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Perisher

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Perisher.

Getting there and parking

Perisher is in the Perisher-Thredbo area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Drive along Kosciuszko Road for approximately 33km to Perisher Valley
  • In winter, you can also park at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way, and ride the Skitube to Perisher Valley (fees apply for Skitube)

Road quality

Sealed roads.

All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow

Parking

Parking is available at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega, including several designated disabled spots. Free day and overnight car and bus parking is available at Bullocks Flat Skitube, off Alpine Way. There’s also limited overnight parking at Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes lodges.

Facilities

In winter, Perisher resort offers a range of accommodation with amenities to suit all ages and budgets. You can also find shops, hire gear, cafes and restaurants, ATM, education centre and the Skitube Alpine Railway in the Perisher area.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Cafe/kiosk

Carpark

Drinking water

Public phone

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

  • Skitube terminal buildings and the lower level of the Perisher Centre have wheelchair access.
  • Skiers with disability are welcome to use the resort, however they will need to bring any specialised equipment they may require. They can also contact Disabled Wintersport Australia for more information and assistance.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.


Perisher

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    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.

    Passes: Day passes, 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 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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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 NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Perisher Range Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: A Lloyd/Perisher