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South West Woodland Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Thu 26 March 2020, 12.29pm

Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.29pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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 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 Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 11.28am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt remain closed because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling
  • Areas within the northern section of the park:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Kiandra
    • Three Mile Dam campground
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Bullock's Hill campground
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Rocky Plain campground
    • Wares Yards campground
    • Jounama Creek campground
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Olsens lookout Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Major Clews trail
    • Grassy Flats trail
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Bicentennial trail
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way - expected reopening May 2021
    • Kings Cross Road
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Road
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road

These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.

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 Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program

Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 9 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk
  • Illawong walk
  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Mt Anton
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east of Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road, eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Jagungal Wilderness area. Snowy Plain and areas west of Lake Eucumbene. These areas are still open for day visitors.

Main Range walk has re-opened and Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.

This operation is part of a 3 year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.41pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

All campgrounds in this park are closed from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. All camping and group gatherings are not permitted. Some park vehicle access gates may be closed.

All barbecue facilities have also been closed until further notice. The parks are open for exercise for people who live in the local neighbourhood.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100 or check our COVID-19 update.

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Applies from Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed until further notice. All camping is prohibited.

All campgrounds across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.  This includes all types camping such as in cars, tents, caravans and motorhomes.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 2.47pm

Closed areas: All camping prohibited and campgrounds closed

All campgrounds are closed and all camping is prohibited in national parks and reserves until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 12.31pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

NPWS has closed all campgrounds, camping,  on-park accommodation venues and visitor centres in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

Our visitor centres at Snowy region (Jindabyne), Tumut, Khancoban, Yarrangobilly Caves and Perisher Valley office are closed, but we welcome your phone calls and emails.

If you had a booking at an accommodation venue you will receive a refund.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.01am

Safety alerts: Parc Cafe open for takeaway only

All cafes and restaurants are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. But Parc Cafe is offering a takeaway service. Cash payments will not be accepted. Please bring a card to pay. Check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.42am to Fri 10 Apr 2020, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.04pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operation - Byadbo Wilderness Area

NPWS will be conducting an aerial pest control program in the Byadbo Wilderness Area, Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 30 March 2020 to Thursday 9 April 2020 inclusive. This program will be targeting feral pigs, deer and goats. For further information call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.00pm

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January 2020 to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and helicopters will be operating in the area, which may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of any signs and of NPWS or contract staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 12.38pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.29pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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 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 23 Mar 2020, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11.05am

Closed areas: Partial park closure - Mine remediation project

Some parts of this park will be closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice while the mine remediation project (and related safety works) is being implemented.

The closed areas are:

  • Central Mines trail (north from the Summer Hill Creek crossing to the reserve boundary gate) 
  • Ostini trail (from the junction with Summer Hill Creek trail south to the Summer Hill Creek crossing - excludes the western end of Water Race walking track 

Appropriate signs and barriers will be installed along these trails. Fourth crossing picnic area, Water Race walking track and The Falls lookout will remain open.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12.00am to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.42pm

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings

Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.

Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3.58pm

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

Be cautious whilst walking on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 12.18pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4.01pm

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.

Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 3 Mar 2020, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Mar 2020, 9.18am

Closed areas: Dudleys Road closed

Dudleys Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct is closed for road maintenance from Tuesday 3 March 2020 until further notice. For safety reasons please obey all road closure signs.

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

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 1.46pm

Closed parks: Bimberi Nature Reserve closed - bushfire recovery

Bimberi Nature Reserve remains closed due to damage caused by recent bushfires. NPWS is working to rehabilitate damaged areas and address safety concerns prior to opening the reserve. We will endeavour to keep the community updated on progress over the coming months. For more information call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.21am

Closed areas: Woomargama National Park - eastern end closed

The eastern section of Woomargama National Park is closed. The closure is due to the Green Valley bushfire which has resulted in damage to trails and fallen trees. This closed area includes:

  • All areas east of Tin Mines campground through to Lankeys Creek and Jingelic Road
  • Tin Mines trail east of the campsite
  • Philis trail
  • Cockatoo Creek trail
  • Mandaring trail
  • Mathewsons trail
  • Millers trail and any other trails into the reserves which enter via Lankeys Creek or the River road

Tin Mines and Samual Bollard campsites are still open and can be accessed by the Tin Mines trail off Tunnel road, Woomargama.

Please do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the 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 the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.25pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.22pm

Safety alerts: Heavy trucks on Tin Mines trail

B-double logging trucks will be using a section of Tin Mines trail between Ferndale Pine Plantation and Tunnel Road. This is to access Tunnel Road, through to the Hume Highway. Logging trucks will run Monday to Friday during daylight hours from Monday 21 October 2019 for up to six months. No trucks will operate during weekends and public holidays. Park visitors should follow the directions of road signage, take care and drive safely.

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

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Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite

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

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

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

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

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

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

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Local alerts

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

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