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Khancoban to Kiandra drive

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Picturesque Khancoban to Kiandra drive links Alpine Way with Snowy Mountains Highway, in Kosciuszko National Park, and takes in scenic dams, historic huts, mountain forest, and the highest town in Australia.

Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Time suggested
1hr 30min
Price
Free
Opening times
The section of road between Khancoban and Cabramurra is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

Khancoban to Kiandra drive crosses central Kosciuszko National Park as it connects Alpine Way with Snowy Mountains Highway. As it winds up through mountain forest to the alpine plains, there are plenty of attractions to break up the journey and make a day of it.

Historic huts, scenic campgrounds, bushwalking tracks, and trails for mountain biking and horse riding all tempt you to explore new areas of this vast and varied national park. Between Khancoban and Cabramurra, Australia's highest town, the drive crosses two dams used in Snowy Mountains' Hydro-Electric Scheme. Keep an eye out for reminders of Kosciuszko's gold-seeking past at Kiandra, near the Snowy Mountains Highway.

If you’re up for a serious adventure, you can even venture into the wild and beautiful Jagungal Wilderness Area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

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. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Alpine high country near Cabramurra, Kosciuszko National Park Photo: Murray Vanderveer