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Numbananga Lodge

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Numbananga Lodge is located at Smiggin Holes, in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park.

You'll need to visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre during opening hours to check in and pay your $300 security deposit, before you can access the lodge. 

To get to the lodge from Jindabyne:

Summer access

  • From the visitor centre, drive along Kosciuszko Road for around 31km to reach Smiggin Holes.
  • Turn right at Corroboree Road directly after the Smiggin Holes workshop.
  • Continue along Corroboree Road and veer left at the first intersection onto an unnamed road.
  • Numbananga Lodge is the last building at the end of this road. There's parking at the lodge at this time of year.

Winter access

There’s no direct vehicle access to the lodge in winter. Check road conditions with the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for the best way to travel to the lodge. 

  • From the visitor centre, drive along Kosciuszko Road for around 3km then turn left onto Alpine Way.
  • Follow Alpine Way around 17km and turn right at Bullocks Flat to the SkiTube carpark.
  • Catch the SkiTube from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley Terminal.
  • Use Hans Oversnow Transport service to travel to the lodge in Smiggin Holes.
  • You can also use the free shuttle service from Perisher Valley to Smiggin Holes from 7.30am to 5.30pm. This service doesn't stop directly at Numbananga Lodge. You'll need to carry your bags about 450m from the shuttle stop on Kosciuszko Road to the lodge.

Alternative winter access, if snow conditions allow

  • From the visitor centre, drive along Kosciuszko Road for around  31km to reach Smiggin Holes.
  • Turn right at Corroboree Road directly after the Smiggin Holes workshop.
  • Stop at the drop-off point on Corroborree Road, just before the closed road barrier. 
  • You'll need to unload your bags at this drop-off area and walk 100m up the unnamed road to the lodge.
  • Park at Sawpit Creek carpark, 16km from Smiggin Holes, near the Kosciuszko Road park entrance. Park entry fees apply. You'll need to organise your own transport to the lodge, as there's no public transport.

Road quality

All 2WD vehicles must 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

  • Snow chains required after snow


In summer

  • Parking is available at the lodge for 2 vehicles (park entry fees apply). Please park in the driveway, which is about 10m from the lodge.

In winter

  • There’s no vehicle access to the lodge. Park at Bullocks Flat and catch the SkiTube to Perisher, then take oversnow transport to Smiggin Holes. Fees apply for the SkiTube and oversnow transport. Bullocks Flat carpark is free. Park entry fees are included in the SkiTube price.
  • You can also park at Sawpit Creek carpark, 16km from Perisher, near the Kosciuszko Road park entrance. Park entry fees apply. You'll need to organise your own transport to the lodge, as there's no public transport.


  • Numbananga Lodge is fully furnished and includes 3 bedrooms and heating.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
  • All bed linen and towels are provided.
  • There’s an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room with television and Blu-ray player.
  • The lodge has a bathroom with shower and toilet, a separate toilet, laundry with washing machine, and a clothes drying room.
  • The kitchen includes a gas stove top with electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. Basic kitchenware, cutlery, crockery and glassware is provided.
  • There’s a gas barbecue on the verandah.
  • There is mobile phone service but Wi-Fi is not available.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with kitchen items washed and put away or additional cleaning fees may be charged.
  • Rubbish and recycling bins are provided.
  • Ski and snowboard hire, lift tickets and lessons are available in Smiggin Holes and Perisher Valley.
  • Mountain bike hire is available in Jindabyne. A bike locker is provided at the lodge.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water


  • 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.

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 + 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



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.

Map of Numbananga Lodge location in Kosciuszko National Park. Book now

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. 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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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer