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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


Bus and car parking is available at Khancoban Visitor Centre, including several designated disabled spots.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water

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 Center is fully accessible. Facilities include wheelchair-accessible toilets.



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.

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