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Bicentennial National trail: Tom Groggin to Geehi

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

Ride, cycle, or hike 21km of Bicentennial National trail in Kosciuszko National Park. Saddle up your horses for a day of high-country adventure on this epic ride from Tom Groggin to Geehi horse camp.

Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
21km one-way
Time suggested
4-6 hr
Grade
Medium
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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
Open between October and May. Check park alerts and the Bicentennial National trail website for details.
What to
bring
Drinking water, food supplies, tent, sleeping bag, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat
Please note
  • For detailed information and trail notes, visit the Bicentennial National trail website.
  • Horse riders and cyclists must give way to all walkers. Cyclists must give way to horse riders. Read the code of practice for horse riding.
  • Remember to secure your horses in the yards at Tom Groggin or Geehi if you’re camping, as brumbies often visit.
  • Alpine weather can change rapidly. Pack for extreme heat, as well as strong wind and snow, even in summer.
  • Creeks often dry up by late summer so check with NPWS about water before you leave. You may need to bring water for horses.
  • Use a topographic map and pack a compass as unexpected detours may be required.

Saddle up for a Man from Snowy River experience in the high country. This section of Bicentennial National trail, also known as Boardman's Run, follows the mighty Murray River and the Alpine Way in parts.

Starting at Tom Groggin, near Thredbo, it's suitable for competent horse riders, keen mountain bikers, and experienced walkers.

As you wind along the trail for 21km you'll encounter steep climbs, creek crossings through ferny valleys, and historic huts to explore. If you have fishing gear, stop to catch a trout in the river, then cook it up on fire rings at the horse camps at either Tom Groggin or Geehi.

Wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, and emus are often easy to spot on the ground in this area. Wedge-tailed eagles, flame-robins, treecreepers, and lyrebirds could be harder to glimpse, so it's worth packing binoculars. In spring the slopes come alive with purple hovea, then yellow and orange peas, while the plains are carpeted with yellow billy buttons and white paper daisies.

Bicentennial National trail is one of Australia’s iconic long-distance treks. It stretches 5330km, from Cooktown in Queensland to Healesville in Victoria and follows the historic coach, horse and stock routes of early European pioneers.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Grassy clearing with people seated at a picnic table, with a wood-fired barbecue in the foreground, in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © DPIE

    Tom Groggin horse camp

    Tom Groggin horse camp is the perfect start or end point for a horse riding adventure along the scenic Tom Groggin to Geehi section of Bicentennial National trail, in Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Tent and cars at Tom Groggin campground, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/NSW Government

    Tom Groggin campground

    Tom Groggin campground, between Khancoban and Thredbo, is an ideal base to enjoy fishing, bushwaking, mountain biking, and 4WDing in southern Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Park signage beside a shelter at Geehi horse camp, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally © Robert Mulally

    Geehi horse camp

    Stay at Geehi horse camp, on the Tom Groggin to Geehi section of the Bicentennial National trail, in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s a great place to unsaddle and rest on your horse riding adventure.

 

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