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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 7 July 2021, 4.31pm

Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 4.31pm.

Other incidents: Moderate flooding of Murrumbidgee River

The Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, Regional Park and Nature Reserve precincts are currently experiencing moderate flooding. Access is cut to many campsites. 

Please do not enter floodwaters. Call 000 or 112 if in danger

Applies from Thu 17 Jun 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Jun 2021, 8.55am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous trees

Some parts of this park are closed for hazardous tree maintenance. The closed areas are:

  • Narrandera precinct
  • MIA 3 precinct
  • Rook trail within MIA 1 precinct, including Sandy Beach and Island campgrounds

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Jul 2021, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to wet weather

The following campgrounds are closed due to wet conditions:

  • Mamanga campground
  • The Willows campground

The domestic firewood collection area is also closed. The closures will be assessed on Monday 2 August 2021.

For more information, please contact the Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764 or the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.06am to Mon 26 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.10am

Closed parks: Closed parks due to wet weather

Due to heavy overnight rain and wet weather the following reserves in the Lower Darling Area are closed, Mungo National Park, Euston Regional Park and Kemandok National Park.

These closures may be further extended pending local weather conditions.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9.00am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Corowa precinct closed for road maintenance

The Corowa precinct will be closed from 9am Monday 12 July to 5pm Friday 30 July 2021 for road maintenance. During this time the following campgrounds will be closed:

  • Hidden Beach campground
  • Foords campground
  • Dairy Lagoon campground
  • Federation campground

To ensure visitor safety the gate into the precinct will be locked and no public access will be permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.30am to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Boomanoomana precinct closed due to flooding

The Boomanoomana precinct will be closed from Thursday 22 July until further notice due to flooding. During this time visitor access will not be permitted. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:

  • Little Pebble Beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • One Tree Beach
  • Lagoon campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Cottadidda precinct closed due to flooding

The Cottadidda precinct is closed from Thursday 22 July until further notice due to flooding. During this time all precincts will be locked and the following designated campgrounds will be closed to the public:

  • Quicks Beach
  • Kerrs Beach
  • Ngawe Beach
  • Murray Park campground
  • O'Dwyers campground
  • Backhouses Beach
  • Homestead campground
  • Pump campground
  • Toms Beach
  • The Pines campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 9.00am to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Quicks Beach closed

The following campground are closed from Thursday 22 July until further notice due to high river levels and flooding:

  • Quicks Beach campground
  • Kerrs Beach campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 10.09am to Tue 27 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 9.25am

Closed areas: Main campground and Mungo Shearer's Quarters closed due to wet conditions

Main campground and Mungo Shearer's Quarters are closed due to recent wet weather and closed access roads.

The Walk the Walls of China Discovery tours are not operating until Tuesday 27 July 2021.

These closures may be further extended pending local weather conditions.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 9.44am to Tue 27 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Wet roads may impact road access to Mungo National Park

Recent wet weather may be impacting road surface conditions and closing public access roads to Mungo National Park. Please check local Shire Council websites (Balranald and Wentworth) before travelling on any unsealed roads. 

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.37am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Area Offices closed to the public due to COVID-19

The Central West Area offices in Dubbo and Bathurst are closed to the public while office staff are directed to work from home in line with the current NSW Health orders.

To contact the office, please call and leave a voice message on 02 6841 7100 or email us at npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au. The landline and email are being monitored by staff and we will respond as early as possible. Please check individual reserves for up to date information on any changes to park opening and closing times.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.45am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road is closed.

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

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Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed - Lower Alpine Way

The following areas are closed until further notice due to significant storm damage and potential tree risk to visitors:

  • Bicentennial National trail (BNT) - Tom Groggin to Geehi
  • Geehi Horse campground

Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.17pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.33pm

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling

The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Campground and roads closed

Cawndilla campground is closed due to road closures. Lake Drive is closed at Morton Boulka picnic area. There is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is expected to be lifted next month. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Geehi Precinct closures

The following areas in the Geehi Precinct are closed from Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 31 July 2021 for tree works:

  • Geehi picnic area
  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • Scammells lookout
  • A section of the Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi walls through to Murray Gates fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact Khancoban office 02 6070 8403.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campground closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend campground is closed due to ongoing flooding.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.32am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 4.23pm

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves - open and closed areas

The following areas are open to the public:

  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and pool area
  • River walk
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

The following caves are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Jersey Cave 
  • North Glory Cave

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • 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.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
    • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway but recent weather events and poor ground conditions have moved expected opening to August/September 2021).
    • Khancoban to Cabramurra Road currently closed due to the severe weather, heavy snow and minor rock falls. The road is continually being assessed to determine if it can be safely re-opened during winter for through traffic only.
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
    • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

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

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jul 2021, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 3.54pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between the dates of Monday 26 July 2021 and Friday 6 August 2021 in Yathong 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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Road closures

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive is closed from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground.

Cawndilla campground is currently closed, but scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers' Quarters re-opens after upgrades

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation has major works coming to completion.

The area is open, though some disruption may continue as contractors finalise the renovations.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.44pm

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing is not permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Please check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
  • Please plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
  • To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
  • A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
  • For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

New Digital Parks Passes

  • Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
  • NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.

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Applies from Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Hannels Spur walking track closed

Hannels Spur walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and storm damage.

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

 

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10.02am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads closures during winter

The following roads will be closed for winter, re-opening Friday 1 October 2021:

  • Geehi Walls Fire trail
  • Major Clews Fire 
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Cabramurra Road

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 9.47am

Closed areas: Camping area and walking track closed

The Island Bend fire trail is closed to the border of Kosciusko National Park due to wet weather damage.

The Gungarlin River campground is also closed due to this closure. There is no access to the campground. Please check back for updates on when these areas will be re-opened.

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

 

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.41pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.15am

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

Hard-roofed accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Wednesday 31 March to Saturday 31 July as COVID-19 restrictions are unable to be met. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas, including Willandra campground will remain open. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.08pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of winter baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will take place in the Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Guthega and along Schlinks Pass areas from Monday 28 June until Tuesday 31 August 2021 (this may be extended if the conditions are appropriate and it is required).

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 Jindabyne on 02 6450 0600.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.33am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. 

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.32am

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during winter.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Thu 17 Jun 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Jun 2021, 8.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous trees

Some parts of this park are closed for hazardous tree maintenance. The closed areas are:

  • Narrandera precinct
  • MIA 3 precinct
  • Rook trail within MIA 1 precinct, including Sandy Beach and Island campgrounds

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed to bike riding due to wet weather, track works and hazardous conditions.

Sections of track open for walkers include:

  • Thredbo to Bridge 1
  • The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden
  • Muzzlewood Loop
  • Bullocks Walking Track

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 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 May 2021, 5.13pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range Walk: Please expect numerous snow 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).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Wed 12 May 2021, 10.00am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 12 May 2021 until Friday 12 November 2021 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:

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

Aerial baiting will occur on the following dates:

  • 5th May 2021 to 7th May 2021 - Kosciuszko National Park
  • 12 May 2021 to 14th May 2021 - Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park

Should the weather postpone this operation, it will be undertaken on a suitable day soon after. 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 Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.53am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Aug 2018, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Regatta Beach picnic area closed

Regatta Beach picnic area is closed until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

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

  • 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 Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 7.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 8.44pm

Fires - Advice: Cobram East

There is a fire in this park called Cobram East. 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 Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 8.39am

Other planned events: 1080 Ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 17 September 2020 and Wednesday 17 March 2021 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

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

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

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

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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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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