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Wares Yards campground

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wares Yards campground.

Getting there and parking

Wares Yards campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 109.6 km and then turn left onto Tantangara Road

From Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 19.4 km and then turn right onto Tantangara Road
  • After approximately 7km along Tantangara Road, turn left into Wares Yards campground.

Road quality

  • It's recommended that all vehicles carry snow chains from the June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Wares Yards campground.

Facilities

  • Services are available at nearby Adaminaby.
  • Creek water is available – you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Firewood is not provided, but it may be collected from the park (chainsaws are not permitted).

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Carpark

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).

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Permitted

Generators

Horses

Prohibited

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 dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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