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Ngarigo campground

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

With its peaceful setting on Thredbo River, Ngarigo campground is perfect for groups who want to go riding, fishing, hiking or touring on Alpine Way.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • Sites are not marked and are not powered.
  • There's limited mobile reception in this part of the park.
Price Free.
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are not available for this campground.

Tall alpine ash forest along the banks of Thredbo River gives Ngarigo campground an incredibly scenic setting that you might not expect just off of one of Kosciuszko National Park’s major roads. There’s a large, cleared grassy area too that’s perfect for groups.

There's plenty to do around Ngarigo. Fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout is very popular along the river. If you’re quiet, you might spy a platypus when you throw your line in early morning or evening. It’s also close to Thredbo Alpine Village and the many trails that offer excellent bushwalking and mountain biking, including Thredbo Valley track and Kosciuszko walk. If you’re not feeling quite so energetic, touring Alpine Way in your car is a great way to see many parts of the park.

For experienced, well-prepared campers, this can be a good base for skiing, although, as you might expect, it gets very cold.

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 the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out  more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, 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 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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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 NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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See more visitor info
Ngarigo Campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer