High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
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
- Currango trail access See on map
Tantantgara Causeway can sometimes be closed due to flooding. Please contact the Tumut office on (02) 6947 7025 prior to setting out.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available a short walk from the homestead.
- 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.
- Flush toilets
Firewood is supplied for indoor fireplaces. Guests are responsible for splitting the firewood and supervising fires.
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
There's eco-friendly solar power for water. All water must be boiled or treated before drinking.
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
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.
Amplified music, candles and unregistered vehicles/motorbikes are not permitted.
Caravans and camping are not permitted within the Currango precinct.
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.
- in the High Plains area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
Long Plain Road and Tantangara Road (beyond the dam wall) are closed in winter from June to October long weekends. This period may be extended so it’s a good idea to contact the Tumut Visitor Centre. Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
No park entry fees apply in the High Plains area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass