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Creel Lodge

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Creel Lodge.

Getting there and parking

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    Creel Lodge is located within Kosciuszko National Park at Waste Point, 13km to Jindabyne and 21km to Perisher Valley. To get there from Jindabyne:

    • Drive along Kosciuszko Road, past the park entrance, and take the first right turn, onto Waste Point Road.
    • Continue until you reach the ‘to lodge’ sign on your left
    • Creel Lodge is 200m along the unsealed road

    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.

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Undercover parking is available for 2 vehicles with additional, open parking nearby.


    When booking, please let us know if you would like to split any of the king beds into 2 single beds. If you don't let us know, we'll make them up as king beds.

    Top-floor bedroom (up to 2 people)

    • 1 King bed

    Accessible facilities

    • Bedroom: Space for wheelchair to move around bed Step-free access to bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom 1 (up to 2 people)

    • 1 King bed

    Downstairs bedroom 2 (up to 2 people)

    • 1 King bed

    Downstairs bedroom 3 (up to 2 people)

    • 2 Single beds


    Downstairs ensuite 1

    Flush toilets, Hot showers

    Downstairs ensuite 2

    Flush toilets, Hot showers

    Downstairs ensuite 3

    Flush toilets, Hot showers

    Top-floor ensuite

    Flush toilets, Hot showers

    Top-floor toilet

    Flush toilets


    • Separate dining room with 10-seat table and outdoor eating area.
    • Solar hot water with a gas booster backup.
    • There is mobile phone service, however no Wi-Fi is available. There is a landline phone for local calls.
    • Please leave the property clean and tidy, with cutlery and cooking utensils washed and put away, or additional cleaning fees may be charged.


    • Flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    There is an outdoor fire pit at the lodge. Please bring your own firewood.

    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

    Boat ramp

    If you're bringing your boat, use the Creel Bay boat ramp to access the lake. Launching a boat from other locations in the Waste Point precinct is not permitted.

    Please only drive along approved, sealed roads to reach the boat ramp and lake. Use of management trails is prohibited.

    Drinking water


    • Hot showers

    Electric power

    Outdoor furniture

    Indoor fireplace


    Large kitchen with 1 fridge, a large commercial size oven, dishwasher and microwave. Cooking utensils and cutlery are provided.

    Plates and cutlery

    Pots and pans

    Bed linen

    All linen is supplied and there are plenty of blankets located in each room. You'll need to strip the bed of linen before you leave.


    Gas central heating.


    Living room has a smart flat screen TV, DVD player and Bluetooth stereo system. All bedrooms have smart flat screen TVs.

    Washing machine

    Laundry with a washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board.


    Rubbish bin

    There is a small general waste and recycling bin. On departure, please dispose of all rubbish at the large bins located at the tennis court.

    Step-free access

    There's step-free access from the concrete parking area at the property to the main entrance via a metal ramp.

    • Step-free main entrance to the building

    Accessible doorways

    The main entrance to the lodge has a single doorway that's wider than 850mm with a lever handle and an e-access panel.

    • Accessible doorways, at least 850mm wide, with lever handles

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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.

    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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


    Disability access level - medium

    You can reach the main entrance to the lodge via a metal ramp that leads from the concrete parking area to the top floor. The entrance has a doorway that's wider than 850mm, with a lever handle and e-access pad.

    The top floor of the lodge has:

    • All the facilities like the kitchen, lounge and deck
    • A bedroom with enough space for a wheelchair to get around the bed. There's step-free access to this bedroom.

    The following areas of the lodge are not accessible:

    • The bathrooms on the top floor have doorways that are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
    • The downstairs section of the lodge can only be reached via a narrow staircase and the doorways are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.



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

    If you're fishing by boat, please enter the water via Creel Bay boat ramp. Launching a boat from other locations in the Waste Point precinct is prohibited.



    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.


    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. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

      Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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