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Cooinbil Hut campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 


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.

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

Access roads to this campground are closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.

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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

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. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer


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