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Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

A driving tour along Alpine Way Drive in Kosciuszko National Park offers spectacular scenic mountain views, historic and Aboriginal heritage, with camping and walking options.

Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
108km one-way
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • Alpine Way is steep, narrow and winding between Khancoban and Thredbo, and subject to rockfalls after rain. This section is not recommended for vehicles towing large caravans. Read more about Alpine Way's road quality.

For sweeping mountain views and unending vistas that are sure to clear the head, try a car touring adventure along the magnificent Alpine Way. Linking Jindabyne in the southern reaches of Kosciuszko National Park to Khancoban, near the Victorian border, it’s an iconic road trip for all ages.

Winding through tall mountain forests and past the dramatic western fall of the main range, snow-capped peaks can be seen from winter through to spring. You’ll be driving a path well-travelled, rich with historic significance. Aboriginal people travelled this route to the high country, and more recently, it was used as a drover’s stock route and for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Pack as much or as little adventure into your road trip as you like, with spectacular walking, fishing and mountain biking options along the way. There’s a range of accommodation options on offer too, from Thredbo Alpine Village, to riverside camping at Tom Groggin and Geehi Flats.

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

Operated by

  • Khancoban Visitor Centre
  • 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
  • (02) 6076 9373
  • (02) 6076 9382
  • (02) 6076 9567
  • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642

Park info

  • in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Khancoban area is open all year, but access along the Khancoban to Cabramurra Road is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way

    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.

    Entry passes available from Khancoban Visitor Centre's 24-hour vending machines. 

    See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • 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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See more visitor info
Alpine Way, Kosciuszko National Park Photo: Elinor Sheargold