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Burrinjuck Boat Link closed until end of July 2019

Please be advised the boat link service across Burrinjuck dam is CLOSED until the end of July and between August 19 and September 4. There will be no access across the lake by water during this time so Hume and Hovell Track users will need to make alternative arrangements.

The boat link service normally ferries Hume and Hovell Track users from Burrinjuck Waters State Park to Cathedral Rock, to the north of Wee Jasper on Mondays and Thursdays. This boat trip is $40 per person, which includes accommodation at Burrinjuck Waters State Park the night prior to the boat trip. The boat trip needs to be booked in advance by contacting Dean Brind on 0427 278 114.

Dean may be contacted for further information on the current boat closure and updates on reopening time.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Forestry Corporation Rabbit Baiting Progam

Forestry Corporation NSW will be applying herbicide to recently harvested areas on State Forest in a few areas adjacent the Hume and Hovell Track during April. The timing of works will be weather dependent and will be applied via ground or helicopter application.

Operations will occur during April and May 2019. Please see the map below for further details of the location and Forestry Corporation information sheet located here.

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Pheasants Creek Forestry Operations

Pheasant’s Creek Forestry Operations Map

Forestry Corporation of NSW (Snowy Region) would like to advise track users of some upcoming operations in an area of plantation which affects the Hume and Hovell Walking Track just north of Log Bridge Campsite.

An area undergoing re-establishment in the Pheasant’s Creek area will shortly be treated with herbicide. These operations will occur during autumn 2019 but are weather dependant.

The areas are shown on the map below. A PDF copy can be downloaded from here.

The area on the ground will be signposted and have physical spotters on the relevant sections of walking track to notify recreational users. Please be sure to heed the directions of forestry workers in the area.

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Forestry Operations - Millers Creek

Forestry Corporation NSW is undertaking harvesting operations around Millers Creek Road, East of the Wee Jasper Forest Rd - approximately 2.5km south of Log Bridge Campsite.

Operations are commencing this week and are expected to take approximately 7 weeks. This is a clear fell harvesting operation and signage will be erected at the entry of the site.

The Hume and Hovell Track scoots around the active harvest site, so a detour will not be established in this case.

Track users are advised to take care when using the track in this area and to heed the directions of forestry personnel.

A detailed map of the area is available to download here.

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Bridge Replacement Program

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Bridge Replacement Program

Bridge replacement program map

Five bridges earmarked for replacement this (financial) year will shortly be removed from the Hume and Hovell Track. These bridges pose significant risk to the user and it will be safer to cross the creeks and gullies without them. There is little or no water in these waterways at present. Please proceed with caution and use care when crossing these creeks and gullies.

The bridges are:

Wee Jasper area:

  • The first two bridges encountered in Wee Jasper State Forest when heading south from Fitzpatrick Trackhead (both currently across dry gullies)

Pompey Pillar area:

  • The first bridge across Miller’s creek when heading south from Log Bridge Creek campsite. This creek currently has a small amount of water in it.

  • The next bridge when heading south from the Miller’s Creek bridge (crosses a small dry gully flowing into Miller’s creek)

  • The bridge across Pompey Pillar Creek. This creek currently has a small amount of water in it.

Thank you for your understanding while we undertake important Hume and Hovell Track maintenance and infrastructure replacement.

More news to follow on this program of infrastructure replacement….

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Total Fire Ban Reminder

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Total Fire Ban Reminder

With the recent very hot weather, 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: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans or by phoning 1800 679 737.

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The RFS map is based on Council Boundaries. Please see the map of the Hume and Hovell Track with the Council Boundaries overlaid so you know which Council region your intended walk falls in.

Always check weather forecasts and conditions prior to your trip. Don’t plan to go anywhere remote in periods of extreme weather. This is for your safety, and the safety of emergency services personnel. Stay safe out there!



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Micalong Creek Bridge Repairs

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Micalong Creek Bridge Repairs

Following one of our regular track audits, some significant damage to a log bridge over the Micalong Creek was discovered. The bridge is located in between Micalong Ck Campsite and Bossawa Campsite and is approximately 5km north of Brindabella Rd.

For the safety of track users, a detour around the bridge has been put in place effective immediately. The detour uses a section of forestry road on the northern side of the creek but does require the traverse of the creek at an existing ford.

Please do not attempt to cross Micalong Creek via the damaged structure as it is extremely hazardous. For more information, please call NSW Crown Lands on 1300 886 235 or contact the Track Manager.

The bridge has been included in the 2019 capital works program and is expected to be replaced before June 30, 2019.

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Forestry spraying operations adjacent the track

It's that time of year again…

Forestry Corporation of NSW would like to advise of some upcoming operations in areas of plantation adjacent to the Hume and Hovell Walking Track in the coming months.

The areas undergoing re-establishment in the following locations will shortly be treated with herbicide. These operations will occur during September or October 2018, weather dependant.

The areas will be signposted and have physical spotters on the relevant sections of walking track to notify recreational users.

Official notification from Forestry Corporation NSW can be found here.

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Wee Jasper detour officially over

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Wee Jasper detour officially over

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.

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Blowering Forestry Operations

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.

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Mundaroo Forestry Operations

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.

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