The Wee Jasper detour is officially over for winter! The Hume and Hovell Track is open once more heading south from Fitzpatrick Trackhead. Forestry operations will recommence in summer and a detour will be in place again.
Due to forestry harvesting operations around Blowering Reservoir, a short detour will be in place north of MacDonald's Rd on the Blowering foreshore.
The detour shown in blue will be in place for approximately 3 months from early February through to April.
Please keep to the detour during this period.
Forestry operations will be taking place along a 2.4km section of the Hume and Hovell Track at Mundaroo approximately 5.5km south of Mannus Campsite.
The harvesting operations will commence in early February and will continue through to the end of March, 2018. While the track in this area will not be closed, during this time, please follow the directions of forestry personnel where any work zones are encountered.
Please be aware the Hume and Hovell Track is CLOSED on days of total fire ban. Always check the current bush fire rating at NSW Rural Fire Service:
or by phoning 1800 679 737.
Check weather forecasts and conditions prior to your trip. Don’t plan to go anywhere remote in periods of extreme weather
Stay safe out there!
Please be advised Forestry will be conducting herbicide spraying and fertiliser application in areas of Munderoo State Forest, south west of Tumbarumba (Map Kit Section 4), for a period of 3 months from September 2017 to November 2017.
All impacted sections of the Track will be signposted. The spraying and fertilising will take place by air and on the ground. Any air operations near the Track will have a spotter on the ground to let Hume and Hovell Track Users pass through unaffected.
Please use caution through this area and read all signage. The specific timing of works will be
weather dependant. For any enquiries please contact Roger Davies on: 02 6981 4112
A detour is currently in place through the “Ardsley” pine plantation at Lankey’s Creek while harvesting takes place in the area.
A 4km section of the Hume and Hovell Track is affected by the Forestry operations and a detour is in place, as per the map, to avoid any clashes between harvest machinery and Hume and Hovell Track users.
The detour runs from the Holbrook-Jingellic Road to Woomargama State Forest. All Hume and Hovell signage has been moved onto the detour route for easy navigation.
This detour remains in place until further notice.
The Wee Jasper Track Closure is over. The Hume and Hovell Track from Fitzpatrick Trackhead through to Log Bridge Creek Road is now open along the normal route.
Thank you for your cooperation during the period of the detour.
Due to continuing forestry operations in the Wee Jasper State Forest, the Hume and Hovell Track remains closed between Fitzpatrick Trackhead and Log Bridge Campsite.
Operations are expected to be completed around July, 2017. During this time, please respect the track closure signs.
The new boat link across Burrinjuck Dam is now fully operational! The brand new, custom built NV Getaway takes Hume and Hovell track users from Burrinjuck Waters across to Cathedral Rock and vice versa. The boat service will run from Burrinjuck Waters 8am Mondays and Thursdays, or group bookings at other times by appointment only. Bookings are essential. Please call (02) 6227 8114.
There is a charge of $40 for the boat journey, payable at Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park. This includes camping at Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park the night prior and use of their facilities, including laundry and showers. A kiosk is also available which stocks staple groceries and provides hot meals.
The boat trip across Burrinjuck Dam is an iconic component of the Hume and Hovell Track and provides a vital link for this section of the Track. Be sure to plan your boat link trip when completing the northern section of the Hume and Hovell Track
For further information, and to see the range of facilities available at Burrinjuck Waters Inland Holiday Park, visit: https://www.inlandwaters.com.au/park/facilities/burrinjuck-waters
Notice of 1080 wild dog baiting
Murray Local Land Services (LLS), NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Forest Corporation and private landholders will be laying 1080 baits as part of a cooperative wild dog control program being undertaken by Wild Dog Groups in May 2017.
This program is part of an integrated management strategy aimed at minimising the impact of wild dogs on livestock throughout the area.
Baits will be laid in Woomargama National Park, Woomargama State Conservation Area, Bago State Forest and Munderoo State Forest. National Park estate, State Forest estate and the Hume and Hovell walking track will remain open to visitors during this program. Signage advising of the baiting program will be placed at the entrances to all areas where baits will be laid.
Any public enquiries should be directed to the relevant land manager, for NPWS phone the Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000, Forestry Corporation (02) 6947 3911.
A little known sidetrack on the Hume and Hovell Track boasts amazing views of Lake Hume and Tabletop, just north of Albury.
From Monday 13th March, NSW Forestry Corporation will be undertaking harvest operations near Blowering Dam. For public safety the Yellowin Access road from Blowering Camp road to Snubba road and Blowering Camp road from Yellowin Access road to Foreshore Road intersection will be closed. Public access will still be available to the western foreshore via a two-way traffic detour on Sturgess and McDonalds trails from Snubba road and thoroughfare traffic to and from Talbingo will be directed back to Yellowin Access road from Blowering Camp road along a section of Foreshore road. These closures will likely be in place from Monday 13th March until the end of June.
There may be increased traffic along some sections of the H & H track due to haulage and the public detour but otherwise the track should be unaffected. See the map for more details or contact us.