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Thredbo-Perisher area

Kosciuszko National Park


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.

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In winter, ski or snowboard the slopes at ThredboPerisher or Charlotte Pass. Perisher is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Try cross country skiing or snowshoe the pristine trails amongst twisted snow gums.

As the snow melts you'll discover a walker's paradise. Tracks range from short riverside strolls and moderate day walks, to multi-day hikes. Conquer Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, on the Thredbo to Kosciuszko walk. You can also take the longer Summit trail or Main Range walk. Have your camera ready for mountain panoramas, dazzling summer wildflowers, and the famous Snowy River.

Thrill seekers can hit some of Australia's best mountain bike runs, including Thredbo Valley track. The scenery is also a stunning backdrop for festivals, summer fishing, or even a wedding at historic Bullocks Hut.

The alpine herb fields, snow grass and boulders hide rare plants and animals, like mountain pygmy-possums. Though you're more likely to see wombats, crimson rosellas or a wedge-tailed eagle.

With year-round alpine activities you'll need several days to make the most of the Snowies. Why not pitch your tent at a riverside campground, or stay at Creel Lodge overlooking Lake Jindabyne.

Highlights in this park

Perisher Range Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: A Lloyd/ Perisher



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Bullocks Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold


Bullocks Hut

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Illawong walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer


Illawong walk

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Parc Cafe, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH


Parc Cafe

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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


Alpine adventures

From Spring, the Snowy Mountains swaps snow for a glorious blanket of alpine wildflowers, bucket list walking tracks and epic mountain bike trails. Explore limestone caves or wet your line - there's tasty trout to be caught to fuel your alpine adventure at the top of Australia.

Explore NSW's Snowy Mountains. Photo: Tim Clark


  • in 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 (154KB doc).

    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:
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
    • 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:
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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer