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Kosciuszko National Park

Closed areas: Aerial Shooting
Partial closure – precinct/locality/remote locations/particular tracks or trails (prior warning/24 hour duration)
Some areas of this park are closed due to Aerial Shooting for the entire 24 hour period. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
  • Rennix Walk
  • Rainbow Lake Walk
  • Porcupine Track
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Main range- Mt Anderson north to Dicky Cooper Bogong
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Ck east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mt Guthrie east to Mt Paralyser
  • Guthega Link Road east to Diggers Ck
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge, Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • East of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee Trail
 
This shooting program is part of a 3 year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas including the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community.
Penalties apply for non-compliance . For more information, please contact  (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
Sections of the Thredbo Valley track are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and The Diggings campground
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Lake Crackenback and The Diggings campground is open for cycling. Lower Thredbo Valley track is open to the 8km mark. 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 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

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 Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. 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 and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
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 office on (02) 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Aerial wild dog baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program between Monday 14 May and Monday 28 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.
The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:
  • Dalgety/Paupong
  • Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah
  • Rocky Plain/Snowy Plain
  • Adaminaby/Yaouk
Baits will be deployed in areas of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Nungar
  • The Snowy River
  • Byadbo
  • Bimberi 
Baits will also be deployed in Scabby Range, Merriangaah, Quidong and Yaouk Nature Reserves.
Aerial baiting is carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these pest species. For more information, phone the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact 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:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.