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Snowy Region Visitor Centre

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees

No park entry fees apply at the visitor centre.

Opening times

The Snowy Region Visitor Centre is open 8.30am-5pm daily (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, drop into the visitor centre to complete a trip intention form and hire a PLB. Hires available 8.30am to 4.15pm daily.

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

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Kosciuszko 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 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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Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne, gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH.