Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:53:30 +1100
Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations
Helicopter sling load operations are taking place at Spencer's Creek pullover bay on Kosciuszko Road on Wednesday 1 April 2020. There may be minor traffic delays (5 mins) on Kosciuszko Road at this point on the way to and from Charlotte Pass.
Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel. No walking tracks will be closed or affected by this operation.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
NPWS has closed all campgrounds, camping, some accommodation and visitor centres areas in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Our visitor centres at Snowy region (Jindabyne), Tumut, Khancoban, Yarrangobilly Caves and Perisher Valley office are closed, but we welcome your phone calls and emails.
If you had a booking at an accommodation venue you will receive a refund.
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. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed
Bullocks Hut is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Safety alerts: Parc Cafe open for takeaway only
All cafes and restaurants are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. But Parc Cafe is offering a takeaway service. Cash payments will not be accepted. Please bring a card to pay. Check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operation - Byadbo Wilderness Area
NPWS will be conducting an aerial pest control program in the Byadbo Wilderness Area, Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 30 March 2020 to Thursday 9 April 2020 inclusive. This program will be targeting feral pigs, deer and goats. For further information call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega
Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January 2020 to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and helicopters will be operating in the area, which may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of any signs and of NPWS or contract staff.
For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control program
Some areas of this park are closed between Monday 30 March and Friday 3 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The closed areas are:
Summit walk, Summit trail and Kosciuszko walk will remain open.
This operation is part of a 3yr plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.
 Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be extended if weather conditions cause delays. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information call 02 6450 5600.

Other planned events: Track construction - Thredbo Diggings
Track construction will be underway in and around Thredbo Diggings campground from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 April 2020.
Both the campground and Thredbo Valley track will remain open for use, however there will be construction activity close to the campground. Fencing and signs will be in place. Please follow the signs and the contractors' directions.
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.

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut
Be cautious whilst walking on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.
Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open however there may be short delays. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status
Thredbo Valley track is open for cycling in the following areas:
Note that cycling is not permitted on Bullocks walking track.
Please send an email to report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback toto ensure that they can be promptly responded to, and rectified where necessary.
Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. Track closures will also occur from time to time during non-peak periods to permit essential track upgrade and maintenance works. These will be advised as they are programmed.
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.

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct
Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.
Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:
Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.
Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.
This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.
For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works
Some areas of this park are closed due to the 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 the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.
This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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: 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: