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Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation.

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From Jindabyne to Tumut, NSW's largest national park will keep you busy for a weekend or for weeks. Ski or snowboard the highest runs in the country at Thredbo and Perisher, or visit Selwyn. Try cross-country skiing. Hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, or descend underground to magical Yarrangobilly Caves.

Adventure seekers can get their thrills on the many walks and mountain bike trails. Why not challenge yourself on Main Range walk or ride popular Thredbo Valley track. Saddle up for a horse ride in the High Plains or near Khancoban.

There are also historic huts, dazzling wildflowers, and awe-inspiring lookout views to discover. Need inspiration? Ask at the park's visitor centres about tours, or learn about Kosciuszko's gold mining heritage at Kiandra.

There's great fishing and paddling in the lower Snowy and upper Murray rivers. Throw a line in a mountain stream or reservoir like Blowering, Eucumbene and Tantangara. The scenic Alpine Way and Snowy Mountains Highway drives are the perfect way to get around and see it all.

After a day exploring this certified Ecotourism Destination, relax at a riverside campground. You can also book your own mountain cottage to recharge for a new day of adventures.

There are 7 areas in this park:

A skier on the slopes at Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Steve Cuff, Destination NSW

Thredbo-Perisher area

Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.

Halfway Flat campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Lower Snowy River area

The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River, explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride. See another side of the Snowy Mountain...

Behrs Flat campground. Photo: Murray van der Veer

Khancoban area

Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin's camp spots, fishing and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views, or explore huts and hikes in the J...

Wolgal Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Selwyn area

The Selwyn area is your perfect base to enjoy family-friendly Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra. Explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park.

A couple tour Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Destination NSW

Yarrangobilly area

The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks a...

Humes Crossing campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Tumut area

The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of th...

Currango Homestead fence, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Copyright Murray Vanderveer

High Plains area

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...

Contact

  • in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Opening times

    Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June 2016 long weekend to end of October 2016 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 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners can download the exemption form (89KB pdf).

    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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    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      (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.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
    • 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 NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer