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Long Plain Hut campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Long Plain Hut campground.

Getting there and parking

Long Plain Hut campground is in the High Plains area of Northern Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Cooma:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway towards Kiandra and Mt Selwyn around 124km
  • Turn right onto Long Plain Road and drive 5km along the unsealed road
  • Turn left onto the access road for Long Plain Hut and follow 1km to the campground

From Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway south towards Talbingo and Kiandra around 75km
  • Turn left onto Long Plain Road and drive 5km along the unsealed road
  • Turn left onto the access road for Long Plain Hut and follow 1km to the campground

Road conditions and access

  • There's no vehicle access to this campground in winter, and roads may close in extreme weather.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Long Plain Road can become boggy when it rains.
  • It's recommended that all vehicles carry snow chains from June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Long Plain Hut campground, including access for larger vehicles and horse floats.

Facilities

  • Long Plain Hut has horse yards. Remember to bring portable yards to separate horses.
  • Hitching rails are provided.     
  • There are no bins at Long Plain Hut campground so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.
  • The nearest fuel and supplies are located in Adaminaby, Cooma, Talbingo, or Tumut. Limited services in Cabramurra.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Permitted only in designated fire pits for campfires. Please don’t create fire scars on the ground.

Camping

Please camp within the bollards at this campground. No camping outside the designated area.

Cycling

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided, but deadfall timber may be collected from the park or you can bring your own supply (chainsaws not permitted).

Generators

Horses

  • Horse trailers and floats are permitted.
  • A designated, signposted area for camping with horses is located on your left, 200m before you reach Long Plain Hut.
  • Camping with horses is not permitted at the main Long Plain Hut campground.

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted.
  • Long Plain Hut is for emergency shelter only. Camping is not permitted in huts.

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

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