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South West Woodland Nature Reserve

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2019, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2019, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Part of Edward River Road closed due to flooding

Parts of Edward River, Quambies, Dudleys and Tin Hut roads in Murray Valley National Park are closed to all vehicles due to flooding. The closed section is downstream of Farm Road and upstream of Dudleys Road. 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 NPWS Moama office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 10.28am

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 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 2.11pm

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 Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. 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

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.

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.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 10.45am

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 Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 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.

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Jun 2019, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Thredbo River picnic area toilet closed

The toilets at Thredbo River picnic area are closed for repairs. 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 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2019, 9.07am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 10.27am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A fox control program will be underway in Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August 2019. This program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals. These native animals include the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum. The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes trapping of pest cats and foxes.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 12.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2019, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures

Thredbo Valley track is closed in the following areas due to current track conditions:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings campground
  • Lower Thredbo Valley track from Skitube Bridge, including all track downstream
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

These sections are likely to remain closed until the end of winter.

The hardened surface track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat remains open for cycling.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Jun 2019, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jun 2019, 6.54am

Closed areas: Rooks trail and Sandy Beach closed

All walking tracks and trails in the MIA1 section of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park are closed until further notice. This is the section east of Grahams Grave park entrance (including Sandy Beach). This is due to site protection work that needs to be completed in this area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Riverina area office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10.09am

Closed areas: Geehi area trail closures for winter

Some areas in this park are closed from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 4 October 2019 due to winter weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Geehi Walls fire trail
  • Major Clews fire trail
  • Old Geehi Hut and campground
  • Keebles Hut and campground
  • Behrs Flat and campground

Geehi Flats campground will remain open through winter. 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 NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 7 Jun 2019, 11.33am to Fri 4 Oct 2019, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2019, 11.41am

Closed areas: Yellow Bog fire trail closed

Yellow Bog fire trail is closed to vehicles until Friday 4 October 2019 due to trail damage. 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 NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.44pm to Fri 4 Oct 2019, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11.35am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed

Greg Greg trail is closed due to track maintenance. 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 NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2019, 1.02pm to Mon 7 Oct 2019, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2019, 10.45am

Closed areas: Winter Road closures

KNP5 (Cabramurra to Khancoban Road), Kings Cross Road, Geehi Dam Road and Olsens Road are closed due to weather conditions. Therefore, the following areas are also closed:

  • Clover Flat camground
  • Ogilvie's Rest Area
  • Round Mountain trail head
  • Bradleys and O'Briens Hut
  • Patons Hut
  • Dry Dam
  • Tumut Ponds
  • Tooma Dam
  • Geehi Dam
  • Olsens lookout
  • Jagungal

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 Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373 or Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 26 May 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 4.46pm

Hazard reduction burns: Ophir Road 4th Crossing

There is a fire in this park called Ophir Road 4th Crossing. 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 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 Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10.16am to Fri 2 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2019, 11.25am

Other planned events: Wild dog poison 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial, ground baiting and canid pest ejector (CPE) program. This is for wild dog control and will be in Mudgee area reserves. The program will start on Monday 29 April and finish by Friday 2 August 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working and assistance dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Dogs should be muzzled if they need to work the baiting location.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring properties stock and wildlife.

For further information, please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 3670 9000.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2019, 8.53am

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

Until May 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.

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

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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 Sat 9 Mar 2019, 12.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 8.49am

Closed areas: Hopetoun Falls walking track closed

Hopetoun Falls walking track is currently closed. No date has been set for reopening the track.

All other walking tracks and areas in the state conservation area are open to the public. Temporary directional signage is in place on some walking tracks. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Fri 11 Jan 2019, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 3.33pm

Fires - Advice: Jirrima, Table Top Rd.

There is a fire in this park called Jirrima, Table Top Rd.. 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 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 Wed 19 Jun 2019, 1.59pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2019, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass and Charlotte Pass toilets closed

Rawson Pass and Charlotte Pass toilets are now closed for winter and will reopen when conditions allow in spring. 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: Wed 19 Jun 2019, 4.02pm

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter

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 Thu 17 Nov 2016, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2019, 1.06pm

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

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