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Gungarlin River campground

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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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 6
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 Free.
Entry fees

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

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Access to this campground is by 4WD vehicle only.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • 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.
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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

 

Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

 

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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. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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Picnic table and fire ring under trees at Gungarlin River campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Andrew Miller/OEH