Historic huts restoration and maintenance
High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
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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.
Spring, summer and autumn months. Numerous activities are held, see the Kosciuszko Huts Association website for details.
- High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
Visit the Kosciuszko Huts Association website for membership fees.
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.
Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.
Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.
- in the High Plains area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
Long Plain Road and Tantangara Road (beyond the dam wall) are closed in winter from June to October long weekends. This period may be extended so it’s a good idea to contact the Tumut Visitor Centre. Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
No park entry fees apply in the High Plains area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass