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Kosciuszko Education Centre

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

Kosciuszko Education Centre is located at Sawpit Creek, near Jindabyne, and offers outdoor education opportunities for all ages to learn about Australian wildlife.

Type
Education centres
Where
7637 Kosciuszko Road, Wilsons Valley, NSW, 2624 - in Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Accessibility
Easy
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
  • Open for group bookings.
  • Kosciuszko Education Centre is not open to the general public. Please contact the centre to make a booking for general or educational tours before you visit.

Kosciuszko Education Centre is 12km from Jindybyne and located near Sawpit Creek picnic area. It's a wonderful place to learn about Australian wildlife, our national parks and their natural landscapes. The centre provides guided tours and educational programs for people of all ages.

If you’re planning to visit the area please contact the centre to book a guided tour. You could join our 'Mountain pygmy-possum adventure' or explore enchanted mountain streams. Sub-alpine environments hold many wonders for the family to experience. There are tiny plants, tall gum trees and little creatures to astound you. You may even see grey kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, reptiles and birds.

Kosciuszko Education Centre also offers a range of school and education-focused environmental and heritage learning programs all year round. We help school students increase their knowledge and understanding of our natural ecosystems. Our staff present innovative programs to engage educational groups, ranging from primary students through to university students. Contact the centre to make a booking before you visit.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • A mountain pygmy-possum nestled in the palm of someone's hand. Photo: John Spencer © DPE

    Mountain pygmy-possum adventure

    Treat the kids to a day of adventure in Kosciuszko National Park these school holidays. You’ll explore the habitat of one of Australia’s cutest endangered critters – the mountain pygmy-possum.

Also see

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © OEH

    Sawpit Creek picnic area

    Next to the beautiful Sawpit Creek this well-equipped picnic area offers access to three walking tracks and the Kosciuszko Education Centre.

  • Sawpit track and bridge. Photo: Clint & Todd Wright

    Sawpit walking track

    Sawpit walking track is short and easy scenic walk the kids will love. Look out for kangaroos as you follow this loop from Sawpit Creek picnic area, in Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Waterfall walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © OEH

    Waterfall walking track

    Waterfall walking track is ideal for a bushwalk, easy jog, and even birdwatching through Kosciuszko National Park, close to Jindabyne.

  • Pallaibo walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © OEH

    Pallaibo walking track

    Pallaibo walking track in Kosciuszko National Park is a popular bushwalk for enjoying fishing, picnicking by the river, birdwatching, or wildlife photography.

 

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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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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    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.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

    Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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