Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Tue, 28 May 2024 20:56:03 +1000
Hazard reduction burns: Spring Creek North HR
There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 27/05/2024. The fire is called Spring Creek North HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Areas Closed for Hazard Reduction Burning
Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May. The closed area/s are:
Do not enter any closed areas or areas with fire. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Spring Creek North HR. For more information, contact the Khancoban NPWS office (02) 6070 8400 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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.

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. 

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track partial closure
Thredbo Valley track will be closed to all traffic between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo campground for ongoing maintenance works.
The track will remain open between Ngarigo campground and Thredbo River picnic area, weather permitting.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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 Thursday 20 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.

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 Thursday 20 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. 

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:
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.

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 14 June 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.

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:
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.

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.

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.

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.

Other planned events: Geehi Flats campground upgrade works
From mid-March to the end of June 2024, small areas of Geehi Flats campground will be subject to construction work to upgrade visitor facilities. The campground will remain open, although machinery will be operating in the campground during this time. Do not enter construction areas.
For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Safety alerts: Rebuilding Happy's Hut
Construction works are underway at Happy's Hut until further notice. Do not enter the construction area.
For more information contact NPWS Tumut on (02) 6947 7000.
 

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.

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:
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.

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.

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. 

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

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:
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:
Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires
These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:
Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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:
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.

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.

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.