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Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive.

Getting there and parking

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    Alpine Way Drive is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

    • From Jindabyne, turn off Kosciuszko Road, 3km west of Jindabyne.
    • Fom Khancoban, enter the park 1km east of town.

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    Road quality

    All 2WD vehicles need 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

    Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

    Roads can close in extreme weather, so it’s a good idea to check weather and road conditions before setting out.

    Parking

    Parking is available at various places along Alpine Way Drive.

    Facilities

    Toilets and picnic facilities are located at various sites along Alpine Way Drive, including Bullocks Hut, Thredbo Alpine Village, Geehi Flats campground and Scammells lookout.

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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.

    • Alpine Way is steep, narrow and winding between Khancoban and Thredbo. Watch out for minor rock falls, especially after rain.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • Assistance may be required to access some areas
    • There is a wheelchair-accessible walking track and toilets at Geehi Flats campground
    • Accessible toilets are available at Tom Groggin campground

    Permitted

    Camping

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    If you're transiting through a national park or reserve on a public road, pets must remain within the vehicle.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive

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    Alpine Way, Kosciuszko National Park Photo: Elinor Sheargold