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Gungarlin River campground

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Remote Gungarlin River campground is nestled beside the Gungarlin River, in Kosciuszko National Park, an hour's drive from Jindabyne. Accessed by 4WD only, it's a great place to spend your time fishing, mountain biking, horse riding and walking the Botherum Plain.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 9
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Entry fees

Park entry fees don't apply to access this campground.

Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Access to this campground is by 4WD vehicle only.
  • 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 in a remote location, so you'll need to bring all your supplies with you.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable. Please arrive well prepared for your visit, especially in winter.

Gungarlin River campground is a peaceful spot nestled among black sallee trees beside the crystal-clear Gungarlin River. Around 50km drive from Jindabyne via a 4WD-only trail, it’s a great place to get back to nature.

Enjoy summer fishing in the river, or explore the management trails on a bushwalk, mountain bike or horse ride. You’ll find historic alpine huts dotted throughout the area, including nearby Botherum Plain Hut, and Daveys Hut which was built in 1909. To get there, cross the river at the bridge and follow the walking track heading northwest for 2km. Napthalis Homestead site is 1.5km further along the plain.

If you’re lucky, you’ll have this remote campground all to yourself, aside from the local wildlife. Red-necked wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos can often be seen bounding across the plains. At dusk, keep an eye out for wombats and ring-tailed possums that come down to the river to drink.

In spring and summer, the frost hollow grasslands are covered in yellow native daisies. At 1300m in elevation, temperatures can fall well below zero in winter, so it’s best to visit during the warmer months.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

    Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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