Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Mon, 20 May 2019 18:13:29 +1000
Hazard reduction burns: Yarrangobilly South HR
There is a fire in this park called Yarrangobilly South 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: Creel Bay closed
Creel Bay Is closed due to routine visitor safety works on Monday 20 May 2019. 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 Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - Thredbo ranger station to Ngarigo campground closed
The section of Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo ranger station (bridge 4) and Ngarigo campground is closed to walkers and cyclists. This is while platform installation is completed.
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: Thredbo Valley track - Thredbo ranger station to Ngarigo campground closed
The section of Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo ranger station (bridge 4) and Ngarigo campground is closed to walkers and cyclists. This is while platform installation is completed.
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor 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: 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: Lower Thredbo Valley track closed
Lower Thredbo Valley track is currently 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 the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600 or 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.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park
There will be increased traffic on public access roads near the Bullocks Hill and Lobs Hole Ravine areas because of works associated with the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. 
For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Kings Cross Road closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip
Kings Cross Road is closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip from Monday 4 March until Monday 1 July 2019. This is because of Snowy Hydro rehabilitation works at Dry Dam.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Take care - vehicles on Summit trail
From Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, walkers and cyclists on Summit trail need to take care and look out for vehicles. Trucks and other vehicles will be operating on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Seamans Hut. The trail will remain open.
For more information, please call the Snowy Region 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.

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. 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.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
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.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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.

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: