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Daffodil Cottage

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Daffodil Cottage.

Getting there and parking

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    Daffodil Cottage is part of a historic complex of buildings that include Currango Homestead 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 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

    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 is available a short walk from the cottage.


    • Bedding configuration: 2 bedrooms. 1 queen bed and 3 single beds.
    • There's no hot water at this cottage. For hot showers, you can heat water on the stove to use in the shower.
    • There's no television, DVD player or stereo.
    • Please clean and tidy the property when you leave or additional fees may apply. Cleaning products are provided.
    • Rubbish bins are not available. Take all rubbish with you on departure, or additional fees may be charged. Bring your own garbage bags.
    • The cottage has eco-friendly solar power for lighting. There is no power for personal electrical devices, including phone chargers, hairdryers and electric blankets.


    A private pit toilet is located 20m from the back door of the cottage. There is no outside lighting and toilet paper is not provided.

    • Non-flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    There's a private shelter outside with gas barbecue, gas hotplate and picnic table. There's also a fire ring. Firewood is for indoor use only. Guests are responsible for splitting the firewood and supervising fires.

    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

    Drinking water

    The cottage has eco-friendly solar power for water. All water must be boiled or treated before drinking.


    • Cold showers


    The verandah has an electric fridge with freezer.

    Indoor fireplace

    Open fireplace in the lounge room.


    Wood stove oven, kettle, kitchen table and chairs.

    Plates and cutlery

    Pots and pans

    Outside shower

    Outdoor shower room with bucket shower (cold water) on the verandah.

    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 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).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Daffodil Cottage is not wheelchair accessible. 



    A maximum of 5 horses are permitted under the Daffodil Cottage booking at any one time. Please read and comply with the code of practice for horse riding in parks. There is a horse yard (1 paddock) a short drive from the accommodation. You’ll need to provide feed and water. There is a limit of 1 horse per guest, subject to availability. Horses must be booked when the accommodation is booked. A nominal fee applies.


    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

    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.

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