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Creel Bay cottages

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Creel Bay cottages.

Getting there and parking

Creel Bay cottages are located at Creel Bay, in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park.

From Creel Bay, it’s around 13km to Jindabyne and 21km to Perisher Valley. 

To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Drive along Kosciuszko Road, pass the park entrance, and take the first right onto Waste Point Road.
  • Continue until you reach the ‘to lodge’ sign on your left
  • Creel Bay cottages are 150m along the unsealed road on the left

Road quality

It’s compulsory for all 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow


Parking is available at each cottage for up to 3 cars.


  • Each cottage has 3 bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have a queen bed and bedroom 3 has 2 single beds.
  • The cottages are fully furnished and have reverse cycle air-conditioning in each room
  • Each cottage has a fully self-contained kitchen. The kitchen includes an electric stove top with electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. Basic kitchenware, cutlery, crockery and glassware is provided.
  • There is a laundry in each cottage with washing machine and clothes dryer
  • All bed linen and towels are provided
  • The open-plan dining and living room has a television and Blu-ray player
  • There is a gas barbecue on the verandah and an outdoor setting with tables and chairs
  • There is mobile phone service, but Wi-Fi is not available
  • Each cottage has a small general waste and recycling bin. On departure, please dispose of all rubbish at the large bins located at the tennis court.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with kitchen items washed and put away or additional cleaning fees may be charged
  • Ski and snowboard hire, lift tickets and lessons are available from Jindabyne or at Thredbo, Charlottes Pass, Smiggin Holes and Perisher Valley.
  • Mountain bike hire is available in Jindabyne, Crackenback Resort and Thredbo Resort. You can book mountain bike and hiking experiences with local commercial tour operators.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Boat ramp


Drinking water


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Wildlife safety

Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.


Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.


Water skiing, other water sport activities and hiking are permitted in this area.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.




Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

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Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of 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 from purchase); 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 NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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