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Yarrangobilly area

Kosciuszko National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 26 October 2020, 11.15am

Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 8.32am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.15am.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct open - cave tours closed

The following areas in the Yarrangobilly precinct in Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Thermal Pool
  • South Glory Arch
  • Bluff and Jersey lookouts, picnic area, barbecue, toilets and amenities. 

All caves are closed, including self-guided caves, managed show caves, adventure caves and wild caves. This means there are no guided tours running.

All accommodation can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for bookings from December 2020
  • 1901 East and West Wings are available for bookings from February 2021
  • 1917 Caves House is available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

Affects 6 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7.00am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.27am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

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

With further rain expected the track is likely to remain closed until at least Monday 26 October 2020, however this is subject to conditions improving.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 5 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.51pm.

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seamans Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed until complete. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seamans Hut or the new toilet construction site, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6450 5600. 

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Oct 2020, 12.36pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Other closures

Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

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:
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews Fire Trail
    • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening late 2020 or early 2021):
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way
    • Kings Cross Road
    • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening end of October 2020):
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road
    • Cumberland trail

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

Before Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be open to the public. Visitors should plan ahead for short delays and increased traffic required for essential road upgrades. Traffic management plans will be in place to provide public access along Tantangara Road during this time.
  • Wares Yards campgrounds will be open to the public after the October long weekend, once hazardous tree works are completed.
  • Access to the western foreshore of Tantangara Reservoir from Tantangara Road will be closed to the public, including Quarry trail
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be maintained, although there will be some increased construction traffic around that area.
  • 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 Camp will be open, via Tantangara Road, Port Phillip trail and Pocket Saddle Road

After Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be subject to closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for periods of time while it is being upgraded, until approximately June 2021. These closures are required to allow for more extensive upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised.
  • Wares Yards campground will be open to the public, however, there will be no vehicle access to the campground during road construction works, meaning visitors wanting to camp must ride or walk in. Once road works have been completed, Wares Yards will be open and accessible by vehicle.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be closed until the road upgrade is completed
  • 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 Camp will be open, via Port Phillip and Pocket Saddle Road

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.

Affects 28 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

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

Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.13pm.

Closed areas: Four Mile Hut walk

Four Mile Hut walk is closed because it is in a closed area of the park that has been affected by bushfire.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.51am.

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 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.

Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11.17am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Sep 2020, 12.19pm.

Other planned events: Wild dog and fox aerial baiting program - Adaminaby / Yaouk Wild Dog Plan Area

From Monday 21 September to Tuesday 29 September 2020, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes.

The baiting programs will be happening in:

  • the Adaminab /Yaouk Wild Dog Plan Area, including the Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene in Kosciuszko National Park
  • Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on 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 call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 9.43am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Aug 2020, 3.45pm.

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

High altitude walks snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General: 

Refer to our Alpine Safety page.

Complete a trip intention form. This is a requirement for this winter.

Be prepared: low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning, Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully and steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche: There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.

Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk. Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall. Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal. Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.


Perisher/Main Range - Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended - ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them (all tracks are under snow. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes


Sub-Alpine - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix Gap, Thredbo River track, Schlink Hut walk:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip it is recommended that you carry and Skis or snowshoes
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers).
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

Affects 12 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11.21am.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 8 Jun 2020, 1.59pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 9.46am.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet

Rawson Pass toilet remains closed and will reopen when snow conditions allow. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am to Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 12.23pm.

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern Precinct of Kosciuszko 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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 9.08am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.46am.

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair. For more details, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

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

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
27 October 2020 Closed areas Pallaibo walking track closed Details

Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.29pm

Pallaibo walking track in Kosciuszko National Park is closed for trail construction works from Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020.

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

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

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16 November 2020 Closed areas Lower Snowy River area closed for pest control operations Details

Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 9.00am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.47pm

The lower Snowy River area of Kosciuszko National Park is closed from 9am, Monday 16 November to 5pm, Friday 27 November 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. Closures include all campground and picnic areas from the park entry on Barry Way to the Victorian border. Traffic management will be in place to allow through traffic but plan for possible significant delays.

The closed areas include:

  • Lower Snowy Drive
  • Wallace Craigie lookout
  • Jacobs River campground
  • Halfway Flat campground
  • Pinch River campground
  • Jacks lookout
  • Running Waters campground
  • Willis campground and picnic area

This program will target deer and is a part of broader post fire program. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600.

Affects 9 locations in this park: Show list

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5 February 2021 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track closed for event Details

Applies from Fri 5 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Sun 7 Feb 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 1.22pm

Due to an event, Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed and inaccessible from Friday 5 February to Sunday 7 February 2021.

On Friday 5 February 2021, from 8am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo and Thredbo Diggings campground
  • Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Lake Crackenback
  • Muzzlewood track

Thredbo Valley track willl remain open for out and back use from Thredbo Diggings campground toward Bullocks Flat, however there will be no access beyond the junction with the low mobility path at Bullocks Flat.

The lower Thredbo Valley track will be open for out and back use from Gaden Trout Hatchery. There will  be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge.

 

On Saturday 6 February 2021, from 7am to 4pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and Gaden Trout Hatchery

Muzzlewood track will remain open for use between Thredbo Diggings campground and the trackhead at Skitube Carpark D.

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking from Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

 

On Sunday 7 February 2021, from 6am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking from Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat

The lower Thredbo Valley track will be open for out and back use from Gaden Trout Hatchery. There will be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 4 locations in this park: Show list

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20 February 2021 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track closed for events Details

Applies from Sat 20 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Sun 21 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.47pm

Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed or inaccessible on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.

On Saturday 20 February 2021, from 6am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

There will also be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge. Lower Thredbo Valley track will be open for out and back riding only from Gaden Trout Hatchery.

 

On Sunday 21 February 2021, from 7am to 4pm, the following areas will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track  between Ranger Station and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track

Bullocks walking track will remain open for out and back walking out of Thredbo Diggings campground, but there will be no access to Bullocks Flat.

Thredbo Valley Track will remain open for use between Thredbo Resort and Ranger Station.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 26 Oct 2020, 4.49pm to Tue 3 Nov 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 4.53pm

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road - closed

Cowdroys Road is closed due slippery road conditions caused by heavy rainfall. This area will be re-opened once the road surface is stable for traffic - this closure may be extended, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 26 Oct 2020, 5.20pm to Tue 3 Nov 2020, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Bithry Inlet Road / Bithry Picnic Area - closed

Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road) is closed due slippery road conditions caused by heavy rainfall.  Bithry Picnic Area will be closed during this period. This area will be re-opened once the road surface is stable for traffic - these closure may be extended, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.01am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.18am

Closed areas: Gulpa Creek walking track

Gulpa Creek walking track in the Gulpa Island precinct in Murray Valley Regional Park is currently closed for maintenance. For more information please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.11pm to Mon 21 Dec 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.18am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire damage

12 Mile Road and all visitor sites accessed from 12 Mile Road are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas include:

  • 12 Mile Road
  • George Boyd lookout, picnic area and rainforest walk
  • Granite Falls lookout and walk
  • Link Road campground

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.17am

Other planned events: Mount Bushwalker walking track and carpark - repair works

Mount Bushwalker walking track is now open for a short time, following the Currowan fire last summer.

Large sections of the boardwalk will need to be replaced. Please take extra care when taking this walk.

Please check the NPWS alerts page before you travel, as the walk will be closed when works are being carried out. For more information, please contact the park office.

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 8.32am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 11.15am

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct open - cave tours closed

The following areas in the Yarrangobilly precinct in Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • Thermal Pool
  • South Glory Arch
  • Bluff and Jersey lookouts, picnic area, barbecue, toilets and amenities. 

All caves are closed, including self-guided caves, managed show caves, adventure caves and wild caves. This means there are no guided tours running.

All accommodation can be booked in advance:

  • Lyrebird Cottage is available for bookings from December 2020
  • 1901 East and West Wings are available for bookings from February 2021
  • 1917 Caves House is available for bookings from May 2021

For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7.00am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.27am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

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

With further rain expected the track is likely to remain closed until at least Monday 26 October 2020, however this is subject to conditions improving.

These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 6.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.19am

Closed areas: Aragunnu campground - tree risk maintenance works

Parts of Aragunnu campground are closed to camping and expected to reopen on Friday 30 October 2020.

The closure is due to tree fall risk and closed areas are signposted. Please be aware that work crews will be undertaking critical hazardous tree assessment and maintenance works throughout the campground from Monday 12 October 2020. Do not enter the closed areas. Reopening will occur once the trees have been assessed and works are complete. Updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.19am

Closed areas: Middle Beach campground - tree risk maintenance works

Middle Beach campground is closed to camping and expected to reopen on Friday 30 October 2020.

The closure is due to tree fall risk following recent months of wet weather leading to the flooding and water logging of the campground. The closed areas are signposted. Please be aware that work crews will be undertaking critical hazardous tree assessment and maintenance works throughout the campground from Monday 12 October 2020. Do not to enter any areas where works are being carried out.

The campground will reopen once the trees have been assessed and works are complete. Updates will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.51pm

Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed

Seamans Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed until complete. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seamans Hut or the new toilet construction site, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under snow. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Oct 2020, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Other closures

Bullocks Hut, including the access track from the Ski Tube Terminal, is closed due to maintenance works.

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:
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Landers Falls lookout
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.

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

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews Fire Trail
    • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening late 2020 or early 2021):
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Goats Ridge Road
    • Elliot Way
    • Kings Cross Road
    • Tumut Ponds trail
  • Snowy Mountains Highway area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed – expected opening end of October 2020):
    • Goobragandra Power Line Road
    • Cumberland trail

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

Before Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be open to the public. Visitors should plan ahead for short delays and increased traffic required for essential road upgrades. Traffic management plans will be in place to provide public access along Tantangara Road during this time.
  • Wares Yards campgrounds will be open to the public after the October long weekend, once hazardous tree works are completed.
  • Access to the western foreshore of Tantangara Reservoir from Tantangara Road will be closed to the public, including Quarry trail
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be maintained, although there will be some increased construction traffic around that area.
  • 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 Camp will be open, via Tantangara Road, Port Phillip trail and Pocket Saddle Road

After Christmas 2020

  • Tantangara Road will be subject to closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for periods of time while it is being upgraded, until approximately June 2021. These closures are required to allow for more extensive upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised.
  • Wares Yards campground will be open to the public, however, there will be no vehicle access to the campground during road construction works, meaning visitors wanting to camp must ride or walk in. Once road works have been completed, Wares Yards will be open and accessible by vehicle.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp will be closed until the road upgrade is completed
  • 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 Camp will be open, via Port Phillip and Pocket Saddle Road

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 Mon 21 Sep 2020, 8.00am to Fri 13 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Tianjara Falls lookout closed

Tianjara Falls Lookout in Morton National Park is closed for construction works from Monday 21 September to Friday 13 November 2020.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.55am

Other planned events: 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 estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 2.38pm to Fri 13 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ground pest control operation

Mount Carrialoo and surrounding areas including McPhails trail in Morton National Park are closed from 7am Wednesday 21 October to 7am Thursday 12 November 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1.46pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Oct 2020, 3.39pm

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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 October to Thursday 31 December 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deau 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Badgerys Spur walking track
    • Long Point walking track
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three views walking track
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema Wilderness area. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang Wilderness Area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Mount Bushwalker (temporary opening, please re-check this alert before setting out for the park)
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout. Toilet is non-operational.
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle. Toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim. Toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Caution should be taken as risks may still be present.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 3.18pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 1.43pm

Closed areas: Light to Light walk partial closure

Light to Light walk is partially closed due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage.

  • The Bittangabee to Green Cape section of the walk is open
  • The Saltwater to Bittangabee section of the walk is open
  • The Boyds Tower to Saltwater section is scheduled to reopen on Sunday 1 November 2020 

Hegarty's bush campground will remain closed for camping for the foreseeable future to allow for site rehabilitation. 

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 9 Oct 2020, 3.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 2.56pm

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a pest management program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will happen from Friday 9 October 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020 in Jervis Bay National Park, Conjola National Park, Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, Meroo National Park and Murramarang National Park

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 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 2.38pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 9 October 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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.

For further information please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Woomargama National Park - eastern end closed

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 9.19am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 1.05pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure of Tin Mines Trail 3.5km west of Norths Lookout - Woomargama NP

Tin Mines campground and Tin Mines trail are closed 3km west of Norths lookout through to Lankeys Creek Road due to pavement failure. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6947 7025.

Samuel Bollard campground, Tunnel Road picnic area and Danny's Loop walk remain open.

Signs will be in place around closed areas. Access to Norths lookout is on foot only until the trail is reopened.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 10.50am

Closed areas: Murray Valley - Millewa precinct campground closures

The following campgrounds in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National and Regional Park will be closed from Sunday 11 October 2020 until further notice:

  • 1818 Bend campground
  • Cherry Tree campground
  • Douglas campsite
  • East campground
  • Fishermans Bend campground
  • Honeymoon Bend campground
  • Hooked Leaf Wattle campground
  • House Creek campground
  • Kangaroo Bend campground
  • Nestrons campground
  • Nine Panel campground
  • Paradise Beach campground
  • Pinch Gut campground
  • Potts Creek campground
  • Scotts Beach campground
  • St Johns campground
  • Thistle campground
  • Top End Beach campground
  • Walthours campground
  • Wire Fence Landing campground

These campgrounds are inaccessible due to recent flooding events and all access to these campgrounds is not permitted.

For campgrounds that are currently available for bookings, check the list of lesser-known campgrounds in Murray Valley.

For more information please contact the local park office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am

Closed areas: Fishermans Bend Road closed

Fishermans Bend Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. For safety reasons please obey all road closure signs.

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 4.43pm to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am

Closed areas: Millewa-River Road closed

Millewa-River Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. For safety reasons, please obey all road closure signs.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 11.08am

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until mid 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Sun 18 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Deniliquin precinct - no vehicle access

The Deniliquin precinct of Murray Valley Regional Park will be closed to vehicles from 7am, Sunday 18 October until 7am, Saturday 31 October 2020 for road maintenance works.

During this time the following campgrounds will be inaccessible:  

  • Willoughbys Beach
  • Loop campground
  • Memorial campground
  • Water Hole campground
  • Yabby campground 

The precinct will be open for day use activities such as walking and mountain bike riding. However, for safety reasons please obey all road closure signage.

For more information about these closures call the local NPWS office on 03 5483 9100.

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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 Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.10am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 10.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Most of Murramarang National Park closed

While most of Murramarang National Park is open, a number of areas around Pretty Beach and Pebbly Beach remain closed due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.56pm to Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 2.27pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed for ground pest control operation

This area will be closed from Wednesday 16 September to Monday 16 November 2020.

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

Applies from Wed 7 Oct 2020, 10.55am to Fri 6 Nov 2020, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Sep 2020, 9.04am

Safety alerts: Vegetation management - Kebeyan dog fence

National Parks Enhanced Bushfire Management Program crews will be conducting vegetation management on the Kybeyan dog fence Asset Protection Zone (APZ) from Wednesday 7 October to Friday 6 November 2020. Maintenance will include application of the herbicide 'metsulfuron'.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part 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)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

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.

Applies from Wed 16 Sep 2020, 11.17am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10.41am

Closed parks: Mount Imlay National Park closed

Mount Imlay National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter the park.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.10pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part 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)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or 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.

