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Merritts Traverse
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km WSW of Thredbo Village
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 167 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 167 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk starts with a scenic journey to the top of the hill on the chairlift. Starting along Merritts Nature walk, this walk soon detours down the hill by following a series of signposted management trails and ski runs. The walk visits a few scenic creeks, but the main highlights are the wide views of Thredbo Valley. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Merritts Traverse

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Merritts Traverse
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Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Top of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Int of Merritts Nature Track and Village Trail
Top of Snowgums chairlift
Upper bench seat
Lower Bench Seat
Int of Merritts nature track and Village trail (upper)
Bottom of Antons
Top of Gunbarrel Express
Bottom of The Cruiser
Schuss intersection
Friday Flats
Thredboland intersection
Int of Friday Drive and Merritts Nature Track
Int of Riverview Terrace track and Merritts Nature Track
Int of Bobsled service trail and Merritts nature track
Bottom of bobsled run
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252S 
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Bottom of Chairlift
 
Bottom of Chairlift +
 
View of Thredbo From chairlift
 
View of Thredbo From chairlift +
 
View of rocks from the chairlift
 
View of rocks from the chairlift +

 
Top of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
 
Top of Kosciuszko Express chairlift +
 
Top of Merrits Nature Track
 
Top of Merrits Nature Track +
 
Passing under the Granite Tors
 
Passing under the Granite Tors +

 
Merrits Nature Track passing under the chair lift
 
Merrits Nature Track passing under the chair lift +
 
Walking along the side of the hill on Merrits Nature Track
 
Walking along the side of the hill on Merrits Nature Track +
 
Looking up at the chairlift from Merrits Nature Track
 
Looking up at the chairlift from Merrits Nature Track +

 
Top of Snowgums chairlift
 
Top of Snowgums chairlift +
 
Folowing the Merritts Nature track sign near Top of Snowgums chairlift
 
Folowing the Merritts Nature track sign near Top of Snowgums chairlift +
 
Merrits Nature Track
 
Merrits Nature Track +

 
Looking over the valley from Merrits Nature Track
 
Looking over the valley from Merrits Nature Track +
 
Some duckboarding on Merrits Nature Track
 
Some duckboarding on Merrits Nature Track +
 
Walking beside the large rock on Merrits Nature Track
 
Walking beside the large rock on Merrits Nature Track +

 
Merrits Nature Track Crossing one of the Village Trail
 
Merrits Nature Track Crossing one of the Village Trail +
 
Int of Merritts nature track and Village trail (upper)
 
Int of Merritts nature track and Village trail (upper) +
 
Walking down hill along Merritts Traverse
 
Walking down hill along Merritts Traverse +

 
Passing a small fall beside the trail on Merritts Traverse
 
Passing a small fall beside the trail on Merritts Traverse +
 
Walking along Merritts Traverse
 
Walking along Merritts Traverse +
 
Bottom of Sponars T-bar
 
Bottom of Sponars T-bar +

 
Bottom of Antons
 
Bottom of Antons +
 
Looking over Thredbo Valley
 
Looking over Thredbo Valley +
 
Looking down to Thredbo Village from just below Frostbite cafe
 
Looking down to Thredbo Village from just below Frostbite cafe +

 
View from Frostbite cafe
 
View from Frostbite cafe +
 
Walking up the trail south west of Gunbarrel Express
 
Walking up the trail south west of Gunbarrel Express +
 
Small dam near Gunbarrel Express on Merritts Traverse
 
Small dam near Gunbarrel Express on Merritts Traverse +

 
Valley view from Gunbarrel Express on Merritts Traverse
 
Valley view from Gunbarrel Express on Merritts Traverse +
 
Walking along the grassy Merritts Traverse east of Gunbarrel Express
 
Walking along the grassy Merritts Traverse east of Gunbarrel Express +
 
Looking down the Ballroom in summer
 
Looking down the Ballroom in summer +

 
Following the Merritts Traverse signs
 
Following the Merritts Traverse signs +
 
Looking down the playground
 
Looking down the playground +
 
Walking up beside the Cruiser
 
Walking up beside the Cruiser +

 
Walking down alongside the Cruiser Chairlift
 
Walking down alongside the Cruiser Chairlift +
 
Walking around teh bottom of the Cruiser Chairlift Station
 
Walking around teh bottom of the Cruiser Chairlift Station +
 
Following Merritts Traverse
 
Following Merritts Traverse +

 
Walking along the Merritts Traverse through the tall forest
 
Walking along the Merritts Traverse through the tall forest +
 
Crossing under Gunbarrel Express
 
Crossing under Gunbarrel Express +
 
Schuss intersection
 
Schuss intersection +

 
Nice creek near the bottom of Merritts Traverse
 
Nice creek near the bottom of Merritts Traverse +
 
Creek and forest near the bottom of Merritts Traverse
 
Creek and forest near the bottom of Merritts Traverse +
 
Walking down the Sundowner
 
Walking down the Sundowner +

 
Passing River Inn
 
Passing River Inn +
 
Friday Flats
 
Friday Flats +
 
Thredboland intersection
 
Thredboland intersection +

 
Walking beside Friday Dr
 
Walking beside Friday Dr +
 
Passing Thredbo Leisure Centre
 
Passing Thredbo Leisure Centre +
 
Heading up steps to Merrits Nature Track
 
Heading up steps to Merrits Nature Track +

 
Intersection east on the bottom of the Bob sled run
 
Intersection east on the bottom of the Bob sled run +
 
Bottom of the Bob Sled Run
 
Bottom of the Bob Sled Run +
 
Walking towards the Tennis courts
 
Walking towards the Tennis courts +

 
Passing the tennis courts
 
Passing the tennis courts +
 
Valley Terminal
 
Valley Terminal +
 
Trackhead signs at Valley Terminal
 
Trackhead signs at Valley Terminal +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Merritts Traverse bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Merritts Traverse bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Merritts Traverse bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Merritts Traverse bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 6km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
2.8km of this walk is very steep and another 2.7km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 1.4km has short steep hills and the remaining 690m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
4.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.9km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (430m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 4.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.6km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 5km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Covered in snow & closed part of the year Alt = 1450 m
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only.
Part of this walk is used as a groomed winter ski run. This walk is closed and should not be attempted when there is a chance of significant snow on the ground.

Kosciuszko Express Chairlift Alt = 1372 m
This is one of the few lifts operating in the summer months at Thredbo, and is made quite popular by thousands of people walking to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko each year. Lift tickets can be purchased from the store at the bottom of the chairlift. Lift tickets are $31 return ($25 one way) per person[1]. This lift is generally closed during November and May for maintenance each year, but the the Snowgum chair can be used at this time instead, this will add extra walking time to you walk[2]. More info

(0 km) Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift to Top of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - transport
Length = 1.86 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 558 m Descent = -1 m
This walk heads into the 'Valley Terminal' building, where you can buy a ticket for the lift. Continue through the building and up the steps, where this walk turns right to find the bottom terminal of the 'Kosciuszko Express'. Walk up to the platform as directed by the chairlift operator and sit down in the seat, letting it scoop you up. Once seated, pull down the safety bar and enjoy the ride to the top of the ridge. :)
At the top step of the chair lift and turn left to find the restaurant (now on your right) and track information signs ahead.
Note: The distance and altitude change for this ride is not included in the total for this walk.

Eagles Nest Restaurant Alt = 1928 m
This is Australia's highest restaurant, providing great food and outstanding views. It is easily accessible, nestled on the mountain directly opposite the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, and is open year-round. For more information, call (02) 64576019.

(1.86 km) Top of Kosciuszko Express chairlift to Top of Snowgums chairlift
Track: Hard - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 420 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -84 m
Turn sharp left: From the top of the chairlift[3], this walk heads straight downhill (keeping the chairlift to your left) following paved management trail[4]. After about 25m, this walk veers right to leave the paved trail, now following the dirt track marked by the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[5]. The track follows the arrow posts among the granite boulders[6] and down the long series of steps that leads under the chairlift[7]. The track continues to wind steeply down the hill[8] and after some time, comes to a clear 'T' intersection with a dirt management trail marked with another 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[9].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[10] downhill along the wide management trail, keeping the main valley to your right. The trail soon leads to a four-way intersection marked with a 'Kosciuszko Walk' sign[11], just above the top of Snowgums chairlift[12].

(2.28 km) Top of Snowgums chairlift to Lower bench seat
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 293 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -73 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the track that leads down the left side of the Snowgums chairlift, where the track soon passes a 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[13]. The track heads left, away from the chairlift through some snow gums and winds steeply down the hill[14]. About 100m from the chairlift, the walk turns right at a minor intersection[15] (the left branch leads to a view of a small fall) - here, the main track leads down more steep steps to come to a small clearing, with a view of the creek[16] and a wooden bench seat[17].
Veer right: From the bench seat[18], this walk follows the clear track downhill, which soon heads down the steep steps[19][20], coming to another bench seat (and another good excuse for a rest).

Lower bench seat Alt = 1784 m
This small lookout on Merritts Nature Track provides a seat[21] and a view looking north across a wide gully[22]. A small creek cascades down the rocks through the gully. There is limited natural shade from the snow gums here. A nice place to rest and enjoy the view whilst giving your knees a rest.

