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Old Snowy campground

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

For Snowy Mountains camping near Adaminaby, choose Old Snowy campground in Kosciuszko National Park. This campground is ideal for horse riding and astronomy.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Toilets
Please note
  • This campground is suitable for groups, and is a popular place for camping with horses.
  • Sites are not powered.
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
  • There is no mobile reception at this campsite. Limited service is available 5km away at the radio tower on Pocket Saddle Road.
Price Free.
Bookings

Bookings are not available for this campground.

Visit this lovely, quiet campground in Kosciuszko National Park and find out why time spent in the unspoilt beauty of the Snowy Mountains region is the ultimate stress-reliever.

Nestled beside Gurrangorambla Creek and sheltered by black sallee gums, Old Snowy campground offers invigorating valley views, along with frequent visits from kangaroos and wallabies.

Bush surroundings, unmarked sites and rudimentary facilities are all part of the campground’s back-to-basics charm. Set up your tent or trailer and then head off on a bushland mountain bike ride, exploring the northern end of Currango Plain. Bushwalking is a treat in this scenic area, too, so why not come in spring to wander through the wildflowers?

Old Snowy campground is ideal if you want to combine camping with horse riding. You’ll find convenient, dividable horse yards, and it’s a great starting point for the heritage-packed Pocket Ride.

Birdwatchers, too, are in for a treat with thrushes, treecreepers and currawongs in abundance. And if a spot of trout fishing takes your fancy, you’re well-catered for in the nearby creeks and streams of Kosciuszko National Park.

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.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30m-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      (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.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
    • 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 NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Old Snowy campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer