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Kiandra heritage track

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

Kiandra heritage walk is closed due to severe fire damage. This short and easy walking track in central Kosciuszko National Park offered insight into Australian gold rush history.

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
1.2km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade 3

Kiandra heritage track is closed due to severe fire damage.

This fascinating walk was a popular way to explore the history of Kiandra, home to one of the shortest gold rushes in Australian history, from November 1859 to March 1861.

At its peak in April 1860, up to 8,000 people were staking their hopes on the Kiandra diggings. Within a few years, they had given up and the population of this remote mountain town had stabilised at just 350.

The short self-guided walk started at the former courthouse, in the fire-affected Kiandra Heritage precinct, and provided plenty of informative signs along the way to show what life might have been like in this historic town.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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