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Bicentennial National trail: Tom Groggin to Geehi

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Bicentennial National trail: Tom Groggin to Geehi.

Getting there and parking

This section of the Bicentennial National trail starts at Tom Groggin picnic area and campground which is a 30min drive from Thredbo. If driving from Jindabyne:

  • Follow Kosciuszko Road for 3km
  • Turn left on Alpine Way, towards Thredbo
  • Continue past Thredbo and remain on Alpine Way for another 26km
  • Turn left on to Bicentennial trail for about 350m
  • Turn right into Tom Groggin picnic area and campground

This section of trail ends at Geehi horse camp, a 30min drive from Khancoban.

 

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Horse float and truck parking is available at Tom Groggin horse camp and at Geehi horse camp.

Facilities

  • There are no supplies available on the trail. Please bring all food and supplies with you.
  • Water for horses can be collected from creeks. Check with NPWS before you arrive to confirm if existing water sources are dry or if the water is usable for horses. 
  • Treat creek or river water before drinking for human consumption.
  • If you’re bringing feed for horses, pelletised feeds are preferred. Hay is not recommended as it usually contains seeds that sprout and become weeds.
  • Hitching rails are available at some horse camps. Bring your own materials to secure your horse in case other riders’ horses are already there using the yards and hitching rails.
  • Permanent horse yards are available at some camps, otherwise bring your own temporary yards. 

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Horse riding safety

Before you hop on your horse, learn how to keep you and your riding group safe.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Cycling

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Gathering firewood

Horses

Prohibited

Chainsaws are prohibited.

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

Bicentennial National trail: Tom Groggin to Geehi

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