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Paupong Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 11 September 2019, 12.22pm

Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 12.00am to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12.22pm.

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 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020.

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

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.

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

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 12.12pm to Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 21 October to Monday 11 November 2019 while track maintenance is underway. The closed areas are:

  • Yellow Bog Road from the Tar to Tooma River
  • Tooma River fire trail

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 7.00am to Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track detours - Skitube and Bullocks Flat area

Bridge upgrade works will be occurring in the Skitube and Bullocks Flat area from Monday 21 October to Friday 8 November 2019.

During this period, access through the worksite will be restricted, with minor diversions in place on Bullocks Walking Track and Thredbo Valley track west of Skitube carpark D. These diversions will direct park visitors across a temporary bridge to then rejoin the paved section of Thredbo Valley track near the Skitube Railway Bridge.

Please follow the detour signage and markings and any directions from staff on site.

Access to Skitube carpark D, Lake Crackenback Resort and Lower Thredbo Valley track will remain available during these works.

These track works are part of broader upgrades to improve low mobility access to and within the Bullocks Hut area, which will involve further closures during the riding season. Track works will be timed to avoid peak periods, event weekends and other important dates on the upcoming mountain bike calendar.

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.02am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure - Thredbo to Ngarigo campground

Thredbo Valley track is closed between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo campground because of current track conditions and required works. These areas will remain closed until conditions improve and required track works are completed.

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling between Ngarigo campground and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 4.21pm to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10.40am

Other planned events: Weed control - Mataganah fire trail and surrounds

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking weed control spraying of serrated tussocks in South East Forests National Park. This program will run from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 22 November 2019. 

For more information please contact the Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10.16am

Other planned events: Weed control - Glenbog section in South East Forests National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking weed control spraying targeting crofton weed in the Glenbog section of South East Forests National Park. This program will run from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 22 November 2019. The work will be conducted adjacent to the Snowy Mountains highway.

For more information please contact the Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9.08am

Closed areas: Blue Waterholes closure

Part of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed for the trapping and removal of wild horses between Monday 30 September and Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be signage in place, indicating closed areas.

Blue Waterholes trail from Cooleman Mountain campground to Blue Waterholes campground will be closed. This is to allow National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage interactions between wild horses and the public within the campgrounds by reducing the number of wild horses in the area.

The following areas will also be closed during this time:

  • Blue Waterholes campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes picnic area
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track

Access to Magpie Flat and Blue Waterholes campgrounds will be prohibited during this time to ensure the safety of NPWS staff, visitors and welfare of horses during control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Coolamine Homestead will still be accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted beyond Cooleman Mountain campground from Friday 4 October until Saturday 30 November 2019.

Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds in the area during the closure period, including:

  • Three-Mile Dam
  • Cooinbil Hut
  • Long Plain Hut
  • Yarrangobilly Village
  • Bullocks Hill
  • Ghost Gully

Find out more information on wild horse management in this park. For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 14 Aug 2019, 3.59pm to Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.37am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting and pest ejector programs underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting and Canid Pest Ejector programs from Sunday 18 August 2019 to Tuesday 18 February 2020. There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these places.

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.

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 call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 12.00am to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12.22pm

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 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020.

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

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.

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 7 Aug 2019, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 3.16pm

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 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020. 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

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

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

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

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.40am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in this park from Monday 1 July to Tuesday 31 December 2019. This program will use meat baits and CPE ejectors. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals and that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

The program is aimed at protecting threatened species found in the area. For more information, please call 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2019, 9.37am

Closed areas: Myanba Gorge platform closed

Some areas of this park are closed for maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Myanba walking track (from below the boardwalk and Myanba Creek viewing platform)
  • Myanba Gorge lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bondi Gulf hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this reserve are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Eastern Boundary trail
  • Northern Boundary trail
  • Gulgin trail
  • Chough track
  • Fork track
  • Western Boundary trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900 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: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory 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 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 Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 1.59pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet remains closed and will reopen when snow conditions allow. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

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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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Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 2.35pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 5.19pm

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter and early spring

Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:

  • Summit trail/walk. Marker poles exist for much of the first 7.5km, though some may be buried. The last approx 2km has no markers
  • Main Range walk
  • Stilwell walk
  • Snow Gums boardwalk
  • Porcupine walk
  • Illawong walk
  • Dead Horse Gap track
  • Kosciuszko walk

Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.

These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.

These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. 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 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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

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

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

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Local alerts

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

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