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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 March 2023, 10.37am

Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Fri 21 Apr 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 10.37am.

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 21st April 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

  • Willbriggie North (ALL campgrounds)
  • Willbriggie East (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 3 (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 2 (ALL Campgrounds)
  • MIA 1 (Campgrounds - Sandy Beach, Platt Beach, Rooks Bend, Markeys Beach, Horse Bend, Island Bend, Anglers Bend, Broad beach, Nandirong Bend, Pastors Beach, Schmetzers Bend, Long Beach, Horn Beach, Bikini Beach)
  • Dunnoon Lagoon (ALL campgrounds)
  • Eurloey (ALL Campgrounds)
  • Cuba North (Campgrounds - Crayfish Corner, Cuba Beach)

If the Campground is not listed it is still closed for safety reasons. Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 10.12am.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 25 Mar 2023, 11.17am to Thu 13 Apr 2023, 11.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Mar 2023, 11.22am

Closed areas: Thermal pool carpark closed

Due to track works, The thermal pool carpark and walking track will be closed to the public from Tuesday April 11th 2023 until Thursday 13th April 2023.  The thermal pool will remain open.  Access to and from the thermal pool will be via the Riverwalk track. The closest parking is located at the South Glory carpark.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 4.13pm

Fires - Advice: Irymple Fire - Yathong Nature Reserve

There is a fire in this park called Irymple Fire - Yathong Nature Reserve. 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 20 Mar 2023, 11.46am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Thermal pool track closed at Yarrangobilly Caves

The thermal pool track and car park will be closed to the public from 20 March to 31 March 2023.  The thermal pool will remain open.  Access to and from the thermal pool will be via the Riverwalk track. Closest parking is located at the South Glory car park.  

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 12.46pm

Fires - Advice: Yarra Station, 1317 Tipping Way

There is a fire in this park called Yarra Station, 1317 Tipping Way. 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 13 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Mt Stilwell Walking Track Partial closure for track upgrade

The Mount Stilwell walking track will be partially closed between the Lookout and the summit of Mt Stilwell due to track upgrade works.  This closure will be in place between 13-31st March, 2023.  The section from the Trackhead to the Lookout (approximately 800m) will remain open during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.08pm to Mon 27 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Dead Horse Gap track and carpark closures

Dead Horse Gap carpark will be closed from 3:00pm Friday 24 March until 5:00pm Monday 27 March, 2023.  Dead Horse Gap track will be closed on Monday 27 March from 7:30am to 5:00pm due to helicopter operation works being carried out.

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2023, 10.06am to Mon 27 Mar 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 10.11am

Closed areas: Porcupine track closure Monday 27 March 2023 between 12noon and 6pm for helicopter operations.

Porcupine track will be CLOSED between 12noon and 6pm on Monday 27 March 2023 for helicopter sling load operations (weather and flying conditions depending). 

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.31am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 1.30pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10.30am

Closed areas: Belah Campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

The closure is due to cultural site protection works being conducted on the Mungo Self-Guided Drive Tour road. 

These works have been delayed by weather and difficulties with getting materials to the area.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 1.40pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 9.53am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive part closure

The Mungo self-guided drive is closed at Red Top lookout to the Zanci pastoral loop. No access is permitted beyond Red Top lookout.

This is due to road works being undertaken to protect cultural sites and to make improvements to the road surface.

The Mungo self-guided drive sections that are open are from the Mungo Visitors Centre to Red Top lookout and from Zanci Pastoral loop to the Mungo Visitors Centre.

These works will take time to complete.

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

 

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Applies from Mon 20 Mar 2023, 12.18pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Deniliquin precinct areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from 20 August 2022 to 31 April 2023 due to widespread flooding:

Closed attractions include:

  • Deniliquin mountain bike trails
  • Muna/Lagoon campground
  • Lip-Lip-Wil/Yabby campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Fri 21 Apr 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 10.37am

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 21st April 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

  • Willbriggie North (ALL campgrounds)
  • Willbriggie East (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 3 (ALL campgrounds)
  • MIA 2 (ALL Campgrounds)
  • MIA 1 (Campgrounds - Sandy Beach, Platt Beach, Rooks Bend, Markeys Beach, Horse Bend, Island Bend, Anglers Bend, Broad beach, Nandirong Bend, Pastors Beach, Schmetzers Bend, Long Beach, Horn Beach, Bikini Beach)
  • Dunnoon Lagoon (ALL campgrounds)
  • Eurloey (ALL Campgrounds)
  • Cuba North (Campgrounds - Crayfish Corner, Cuba Beach)

If the Campground is not listed it is still closed for safety reasons. Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 4.04pm to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Bama precinct Campground closures

Camping in the Murray Valley Regional Park, Bama precinct is closed due to recent flooding. Bookings can be made at other nearby Campgrounds Benarca campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 10.28am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 10.38am

Closed areas: Closed due to flooding Whymoul, Noorong, Wetuppa precincts of Murray Valley National Park

The Whymoul, Noorong and Wetuppa precincts of the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to flooding, this includes all campground areas.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 10.39am

Other planned events: Planned trail maintenance - Grassy Flat Track, Murray Gates Track, Rileys Flat Track

Grassy Flat Trail, Murray Gates Trail and Rileys Flat Trail will be intermittently closed for trail maintenance and repairs commencing Monday 20 March 2023. The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Geehi) will not be closed as part of these works. Closed areas will be signposted and gates for public access will be locked for the duration of these works.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 9.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.01am

Closed areas: Walls Day Use Area Toilet Closed for Upgrade

The Walls day use area toilet is closed for an upgrade from Wednesday 8 February 2023 until Friday 31 March 2023. Alternate toilets are available at Mungo Visitors Centre and Mungo Lookout.

