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Mountain pygmy-possum adventure

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

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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.

When

Tour dates: Thursday 21 December and Thursday 28 December 2023; Thursday 4 January, Thursday 11 January, Thursday 18 January and Thursday 25 January 2024; Wednesday 17 April and Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Tour time: 10am to 12pm.

Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Easy. Suitable for adults and children 4 years and over. You’ll walk short distances on a sealed path.
Price

Child $20 per person (4 to 16 years). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults free.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Sawpit Creek
What to
bring
Bottled water, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy shoes
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Name an Australian marsupial that hibernates through winter under the snow, sleeps in separate male and female dorms, feeds on moths and is delightfully cute? There is only one, the rare and unique mountain pygmy-possum. This endangered animal’s habitat range is restricted to the high mountains of NSW and Victoria.

Join this interactive nature play activity in mountain pygmy-possum territory. Setting out from the Kosciuszko Education Centre at Sawpit Creek, you’ll explore the bush as you hear stories of this amazing native animal.

Learn how to identify plants and animals the mountain pygmy-possum interacts with through games, craft activities and species identification tasks for older children.

You’ll leave with a greater understanding of the mountain pygmy-possum and the work being done to protect this species into the future. Plus, take home a small magnifying glass to continue exploring the natural world.

It’s a good idea to bring a hat, drinking water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, insect repellent and clothes for all weather conditions.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Operated by

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

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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