Cooinbil Hut campground
High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
Extended closure in 2024
This area will be closed from 4 April 2024 to 4 October 2024 (inclusive) for critical feral pest control operations. Read more about this closure.
Cooinbil Hut campground offers a wide range of activities within Kosciuszko National Park, from horse riding and mountain biking to fishing and birdwatching.
|Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle , Camping with horses
|Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
|What to bring
Access roads to this campground are closed in winter (June to October long weekends).
There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
|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.
Maximum length of stay is 14 days at this campground and 21 days in this national park.
Cooinbil Hut is a reminder of how pastoralists lived on the high country plains of Kosciuszko National Park during the early 1900s. Looking out over treeless Long Plain and the headwaters of Murrumbidgee River, it’s now the central feature of Cooinbil Hut campground, open to everyone. This is a prime spot for anyone wanting to explore the northern attractions of the national park.
This campground is packed with activities to fill your day, including walking, fishing at nearby streams, setting up a picnic and exploring local heritage sites. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, then stack the mountain bike on the car for a heart-racing ride through grassy woodlands.
You can also bring your horse if you have one, as Cooinbil Hut campground is great for horse riding adventures and offers facilities to accommodate large vehicles and loading ramps. Ghost Gully campground is an alternative area which can accommodate horse facilities such as portable horse yards.
Snow gums surround the campground and rare flowering plants, such as monaro golden daisies and Australian anchor plant, take centre stage in spring. Gang-gang cockatoos and crimson rosellas can be found all year round, so remember to pack your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching.
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An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6947 7025
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- 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