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High Plains area

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango’s heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko’s wild north-east corner.

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Venture off the Snowy Mountains Highway, between Tumut and Cooma, to discover this remote but rewarding corner of Kosciuszko National Park.

In summer, camp at popular Blue Waterholes campground, or one of the horse-friendly campgrounds, like Ghost Gully campground on Long Plain. Pitch your tent or trailer then set off amongst the treeless plains, snow grass valleys and mountain woodland. Explore the limestone gorges, caves and waterfall along Clarke Gorge walk or Nichols Gorge walk

Mosquito Run is a favourite with mountain bikers and horse riders, taking in historic Hainsworth Hut and Old Currango Homestead. Enjoy the views from Batlow Rocks at Tantangara Dam, or from Tantangara Mountain near Rocky Plains. You can even try part of the epic Australian Alps walking track or Bicentennial trail which pass through this area, visiting Oldfields Hut on Murray Gap trail.

For a real taste of this area’s rich colonial heritage, rustic Currango Homestead and its charming cottages offer group or exclusive accommodation.

Nearby, Tantangara Dam is a popular summer spot for fishing and boating. Yarrangobilly Caves, Kiandra, and Selwyn Snow Resort are less than 1 hour away.

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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

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Snowy Mountains Highway

Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Adaminaby, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Snowy Mountains Highway, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

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High Plains, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer