Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:00:24 +1100
Safety alerts: Port Phillip trail causeway closed
Port Phillip trail causeway is closed until further notice due to Tantangara Dam water levels.
For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Track works on Porcupine walk and Charlottes Pass village to Perisher Valley - Snowies Alpine walk
There will be track works on Porcupine track and Charlotte Pass village to Perisher walk between Monday 19 February and Friday 8 March 2024. Short delays may be experienced during the works. Please follow all directions from workers.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko Road closed for Snowy Classic cycling event
Kosciuszko Road will be closed in both directions between Barry Way and Perisher Valley between 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday 23 March 2024 due to the Snowy Classic cycling event. Anyone entering Kosciuszko National Park before 10am on event day will not be able to descend to Jindabyne until the roads open at 5:30pm.
For more information on this road closure, please visit https://cyclingclassics.com.au/snowy/

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for event
Some parts of this park are closed on Friday 15 March 2024 during the AAA Triathlon and Trail Run. The closed areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment
Geehi Hut is closed until Friday 29 March 2024 for termite control. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct closed
The Yarrangobilly Caves precinct will be closed from Monday 26 February to Thursday 29 February 2024 for road and maintenance works. This closure will affect entry and exit roads, all walking trails and accommodation, the thermal pool and the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre. The precinct will reopen on Friday 1 March 2024.

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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 29 January 2024 to Sunday 3 March 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.
The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on 02 6947 7025.

Other planned events: Four Mile Hut construction
Construction works are underway at Four Mile Hut until further notice. Do not enter the construction area.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Vegetation maintenance on Rennix walking track
Snowy Hydro is conducting vegetation maintenance on Rennix walking track until further notice. The track is open, but you may experience short delays. Please follow signage along the track.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Flood recovery work on Schlink Pass Road
Flood recovery works are underway on Schlink Pass Road from Guthega Power Station to Schlink Pass until further notice. Please expect short delays and follow the instructions of workers.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Works on Kosciuszko Road and Charlottes Way and changed access to Charlotte Pass to Porcupine Rocks walking track
Essential Energy are completing a network upgrade to the power supply at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort from December 2023 to April 2024. The works will affect:
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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. 

Safety alerts: Ongoing helicopter operations at Skitube Carpark D
Helicopter operations for the Snowies Alpine Walk Stage 4 construction will be occurring from Ski Tube Carpark D on various dates throughout summer. Operations will affect access to:
During helicopter operations, Ski Tube Carpark D will be temporarily closed, and access to the above tracks will be as signed through Carpark C. You may experience short delays on the Bundilla accessible track during operations. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Other planned events: Track upgrades on Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
Sections of Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk are affected by upgrades from Friday 10 November 2023 to mid-April 2024. Expect delays and diversions, and follow signage on tracks.
Repairs will take place on the Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass section of the walk from November 2023 until further notice. Other sections of the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk may close for up to a week in February 2024. There will be alternate access to the summit via Kosciuszko walk (from Thredbo) or the Main Range walk (from Charlotte Pass). This alert will be updated with closure dates as they become available.
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Alpine Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to the Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following parks:
Affected areas of the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park include:
Entry into baiting locations will be identified by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please contact the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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.

Safety alerts: Track works on Dead Horse Gap walk and Thredbo River walk
There will be ongoing track works on Thredbo River track and Dead Horse Gap track throughout the 2023/2024 hiking season. Please follow any detours in place and stay out of work sites.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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. 
Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.
For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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.