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Lower Snowy drive (Barry Way)

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Lower Snowy drive (Barry Way).

Getting there and parking

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    Lower Snowy drive is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Snowy Region Visitor Centre:

    • Drive 1.5km along Kosciuszko Road
    • Turn left onto Barry Way and drive 37.3km south to the park entry sign

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    Road quality

    Roads can close become boggy when it rains. Get live traffic information and check the weather before you go.

    For most of its length, Barry Way is unsealed. It’s steep, narrow and winding. Watch for minor rock falls and potholes especially after rain.


    Parking is available at several attractions along Lower Snowy drive.

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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 + 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.


    Disability access level - medium

    • Wheelchair-accessible toilets and picnic tables.



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



    Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited at this location. Drones can impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

    Commercial filming and photography

    Commercial filming or photography is prohibited at this location unless prior consent has been obtained. Find out how to apply for permission to conduct commercial filming or photography and download an application form. Contact the local office to obtain consent for commercial filming or photography.


    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.

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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Lower Snowy drive, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Luke McLachlan/DPIE