Creel Bay cottages
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
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
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
- 2WD vehicles
- 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
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
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
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.
- 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).Buy annual pass