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Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Perisher.

Getting there and parking

Perisher is in the Perisher-Thredbo area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Drive along Kosciuszko Road for approximately 33km to Perisher Valley
  • In winter, you can also park at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way, and ride the Skitube to Perisher Valley (fees apply for Skitube)

Winter road access

Road closures Perisher to Charlotte Pass

  • Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass from June to October long weekends.
  • You can use the free overnight parking at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way (no park entry fees in this section of Alpine Way). Then ride the Skitube to Perisher and Blue Cow resorts.
  • Charlotte Pass oversnow transport departs from Perisher Skitube terminal.

Snow chains:

It’s compulsory for all 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Island Bend/Guthega Road for its full length
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather.

Read our snow driving safety tips. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions. Learn more about winter access to NSW alpine resorts.

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow


Parking is available at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega, including several designated disabled spots. Free day and overnight car and bus parking is available at Bullocks Flat Skitube, off Alpine Way. There’s also limited overnight parking at Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes lodges.

Public transport

NSW TrainLink Regional train and coach services run between Sydney and Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala, via Canberra, with additional services between Sydney and Tumut and Tumbarumba, via Cootamundra. For more information on public transport to and around the Snowy Mountains check Transport NSW.

From June to October you can also use the Snowy Mountains bus service, with return services running daily from Jindabyne to Perisher or Thredbo for the winter ski season.


In winter, Perisher resort offers a range of accommodation with amenities to suit all ages and budgets. You can also find shops, hire gear, cafes and restaurants, ATM, education centre and the Skitube Alpine Railway in the Perisher area.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Perisher resort has a range of cafes and restaurants, check the Perisher website for more information.


Drinking water

Public phone

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.

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).


Disability access level - hard

Some areas of Perisher Resort are suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility, though assistance may be required.

  • Skitube terminal buildings and the lower level of the Perisher Centre are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Skiers with disability are welcome to use the resort, however they will need to bring any specialised equipment they may require. They can also contact Disabled Wintersport Australia for more information and assistance.



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.


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.


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.


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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. 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.

    Buy annual pass

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