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Snowy Region Visitor Centre

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Snowy Region Visitor Centre is located in Jindabyne, at the gateway to southern and alpine Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Canberra via Cooma:

  • Travel 116km along the Monaro Highway to Cooma
  • Drive through Cooma for 7km
  • Continue along Kosciuszko Road for 62km to Jindabyne
  • The Snowy Region Visitor Centre is on the left after the Memorial Hall and before Nuggets Crossing shopping centre

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.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's parking at Snowy Region Visitor Centre in a bitumen carpark:

  • There are 2 accessible parking spaces in the top-level carpark next to the path that leads to the visitor centre.
  • There's bus and coach parking in several designated spots.

By public transport

Limited public bus services operate seasonally. Contact Country Link for timetables, accessibility options and more information.


There are picnic tables located outside the Parc Cafe, next to the visitor centre.


There are flush toilets at the visitor centre, including a separate unisex accessible toilet with a baby change table.

  • Flush toilets


  • Parc Cafe is located at the visitor centre and is open for refreshments daily.


Electric power

There are accessible power points in the exhibition space if you need to charge your wheelchair or mobility scooter. Please ask our friendly visitor centre team for further information and assistance.

Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the visitor centre along wide, flat pebblecrete pathways.

Inside the visitor centre, there's step-free access to all areas of the building including the information desks, exhibition areas, toilet facilities and the Parc Cafe.

  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free access to restaurant/cafe
  • Step-free access to conference or function room
  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Accessible doorways

The doorways at the entrance to the visitor centre are automatic double sliding doors.

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

Snowy Region Visitor Centre has step-free access from the carpark to the main entrance of the building. The visitor centre is flat inside, with step-free access to all areas.

There are:

  • Automatic double sliding doors at the entrance
  • A unisex accessible flush toilet with a baby change table.
  • Two accessible parking spots in the bitumen carpark
  • Accessible powerpoints in the exhibition space where you can charge your wheelchair or mobility scooter.



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.

Snowy Region Visitor Centre

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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.

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