(2.57 km) Lower Bench Seat to Int of Merritts nature track and Village trail (upper)
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 207 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -48 m
Veer right: From the bench seat[23], this walk follows the track heading downhill away from the creek[24]. The track passes over a timber[25] then metal[26] section of boardwalk, before heading down a series of steep steps[27]. The track winds down the hill, passing some large boulders[28] before heading down a timber ramp[29] to a four-way intersection with a wide management trail.

(2.78 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Village trail (upper) to Bottom of Antons
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 466 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -42 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Traverse' sign[30] fairly steeply downhill along the wide management trail, as it bends to the right[31]. Soon the walk comes to an intersection and turns sharply left[32] following another 'Merritts Traverse' sign[33]. Now fairly flat, the trail bends around the side of the hill, crossing a creek[34] and then, about 200m later, coming to Sponars T-bar lower station[35]. Continuing along the wide trail (following the arrow posts[36] for just over 200m), this walk then comes to the station at the bottom of Antons T-bar[37].

(3.25 km) Bottom of Antons to Top of Gunbarrel Express
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 504 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 85 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the station at the bottom of Antons T-bar[38], this walk follows the arrow post[39] along the clear management trail, steeply up the hill. After about 150m, the trail passes just below 'Frostbite' cafe[40][41] (only open in winter) and continues steeply up the hill[42]. Just as the trail begins to flatten out, it passes an intersection (ignoring the trail on your left) marked with a 'Merritts Traverse' sign[43]. Here the walk continues uphill and soon crosses a creek (with a small dam[44] on your left), coming to the large station at the top of Gunbarrel Express chairlift[45].

Top of Gunbarrel Express Alt = 1783 m
The top station of Gunbarrel Express provides shade[46], shelter and views into the valley[47]. In winter, this chairlift provides access to the blue and green ski runs on the eastern side of Thredbo[48]. There is a small weir behind the top station that would require treatment before drinking[49].

(3.75 km) Top of Gunbarrel Express to Bottom of The Cruiser
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 839 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -125 m
Continue straight: From the station at the top of Gunbarrel Express[50], this walk heads east following the wide management trail, keeping the main valley to your right[51]. Soon this walk takes the right-hand fork at the 'Y' intersection, following the 'Merritts Traverse' sign[52] gently downhill. After about 300m of following the arrow posts[53] across a couple of ski runs, this walk comes to another 'Merritts Traverse' sign[54]. Here the walk turns right and heads down the middle of the ski run[55]. Soon the grassy trail leads to the left, following an arrow post through a grove of trees[56], and then turns right[57] and follows beside the chairlift[58] down to the station at the bottom of 'The Cruiser'[59].

(4.59 km) Bottom of The Cruiser to Schuss intersection
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.53 km Time = 37 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -261 m
Turn left : From the the bottom of the chairlift[60], this walk follows the 'Merritts Traverse' sign[61] downhill along the wide management trail, initially keeping the Cruiser station to your right[62]. The trail leads down the hill, fairy steeply in places, and after about 270m, the trail bends sharply left[63] then after a further 240m, it bends sharply right[64]. The trail leads through the snow gum forest[65] and past a few small service buildings[66][67] to pass under a chairlift[68]. Just over 200m after passing under Gunbarrel Express chairlift, the trail heads over a creek[69] then follows beside Merritts chairlift[70] to find a clear three-way intersection[71]. There is another 'Merritts Traverse' sign[72] pointing back up the hill.

(6.11 km) Schuss intersection to Friday Flats
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 478 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -55 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads away from Merritts Chairlift[73] and the face of the 'Merritts Traverse' sign[74], to head downhill along the management trail[75]. This section of the walk follows the 'Sundowner' ski run over a (lovely mossy) creek[76] and down this hill to Friday Flats[77], a large open area at the bottom of Gunbarrel Express[78]. Just beyond the chairlift station, this walk comes to an intersection at the start of the sealed driveway, marked with a 'Bridle Trail Loop' and 'Merritts Traverse' sign[79].

Friday Flat Alt = 1360 m
Friday Flat is an open flat area at the Bottom of the Easy-Does-it and Gunbarrel chairlifts. Friday Flat is a hub for beginner and hungry skiers in winter. In summer, all the facilities are closed, but the web cam seems to run most of the time[80].

(6.59 km) Friday Flats to Thredboland intersection
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 61 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the driveway down the hill[81], past 'Thredboland'[82] to come to a 'T' intersection[83] with Friday Drive (about 80m south of the roundabout).

