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Historic huts restoration and maintenance

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

High country huts dotted throughout Kosciuszko National Park and the surrounding area are now recognised as important NSW heritage structures. Volunteer with Kosciuszko Huts Association if you have an interest in being actively involved in historic huts restoration and maintenance.

Work
Heritage restoration
When

Summer and spring months. Numerous activities are held, see the Kosciuszko Huts Association website for details.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Grade
Medium
Price

Kosciuszko Huts Association annual membership: $40 per person, $60 per family. Group memberships also available.

Meeting point
Details given on registration.
More information

Registration required. Visit the Kosciuszko Huts Association website to register.

High country huts and homesteads – built by stockmen, prospectors, skiers, recreational fishing people and the Snowy Mountain Hydro-electric Authority – are now recognised as important NSW heritage structures. They are also strikingly beautiful pieces of history dotted throughout the alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park, Brindabella National Park, and Bimberi Nature Reserve. Each one of them is unique. Many of these historic huts have only survived decay because of efforts by Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA). Volunteer to be part of this ongoing, successful conservation work.

KHA is always open to new members who have an interest in historic huts restoration and maintenance. The organisation is even quite historic itself, having been formed back in 1971. Huts are now cared for cooperatively by KHA and NSW National Parks. Annual registration fees are heavily reduced for members who attend working days or events.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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.

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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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Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer