Wares Yards campground
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020
All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the book now button to see availability and restrictions. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.
Wares Yards campground, just off Snowy Mountains Highway, offers basic facilities and room for horses, not far from Tantangara Dam.
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle , Camping with horses|
|What to bring||Firewood|
|Price||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Wares Yards campground is conveniently located just off Snowy Mountains Highway and offers an ideal base to explore the area, including Boggy, Nungar, and Kellys Plains.
Sheltered among snow gums in subalpine woodland, Wares Yards campground is a great place to go horse riding and kick back for a relaxing weekend escape. Those who enjoy bushwalking or mountain biking can also explore plenty of meandering trails nearby. The abundance of birdlife makes this campground a birdwatching wonderland, and nearby Tantangara Dam is well-suited for swimming, fishing, and boating or kayaking in the warmer months.
Keep watch for local wildlife around Wares Yards campground as the site is also home to eastern grey kangaroos and flame robins, so remember to bring the camera.
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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
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6947 7025
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- in the Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in the Selwyn area close in winter.
Park entry fees apply in winter on Link Road
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 (24hrs).Buy annual pass