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Cooinbil Hut campground

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Cooinbil Hut campground offers a wide range of activities within Kosciuszko National Park, from horse riding and mountain biking to fishing and birdwatching.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • This campground is suitable for groups
  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website if you're planning a hike in this area.
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not available at this campground. For more information, contact the Tumut park office.

Cooinbil Hut is a reminder of how pastoralists lived on the high country plains of Kosciuszko National Park during the early 1900s. Looking out over treeless Long Plain and the headwaters of Murrumbidgee River, it’s now the central feature of Cooinbil Hut campground, open to everyone. This is a prime spot for anyone wanting to explore the northern attractions of the national park.

This campground is packed with activities to fill your day, including walking, fishing at nearby streams, setting up a picnic and exploring local heritage sites. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, then stack the mountain bike on the car for a heart-racing ride through grassy woodlands.

You can also bring your horse if you have one, as Cooinbil Hut campground is great for horse riding adventures and offers facilities to accommodate large vehicles and loading ramps. Ghost Gully campground is an alternative area which can accommodate horse facilities such as portable horse yards.

Snow gums surround the campground and rare flowering plants, such as monaro golden daisies and Australian anchor plant, take centre stage in spring. Gang-gang cockatoos and crimson rosellas can be found all year round, so remember to pack your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Park info

  • in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Kosciuszko National Park is open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues, for details click on the alerts button or contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day(24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round): $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

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    • Khancoban
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Scammell Street, Khancoban NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Cooinbil Hut campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vandaveer