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Snowy Mountains Highway

Kosciuszko National Park

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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.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Along the way:

  • Tumut Visitor Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © OEH

    Tumut Visitor Centre

    Tumut Visitor Centre, on Snowy Mountains Highway, is the ideal starting point for a visit to northern Kosciuszko National Park, offering information, booking services, and souvenirs.

  • 2 men walk to Black Perry lookout at sunrise, Tumut area, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/OEH.

    Black Perry lookout

    Black Perry lookout, near Talbingo Mountain in Kosciuszko National Park, offers scenic views over the Snowy Mountains region, and is close to Tumut and Yarrangobilly Caves.

  • Yarrangobilly Caves visitor centre, in northern Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold © OEH

    Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre

    Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre is your one stop destination for information on cave tours and tickets, and top tips on where to stay and what to do in the Yarrangobilly and northern areas of Kosciuszko National Park.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

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. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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  • 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). Single and Multi-Day passes available from entry stations, NPWS visitor centres, pay machines or via the Park'nPay app.

    See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

    Buy annual pass
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