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Parc Cafe

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Parc Cafe.

Getting there and parking

Parc Cafe is located within Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne. To get there from Canberra via Cooma:

  • Travel 116km along Monaro Highway to Cooma
  • Drive through Cooma for 7km
  • Continue along Kosciuszko Road for 62km to Jindabyne
  • Snowy Region Visitor Centre is on the left after Memorial Hall and before Nuggets Crossing shopping centre.

Road quality

It's compulsory for all 2WD vehicles 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

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Snowy Region Visitor Centre in a bitumen carpark:

  • There are 2 accessible parking spaces in the top-level carpark next to the path that leads to the cafe and visitor centre.
  • There's bus and coach parking in several designated spots.

By public transport

Limited public bus services operate seasonally. Contact Country Link for timetables, accessibility options and more information.



There are accessible and ambulant flush toilets at the cafe.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are picnic tables on the wooden outdoor deck with umbrellas for shade.



Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the cafe along wide, flat pebblecrete pathways.

The inside of the cafe is flat and step-free, and there's step-free access to the wooden outdoor deck.

  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free access to restaurant/cafe

Accessible doorways

The main entrance to the cafe has a single door with a lever handle. You can also reach the cafe through Snowy Region Visitor Centre, which has automatic double sliding doors.

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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.

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).


Disability access level - easy

Parc Cafe has step-free access from the carpark to the main entrance of the building. The cafe is flat inside, with step-free access to all areas.

The cafe has accessible facilities including:

  • An accessible doorway with a lever handle
  • Accessible and ambulant flush toilets
  • Two accessible parking spots in the bitumen carpark



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 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.


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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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (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. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

    Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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