Island Bend campground
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020
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2021 snow season
The NSW snow season opens 12 June 2021. The only requirement for entry to Kosciuszko National Park is a valid NSW Parks Pass, however if you're planning to camp overnight you must pre-book your campground or campsite before leaving home.
Check with your ski resort for specific COVID-19 restrictions and read our COVID-19 updates to learn more about snow play and other restrictions this year.
Pitch your tent or pull up your camper at secluded Island Bend campground, near Perisher. It’s a great base for some of the best walks, biking, fishing and kayaking in Kosciuszko National Park.
|Number of campsites||70|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
This quiet campground offers plenty of space for families and solo travellers. Set up camp down by the Snowy River or opt for a flat site up the hill, where there was once a major community involved in the mighty Snowy Mountain Hydro scheme construction.
Bring your canoe or lilo and spend a relaxing afternoon paddling the clear waters of the Snowy River. Throw a fishing line in, or give your legs a workout on alpine mountain bike trails.
From the campground you can explore the nearby attractions of Perisher Valley. Charlotte Pass is 30 mins up the road if you’re keen to tackle the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk. Just up Guthega Road you’ll find the impressive Guthega Power Station, gateway to the historic huts along the Whites River corridor. Or lace up for back country hiking or skiing opportunities in the Jagungal wilderness.
After a day packed with alpine adventures, retreat to the calm of Island Bend campground. Cool off in the river and refuel with a barbecue or fresh-caught fish, as the local roos, red-necked wallabies and wombats look on curiously.
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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
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- 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).Buy annual pass