  • Ooranook fire trail
  • Yankees Flat fire trail
  • Numbugga Walls fire trail
  • Brogo fire trail
  • Nelsons Creek fire trail

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or NPWS Bombala on 02 6458 5900. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.19am to Thu 1 Nov 2018, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track status

All closed areas of the Thredbo Valley tracks have been reopened.

Cycling is now permitted in the following areas:

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

Please report any incidents or obstacles on the tracks to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be promptly responded to and rectified.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.43am to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Winter road closure update

Visitors are advised that the following road closures are in place:

  • The Geehi Dam - closed until mid October 2018
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass - Open from 2 PM - 12/10/18
  • Kings Cross Road, Cabramurra - closed until mid October 2018.

For further public road conditions, visit Roads and Maritime Live Traffic NSW.

Check NPWS Alerts before coming to the park to get up-to-date information on the closures still in place and to check local conditions. For more information on Kosciuszko National Park, visit the NPWS website, or call the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025 or the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park partial closure

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

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Aug 2018, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Aug 2018, 9.43am

Closed areas: Alpine Way campgrounds – partial closure

Sections of Thredbo Diggings and Ngarigo campgrounds are closed. The closure is due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. These areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible.

Camping is still available at both campgrounds, however space is restricted due to these closures. Other options for camping include:

  • Tom Groggin campground on the Alpine Way
  • Island Bend campground on Guthega Road

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

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.36am

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong nature reserves.

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9.38am to Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jul 2018, 8.40am

Closed areas: Seasonal closure of Murray River crossing

The Murray River crossing at Tom Groggin is closed from Friday 15 June 2018 to Thursday 1 November 2018, due to seasonal closure of roads in Alpine National Park. 

Tom Groggin campground will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Center on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page  for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 21 May 2018, 4.34pm to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

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

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/merriangaah-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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