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Snowy Mountains Highway

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Snowy Mountains Highway.

Getting there and parking

Snowy Mountains Highway is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there, access the highway from the south via Cooma and from the north near Tumut. Entrance to the park is 14km north of Adaminaby and 15km south from Tumut.

Road conditions

Roads can close in extreme weather. Get live traffic information and check the weather before you go.

All vehicles should carry snow chains from the June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

Parking

Parking is available at most attractions along the highway.

Maps and downloads

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 Plus 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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Drones

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

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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