Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
This self-guided 3km loop track in Kosciuszko National Park is great for birdwatching, bushwalking, and nature photography during the warmer months and is a cross-country skiing or snowshoe track in winter.
- Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 3km loop
- Time suggested
- 1 - 2hrs
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- There is limited mobile reception in this area of Kosciuszko National Park.
- It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
Follow this lovely self-guided loop track from Three Mile Dam campground as it meanders through snow gum woodlands, across snowgrass flats, and past an abandoned ore-crushing battery.
The scenery is nothing short of spectacular here at any time of year. In spring, it’s remarkable for its carpet of wildflowers, with beautiful displays of yellow billy buttons, white silver snow daisies, and pink grass trigger plants. In winter, it becomes a pristine alpine cross-country skiing or snowshoe track, exciting enough to satisfy any snow-lover.
Along the way, keep your eyes out for small mammals and birds that regularly visit here. The endangered eastern pygmy and ringtail possums make their homes in the hollows of old snow gums, as well as crimson rosellas and gang-gang cockatoos that feed on gumnuts and insect galls in the treetops.
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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.
- in the Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in this area close in winter.
Park entry fees apply in winter on Link Road
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 (24hrs).Buy an annual pass.
- Tumut Visitor Centre
(02) 6947 7025
Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
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Fax: (02) 6947 3752
- Tumut Visitor Centre