(6.65 km) Thredboland intersection to Int of Friday Drive and Merritts Nature Track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 426 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -10 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath keeping Friday Dr to your left, heading away from the roundabout, to cross a bridge almost immediately. The walk continues along the side of the road past 'River Inn'[84] and about 100m later passes the 'Thredbo Leisure Centre'[85] (on the other side of the road). Just shy of 200m later this walk comes to an intersection with a set of steps signposted as 'Merritts Nature Track'[86] (on your right), just before the Thredbo River bridge[87].

(7.08 km) Int of Friday Drive and Merritts Nature Track to Int of Riverview Terrace track and Merritts Nature Track
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[88] up the steps[89] and along the paved footpath, soon coming to a 'T' intersection marked with a 'Merritts Nature Walk' sign[90].

(7.15 km) Int of Riverview Terrace track and Merritts Nature Track to Bottom of bobsled run
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 235 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Walk' sign[91] along the paved footpath, keeping the road and valley to your left. The path soon crosses a metal grate[92] and heads through a grove of trees, coming to a three-way intersection marked with an arrow post[93] (and a 'Merritts Nature Track' sign pointing up the steps the right[94]).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the paved footpath west towards the clearing[95], keeping the valley to your left. The footpath soon leads out of the bush[96] and then along side the bobsled run[97] to find the building at the bottom of the run[98].

Thredbo Bobsled Alt = 1365 m
With a twisting and turning path more than 700m long, this luge-style track is a great summer activity for the family to enjoy whilst staying in Thredbo. Offering individual rides or day passes, allowing you to enjoy this fun ride as many times as you want as you whizz down the mountain on your cart, controlling your speed with a neat hand-break system. More info

(7.39 km) Bottom of bobsled run to Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 225 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the bobsled run, this walk heads around the building, down the ramp[99] and along the sealed path towards the tennis courts[100]. The walk follows the path beside the tennis courts[101], then through the car park, and around the front of the buildings[102][103] to find the entrance to the ticket sales for the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, and a large map.

Drive from Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest area
Blue Waterholes Picnic and camping Grounds
Bradneys Gap Camping area
Buddong Falls
Clover Flat camping area
Cooinbil Camping area
Cooleman Mountain Camping Area
Coonara Point Camping Area
Denison Camping area
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
Ghost Gully Camping Ground
Half-way Flat camping area
Humes Crossing Camping area
Island Bend Camping area
Jacobs River Picnic And Camping Area
Jounama Creek Camping Area
Leather Barrel Picnic And Camping Area
Log Bridge Creek Camping area
Long Plain Hut Camping Area
Ngarigo Picnic And Camping Area
OHares Rest Area
Pinch River Camping area
Ravine Camping area
Rock Flat Camping Area
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Running waters Camping area
Scotchies Yard Camping area
The Pines Camping Area
Thredbo Diggings Camping area
Three Mile Dam Camping area
Tom Groggin Picnic And Camping Area
Wares Yards Camping Ground
Willis Camping Area
Yarrangobilly Village Camping Area
Yachting Point Camping area
Yolde Camping Area
No Name camping area


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre Thredbo Turnoff, Jindabyne (02) 6456 2922 28.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 29.9 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 29.9 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 79.5 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 134 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Merritts Traverse.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Merritts Traverse
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2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 21 km (to the NW)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 21 km (to the SE)
1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 34 km (to the ENE)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 49 km (to the NNE)
6 MSS06 C & E Tower MT SELDOM SEEN 67 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Monaro Alpine fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary wx71041
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Kosciuszko National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground closed to caravans
Thredbo Diggings campground is currently closed to all caravans and camping trailers due to continuing wet conditions. There will be limited sites available for tents. Caravans and camping trailer sites are available at Ngarigo, Island Bend and Tom Groggin campgrounds. For more information please phone (02) 6450 5620.

Closed areas: Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance
Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Other sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed area.

Closed areas: Winter road closures
The following roads will be closed until the October long weekend, unless weather allows them to be opened in late September:
  • Behrs Flat trail
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Cabramurra - Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Cumberland trail
  • Four Mile Hill trail
  • Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
  • Goobragandra Powerline Road
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Major Clews Road
  • Manjar Road
  • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Tantangra Dam Road
  • Three Mile Dam access trails
  • Davies Plain track
and all associated subsidiary roads and access trails.
The Murray River crossing into Victoria at Tom Groggin campground is closed until 29 October 2015 due to winter road closures by Parks Victoria. There will be no access into Davies Plain, Mt Pinnibar and Tom Groggin fire trails in the Victorian Alpine National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6497 7025 or the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track reopening Sunday 27 September 2015
Sections 1 and 2 (Thredbo to Ngarigo) of the Thredbo Valley track will be reopening on Sunday 27 September 2015. The track from The Diggings to Skitube- Bullocks Flat, Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback Resort will remain open. The Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks will also remain open. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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