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Historic huts restoration and maintenance

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Join up

High country huts and sites dotted throughout Kosciuszko National Park are recognised as important NSW heritage structures. Volunteer with Kosciuszko Huts Association if you want to help restore and maintain these huts.

Work
Heritage
When

Spring, summer and autumn months. Numerous activities are held, see the Kosciuszko Huts Association website for details.

Where
High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
Grade
Medium
Price

Visit the Kosciuszko Huts Association website for membership fees.

Join up

High country huts and homesteads are recognised as important NSW heritage structures. They were built by stockmen, prospectors, skiers, recreational fishing people and the Snowy Mountain Hydro-electric Authority.

The huts are important markers of past use and construction techniques. They're now also visitor destinations and used as emergency shelters. These strikingly beautiful pieces of history are dotted throughout the mountains and plains of Kosciuszko National Park, Brindabella National Park, and Bimberi Nature Reserve. Each one is unique. Many of these historic huts have only survived decay because of the efforts of Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA).

Volunteer to be part of this active, ongoing and successful conservation work. KHA is always open to new members who have an interest in:

  • Historic huts conservation
  • Historical research
  • Traditional tools and construction

The organisation is even quite historic itself, having been formed back in 1971.

Conservation work includes huts in the High Plains area, Selwyn area, Khancoban area and Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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