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Old Geehi campground

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Old Geehi campground.

Getting there and parking

Old Geehi campground is in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Khancoban via Geehi Walls trail:

  • Take Alpine Way south for around 34.5km.
  • Turn right onto Geehi Walls trail and follow for around 3.5km.
  • Turn left onto Geehi Hut Road and follow for 1km to the campground.

To get there from Khancoban via Geehi Flats and Behrs Flat:

  • Please note this route has 2 river crossings.
  • Take Alpine Way south for 36km.
  • Turn right into Geehi Flats campground and picnic area, just before the Swampy Plain River bridge crossing.
  • Cross the river at the ford to the southern riverbank and onto Behrs Flat. If the river is too high to cross, you can take the 4WD-only trail on the southern side of the bridge.
  • The trail continues behind Keebles Hut, where you’ll need to ford the river again, onto Round Flat.
  • Follow the road to an intersection and turn left to reach the campground.

To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Travel west along Kosciuszko Road for 3km, then turn left onto Alpine Way.
  • Continue along Alpine Way for 78km to the bridge crossing over Swampy Plain River, with Geehi Flats campground on the other side.
  • Continue 1.5km along Alpine Way, beyond Geehi Flats, and turn left onto Geehi Walls trail, then turn left onto Geehi Hut Road.
  • You can also turn into Geehi Flats campground and ford the river to the southern riverbank, then continue to Behrs Flat.
  • The trail continues behind Keebles Hut, where you’ll need to ford the river again, onto Round Flat, then turn left at the intersection to reach the campground.

Road quality

All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Old Geehi campground.

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Phone and internet facilities are available at Khancoban, Thredbo and Jindabyne.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

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

You’ll need to bring your own firewood. Campfires and solid fuel burners may be subject to temporary bans during summer fire season. Gas or fuel stoves are recommended.

Fishing

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

Gathering firewood

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Old Geehi campground

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Close up view of river rocks in Swampy Plain River, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH