Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 7.46am.
Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park
Activities on offer
It is expected that all recreation activities which were on offer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can be undertaken by visitors. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow tubing are permitted throughout Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher resorts have advised that like every snow season, snow play, snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing will not be permitted in resort skiing and snowboarding areas due to safety reasons. The toboggan slope and snow play areas at Perisher will be open as snow conditions allow. Visitors should check with resorts and commercial venues about opening dates and any other restrictions that may apply.
COVID-19 public advice
- All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
- If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
- NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change in the lead-up to, or during, the 2021 snow season.
- Visitors should plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.
- To manage capacity, all camping in NSW national parks requires a booking.
- A lift pass or accommodation booking is not required to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry fees apply.
- For more advice about COVID-19 and national parks, visit the NPWS website.
- Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
- Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
- If parking outside of designated car parks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
- Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides can be dangerous.
- Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. NPWS recommends visitors book with a licensed tour operator and carry a Personal Locator Beacon. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.
New Digital Parks Passes
- Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry stations this winter by purchasing your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online before you visit. The new digital passes are valid instantly. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
- NPWS Kosciuszko vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. Payment is by card only and cash is not accepted. Local NPWS visitor centres will continue to sell day passes, annual passes and provide information. Visitors can call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Park access and carparking
- All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park will operate as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved regardless of the activity you will undertake.
- As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
- Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking. At peak times when coach parking exceeds capacity, coach operators may be required to drop off passengers, leave resort areas and return for passenger pick up.