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Cooleman Mountain campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

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.

Cooleman Mountain campground in Kosciuszko National Park is a great base for walking or mountain biking and exploring nearby caves and waterfalls.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Firewood, toilet paper
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.
  • Services are available at Cabramurra and Talbingo, around 70km away.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Sheltered by a grove of mountain and snow gums, Cooleman Mountain campground is a quiet base for exploring some of Kosciuszko National Park’s most amazing natural formations. A short drive from the campground takes you to Blue Waterholes within the Cooleman Plain Karst system. While at Blue Waterholes hike along Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks, where you will find a series of spectacular gorges and caves.

Bring your camera too because you’ll want to photograph the incredible geological formations. Eastern grey kangaroos and many species of birds, including crimson rosellas, can also be seen around the campground and further afield.

The campground is just 3km from Coolamine Homestead, a residence built in the early 1900s and still intact, and open between the October and July long weekends each year. It’s well worth the visit while you’re there.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Close to

  • View of Coolamine Homestead buildings in the High Plains area of Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Jennene Cathcart/DPIE

    Coolamine Homestead

    Historic Coolamine Homestead is in the High Plains area of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Learn about colonial heritage as you explore nearby Blue Waterholes and Long Plain. No winter access for vehicles.

 

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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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