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Snowy Mountains region

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 20 June 2024, 11.07am

Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 8.52am to Wed 26 Jun 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10.47am.

Safety alerts: Lower Thredbo Valley Track- Tree works

There will be tree safety works undertaken on the Lower Thredbo Valley Track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery starting Thursday 20 June 2024. The Lower Thredbo Valley Track will remain open to walkers. Please follow any signage and staff direction. 

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 3.43pm to Mon 24 Jun 2024, 6.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 8.48am.

Safety alerts: Island Bend Campground

There will be tree safety works undertaken at Island Bend Campground starting Thursday 20 June 2024 and continuing on Friday 21 June 2024, and Monday 24 June 2024. Works will not occur over the weekend. Island Bend Campground will remain open during this time. Please follow any signage and staff directions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 2.06pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4.44pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). The operation requires closure of the Jagungal Wilderness Area, Eucumbene and Snowy Plain between 11th June and 21st June 2024. The area of the park will be closed to enable aerial shooting to take place. Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.


Access will be retained to the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT), only as described below:

  • Valentine Trail, Grey Mare Trail (between Valentine Trail and Doubtful Gap Trail), and Schlink Pass Road will remain open
  • Grey Mare Trail will be closed between Happy Jack Road and Doubtful Gap Trail (access to the AAWT can be access via Happy Jack Rd and Doubtful Gap Trail)
  • Trail users must stay on the trails at all times

The following trails and campground in Jagungal Wilderness Areas will be closed:

  • Gungarlin Campground 
  • Island Bend Trail
  • Dargals Trail
  • Everards Flat Trail
  • Snakey Plain Trail
  • Round Mountain Trail

We appreciate your patience while this important work is carried out.

Please contact the local Jindabyne NPWS area office for more information on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 12.12pm.

Closed areas: Area impacted by trail maintenance works: 18/06/2024 - 28/06/2024

Genges Trail is undergoing trail maintenance works between 18 June 2024 - 28 June 2024.

The trail remains open, however please exercise caution around machinery, drive or ride to conditions and take direction from NPWS staff on site for your safety.

 

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

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 10.49am.

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage

Middle Mountain Road in Deua National Park is closed due to flood damage.

There is no access into Bendethera Valley Campground via this road until further notice. Access from the Eastern approach via Bendethera Fire Trail is also closed due do recent weather events. 

You can view the alert here: Bendethera Valley campground | Local alerts | NSW National Parks

Signage is currently in place.

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 10.41am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 10.47am.

Closed areas: Bendethera Valley Campground is closed due to weather events

Due to recent weather events, access to Bendethera Valley Campground via Bendethera Fire Trail is currently closed until further notice.

Access from the western approach via Middle Mountain Road is also closed, due to flood damage - you can view the alert here: Bendethera Valley campground | Local alerts | NSW National Parks

 

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 5.12pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.28pm.

Safety alerts: Guthega Road - changed speed limit due to road works

The speed limit on Guthega Road has been reduced to 60km for the entirety of the road. This is due to road works taking place from 8 April to 31 October 2024, and an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements.

Please abide by all traffic control signage and observe all directions from NPWS staff and contractors.

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

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.08am.

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 8.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 14/06/24 - 28/06/2024

Baldy Range Trail is closed for maintenance works 14 June 2024 - 28 June 2024 from the intersection of Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail to Doctors Flat Road.

 

During this period, access to Lowells Flat and McIntyres campgrounds is via Dingi Dingi Ridge trail off Two Sticks Road.

 

Other Closures:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail between Gentle Annie Trail and Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail

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

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Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 29/05/24 - 28/06/2024

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 29 May to Friday 28 June.  The closed areas are:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail from Gentle Annie Trail to Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail  

Flea Creek Campground is accessible via Gentle Annie Trail.

Lowells Flat and McIntyres Campgrounds are accessible via Two Sticks Road/Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail/Waterfall Trail.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan NPWS office 02 62297166. 

 

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12.58pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 1.09pm.

Closed areas: Yankee Gap Fire Trail closure

The following areas are closed from 12/6/2024 to 31/12/2024 due to flood damaged bridges on:

 

  • Yankee Gap Fire Trail.


 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 11.26am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure

The entire Thredbo Valley Track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery is closed to all cyclists from 5th of June 2024 to the 7th of October 2024.

Maintenance works are underway between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo Campground. As such, this section is closed to all visitors.

Walkers are still permitted on the track from Ngarigo Campground to Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 11.07am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 19 June and Friday 21 June 2024. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Wadbilliga 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 more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.00am to Sat 22 Jun 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 7.05am.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct closure due to utilities upgrades

Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct is closed for utilities upgrades on Friday 21 June 2024. There will be no access to the entire visitor precinct including accommodation, cave tours, walking tracks and Thermal Pool area. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.15pm.

Other planned events: Tree risk assessment works at Island Bend

A contractor will be conducting removal of tree hazards at Island Bend campground this week. Please be aware that there will be trucks and workers in the area.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 8.05am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.11pm.

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground, Old Geehi campground, Geehi Walls trail and Major Clews trail closed

The following areas are closed for winter from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 4 October 2024:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Major Clews trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sun 9 Jun 2024, 10.45am.

Closed areas: Winter Road Closures For Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads and trails in this park are closed to public vehicle use for the winter period. The closed road and trail areas are:

  • Kosciuszko Road, between Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass - CLOSED
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road - CLOSED
  • Kings Cross Road, between Mt Selwyn and Cabramurra - CLOSED
  • Black Jack Trail - CLOSED
  • Manjar Trail - CLOSED
  • Grassy Flats Trail - CLOSED
  • Murray Gates Trail - CLOSED

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

Chains must be carried in Kosciuszko National Park in winter (4WDs exempt).

All motorists should be prepared and equipped for sudden changes in road and weather conditions in Alpine areas.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Fri 27 Sep 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 1.37pm.

Closed parks: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program using fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 10th June to Friday 27th September 2024. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be undertaken in:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location.

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

For further information, please call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 12.42pm.

Other planned events: Merambego Trail Roadworks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance works on Merambego Trail, throughout April, May and June 2024. The trail will be closed to visitors. 

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

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 3.39pm to Wed 4 Sep 2024, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 2.22pm.

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

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

  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Sat 29 Jun 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 1.29pm.

Closed areas: Nunnock swamp and Alexanders Hut closed for ground pest control operation

The Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park will be closed to the public from 8am on Monday 17th of June until 8am Saturday 29th of June 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas include:

  • Nunnock campground
  • Nunnock grasslands walking tracks
  • Alexanders Hut
  • Alexanders Hut campground
  • Packers Swamp
  • Dragon Swamp

This operation will involve ground shooting of deer and feral pigs during day time or night as required. It aims to reduce the significant impact invasive species have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes and wild dogs may be targeted if observed during the operation.

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

The following campgrounds will remain open to the public:

  • Six Mile Creek campground
  • Postmans campground

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

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.07pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 4.16pm.

Other planned events: Road Works - Maragle Powerline Road South of Tooma River

Road Works will be taking place from 30 May 2024 until 21 June 2024 on the Maragle Powerline Road, south of the Tooma River.

Please obey traffic control signs.

If you require any further information contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 4.03pm.

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 9.44am.

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

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

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

 

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 11.57am to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 8.34am.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet will be closed from Friday 3 May 2024 to the end of winter. Seamans Hut toilet will remain open all winter.

You are encouraged to carry out your human waste when toilets are not available on the Main Range. Please refer to these resources for more information:

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 9.15am.

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground - upgrade works

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and contractors will be undertaking upgrade works at Tom Groggin campground throughout May and June 2024. These works will include additions to campground facilities and rehabilitation planting.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.33am.

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

The use of trailers is prohibited 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 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.

Trailer access to Bendethera is 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 see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/deua-national-park/visitor-info#Getting-there-and-parking 

 

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 8.53am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 8.54pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.28am.

Closed areas: Thermal Pool closure for construction works

The Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Precinct will be closed for construction works from Monday 27 May to Friday 7 June and Tuesday 11 June to Friday 21 June 2024. The pool will be open for the June long weekend, Saturday 8 June to Monday 10 June. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre (02) 6454 9597.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.49am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

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

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2024, 12.22pm to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.22pm. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.29am.

Other planned events: Thermal Pool area construction works

Construction works will be occurring at the Thermal Pool area, Yarrangobilly Caves from Monday 6 May to Friday 21 June 2024. There may be short delays when accessing the Thermal Pool area, and areas surrounding the pool may be restricted to the public while construction of visitor facilities occurs. Follow the directions of construction signs, NPWS staff and contractors. 

For more information, contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597. 

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 8.28am.

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

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

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

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

A map of the closure area is available at: 

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

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

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team.

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please email or call NPWS on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Fri 22 Mar 2024, 2.13pm to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.55am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

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

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

  • Goobarragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbingo/ Buddong

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 1 Nov 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 3.17pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 1st May 2024 to 1st November 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals including wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park and Clarkes Hill, Bogandyera and Jingellic Nature Reserves.

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 60708400.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9.07am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 11.12am.

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

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

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3.35pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

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

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

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.15pm.

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

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

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.16pm.

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area

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

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 9.00am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

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

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

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

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

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

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

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 11.05am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 30 Mar 2025, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 12.03pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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

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

To assist in planning your journey safely, please check for alerts on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website. 

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

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 8.55am.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

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

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 3.51pm.

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.40am.

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

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

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

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

 

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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/regions/snowy-mountains/local-alerts

Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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