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Tumut area

Kosciuszko National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 12 April 2024, 1.09pm

Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 1.09pm.

Closed areas: Transmission Track closed due to post-bushfire damage

The Transmission Track, Talbingo is closed due to post-bushfire damage. The track is closed and is not suitable for vehicle access due to erosion issues. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office (02) 6947 7087.

Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2024, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 11.56am.

Safety alerts: Kosciuszko Walk Maintenance Works

Notification that maintenance works will be undertaken on the Kosciuszko Walk at various locations between Kosciuszko Lookout and Rawsons Pass between Friday 12 April 2024 and Tuesday 16 April 2024. Please note works will not occur on weekends.

Visitors are to expect short delays and minor detours may be in place. Visitors may be required to leave the steel mesh for short detours at certain locations.

Please follow any instructions from on site staff or personnel.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 2.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 2.50pm.

Safety alerts: Guthega Road - Road Works 8 April to 14 June 2024

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Guthega Road, between the Kosciuszko Road intersection and the Island Bend triangle.

This is due to road works taking place, please abide by all traffic control signage and personnel.

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

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

Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2024, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Mar 2024, 11.42am.

Other planned events: Trail maintenance - Rileys Flat

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking trail maintenance on Rileys Trail, adjacent to Tom Groggin Camping Area, in April 2024.

Trail users are to be aware of machinery movements and may experience some delays when riding or walking on the trail. Please obey all directions from NPWS staff and contractors. 

For further queries please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Sun 7 Apr 2024, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Mar 2024, 11.37am.

Other planned events: Essential fire trail works - Cascade Trail

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance works on Cascade Trail, between the Alpine Way and Cascade Hut, throughout April and May 2024. The trail will remain open to visitors. Trail users should expect short delays to their walk or ride.

Please obey all directions from NPWS staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Mar 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Mar 2024, 12.03pm.

Other planned events: Geehi Flats campground upgrade works

From mid-March to the end of June 2024, small areas of Geehi Flats campground will be subject to construction work to upgrade visitor facilities. The campground will remain open, although machinery will be operating in the campground during this time. Do not enter construction areas.

For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 11.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2024, 11.25am.

Safety alerts: Rebuilding Happy's Hut

Construction works are underway at Happy's Hut until further notice. Do not enter the construction area.

For more information contact NPWS Tumut on (02) 6947 7000.

 

Applies from Fri 22 Mar 2024, 2.13pm to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2024, 2.18pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 22 March 2024 until Sunday 22 September 2024 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbingo/Buddong

Entry into 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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2024, 2.29pm.

Other planned events: Flood recovery work on Schlink Pass Road

Flood recovery works are underway on Schlink Pass Road from Guthega Power Station to Schlink Pass. Schlink Pass rd beyond Horse Camp hut turn off  will be closed until further notice. Please expect short delays and follow the instructions of workers.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 11.13am.

Closed areas: Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team at npws.wildhorses@environment.nsw.gov.au

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please contact NPWS at npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6947 7025

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 2.27pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2024, 4.57pm.

Closed areas: No parking at Porcupine track/Snowies Alpine walk track head

Sections of Porcupine Road are closed for construction works until June 2024 with access for locals and pedestrians only. There is no parking at the track head of Porcupine track and the Snowies Alpine walk for the duration of this closure. Walkers will need to park in Perisher Valley carpark and walk to the track head from there.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jan 2024, 1.51pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2024, 9.05am.

Safety alerts: Works on Kosciuszko Road and Charlottes Way and changed access to Charlotte Pass to Porcupine Rocks walking track

Essential Energy are completing a network upgrade to the power supply at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort from December 2023 to April 2024. The works will affect:

  • Traffic conditions on Kosciuszko Road and Charlottes Way between Spencers Creek and Charlotte Pass Village. Please expect short delays on these roads.
  • Access to the Charlotte Pass to Porcupine Rocks walking track. Please expect diversions and follow signage on the track.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jan 2024, 1.49pm.

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area

Happy Jacks Plain and sections of the Jagungal Wilderness Area are affected by powerline damage. The 11kva powerline that runs through these areas was damaged during the 2019/2020 fires with burnt poles and downed powerlines. It is out of service and will be removed from the park. Please keep a safe distance from any broken wires on the ground and broken stay wires from power poles. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

Applies from Fri 5 Jan 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 3.18pm.

Safety alerts: Ongoing helicopter operations at Skitube Carpark D

Helicopter operations for the Snowies Alpine Walk Stage 4 construction will be occurring from Ski Tube Carpark D on various dates throughout summer. Operations will affect access to:

  • Bundilla accessible track
  • Thredbo Valley track
  • Muzzlewood track
  • Bullocks track at Bullocks Flat.

During helicopter operations, Ski Tube Carpark D will be temporarily closed, and access to the above tracks will be as signed through Carpark C. You may experience short delays on the Bundilla accessible track during operations. 

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 Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 5.08pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently until further notice for Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Areas of Tantangara Reservoir adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

Applies from Fri 10 Nov 2023, 12.42pm to Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 4.28pm.

