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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 19 November 2018, 2.20pm

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

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

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

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.23pm to Thu 22 Nov 2018, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to pest management operation

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.41pm to Thu 22 Nov 2018, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.27am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to pest management operations

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

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

  • Little Thredbo River
  • China Creek 

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 3.01pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.25am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control program - Kosciuszko National Park

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

The tracks and trails closed are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk

The closed areas are:

  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge, Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas, including the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be shot during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The affected areas include:

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

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

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

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

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

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

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

There are still many drifts about on the higher altitude parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below:

Main Range walk:

Please expect numerous snow drift crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (for stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • You take extreme caution when walking over Muellers Peak as this drift is very steep.

The Summit trail/ Summit walk:

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

  • You're wearing good footwear for a more comfortable and safer walk
  • You have some idea of where you're going and/or have a map. The Summit drift presents a small risk of going off track.
  • You take extreme caution when walking The Summit drift, as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

Kosciuszko walk

  • You will encounter a few drifts before Rawson Pass snow drifts. Please take care when traversing these.
  • Beyond Rawson Pass the Summit drift requires caution as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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

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

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

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

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

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

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

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

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

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley Track status

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 1.04pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Nov 2018, 1.33pm to Fri 23 Nov 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Oct 2018, 9.20am

Closed parks: Central Mallee pest program underway - park closed

This park is closed due to an ongoing pest program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo office on 02 6841 7100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 15 Oct 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Nov 2018, 1.18pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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

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

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

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

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

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite reserves

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 25 Jul 2018, 9.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jul 2018, 11.23am

Fires - Advice: Railway Firetrail, Mount Hope

There is a fire in this park called Railway Firetrail, Mount Hope. 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 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 22 Jun 2018, 9.00am to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 9.43am

Other planned events: Oolambeyan fox baiting program

An ongoing fox control program is underway in Oolambeyan National Park for the conservation of the critically endangered plains-wanderer.

Ground baiting and canid pest ejectors are active on park. Domestic pets are not permitted on Oolambeyan National Park. 

For further information about this pest management program please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100.

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

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

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

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

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Dec 2016, 3.46pm

Other planned events: No access from the eastern side of Cocoparra National Park

Private property adjoins Cocoparra National Park on the eastern side and therefore no public access is permitted via Pleasant Valley Road. No public vehicle access is permitted along the Eastern Boundary fire trail, this is a management trail only.

If you are visiting the park, please enter from the western side, via Barrys Scenic Drive or Mount Bingar Road.

For more information please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100.

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

Closed areas: Road closures

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

  • Edward River Road
  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • River Road

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

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/murrumbidgee-valley-national-park/local-alerts

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Shoreline, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: OEH