Kiandra heritage precinct
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Explore the early history of goldmining at Kiandra heritage precinct in Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby with hiking, fishing and skiing.
- Historic buildings/places
- 8950 Snowy Mountains Highway, Kiandra, NSW, 2629 - in Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Opening times
- The buildings within the Kiandra heritage precinct are open for guided tours when numbers are sufficient. To book, call Tumut & Region Visitor Information Centre on 02 6947 7025.
- Please note
- You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water, and it’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out on the area's walking tracks.
- You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
- Please be aware that no fuel is available at Kiandra.
- There is limited mobile reception in this park.
There are so many fascinating stories to explore at Kiandra heritage precinct. This was the birthplace of snow skiing in Australia and saw the shortest and coldest gold rush in 1860.
Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet, Pattinsons Hut (now a museum) and Matthews Cottage are all open for behind-the-scenes heritage tours. With the help of volunteers, NSW National Parks has been restoring these buildings in recent years as part of the Kiandra Project, which also holds open days throughout the year.
Kiandra is close to many of Kosciuszko’s famous attractions, so you can choose to stay at Wolgal Hut, camp at Three Mile Dam, go walking along Kiandra heritage track or Goldseekers track, ski at Selwyn Snow Resort, or go trout fishing in Eucumbene River.
Kiandra also provides an access point to the renowned Australian Alps walking track.
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- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6947 7025
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- 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).Buy annual pass