Other planned events: Track upgrades on Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Sections of Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk are affected by upgrades from Friday 10 November 2023 to mid-April 2024. Expect delays and diversions, and follow signage on tracks.

Repairs will take place on the Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass section of the walk from November 2023 until further notice. Other sections of the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk may close for up to a week in February 2024. There will be alternate access to the summit via Kosciuszko walk (from Thredbo) or the Main Range walk (from Charlotte Pass). This alert will be updated with closure dates as they become available.

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Alpine Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)

Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:

  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
  • Indi and Tiger trails
  • The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Tooma River trail
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Flat Creek trail
  • Maragle

Entry into baiting locations will be identified 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 contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 6.17am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open, but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

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 Sat 28 Oct 2023, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 3.18pm.

Safety alerts: Track works on Dead Horse Gap walk and Thredbo River walk

There will be ongoing track works on Thredbo River track and Dead Horse Gap track throughout the 2023/2024 hiking season. Please follow any detours in place and stay out of work sites.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.54am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • 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.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 30 Mar 2025, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2024, 10.55am.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

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

Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 3.18pm.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.

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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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
15 April 2024 Closed areas Island Bend Old Township Loop Road closed for road reseal works Details

Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2024, 2.50pm to Wed 17 Apr 2024, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 6.06pm

The Island Bend Old Township Loop Road will be CLOSED from Monday 15 April until Wednesday 17 April 2024 due to the resealing of the road surface.

Access to the Island Bend and Snowy River campgrounds will remain open.

Those camping in the Snowy River campground may experience noise from machinery between 9:00am and 4:00pm on these days.

There will be truck movements in the area during this period, please follow all traffic control signage and personnel.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 3.37pm

Hazard reduction burns: Ridge Trail HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 11/04/2024. The fire is called Ridge Trail HR. 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 3 Apr 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 2.54pm

Hazard reduction burns: Red Hill Road HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 03/04/2024. The fire is called Red Hill Road HR. 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 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Giant Stairs, Federal Pass, Furber Steps to Scenic World will remain closed while landslide assessments are undertaken. 
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. 
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Mount Solitary Loop trail is closed until further notice, two large landslides have impacted Golden Stairs, Federal Pass and Fern Bower / Lila Falls.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The Six Foot Track will be closed from Katoomba (Explorer's Tree) to Alum Creek, from 8 April to 12 April 2024 for Local Land Services to undertake aerial pest management.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed betwen Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. 
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • All access to Green Gully is closed due to closure on Megalong Road.

  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure Recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

  • Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  
  • For other sites not listed, adventure recreation users are advised to carefully consider activities, routes and access with respect to predicted heavy rain conditions.

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

Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.29am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.39am

Safety alerts: Webbs Ridge Trail to Flea Creek Roadworks

NPWS are currently conducting light maintenance grading on Webbs Ridge Trail to Flea Creek from 12/04/2024 - 19/04/2024. The road remains open however visitors may experience delays during this time. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan Office on Ph: 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.58pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Burrandana Access to Livingstone NP closed for road works

Grass tree trail between Burrandana Rd and Livingstone State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until the 26th of until April 2024.

 

Livingstone NP and Livingstone SCA can only be accessed from the Northern entry via Wrigleys Rd during this time.

 

For more information, contact Tumut NPWS on (02) 6947 7000

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Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 8.13pm

Closed areas: Misty Mountain is closed due to flood damage

Misty Mountain Road is closed from the Kings Highway through to the intersection with No Name Road and Bolaro Road due to flood damage following the most recent rain event. 

 

It is not safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 7.51pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. Inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS has prohibited 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 benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

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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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South Campgrounds CLOSED

Some Moira South Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park have been closed to camping. Areas closed have been sign-posted. Alternative Campgrounds are available nearby.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 8.10am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 9.10am to Fri 3 May 2024, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 10.56am

Closed areas: Bournda National Park fire trails closed for upgrades

The northern section of Bournda National Park will be closed to public access from Monday 8th April to Friday the 3rd May due to fire trail upgrades. 

The closed trails are: 

  • Games Bay Fire Trail 
  • White Rock Road
  • Boulder Bay Nth Fire Trail 
  • Boulder Bay Fire Trail 

The Kangarutha track will remain open for pedestrian access from Kianinny Bay and Turingal Head. Obey all closure signs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Merimbula Office on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Red Track - Bungonia is closed due to predicted high rainfall

The Red Track is closed due to predicted heavy rainfall and potential landslip & rockfall risk. The track will reopen after the geotechnical stability of the site has been assessed and it is safe to use.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.03pm to Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 11.53am

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing 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 Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 4.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve 
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 1.13pm to Sat 13 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 9.00am

Other planned events: Bega Swamp and Packers Swamp closed for ground pest control operation

The Bega Swamp section of Wadbilliga National Park as well as Packers Swamp section of South East Forest National Park, will be closed from 8am Monday 8th April to 8am Saturday 13th April for a ground pest control operation.

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer and feral pigs during day time or night as required. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs may be targeted if observed during the operation.

