Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:12:40 +1100
Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track partial closure
Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists until further notice between:
Emergency repairs are currently underway between Ngarigo campground and Thredbo Diggings campground. Please follow all signs and instructions from NPWS Staff.
The track remains open between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.
Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (Closed until further notice)
The following roads will remain closed:
The following campgrounds will remain closed:
Detour due to construction works 
            Access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.
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. The location is open but there is no hut/building:
Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Port Phillip Trail Causeway closure
Port Phillip Trail Causeway is currently closed. Please stay up to date with current water heights via the Snowy Hydro website. Plan your trip accordingly.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the 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 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Picnic area closed for upgrades
The Moyangul - Pinch picnic area along the Lower Snowy Drive is closed for minor upgrade works from Friday 9 September to Sunday 9 October 2022.
If you require access to toilet facilities, please use the toilets on the western side of the Lower Snowy Drive in Moyangul - Pinch campground. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction
The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Sunday 30 October 2022.
If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000. 

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed
The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 26 November 2022:
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Rabbit baiting program Thredbo Resort
Thredbo Resort will be conducting a baiting program using carrots containing pindone poison for the control of rabbits between Monday 3 October and Friday 4 November 2022. The program will be conducted in areas within the Thredbo lease area in 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. 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 please call NPWS Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.
The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, 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.

Closed areas: Delanys Hut picnic area closure
Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 December 2022. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice
Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.
For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works
The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:
This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works
Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, 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: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
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 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. 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. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:
The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National 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 Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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 Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 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.

Closed areas: 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:
Be prepared:
Travel with care:
Avalanche:
 
Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:
Expect continuous snow cover:

Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:
Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:
For more information, call the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip
Elliott Way is closed due to a landslip from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure
Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. 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: Old Mountain Road walking track closed
The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert
Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October with several high flow events scheduled.
Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.
Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:
Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.
For further information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Buddong Falls track closed due to fire damage
Buddong Falls track is closed until further notice due to fire damage and unsafe conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions
Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.
Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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