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Kosciuszko National Park

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Alerts for Kosciuszko National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 26/11/2014 12:48 PM

“We went to Kosci in summer and couldn’t believe how much there was to do - we went fishing, bushwalking and mountain biking – we can’t wait to go back for the snow.”

Explore the rugged alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park. This stunning park, offering winter snow and fresh clean air in summer, offers visitors an endless choice of activities.

Enjoy a skiing or snowboarding holiday or weekend getaway at Perisher or Thredbo; and for something more invigorating, try snowshoeing or cross country skiing among snowgum woodlands.

In the warmer months, climb Australia’s highest mainland mountain, go boating and fishing, enjoy the alpine flowers or take a guided tour. If you’ve missing the winter action, there’s rock climbing, caving and mountain biking to get your heart racing, and if you don’t want to go alone, you can take a tour with a recreation tour operator.

One visit will be enough to give you a taste of Kosciuszko’s riches and will have you planning your next trip.

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Alerts

closed areas

Horse Camp Hut closed (Ends Friday 19 December)

Horse Camp Hut along the Whites River corridor in Kosciuszko National Park will be undergoing necessary maintenance works until Christmas and will not be available for emergency or day use. For further information please contact Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600.
Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance - Island Bend campground (Ends Sunday 1 November 2015)

Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Some sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Other sites have been gated or fenced and will remain closed due to ongoing asbestos risks. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Munyang Bridge closed (behind Guthega Powerstation)
Snowy Hydro have advised that the Munyang Bridge behind the Guthega Powerstation at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians until further notice. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River).
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please contact Martin Grant from Snowy Hydro on 0429 382 794.
 
Road closure Kosciuszko Road at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort entrance (Ends Thursday 4 December)

Some areas of this park are closed due to maintenance works on the Guthries High Speed Poma. Charlotte Pass Village Pty Ltd wish to advise of the planned road closure of Kosciuszko Road at the entrance of Charlotte Pass Snow Resort from 6am Tuesday 2 December 2014 to 5pm on Thursday 4 December 2014. Closure is due to maintenance works on Guthries High Speed Poma which crosses Kosciuszko Road. During this period pedestrian access will be provided to the lookout which is approximately 800m from Charlotte Pass Snow Resort entrance. Parking will be available at the entrance to Charlotte Pass Snow Resort and within Charlotte Pass village with large vehicles able to turn around in Charlotte Pass village. Closed areas include the Charlotte Pass turning circle. For more information, please contact Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

 Opening times

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 select contact to get in touch with visitor centre staff.

 Fees

Vehicle entry fees

In this park, vehicle entry fees are as follows:

  • Start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend: $27 per vehicle per day. Motorcyles: $11 per day. Bus passengers: $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child. Winter entry surcharge - find out more about the increase in vehicle entry fees for winter visitors.
  • Throughout the rest of the year: $16 per vehicle per day. Motorcyles: $6 per day. Bus passengers: $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child. Day passes and multi-day passes can be purchased from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. You can buy an annual All Parks Pass from any of these locations as well as over the phone or online.
  • Annual pass: Save time and money -buy an All Parks Pass before you visit the park.
  • Short breaks pass: Available from the end of the October long weekend to the start of the June long weekend. $64 for five days access to Kosciuszko National Park for the price of four. (Cannot be upgraded to an annual All Parks Pass or upgraded from a day pass or multi-day pass.)
  • $3 per vehicle per day. This entry fee applies to Yarrangobilly Caves, unless the general park entry fee has already been paid.

Safety

Roads into Kosciuszko National Park can be busy, especially during peak season. Traffic delays should be expected on weekends and public holidays during summer. For up-to-date traffic information, we recommend you visit the Live Traffic NSW website.

Contacts

Jindabyne

Phone: (02) 6450 5600
Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
Street address: Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
Opening hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, daily (closed Christmas Day)


Tumut

Phone: (02) 6947 7025
Email: tumutrvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
Street address: The Old Butter Factory, Adelong Road, Tumut
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily (closed Christmas Day)


Khancoban

Phone: 02 6076 9373 or 02 6076 9382
Street address: Scott Street, Khancoban NSW
Opening hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (closed 12:30pm-1:00pm), daily (closed Christmas Day)


Yarrangobilly Caves

Phone: (02) 6454 9597
Street address: Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily (closed Christmas Day)


Alpine Resorts

Phone: (02) 6450 5555
Email: resorts@environment.nsw.gov.au


Perisher Range Resorts

Phone: 02 6457 4444
Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au


Kosciuszko Education Centre

Phone: 02 6451 3700

Email: kosci.education@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer