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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 2 Oct 2019, 12.18pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 9.41am

Fires - Advice: Murrumbidgee Valley NP

There is a fire in this park called Murrumbidgee Valley NP. 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 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 Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Oct 2019, 2.52pm

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 Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Sep 2019, 10.48am

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 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 Mon 23 Sep 2019, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

The following trails in this park are closed due to flooding until further notice:

  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • Millewa River Road
  • Edward River Road
  • Swifts Creek Road
  • Fire Hut Road
  • Algeboia Road
  • Scotts Beach Road
  • Tin Hut Road
  • Quambies Road
  • Dudleys Road
  • Middle Road
  • Plantation Road

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 1.32pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 1.42pm

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 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 Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11.44am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban - all Central West national parks

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Friday 27 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020 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 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 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 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 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 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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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/the-rock-nature-reserve-kengal-aboriginal-place/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place. Photo: C Killick