THE National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) have supplied a media release for the Kosciuszko region for the Queen’s Birthday June long weekend indicating partial closures of the National Park in the alpine areas of Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley and Thredbo.
NPWS Southern Ranges Branch Director Mick Pettitt was also interviewed on ABC South East this morning advising of the closures.
As health and emergency services and resorts prepare for a COVIDSafe environment for the snow season opening, it will not be possible to visit the snow resort and alpine areas over the June long weekend (5 – 8 June 2020) for the purposes of recreation and leisure. This includes Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass.
Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass
There will be a road block at Wilsons Valley stopping public traffic from travelling to Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass areas. Lodge owners, workers, and other authorised people will be able to pass.
The road block in this particular location will allow hikers to access walks around Sawpit Creek, and from Thredbo River to Sawpit Creek.
Alpine Way & Thredbo
The Alpine Way is open for through traffic to Khancoban.
NPWS staff will be moving people on if they park at Dead Horse Gap or Cascades just past Thredbo.
Beyond that at Leatherbarrel Creek and further all areas are open and permitted.
Access to Thredbo Village is only for residents, staff and property owners.
Campgrounds at Thredbo Diggings, Ngarigo, and Island Bend area are closed until Tuesday June 9.
The Kosciuszko Road will be closed at Wilsons Valley, and Alpine Way only open for through traffic. For latest roads info go to LIVE TRAFFIC
Jindabyne area Thredbo Valley
The town of Jindabyne is open and Thredbo Valley businesses of Wildbrumby, Crackenback Farm and Lake Crackenback Resort are open including Alpine Larder restaurant.
The TVT mt bike trail is closed.
Visitors Centres Open June 2
As of June 2, visitor centres in Tumut, Jindabyne and Khancoban are open.
The caves reopens for visitors, but only for the thermal pool and walking experiences.
Some caves precinct areas remain closed, including the Visitor Centre, Caves House accommodation, and all guided and self-guided caves tours.
Snow Season Starts June 22
The snow resorts will commence opening from June 22.
Thredbo Resort open June 22.
Perisher Resort open June 24
Charlotte Pass open June 26.
To keep the community and visitors COVIDSafe, the 2020 ski season will operate in a very different way to the way it has in the past. To ensure social distancing a carrying capacity limit, restricting the number of visitors, will be imposed to coincide with, and adapt to, the current public health orders throughout the season.
Fewer people will be able to visit and stay at resorts this season to maintain physical distancing requirements.
Travel and accommodation must be pre-booked.
Ski lift tickets must be pre booked.
Self distancing must be maintained by all visitors.
To ensure capacity numbers are strictly maintained, there will be no snow play or tobogganing in or near the resort areas.
Information will be updated on the National Parks website, although as of early on Tuesday June 2, it had still not been updated.
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