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Currango Homestead

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Currango Homestead.

Getting there and parking

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    Currango Homestead is part of an historic complex of buildings that include Daffodil Cottage and The Pines Cottage. Located in northern Kosciuszko National Park, the properties are about 3 hours drive from Canberra, 1.5 hours from Tumut and 2 hours from Cooma.

    To get there from Cooma/Adaminaby:

    • Take the Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby for approximately 46km
    • Turn right onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
    • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango.

     To get there from Tumut:

    • Access is not possible via Long Plain Road if Tantangara Dam has a flooded crossing. Contact Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 for the latest water levels.
    • From Tumut, take the Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 111km
    • Turn left onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
    • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Tantantgara Causeway can sometimes be closed due to flooding. Please contact the Tumut office on (02) 6947 7025 prior to setting out.

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather

    Parking

    Parking is available a short walk from the homestead.

    Facilities

    • Currango Homestead is shared accommodation where you can hire 1 or more rooms. A caretaker lives on site, in one section of the homestead.
    • The homestead has a furnished lounge room with fireplace, kitchen with electric stove and oven, kettle, basic cooking utensils and crockery, dining room with table and chairs and fireplace, bathroom with hot shower and bath, and 4 bedrooms.
    • Bedding configuration: 1 double bed + 1 single bed, 1 double bed + 1 single bed + cot, 1 single bed, 2 single beds.
    • There is an electric fridge with freezer.
    • The homestead toilets are in a detached building (toilet paper provided). There is no outside lighting.
    • There is a gas barbecue on the verandah.
    • There is no television, DVD player or stereo.
    • To keep prices low, please clean and tidy the property when you leave, or additional fees may apply. Cleaning products are provided.
    • Rubbish bins are not available. Please take all rubbish with you when you leave, or additional fees may be charged. 
    • Please bring your own garbage bags.
    • There's eco-friendly solar power for lighting. There is no power for personal electrical devices, including phone chargers, hairdryers and electric blankets.
    • The horse yard is a short drive from the accommodation. You'll need to provide feed and water.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    Firewood is supplied for indoor fireplaces. Guests are responsible for splitting the firewood and supervising fires.

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

    Drinking water

    There's eco-friendly solar power for water. All water must be boiled or treated before drinking.

    Showers

    • Hot showers

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Permitted

    Horses

    A maximum of 10 horses are permitted at the Currango precinct at any one time. Please read and comply with the code of practice for horse riding in parks.

    Prohibited

    Amplified music, candles and unregistered vehicles/motorbikes are not permitted.

    Camping

    Caravans and camping are not permitted within the Currango precinct.

    Drones

    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

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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