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Snowy Mountains Highway

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Adaminaby, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Where
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
129km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Price
Free
Please note
Fuel is available at Cooma, Adaminaby and Tumut, please make sure you’ve got enough in the tank before entering the park.

Snowy Mountains Highway is not only a gorgeous scenic driving route through Australia's high country, but also the access road into northern Kosciuszko National Park and the many activities this region of NSW offers. So load up your vehicle with family or friends and take a road trip to the south of the state.

Bring your walking shoes and enjoy short historic walks, such as Kiandra heritage track, or longer strolls to scenic lookouts, such as Landers Falls lookout. Guided or self-guided tours of Yarrangobilly Caves can be followed by a swim in a nearby thermal pool; there’s nothing quite like soaking in 27-degree water when there’s snow on the ground.

In summer, more trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding can be reached from Tantangara Road. Enjoy heritage accommodation at nearby Currango Homestead, or there are various wheelchair-friendly places to camp and enjoy a barbecue, such as Blue Waterholes campground. Over winter, join the frosty fun at Selwyn Snowfields.

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

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Snowy Mountains Highway, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer