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Kiandra heritage precinct

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Explore the early history of goldmining at Kiandra heritage precinct in Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby with hiking, fishing and skiing.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Opening times
The buildings within the Kiandra heritage precinct are open for guided tours when numbers are sufficient. To book, call Tumut & Region Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025.
Please note

  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water, and it’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out on the area's walking tracks.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Please be aware that no fuel is available at Kiandra.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

There are so many fascinating stories to explore at Kiandra heritage precinct. This was the birthplace of snow skiing in Australia and saw the shortest and coldest gold rush in 1860.

Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet, Pattinsons Hut (now a museum) and Matthews Cottage are all open for behind-the-scenes heritage tours. With the help of volunteers, NSW National Parks has been restoring these buildings in recent years as part of the Kiandra Project, which also holds open days throughout the year.

Kiandra is close to many of Kosciuszko’s famous attractions, so you can choose to stay at Wolgal Hut, camp at Three Mile Dam, go walking along Kiandra heritage track or Goldseekers track, ski at Mount Selwyn, or go trout fishing in Eucumbene River.

Kiandra also provides an access point to the renowned Australian Alps walking track.

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 contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October 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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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Kiandra heritage precinct, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer