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Sawpit Creek picnic area

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Next to the beautiful Sawpit Creek this well-equipped picnic area offers access to three walking tracks and the Kosciuszko Education Centre.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

  • It’s a good idea to wear sunscreen and a hat, and remember to bring plenty of drinking water if you plan to walk any of the tracks.
  • You might like to take insect repellent to ward off flies during the summer months.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Sawpit Creek picnic area, next to Sawpit Creek and nestled among beautiful black sallee gums is a great place to stop for a picnic or barbecue lunch. It’s easily accessible from Jindabyne and is close to the park entry gates.

When you’ve polished off your lunch and feel like stretching your legs, take off on one of three walking tracks - the short and easy Waterfall walk or Sawpit walk, or the longer Pallaibo track. Keep your eyes open for kangaroos among the trees.

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

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 select contact to get in touch with visitor centre staff.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June 2016 long weekend to end of October 2016 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.
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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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Sawpit Creek picnic area, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer