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Long Plain Hut campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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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.

Long Plain Hut campground is a great launch pad for mountain biking, hiking, fishing and horse riding adventures in the High Plains of northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle , Camping with horses
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, 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
  • Sites are unmarked and are not powered.
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days at this campground and 21 days in this national park.
  • This campground is popular with horse riders. A designated, signposted area for camping with horses is located on the left 200m before you reach Long Plain Hut.

Easily accessed from Cooma or Tumut via Snowy Mountains Highway, this free campground is a perfect base to explore northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Set up your caravan or pitch your tent with a view of historic Long Plain Hut, nestled among sub-alpine bushland dotted with snow gum and candlebark trees. Over 100 years old, the weatherboard hut is one of many historic alpine huts to discover in the high plains.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and set out on one of the many walking tracks or mountain bike trails. With its own horse yards, the campground is also a great option if you want to camp with horses and discover this area’s trails on horseback.

Head further along Long Plain Road to Cooinbil Hut, and Coolamine Homestead. The high country heritage of Kiandra and natural wonders of Yarrangobilly Caves are a short drive away.

In spring, the heath and sod tussock grassland burst with wildflowers. It’s also the start of trout fishing season, so cast your line in the fresh, clear waters of high country streams, or the Murrumbidgee River and Tantangara Dam. If you’re lucky, you may catch a tasty dinner to barbecue as you relax back at your scenic campground.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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