Bullocks Hill campground

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 


Bullocks Hill campground is a great summer base for horse riding, mountain biking, fishing and bushwalking in northern Kosciuszko National Park, between Kiandra and Yarrangobilly Caves.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle , Camping with horses
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water
Opening times

Closed from June long weekend to October long weekend.

Group bookings Bookings for up to 5 sites and 20 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
Please note
  • Bullocks Hill campground is closed in winter, from the June long weekend to the October long weekend.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days at this campground and 21 days in this national park.
  • This campground is popular during school holidays.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.

Nestled among sub-alpine plains and frost hollows, just off Snowy Mountains Highway, Bullocks Hill campground is a great base to explore northern Kosciuszko National Park.

The campground’s a popular place for camping with horses, with a horse yard onsite. Saddle up and explore the trails and high country huts including Millers Hut to the north, and Witzes Hut further along Bullocks Hill trail. The cool climate makes it ideal for bushwalking and mountain biking in summer.

Watch for kangaroos and wallabies bounding across the open plains, as the unmistakable ‘squeaky gate’ sounds of gang-gang cockatoos echo above. You might see pipit birds foraging on the ground and darting out of the grassy woodlands.

Why not take a scenic drive to discover the huts and heritage along Long Plain and Blue Waterholes? Yarrangobilly Caves is a short drive up the highway. Or, spend your days fishing for trout in the Murrumbidgee and Eucumbene Rivers, or Tantangara Dam.

Autumn brings cold nights, perfect for a campfire. While there’s no access in winter, it’s worth visiting in spring, when the plains bloom with purple hovea, orange shaggy peas, and yellow billy buttons.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/bullocks-hill-campground/local-alerts


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All the practical information you need to know about Bullocks Hill campground.

Getting there and parking

Bullocks Hill campground is in the Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Cooma:

  • Follow the Snowy Mountains Highway for around 100km
  • Turn right onto Bullocks Hill trail and continue for around 6km until you reach the campground.

From Tumut:

  • Follow the Snowy Mountains Highway for around 78km
  • Turn left onto Bullocks Hill trail and continue for around 6km until you reach the campground.

Road access and conditions

Road closures:

  • Please check the weather and road conditions before you set out, as this campground may not be accessible after snow or rain.
  • Bullocks Hill trail, Long Plain Road and Tantangara Road (beyond the dam wall) are closed in winter.

Snow chains:

  • 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.
    • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only


    Parking is available at Bullocks Hill campground.


    • There are no rubbish bins at this campground, so please take all rubbish away with you.
    • A loading ramp, hitching rails and yard is available for horses. Bring electrical tape and an energiser if you would like to divide the yard into smaller areas.
    • The nearest fuel and supplies are located in Adaminaby, Cooma, Talbingo, or Tumut. Limited services in Cabramurra.


    • Non-flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)


    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.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    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 - hard

    This campground has a natural dirt surface which may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair.

    Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.


    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    You'll need to bring your own supply of firewood.



    You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.

    Gathering firewood



    Please don't tie your horses to trees in the national park.


    Hunting, chainsaws and fossicking are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.


    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.

    Learn more

    Bullocks Hill campground is in Selwyn area. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Kiandra's claims to fame

    Kiandra Heritage track, Kosciszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/NSW Government

    The discovery of gold at Kiandra in 1859 attracted up to 10,000 prospectors hoping to strike it rich. Just 18 months later, after harsh winters and falling gold finds, only a few hundred gold miners remained. It's remembered as one of Australia’s shortest gold rushes, not to mention it’s highest (and coldest). In 1861, Kiandra became the birthplace of skiing in Australia, when Norwegian gold miners fashioned skis from fence palings. By the 1870s regular ski carnivals were arranged, and Australia had its first official ski slope here. Mining continued into the 1930s, with grazing and winter skiing also keeping the community alive. Before devastating fires in 2019-2020, four buildings still stood here, including Kiandra Courthouse, which had served as a courthouse, private residence, ski chalet, hotel and bar.

    Plants and animals protected in this park


    • Bare-nosed wombat. Photo: Keith Gillett

      Bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

      A large, squat marsupial, the Australian bare-nosed wombat is a burrowing mammal found in coastal forests and mountain ranges across NSW and Victoria. The only other remaining species of wombat in NSW, the endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat, was considered extinct until relatively recently.

    • A juvenile platypus saved by National Parks and Wildlife staff. Photo: M Bannerman/OEH

      Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

      One of the most fascinating and unusual Australian animals, the duck-billed platypus, along with the echidna, are the only known monotremes, or egg-laying mammals, in existence. The platypus is generally found in permanent river systems and lakes in southern and eastern NSW and east and west of the Great Dividing Range.

    • Wedge-tailed eagle. Photo: Kelly Nowak

      Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax)

      With a wingspan of up to 2.5m, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. These Australian animals are found in woodlands across NSW, and have the ability to soar to heights of over 2km. If you’re bird watching, look out for the distinctive diamond-shaped tail of the eagle.


    • Billy Button flowers at Peery Lake picnic area. Photo: Dinitee Haskard OEH

      Billy buttons (Craspedia spp. )

      Billy buttons are attractive Australian native plants that are widespread throughout eastern NSW in dry forest, grassland and alpine regions such as Kosciuszko National Park. The golden-yellow globe-shaped flowers are also known as woollyheads. Related to the daisy, billy buttons are an erect herb growing to a height of 50cm.

    Environments in this area