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Yaouk Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Fri 29 October 2021, 8.39am

Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.39am.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range 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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.39am

Safety alerts: Caution advised accessing Deua National Park due to wet weather

4WD trails in Deua National Park may become impassable due to recent heavy rains and the current forecast for further heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours.

Sections of some roads and trails have been damaged by recent heavy rain, and verges are still soft and susceptible to further damage. NPWS advises to drive with caution at all times.

Creeks and rivers may flood, and crossings may not be safe to enter.

We advise that you avoid visiting the Bendethera area over this weekend, as river levels may rise with forecast rain.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.04am

Closed areas: Porcupine Track closure

The Porcupine track is closed from 10am 29 November 2021 due to track repairs and associated helicopter operations. The track is due to reopen from 8am 30 November 2021. 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10.21am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks - northern Kosciuszko National Park

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.

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Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 Nov 2021, 9.56am

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation closure - Waalimma, Genoa & southern Coolangubra section

The Waalimma, Genoa and southern Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 November until 11pm Thursday 2 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.

Park through roads remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road, Poole Road. and Wongarabelle Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.03pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Long Plain Rd and Broken Cart Trail part closure

Sections of Broken Cart Trail and Long Plain Road in northern Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to poor road conditions. The closue will be in place until repair work can be completed on unsafe sections. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.10am to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: South Glory Cave closed

The South Glory Cave is closed to the public until 10 December 2021. 

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 23 Nov 2021, 2.42pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Trails closed due to hazardous conditions

The following trails are closed from Wednesday 23 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021 due to hazardous conditions caused by wet weather:

  • Baldy Range trail 
  • Dingi Dingi Ridge trail
  • Powerline trail 
  • Webbs Ridge trail 
  • Waterfall trail 
  • Lowells Flat trail
  • McIntyres trail 
  • Folly trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 2.05pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to hazardous conditions

The following campgrounds are closed from Wednesday 23 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021 due to hazardous trail conditions:

  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166

 

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 12.00am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground closed

Three Mile Dam campground (east and west) is closed for road maintenance from Monday 15 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11.52am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Nov 2021, 1.07pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed due to wet conditions

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to wet track conditions and continuing rainfall.

Conditions will be reassessed after this weather system passes, with track sections re-opened as track conditions permit. 

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 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.29pm

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 for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

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

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you 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 Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:

  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.45pm to Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11.15am

Other planned events: Illawong walk trackhead closed - diversion in place

Illawong walking track head and carpark will be closed from Friday 19 November 2021 until Match 2022 to allow for upgrades to the site. Multiple contractors will be working in this area over the summer months.

You can access Illawong walk via a diversion that will be in place. Please follow the temporary signs. Parking is available at the main Guthega carpark area on entry to Guthega. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5560.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 5.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 10.33am

Closed areas: Hannels Spur track

The section of Hannels Spur track that cuts through the Western Fall wilderness area is closed until further notice to protect visitor safety.

The track is hard to navigate and blocked by trees, as a result of heavy winter snow and storm damage.

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Applies from Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.06am to Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.29pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

Please be aware you may experience short delays from November 2021 to April 2022 due to helicopter operations in the following areas:

  • Main Range 
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Perisher
  • Guthega

For further information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne.

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Applies from Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 10.37am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - Closed due to storm damage

Hannels Spur track is is now closed due to winter storm damage.  Most of the track is difficult to negotiate due to timber blocking access. This also creates a safety hazard and thus the closure. It is hoped to clear the track soon.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 3.52pm to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Nov 2021, 12.06pm

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying program - Tumut River Corridor

An aerial weed spraying program will be underway in the Tumut River Corridor from Wednesday 17 of November to Friday 3 December 2021.

This operation will involve a low flying helicopter. There is no impact to visitors predicted.

 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 10.05am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to 2019/2020 bushfires.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Pattinson's Hut, Matthew's Cottage, Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is currently closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Old Geehi
    • Behrs Flat
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (closed to facilitate the Selwyn Resort rebuilding works).
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks.
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail will be 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Snowy Campground will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
  • Elliott Way:
    • Currently open - motorists urged to drive with care. Construction activities still underway and some sections of road remain unsealed at present.
    • Completion of construction works and resealing of the road surface over the summer may require some brief, planned closures. These will be communicated well in advance and timed to minimise disruption.
    • The nature of the Elliott Way road corridor has significantly changed since the fires, and there may be further road closures at short notice due to slips or rockfalls.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 4.42pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed until the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 4.40pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Nov 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

The following areas are also closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works: 

  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout 

Please 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 Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance

Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of November 2021.

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

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 1.42pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to dangerous tree removal

Some parts of this Kosciuszko National Park are closed for ongoing dangerous tree removal works. The closed areas are:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi Hut campground
  • National trail from Geehi Walls to Murray Gates fire trail

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.05pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 9.14am

Closed areas: Spencers Creek rest area closed

Spencers Creek Rest Area and carpark on Kosciuszko Road will be closed from Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 30 May 2022 due to construction works in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am to Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle 
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

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 Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12.35pm to Sat 12 Mar 2022, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10.45pm

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track closures

The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area for construction. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road

The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area

We anticipate that the track will re-open March 2022.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.12pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 8.56am

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control program

The following parks are closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Nadgee National Park

Campgrounds in these parks are closed from Sunday 28 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 8.39am

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range 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, 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 6 Feb 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.57am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • 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

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

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 office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

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

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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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/yaouk-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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