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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.14am to Fri 28 Sep 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Sep 2018, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park seasonal road closures

Some areas in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to wet weather conditions and to prevent track damage. The closed areas are:

  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg fire trail

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 22 Sep 2018, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Sep 2018, 3.43pm

Hazard reduction burns: Windomal Rd Yanga

There is a fire in this park called Windomal Rd Yanga. 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 Fri 3 Aug 2018, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Aug 2018, 9.43am

Closed areas: Alpine Way campgrounds – partial closure

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.33pm

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

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

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

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fires - Advice: Railway Firetrail, Mount Hope

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

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

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Jun 2018, 9.00am to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 9.43am

Other planned events: Oolambeyan fox baiting program

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Seasonal closure of Murray River crossing

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

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

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

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter

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

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Applies from Fri 4 May 2018, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 9.14am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures

The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists for the winter period. This closure includes:

  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track

The tracks are open for walking, except for the closed work site between Thredbo Resort and Bridge 1, however due to very slippery surfaces in places walkers are advised to proceed with caution, and walking poles are recommended.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

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

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Applies from Wed 11 Apr 2018, 12.00am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 9.38am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.50am to Fri 9 Nov 2018, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Jingellic Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.44am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.46pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8.26am to Tue 9 Oct 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 May 2018, 6.45pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting programs

NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

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

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

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Jun 2018, 1.45pm to Mon 1 Oct 2018, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Winter road closures

Visitors are advised that the following roads are closed for winter until Monday 1 October 2018.

  • The Geehi Dam to Olsens Lookout Road
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road
  • Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Charlotte Pass 
  • The Link Road between Smiggin Holes and Guthega

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

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

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Applies from Fri 21 Sep 2018, 11.08am to Mon 15 Oct 2018, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Sep 2018, 11.55am

Closed areas: Road closures

Some areas of this park are closed due to flooding and water over roads. This closure applies until Monday 15 October 2018, unless otherwise extended or removed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed roads are:

  • Edward River Road
  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • River Road

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

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Local alerts

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

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Shoreline, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: OEH