For more information, contact local office.

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 4.34pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 10.36am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Kosciuszko National Park from 17th March 2023 to 31 March 2023.

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.  The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2023, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2023, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Valentines hut closed for maintenance

Valentines Hut will be closed until the 31st of March for emergency maintenance works. Visitors are still permited to camp nearby and use the toilet but no access to the hut is permitted.

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Applies from Thu 2 Mar 2023, 1.48pm to Fri 5 May 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2023, 9.20am

Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation

The NPWS Cross Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Tuesday 21st to 6pm Friday 31st March and 6am Monday 24th April to 6pm Friday 5th May 2023 (weekdays only and excluding public holidays).

This program will target feral deer and aims to significantly reduce the number of feral deer on park and adjacent consenting private land. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This program will operate in the Moonbah/Ingebirah, Cascades and Big Boggy areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

Warning signs will be placed at relevant access points into areas of park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Penalties may apply.

Please note: The Cascades Trail will remain open to the public. Visitors must stay on the trail, there is a 500m buffer either side of the trail. There is no access to Teddy's Hut for the duration of the shoot program. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or phone 1300 361 967.

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Applies from Sun 26 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 7.42pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Yathong Nature Reserve is closed from 7:00am, Sunday 26 March to 8:00pm, Saturday 1 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Dubbo NPWS office on 02 6841 7100 or the Bathurst NPWS office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Sun 26 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 7.41pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Round Hill Nature Reserve is closed from 7:00am, Sunday 26 March to 8:00pm, Saturday 1 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Dubbo NPWS office on 02 6841 7100 or the Bathurst NPWS office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Sun 26 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 7.40pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Nombinnie State Conservation Area is closed from 7:00am, Sunday 26 March to 8:00pm, Saturday 1 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Dubbo NPWS office on 02 6841 7100 or the Bathurst NPWS office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Sun 26 Mar 2023, 7.00am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 7.38pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Nombinnie Nature Reserve is closed from 7:00am, Sunday 26 March to 8:00pm, Saturday 1 April 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Dubbo NPWS office on 02 6841 7100 or the Bathurst NPWS office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 11.35am

Other planned events: Visitor facility upgrades

The following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Zanci Woolshed carpark
  • Mungo Lakebed bike loop
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from NPWS staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on this NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 11.09am

Closed areas: Emu Lake campground is closed due to flood damage

Emu Lake campground is closed due to flood damage and will remain closed until the end of April 2023. This notice will be updated as conditions change.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to flooding

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to floodwaters of the Darling River. It is anticipated that these will remain closed until the end of April or when conditions change.  For further information please call the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 10.57am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

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

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds remain closed due to flood damage:

Boomanoomana precinct

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in the areas listed above are still closed and impassable due to fallen trees and changes to road conditions.

Campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe. As campgrounds become available they must be booked via our website Murray Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.06pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 3.18pm

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Campground partially closed due to roadworks

Tom Groggin Campground and Day Use Area will be partially closed from the 24th April to the 31st May 2023 in order to undertake significant campground maintenance works, including the formalisation of vehicle tracks within the campground and rehabilitation planting. 

Traffic controls may be in place for some parts of this work. The Alpine National National Park (Victoria) and Bicentennial National Trail will remain accessible via the Tom Groggin ford. 

Tom Groggin Horse Camp is not affected by the above works and will remain open. 

All NSW NPWS campgrounds require an online booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2023, 1.00pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra National Park

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2023, 8.00am to Mon 27 Mar 2023, 8.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 7.37am

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Control Operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking an aerial pest control operation in Ellerslie Nature Reserve.

The reserve will be closed from 8am Monday March 13th 2022 to 8pm Sunday March 26th 2023. If the program is completed sooner the reserve will re-open.

 

This program is part of a cooperative program with the Local Land Services and is to assist in the control of pest animals including pigs, deer and goats.

The operation could be postponed due to unfavourable weather or logistical problems.

 

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the reserve. Please do not enter this area during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground is closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.  Anticipated closure to the end of April 2023.   Closure will be updated as conditions change.  For more information please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.18pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight Monday 31 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 6 Mar 2023, 8.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Mar 2023, 9.01am

Closed parks: Kalyarr National Park closed due to flooding

Kalyarr National Park is closed due to severe flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  This park will re-open as soon as it is safe.

 

Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through floodwaters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the park office.

