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Khancoban Visitor Centre

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Khancoban Visitor Centre.

Getting there and parking

Khancoban Visitor Centre is in the town of Khancoban just outside the south-western entrance of Kosciuszko National Park. The centre is located on the corner of Alpine Way and Scammell Street. To get there

From Albury:

  • Take the Murray Valley Highway (B400) for around 155km. Allow 2 hours.

From Jindabyne:

  • Follow Kosciuszko Road to the Thredbo turnoff, then continue along Alpine Way for 106km to Khancoban. Allow at least 90mins.

Road quality

All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

Roads can close in extreme weather, so it’s a good idea to check weather and road conditions before setting out.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


The visitor centre has a bitumen carpark that includes 2 accessible parking spaces and bus parking.



There's a unisex, accessible toilet located to right of visitor centre entrance.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water

Step-free access

There's a wide, flat concrete path from the carpark to the visitor centre. The area inside the visitor centre is flat and step-free.

  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Accessible doorways

  • Accessible doorways, at least 850mm wide, with lever handles
  • Doorbell or intercom at accessible height

Seats and resting points

There are 2 wooden bench seats with backrests to left of the visitor centre entrance.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 - easy

Khancoban Visitor Centre is flat and step-free, with concrete pathways from the carpark to the building.

The visitor centre has accessible facilities including:

  • Accessible toilets to the right of the visitor centre entrance
  • Bench seats with backrests to the left of the visitor centre entrance
  • 2 accessible parking spaces
  • Doors with lever handles at main entrance



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.

Khancoban Visitor Centre

Operated by

  • Khancoban Visitor Centre
  • Winter (June to September): Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on weekends. Rest of year: Open 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
  • 02 6070 8400
  • 2 Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642

Park info

Visitor centre

  • Khancoban Visitor Centre
    2 Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642
  • Winter (June to September): Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on weekends. Rest of year: Open 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
  • 02 6070 8400