Applies from Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.00pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 2.19pm

Closed parks: Bimberamala National Park

Bimberamala National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.51am

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 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 Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11.17am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Sep 2020, 12.19pm

Other planned events: Wild dog and fox aerial baiting program - Adaminaby / Yaouk Wild Dog Plan Area

From Monday 21 September to Tuesday 29 September 2020, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes.

The baiting programs will be happening in:

  • the Adaminab /Yaouk Wild Dog Plan Area, including the Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene in Kosciuszko National Park
  • Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on 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 call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 10.02am

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Sep 2020, 3.27pm

Closed parks: Nadgee Nature Reserve and wilderness area closed

Nadgee Nature Reserve and wilderness area are closed for post-fire maintenance. The closure will be reviewed again in December 2020.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 11.23am

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following heavy rain in July and August. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 4.51pm

Closed parks: Majority of Deua National Park closed

Most of Deua National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. However Berlang campground and Big Hole walking track are open for public use, but will be closed from Wednesday 2 September to Wednesday 9 September 2020 due to pest control operations.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 19 Aug 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Aug 2020, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Alexanders Hut - Site closed for rehabilitation

Alexanders Hut campground has been vandalised and is closed until rehabilitation is complete and the site is safe.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Aug 2020, 11.58am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. The park closure includes Lake Creek campground, Cascades campground, Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area, Wadbilliga Road and the areas listed below. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. 

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 Wed 29 Jul 2020, 9.43am to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Aug 2020, 3.45pm

Safety alerts: High altitude walks - snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

High altitude walks snow covered and hazardous winter conditions

Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

 

General: 

Refer to our Alpine Safety page.

Complete a trip intention form. This is a requirement for this winter.

Be prepared: low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning, Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.

Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully and steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.

Avalanche: There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.

Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk. Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall. Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal. Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.


Perisher/Main Range - Kosciuszko walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Dead Horse Gap track:

Expect continuous snow cover:

  • Skis or snowshoes recommended - ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them (all tracks are under snow. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes


Sub-Alpine - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix Gap, Thredbo River track, Schlink Hut walk:

Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:

  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip it is recommended that you carry and Skis or snowshoes
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers).
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.37am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jun 2020, 1.59pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 9.46am

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet

Rawson Pass toilet remains closed and will reopen when snow conditions allow. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 8.48am

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 Thu 28 May 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 9.16am

Other planned events: Green Cape Lighthouse

Green Cape Lighthouse is closed for tours until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.42pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul closed due to bushfire damage

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track and picnic area are closed due to bushfire damage.

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

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 10.56am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 10.13am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park

Clyde River National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 10.37am

Closed areas: Barooga precinct closed

The Barooga precinct in Murray Valley Regional Park is currently closed due to Covid-19. There are border closures in place and limited access to the precinct. Camping is currently not permitted at the following campgrounds:

  • Town Beach 
  • Dunns Beach 
  • Micks Beach, and 
  • 1904 Beach

 Ski Beach day use area is also inaccessible. For more information, contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. 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 25 Jun 2020, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 4.28pm

Closed parks: Turallo Nature Reserve closed

Turallo Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to fire operations. Please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6229 7166 for further information. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.07pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Gulaga National Park

There will be signs at entrance and exits to the 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 5.59am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.29am

Other planned events: Campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Brindabella National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 7.24am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Jul 2020, 6.38am

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 3.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

Ellerslie Nature Reserve is closed due to safety risk to visitors from fire-affected dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 11.13am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 10.56am

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 wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area 
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deau 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.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10.56am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

The Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia National Park 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 Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am to Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 12.23pm

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 Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern Precinct of Kosciuszko 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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 13 Apr 2020, 9.08am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 10.46am

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair. For more details, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie 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 Bingie 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.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 12.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire affected areas

Gourock National Park is closed until safety and rehabilitation works are completed. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of the Lowden Road and includes Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

For information on closures affecting the Mulloon Firetrail contact Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. For closures affecting Tallaganda State Forest contact Forestry Corporation NSW.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

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

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

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

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

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

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 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: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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 Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, 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 reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. 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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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/yarrangobilly-area/local-alerts

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