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Merimbula NPWS office (02) 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.00am to Tue 2 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Tallowa Dam Road Closed

Tallowa Dam Road will be closed from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 for approximately three months. WaterNSW is undertaking extensive excavations that are required to rebuild the road. Access to Tallowa Dam, the Lake Yarrunga boat ramp, and picnic area will not be possible during this time. 

For further information view the WaterNSW media release, contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077 or via email customer.helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Kangaroo River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Illawarra-Highlands Area office on 02 4887 8244 or via npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

For information regarding canoeing or kayaking and camping at NPWS campsites on the Shoalhaven River section of Lake Yarrunga contact the Shoalhaven Area office on 02 4454 9500 or via npws.shoalhaven@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 12.42pm

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Mar 2024, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Blackfellows Point road works

Following a landslip, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently working to repair Blackfellows Point Road in Eurobodalla National Park. The road remains open, but temporary barriers are in place to restrict access to the affected areas.

Please drive safely, proceed cautiously, and follow the directions of road signs.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 7.47pm

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2024, 4.13pm to Fri 17 May 2024, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 10.11am

Closed areas: Western end of Tin Mines Trail closed for roadworks Woomargama National Park

The western end of the Tin Mines 4wd track (Ferndale boundary through to Tin Mines campsite) will be closed for up to 3 months to allow substantial roads works to be completed. Heavy machinery will be undertaking remedial works and spreading road base to provide a stable track for future management and visitor use. The track will be open to walkers and bicycles on weekends and public holidays during this period unless otherwise notified.

Road closure signage will be placed at each end of the closure.

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.43am

Other planned events: Notification of Ongoing 1080 Baiting - Wild Dogs/Foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing from March 4th, 2024 until September 4th, 2024 in the following areas:

  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve

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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Mar 2024, 1.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in the following parks:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Morton National Park

The Morton National park operation will take place south of Braidwood Road and affect the following areas:

  • Sasafrass area
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)
  • Little Forest/Tianjara area
  • 12 Mile Road area
  • Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on stock and wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 10.59am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.38am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 8 Dec 2023, 2.21pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.56pm

Closed areas: Light to Light walk

Light to Light walk is currently closed between Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay until late May 2024 to allow for track upgrades. These closures will impact plans to complete the return-walk. This closure will not affect Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee campgrounds.

If you're booking your walk through a licensed tour operator, you can expect that these operators are being regularly informed by NPWS, so that track closure impacts can be planned for and managed.

Please monitor NPWS alerts for track closures, be prepared to modify your itinerary while track upgrades are being completed and consider transport options to divert around closed sections of the walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2024, 9.13am

Other planned events: Road works on Tallowa Dam Road

Access to Tallowa Dam/Lake Yarrunga by Tallowa Dam Road will be affected from Monday 26 February for approximately six months. Roadworks managed by WaterNSW will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and onsite workers. It is anticipated that the road will remain open during this time, but closures may be required at short notice to ensure public safety.

 

For further information view the media release, contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077 or via email customer.helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2024, 8.19am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 12.58pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 3.25pm

Safety alerts: Increase of ticks at Saltwater Creek campground

There has been a reported increase of tick bites at Saltwater Creek campground. Please take appropriate precautions to prevent tick bites such as insect repellent and regular tick checks, and bring tick freeze spray to treat any ticks.

Further guidance about tick bite treatment can be found on the Health Direct website. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.13am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 2.27pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2024, 7.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between January 25 2024 to June 30 2024 within Caoura Ridge section of Morton National Park. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzle in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the events of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 8.59am to Fri 31 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2024, 8.56am

Closed areas: Jewfish Walk - Nadgee Nature Reserve

The Jewfish walk is currently closed until May 2024 to allow for bushfire recovery works and track upgrades. Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non- compliance. For further information contact Merimbula NPWS Office on 6495 5000

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2024, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.27am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.28am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jan 2024, 9.19am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 2.58pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Monday 8 January 2024 to Friday 14 June 2024. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

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

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.34am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to previous flood impacts in areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN.

 

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed due to recent storm damage. Culverts have been washed out and the road is untrafficable.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

A review of access arrangements, the UXO area and permit system is being undertaken

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

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.21am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Wed 29 Nov 2023, 4.17pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.25am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Friday 1st December 2023 Sunday 30 June 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Bournda National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Merimbula NPWS area office for more information on 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 23 Aug 2023, 1.45pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 1.54pm

Safety alerts: Potential for Unexploded Ordinances in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 7.42am

Safety alerts: Mount Tarn Navigational warning

Budawangs Wilderness Area walking tracks are heavily overgrown along Mount Tarn Walking Track between Mount Tarn and Hidden Valley track junction, including access to Styles Creek.

 

Before you enter the bush, Think Before You TREK

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2023, 12.00am to Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 9.49am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Kosciuszko National Park (southern precinct)

Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:

  • Geehi Walls and Major Clews trails
  • Indi and Tiger trails
  • The Khancoban/Cabramurra Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Tooma River trail
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Flat Creek trail
  • Maragle

Entry into baiting locations will be identified 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 contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jan 2024, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.21am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2024, 9.30am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area, follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2024, 10.19am

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Mar 2024, 7.42am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and damaged sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/tumut-area/local-alerts

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