Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:15:21 +1000
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.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong, East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo River picnic area toilet closed
The toilets at Thredbo River picnic area are closed for repairs. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
A fox control program will be underway in Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August 2019. This program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals. These native animals include the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum. The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes trapping of pest cats and foxes.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
Thredbo Valley track is closed in the following areas due to current track conditions:
These sections are likely to remain closed until the end of winter.
The hardened surface track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat remains open for cycling.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Geehi area trail closures for winter
Some areas in this park are closed from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 4 October 2019 due to winter weather conditions. The closed areas are:
Geehi Flats campground will remain open through winter. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Yellow Bog fire trail closed
Yellow Bog fire trail is closed to vehicles until Friday 4 October 2019 due to trail damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373.

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed
Greg Greg trail is closed due to track maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Winter Road closures
KNP5 (Cabramurra to Khancoban Road), Kings Cross Road, Geehi Dam Road and Olsens Road are closed due to weather conditions. Therefore, the following areas are also closed:
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373 or Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program
A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.
For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut
Until May 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.
For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow
Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.
For more information, call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice
Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory Works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal
Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:
For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass and Charlotte Pass toilets closed
Rawson Pass and Charlotte Pass toilets are now closed for winter and will reopen when conditions allow in spring. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5621.

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:

Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter
Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:
Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.
These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.
These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.