Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:59:52 +1000
Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair
Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves precinct
The following areas remain open to the public:
There will be short delays on the Yarrangobilly Caves entrance road from 10 April 2021 - 20 April 2021 due to infrastructure works. Please drive safely and follow the directions of signs and staff.  For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
The following caves remain closed to the public until further notice:
We highly recommend you buy your cave tickets online before you arrive. To book, visit the NPWS Yarrangobilly tours page.
Jillabenan Cave will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 23 April 2021 for urgent cleaning and maintenance. Guided tours of Jersey Cave will be available to purchase from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
Recreational caving is now permitted with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Permits will only be issued to compliant recreational groups.  
All accommodation bookings are now open and can be booked in advance:
For further information and daily updates, email or call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on 02 6454 9597.

Other incidents: Caution - trail repair work on Round Mountain trail
Heavy machinery is operating on the Round Mountain and Farm Ridge trails to complete trail repairs. The Round Mountain carpark is the base of operations for this work. Please do not enter the work site. New parking has been designated for visitor parking and is signposted. Bushwalkers, please be cautious and keep a safe distance from machinery when accessing the area.
The Khancoban to Kiandra road will have increased heavy vehicle traffic (between Khancoban and Round Mountain carpark) for the duration of these works. Please drive to the conditions.
For more information, please contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Bicentennial National Trail partial closure
The section of Bicentennial National Trail between Geehi and Waterfall Farm is closed. The closure is due to maintenance works on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400

Closed areas: Bullocks Huts- Kosciuszko National Park
Bullocks hut will be closed for a number of weeks for important historic conservation works . There is no set date for the completion of the work.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.
Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.
Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:
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.
Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

Other planned events: Fox Control Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be undertaken adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega, including the main range track, and along Schlinks Pass from Saturday 20th March until Tuesday 20th April. 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 Jindabyne Office on02 6450 5600.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park
There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 
Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.
For more information please call the NPWS Tumut 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, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
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: Short delays due to helicopter operations
You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.
For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway
Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.
Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:
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, 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 office 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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:
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.

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

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow
Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.
For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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: