Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
2021 snow season
The NSW snow season opens 12 June 2021. The only requirement for entry to Kosciuszko National Park is a valid NSW Parks Pass, however if you're planning to camp overnight you must pre-book your campground or campsite before leaving home.
Check with your ski resort for specific COVID-19 restrictions and read our COVID-19 updates to learn more about snow play and other restrictions this year.
A driving or motorbike tour along Alpine Way scenic drive is a great way to discover the spectacular mountain views, serene campgrounds, magnificent walks, rides, and heritage of southern Kosciuszko National Park.
- Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 108km one-way
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
Alpine Way is steep, narrow and winding between Khancoban and Thredbo, and subject to rockfalls after rain. This section is not recommended for vehicles towing large caravans.
For sweeping mountain views and unending vistas that are sure to clear the head, try a car or motorbike adventure along the magnificent Alpine Way. Linking Jindabyne in the southern reaches of Kosciuszko National Park to Khancoban, near the Victorian border, it’s an iconic road trip for all ages.
Winding through tall mountain forests and past the dramatic western fall of the Main Range, snow-capped peaks can be seen from winter through to spring. You’ll be driving a path well-travelled, rich with historic significance. Aboriginal people travelled this route to the high country, and more recently, it was used as a drover’s stock route and for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.
Pack as much or as little adventure into your road trip as you like, with spectacular walking, fishing and mountain biking options along the way. There’s a range of accommodation options on offer too, from Thredbo Alpine Village, to riverside camping at Tom Groggin and Geehi Flats.
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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
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Khancoban area is open all year, but access along the Khancoban to Cabramurra Road is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way
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.
Entry passes available from Khancoban Visitor Centre's 24-hour vending machines.Buy annual pass