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Creel Bay cottages

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Set in bushland with views of Lake Jindabyne, Creel Bay cottages are the perfect retreat for nature-lovers. Spend your days fishing, hiking and cycling in Kosciuszko National Park, or visit in winter to enjoy snow sports in Perisher and Guthega.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 3
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, boat ramp, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Shampoo and soap, food supplies, ice, firewood
Price Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking. Minimum stays may apply.
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

For a tranquil weekend away, head to Creel Bay cottages in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park. Perfect for families or small groups, the cottages make an ideal base to discover the rugged beauty of the Snowy Mountains.

Once you’ve unpacked and settled in, it’s time to explore. Take a bushwalk along nearby Waterfall walking track or travel a bit further to see glacier-carved landscapes along Main Range walk. Experienced hikers can head to the top of Australia’s highest peak on Mount Kosciuszko Summit trail, and intrepid cyclists will enjoy the thrills of Thredbo Valley track’s adventure rides.

Snow enthusiasts will find themselves close to the action in winter, with the cottages less than half an hour away from Perisher Valley.

If you don’t feel like travelling far, there’s plenty to see and do right on your doorstep. Fish for trout and go for a paddle in Lake Jindabyne, or simply enjoy the water views as you relax on the verandah. 

As you explore this area, keep an eye out – you may spot the eastern grey kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and possums that call this place home.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Waterfall walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

    Waterfall walking track

    Waterfall walking track is ideal for a bushwalk, easy jog, and even birdwatching through Kosciuszko National Park, close to Jindabyne.

  • Two mountain bike riders cycle along a winding dirt section of the lower Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

    Thredbo Valley track adventure rides

    Experienced mountain bike riders can get their thrills on Thredbo Valley track in Kosciuszko National Park. From the world-class 35km ride, to short technical sections, try these adventure options.

  • A man sits at a picnic table at Thredbo River picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/DPIE

    Thredbo River picnic area

    With its idyllic river setting, Thredbo River picnic area, near Jindabyne, is a popular rest stop while walking and fishing; take advantage of the free barbecues.


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.

Seamans Hut along the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.


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  • 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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