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Snowy Region Visitor Centre

Kosciuszko National Park


Snowy Region Visitor Centre, in Jindabyne, is a great place for visitors to get information, brochures, maps and park entry passes before heading into Kosciuszko National Park.

Visitor centres
Kosciuszko National Park
Entry fees

No park entry fees apply at the visitor centre.

Opening times

The Snowy Region Visitor Centre is:

  • 8.30am-4.30pm daily in summer
  • 8.30am-5pm daily in winter (June long weekend to October long weekend)
  • Closed Christmas Day
Please note
  • The visitor centre is located outside the park. Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road.
  • If you're planning a long hike or visiting a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park, ask the visitor centre staff about completing the free online trip intention form.

The Snowy Region Visitor Centre is a welcome stop on the drive from Canberra before entering Kosciuszko National Park.

Staff can help with accommodation in or around the park, advice on the best things to see and do while you’re in the Snowy Mountains, and the latest conditions or closures. There are plenty of brochures to help you plan your Kosciuszko adventure, or buy books, gifts or souvenirs from the shop. You can also pick up a national parks pass that covers entry fees into Kosciuszko, as well as topographic maps and personal locator beacon hire.

Find out more about the park, the landscape, history, Aboriginal heritage and wildlife - spot a corroboree frog in the visitor centre's display. There’s also a small gallery with local art exhibitions, the Parc Cafe for refreshments and a the Snowy Mountains Cinema for those staying in Jindabyne.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Online trip intention form

Are you planning a long hike, off-track and overnight adventures, or visiting a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park? We recommend you fill in a trip intention form and carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for your safety. Find out more about the free trip intention form.

A walker on Illawong walk in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer

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 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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Late afternoon looking over the lake. Photo:Clint & Todd Wright