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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 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 all year round and open to the public in the summer and autumn school holidays.
  • Open 9am-4pm during summer and autumn school holidays.
  • Kosciuszko Education Centre is not always open to the general public. Please contact the centre to confirm opening hours before your visit.

Kosciuszko Education Centre near Sawpit Creek picnic area is a wonderful place to learn about Australian wildlife, our national parks and their natural landscapes. There are displays and indoor interactive activities for all ages to learn about Aboriginal heritage, natural and historic heritage and national park management.

Bring the family to check out the 'Kosciarium'. It’s full of fun hands-on activities and puzzles that will delight and challenge kids' minds. Check out the Digital Microscopes to see intricate structures of tiny plants and creatures. Dare to explore and discover the natural items hidden in the touch tubes. Feel their textures. Discover examples of rocks, minerals and other earthly treasures. Visit the showroom featuring the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan's environment, biodiversity and conservation programs.

If you’re visiting the area during the school holidays, book on a guided tour that sets out from the centre. Join our 'Ranger Sam adventure' or explore our enchanted forest walk. 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.

The 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. Staff present innovative programs to engage educational groups, ranging from primary students through to university students. Contact the centre for bookings.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Child at Ranger Sam's Kosciuszko adventure tour. Photo: Remy Brand © DPE

    Ranger Sam's Kosciuszko adventure

    Can you read a map and follow clues? Join this school holiday quest at Sawpit Creek in Kosciuszko National Park. You'll walk up to 3km and hear about Ranger Sam's adventures.

 

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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. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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