Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive.
Getting there and parking
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Alpine Way scenic drive connects the Khancoban area and Thredbo-Perisher areas of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:
- From Jindabyne, follow Kosciuszko Road west for 3km then turn left onto Alpine Way.
- From Khancoban, Alpine Way heads south-east and enters the park around 1km from town.
Park entry points
- Alpine Way via Jindabyne See on map
Alpine Way is steep, narrow and winding between Khancoban and Thredbo. Rockfalls can happen after rain. This section is not recommended for vehicles towing large caravans.
It's compulsory for all for 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin. Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Snow chains required after snow
Parking is available at various attractions along Alpine Way.
Maps and downloads
Wheelchair-accessible facilities are available at several locations along Alpine Way, including:
- Khancoban Visitor Centre
- Scammells lookout
- Geehi Flats campground
- Tom Groggin campground
- Thredbo Alpine Village
Permitted at designated campgrounds accessed along Alpine Way.
You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.
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
If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).
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.
- 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