 

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is open to camping, two areas remain closed due to flood water

Benarca precinct has been opened to camping. Two of nine Campgrounds areas are still affected by floodwater and access roads are closed. There are 98 camp sites available for booking, Benarca campgrounds | NSW National Parks

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 8.55am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed due to flood damage

The Greg Greg trail is closed until further notice due to storm damage and 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 Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2023, 10.53am

Closed areas: Closed access road into Kinchega National Park

The Little Menindee Creek Road access road (Low Road) has been damaged by floodwater and is closed.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 8.02am to Fri 28 Apr 2023, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Track Upgrade Closure , Albina Traverse Section of the Main Range Walk 13 March to 28 April 2023

The Albina Traverse section of the Main Range Walk will be closed from Monday 13th March until Friday 28th April 2023 whilst essential upgrades are undertaken to the existing track surface. Walkers are free to divert off track around the work site by travelling below the traverse via Lake Albina or along the Mount Northcote ridgeline above. However please be aware that when walking off track:

  • Walkers are advised to have map and compass or avoid walking off track in poor visibility conditions
  • Walkers should avoid following cairns, non-hardened footpads or walking single file and instead should spread out
  • Walkers should travel on more durable vegetation types such as grasses rather than heath or other sensitive vegetation

For more information, contact the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.38am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes trail closed

Blue Waterholes trail in Kosciuszko National Park will be closed from Monday 16 January to Thursday 6 April 2023 while road upgrade works are being undertaken. The closure will impact access to:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Coolamine Homestead picnic area
  • Cooleman Mountain campground
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

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

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 12.09pm

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 Tuesday 28 February 2023 and 17 September 2023 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. Pets 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.13am

Safety alerts: Roads damaged due to flooding

Many access roads in this park have been affected by flooding from the Murray River. Roads may be slippery with uneven surfaces when exposed by receding flood water.

Be cautious accessing the park as roads may still be blocked from flood debris.

 Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through most areas in this park.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Feb 2023, 1.09pm

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:

  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat Trail

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 Fri 17 Feb 2023, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Feb 2023, 11.29am

Other planned events: Aerial Shooting Operation

NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program in Yanga NP & Yanga SCA between Monday 6 March and Monday 13 March. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga reserves.  No visitor areas are affected but some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, mustering, ground shooting and baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours, and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

For more information please contact the Yanga National Park office on (03) 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Valentine Hut closed for works

Valentines Hut in the Jagungal Wilderness area will be closed until the end of February 2023 for major maintenance works. During this time the hut will not be available for emergency shelter or use of any kind. The adjacent toilet will be useable for visitors camping near the hut or passing through the area.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Feb 2023, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Geehi toilet facilities replacement works

Works are underway to replace all the toilet facilities at Geehi, including at:

  • Geehi Flats campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground

Please be aware there will be machinery in these campgrounds to construct the new toilet facilities. The construction works will be from mid January to the end of June 2023. All old toilet facilities will remain in place for use whilst the new facilities are being constructed. For more information please contact the Khancoban NPWS Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 21 Feb 2023, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 2.28pm

Safety alerts: No heavy vehicles permitted on Guthega Road past Island Bend

Heavy vehicles are not permitted on Guthega Road past Island Bend. This is because subsidence in Guthega Road is causing safety issues for large, heavy vehicles.

All heavy vehicles, including large buses, must use the Link Road from Smiggin Holes to access Guthega Power station area or Guthega village.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.52am to Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Mar 2023, 3.46pm

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 Tue 7 Feb 2023, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: O'Hares campground access

Access to O'Hares campground is only possible from the west via Tumbarumba, Tooma Rd and the Elliott Way. There is no access from the east on the Elliott Way due to landslips.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 2.03pm to Wed 9 Aug 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.38am

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 February 2023 until 9 August 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 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Mar 2023, 8.45am

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 Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 10.38am

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed – flooding

Willandra National Park is closed from Monday 24 October 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.16am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 8.47am

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.

This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the 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 Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.43am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 8.59am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in Mungo National Park and remains in place from midnight Monday 10 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 4.09pm

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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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 11.51am

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and car park are open - other areas onsite remain closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and carpark is now open, other areas remain closed due to the effects of widespread flooding.

The following attractions will remain closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Fencing has been installed to prevent injury, so you may need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2023, 10.12am

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 10 Oct 2022, 10.57am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 10.48am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Euston Regional Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight 10 October 2022 to midnight 31 March 2023. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 10 Oct 2022, 10.54am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2023, 10.48am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kemendok National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight 10 October 2022 to midnight 31 March 2023. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 20 Jun 2022, 3.18pm to Tue 20 Jun 2023, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.13pm

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 Tuesday 20 December 2022 until Tuesday 20 June 2023 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 Talbingo/Buddong

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 1.11pm

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 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.32pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Sat 1 Feb 2025, 12.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 8.29am

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: Thu 2 Mar 2023, 8.16am

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 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 6.07pm

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 Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (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, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office on 0350 201764 before bringing a gas 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 Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2023, 9.19am

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 Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 10.51am

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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