Snowy Mountains Highway
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
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.
Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Cooma, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.
- Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 129km one-way
- Time suggested
- Please note
Fuel is available at Cooma, Adaminaby and Tumut. Please make sure you’ve got enough in the tank before entering the park.
Snowy Mountains Highway is not only a great driving route through Australia's high country, it's also the gateway into northern Kosciuszko National Park and the many activities this region of NSW offers. So load up your vehicle with family or friends and take a road trip to the south of the state.
Bring your walking shoes and enjoy short historic walks, or longer strolls to scenic lookouts. Guided or self-guided tours of Yarrangobilly Caves can be followed by a swim in the nearby thermal pool; there’s nothing quite like soaking in 27-degree water when there’s snow on the ground.
In summer, more trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding can be reached from Tantangara Road or Long Plain Road. Enjoy heritage accommodation at Currango Homestead, or head into the remote high plains to explore the gorges, walks, huts and campgrounds, such as Blue Waterholes campground.
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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
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6947 7025
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- in the Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in the Selwyn area close in winter.
Park entry fees apply in winter on Link Road
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 (24hrs).Buy annual pass