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The Pines Cottage

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about The Pines Cottage.

Getting there and parking

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    The Pines Cottage is part of a historic complex of buildings that include Currango Homestead and Daffodil 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, 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, 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: 4 queen beds and 7 king single beds. 4 bedrooms in the main building, and 2 bedrooms in a detached building.
    • There's no hot water at this cottage. For hot showers, you can heat water on the stove to use in the shower.
    • Outside the cottage is a private shelter with gas barbecue, gas hotplate and picnic table. There's also a fire ring.
    • To keep prices low, please clean and tidy the property or additional fees may apply. Cleaning products are provided.
    • Rubbish bins are not available. Take all rubbish with you when you leave. 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.


    There are 2 flushable toilets to the right of the shower room. Toilet paper is not provided.

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    Firewood is supplied 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.


    There's a detached enclosed outdoor shower room with bucket shower (cold water).

    • Cold showers

    Indoor fireplace

    Open fireplace in the lounge room.


    Wood stove oven, kitchen table and chairs. There's an electric fridge with freezer on the verandah.

    Plates and cutlery

    Pots and pans

    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).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access



    A maximum of 10 horses are permitted at the Currango precinct at any one time. 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 registered at the time of booking. A nominal fee applies. Please call 1300 072 757 to book the horse bays.


    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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